Posts Tagged ‘BitcoinTalk

The Xevan algorithm used by BitSend (BSD) has finally recieved a GPU miner for Nvidia-based mining rigs with the ccMiner fork by krnlx (source). Unfortunately for the moment the code of the miner only compiled and works under Linux, though hopefully soon things will be ironed out and a Windows version will also be available. For a Xevan AMD GPU miner check this older fork of sgminer available for both Windows and Linux OS with precompiled binaries. The Xevan algorithm is essentially a dual X17 with 128 bit headers, but it wasn’t that easy to implement apparently or there weren’t enough incentive up until now apparently.

The ccMiner fork from krnlx is reported to provide 3.3+ MHS on Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and around 6 MHS on Nvidia GeForce GTX 10880 Ti GPUs according to the author. Owners of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 mining rigs are advised to set the intensity manually in order to have the miner work properly with their hardware, GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Ti should work fine with the default intensity of 20. If you are interested in how the Windows version is coming, then you might want to check out the official thread about the miner on Bitcointalk.

Update: Windows binary is now available thanks to Palgin, you can download a 32-bit Windows binary, VS 2013, CUDA 8.0 here.

Check out the announcement thread for the ccMiner fork with Xevan support on Bitcointalk here…

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One of the largest online communities regarding crypto currencies, namely the BitcoinTalk forum has seen extended downtime for a few days due to an attack and this is certainly not the first time there have been trouble for the forum. The forum operators have reported on twitter and it looks like attackers have compromised the password hashes and email addresses of the registered users. Thus a recommendation was posted that everyone changes their password on BitcoinTalk when it is back online and also change the password in other websites where the user is using the same password (never a wise idea to use the same email and password for multiple websites). There was an attempt to bring back the website today, but it has been taken down again and it will most likely take another day for the forum to be back online, so hopefully tomorrow things should be back online again.

Update: It seems that the BitcoinTalk forum is now back online and working without problems again…

bitcointalk-twitter-updates

The BitcoinTalk forum, pretty much the largest crypto currency discussion website, is currently experiencing some downtime. It seems that the problem this time is caused by hardware failure, unlike the last time back in November last year when the forum was apparently DDoS attacked. Checking the official twitter account for updates reveals information that apparently the problem was caused by hard drive failure and there could be some extended downtime before things are back online. Also there is information that some of the posts made in the last few hours before the website went down might be lost. Hopefully things with BitcoinTalk will be back to normal later today and the forum will resume operation again…


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