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It seems that there is a second company working on a Decred (DCR) ASIC miner, so it will not only be the recently announced Obelisk DCR1 apparently. There are two models announced for the moment from DCRasic – Materia 1 supposedly capable of offering 400 GHS (Blake-256) with 275 Watts of power and priced at $1099 and Materia1-TURBO to offer 3 THS (Blake-256) with 2.1 kW of power usage and a hefty price tag of $7500. Materia1 ASICs are still not available for order as their development is supposedly currently ongoing, but the pre-sale should start by the end of this month according to the available information. The delivery of the final product will most likely not be earlier than 6 months from the start of the sale, if the project is successfully funded and sometime in 2018 we might end up with multiple Decred (DCR) ASIC miner options.

We’ve had some concerns after the recent announcement of the Obelisk and so we do here, so while are going to keep an eye on the project with interest we advice a lot of caution should you decide to invest in any of the two options at the moment. Both companies haven’t delivered any ASIC miners so far and their projects are apparently both still in development and the risk that they may not deliver is real. For the moment both projects seem like high risk ones, but in the world of crypto often if the risk pays off it pays a lot.

For some, though not much, more details about the Materia1 Decred (DCR) ASIC miners…

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The Blake-256 based crypto currencies merged mining now has another new addition, the new coin is called Lithium (LIT), bringing the total number of merged mined coins to 7 (including BlakeCoin). LIT is still pretty new coin and is not yet available for trade on an exchange, but will most likely soon appear on exchanges that support other Blake-256 coins. If you still haven’t tried merged mining for BLC + 6 other Blake-256 coins, then you might want to check things out. Also we already have a new NOMP-based merged mining pool available as well as a ccMiner fork with Blake algorithm support since the last time we have covered merged mining for this crypto algorithm.

Blake-256 Algorithm GPU miners:
Cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 support for AMD
Cgminer 3.1.1 with Blake-256 support for AMD
ccMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia
CudaMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia

Pools for Merged Mining of Blake-256 coins:
http://eu3.blakecoin.com/
http://ny2.blakecoin.com/
http://la1.blakecoin.com/
http://cg1.blakecoin.com/

Exchanges for trading Blake-256 coins:
Atomic Trade

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The Blake-256 based crypto currencies merged mining now has another new addition, the new coin is called Universal Molecule (UMO), bringing the total number of merged mined coins to 6 (including BlakeCoin). UMO is still pretty new coin, but it is already available for trade on an exchange and the previously released coins are also traded on multiple exchanges, so if you still haven’t tried merged mining for BLC + 5 other Blake-256 coins, then you might want to check things out. The merged mining of Blake-256 is not a good idea on Nvidia GPUs, even though there is a miner available, it is not that good performance wise, however the AMD GPU miner is working well.

Blake-256 Algorithm GPU miners:
Cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 support for AMD
Cgminer 3.1.1 with Blake-256 support for AMD
CudaMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia
ccMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia

Pools for Merged Mining of Blake-256 coins:
http://eu3.blakecoin.com/
http://ny2.blakecoin.com/
http://la1.blakecoin.com/
http://cg1.blakecoin.com/

Exchanges for trading Blake-256 coins:
Atomic Trade (BLC, BBTC, XDQ, ELT, PHO, UMO)


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