All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
We like the GlobalBoost (BSTY) alternative crypto currency that uses Yescrypt algorithm for mining, so we have decided to run a giveaway of some coins for free to everyone interested in checking it out. The BSTY started as a CPU-only crypto coin, but recently we have seen GPU miners for Nvidia and AMD getting released as well, though they still need some performance optimization. For the moment CPU mining is still faster, especially if you have an up to date multi-core processor that is sitting idle and waiting to be put to some good use such as mining.
So getting back to the GlobalBoost (BSTY) giveaway, all you have to do to take part in it is to post your BSTY wallet address in the comments below and you will get 50 BSTY coins sent to you – that is the reward you get if you mine a single BSTY block. Do note that since the all of the coins will be sent manually to you it may take some time before your reward is sent, but normally it should not take more than a few hours. Only one reward per user is allowed, so please do not abuse our giveaway – we have prepared enough coins to give away, but we reserve the right to cancel the giveaway at any time we decide.
The giveaway is now over, the total GlobalBoost coins sent to users – 2600 BSTY
Earlier this month GPU miners for Yescrypt getting released for AMD and Nvidia GPUs were released thanks to the work of djm34. These miners however still seem to be slower in terms of performance when compared to CPU mining for Yescrypt, so we’ve decided to give a quick test on what some up to date CPU and GPU hardware is capable of in terms of performance. There are two coins that rely on Yescrypt at the moment, these are GlobalBoost-Y (BSTY) and Unitus (UIS), though UIS is a multi-algorithm altcoin. Below you can download the CPU miner for mining Yescrypt that we’ve used for the tests and as for the GPU miners, we have already published them here on the website – the djm34 fork of ccMiner and sgminer with Yescrypt support as well as the latest ccMiner fork from SP.
Performance results for Yescrypt:
– Intel Core i7 5820K CPU: 5.22 KHS
– AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU: 0.793 KHS
– Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 GPU: 1.124 KHS
We have compiled a Windows binary for the new ccMiner fork by djm34 (source) that now has support for NeoScrypt and Yescrypt GPU mining on Nvidia-based video. Our Windows binary is compiled with VS2013 and CUDA 6.5 and supports Compute 3.5, 5.0 and 5.2 GPUs, you can download and try it from the link below, there is an example BAT file setup for testing hashrate for the two new algorithms. We are getting more than 1100 Hashes per second on GeForce GTX 980, so better than the performance from a Radeon 280X with the sgminer fork. On a GeForce GTX 750 Ti we are getting very good performance as well with close to 600 Hashes per second or slightly less than on Radeon 280X. Do note that there is still more to be desired from the GPU miner as it is not faster than mining Yescrypt with an up to date CPU, for example a single Intel Core i7 5820K CPU achieves around 5.1 KHS mining GlobalBoost-Y (BSTY).