All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
We haven’t paid a lot of attention lately to alternative crypto coins that are mined only with CPU with no GPU, FPGA or ASIC miners, so we’ve decided to check what is going on with Coin Magi (XMG) as we haven’t been following it actively the last few months. Coin Magi is a PoW and PoS coin that is currently being traded for a little over 2000 satoshi per coin, it is being traded on multiple altcoin exchanges including some of the largest ones, though the trade volume at the moment is pretty low and there are multiple pools where you can mine the coin if you do have some spare CPU power available and you are wondering what to mine.
Coin Magi (XMG) uses the M7M algorithm and besides CPU mining and staking coins you can also rent mining rigs at the Mining Rig Rentals service. Last year we have tested the most up to date miner available for XMG – the Wolf0 m7m v2 cpuminer on an Intel Core i7 5820k CPU and now we have retested again in order to compare it with a more recent release in the form of a dedicated m-minerd for XMG (source) that is based on Wolf0’s code. The 32-bit version is significantly slower, so we do recommend to go for the 64-bit miner for best performance, but interestingly enough we are getting slightly less performance for, the new miner. The advantage that the new m-minerd miner for the M7M algorithm has an option for that allows you to set the percentage of CPU usage you want the miner to take.
Intel Core i7 5820k (6C 12T) CPU:
– Wolf0 minerd 64-bit – 122 KHS
– m-minerd 32-bit – 64 KHS
– m-minerd 64-bit – 119 KHS
Even though most people are either GPU mining or using specialized ASIC miners for most crypto coins, there are still some that are only CPU mineable or at least are worth CPU mining even if they do come with a GPU miner as well. Since we are getting questions what crypto coin to mine if you have some spare CPU power available, we have compiled a short list of coins that you might want to check out. Do note that with a single CPU you will most likely not earn much mining any CPU coin, but if you have multiple CPUs available along with free electricity the outcome might be better…
The list is alphabetically ordered are there are a few other CPU coins available as well besides the ones listed above, many of these based on the CryptoNight algorithm used by XMR and some others as well, so if you are interested you can dig a bit more into the alternatives. Alternatively you can look for new coin launches that only come with CPU mining, these can be profitable to mine initially as well.
Coin Magi (XMG), the altcoin you should be mining if you have some spare CPU power, has launched their 2nd Proof of Mining campaign. An incentive that tries to award with more coins people that do not have too much hashrate, but still want to get more out of their CPU mining power. The idea of this campaign is to encourage people to continue mining even if they have low hashrate or the block reward is not that high by giving them extra bonus coins – the longer you mine the higher the bonus will be. The 2nd PoM campaign will have a duration of about 2 months and you need to register to participate and use a special dedicated pool where you have to mine in order to get the extra reward apart from the mined XMG block rewards. Do note that the total hashrate you can mine with in order to participate int he campaign should not exceed 250 kh/s.