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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
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.
While we are on the topic of CPU mining crypto coins, after going though the currently available alternative crypto coins that are still mineable only with CPU there is pretty much only one that stands from the crowd and that is Coin Magi (XMG). Sure, there are a few more coins that are still CPU only, but their developers are not very active, nothing much is happening there and the community around the coins is pretty much disappearing. With Coin Magi however it is quite the opposite, active developers and large community supporting the coin and mining it even though XMG is already entered its POW-II stage with the reward per block in between 3 and 50 XMG unlike the first 50K blocks (POW I stage) when it was between 5 and 300 XMG. Do note that Coin Magi is also a POS coin, though it uses a so called POS-II algorithm that makes it a bit more complex for the calculation of the interest rate of staked coins.
Since we mentioned complex, this seems to be one of the issues that XMG is facing and one of the main problems that are hurting the coin – there is so much information and things happening about the coin all of the time that it is hard to keep a track on all things for a lot of users. You need to be following closely the development of Coin Magi all of the time and be a bit more advanced crypto currency user to be up to date with everything and a lot of the users are in fact not doing that. The team behind XMG needs to summarize all of the important information about the features and development of the Coin Magi in a brief and user friendly way and instead of pushing too much information to users that don’t know what to do with it ti present them with the important details in short. Anybody that is advanced user or wants to dig up into details can start researching things deeper, but for the people that don’t there is no need to dig deeper than they should just to get the basics of the coin as it is in the moment. This by the way is not a problem that only XMG has, many other alternative crypto coins suffer from a similar problem – ether lack of enough information or with too many details that make it hard to grasp the basics.
One of the latest things happening around the XMG is the launch of their Coin Magi payment gateway called MagiPay, designed for merchants that are interested in accepting the crypto coin as a form of payment. Unfortunately another example of too much and unclear information as we cannot really get if the gateway is already launched and working, there is a website available that seems to be operational, or it will be launched on March 6th. If they start managing things better and actually make it easy for the users the coin can continue to grow as it already has a big community, both mining and trading, is traded on some of the larger altcoin exchanges and has a relatively stable exchange rate. So if you haven’t heard of Coin Magi (XMG), then you might want to take a look at it as there are other interesting new features planned for the future.