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InterPlanetery Broadcast Coin (IPBC) is a new project for sharing digital content online with with an integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Think along the lines of YouTube, but without any advertisements, instead users uploading videos on the platform get compensated by the people watching them. IPBC comes with a web media miner that essentially uses some of your computer’s resources to mine while you watch the video and all the used hashpower gets credited to the person that has uploaded the video. There is no need for visitors to download and use a dedicated miner, everything happens directly inside the browser and the mining does not interfere with the video watching.

The best thing is that even though IPBC is still a new project the video platform with mining integration is already available, so it is not just something promised to come out after months as it is already out there. You can of course also mine IPBC coins the traditional way, the project uses Cryptonote/Cryptonight (just like Monero) and there are already quite a few pools out there (aside from the official ones) that offer you to mine it. Of course if you are a video content producer you might want to also try the IPBC platform and upload some videos and try that as well. There is also a web-based miner available for users built inside the platform, though you probably would want to stick to GPU mining with dedicated mining rigs than to use the web-based CPU miner yourself.

The project looks promising and is already doing quite well even though it is just a few days since the official announcement, the team has already announced their plans to have the coin listed on an exchange (listing on Livecoin has been announced for February 21st) as well as other interesting plans for improvements and new features… remember that it has just launched and the IPBC platform is still in beta.

To check out more details about the InterPlanetery Broadcast Coin (IPBC) project…

The developers of Monero (XMR) have just disclosed that they have discovered and patched a critical bug that affects all CryptoNote-based cryptocurrencies, and allows for the creation of an unlimited number of coins in a way that is undetectable to an observer unless they know about the fatal flaw and can search for it. This major bug has been patched a while ago and it has been confirmed that the Monero network was never affected by it. All other active and affected CryptoNote coins, including CryptoNote themselves, Bytecoin, Forknote, Boolberry, DashCoin, and DigitalNote have apparently been notified about the possible issue prior to the public disclosure of the problem.

Note that, at this time, only Monero (XMR), Aeon (AEON), Boolberry (XBB), and Forknote have updated. This means that there could be potential abuse, though it may not necessarily happen with coins that have not patched and fixed the bug. As a result caution is advised for anyone using, trading, exchanging, or running services involving the following currencies affected by this issue: Bytecoin (BCN), DashCoin (DSH), DigitalNote (XDN). Just to clarify a possible misunderstanding by some users – DashCoin (DSH) is not the same as DASH as DASH is not CryptoNote, but X11-based!

Check the official announcement from Monero about the major bug discovery and fix…

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The new fork of ccMiner by tsiv with support for the CryptoNight algorithm used by coins such as Monero (XMR) (source) has been updated to provide better performance – up to about 18% increase on GTX 750 Ti according to the author. Our tests have shown that on a GeForce GTX 750 Ti video card we are getting about 250 H/s in terms of hashrate, so definitely good improvement over the previous release. If you are mining CryptoNight coins such as Monero on Nvidia GPUs, then you should consider upgrading the miner software to the new version to get higher hashrate.

To download the new ccMiner fork with CryptoNight support for Windows OS…


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