Posts Tagged ‘DRK miner

sph-sgminer-x13mod

The fork of sph-sgminer from lasybear released a few days ago has received an update with support for mining X13 crypto coins such as MaruCoin. The update for X13 support follows the idea of the previous optimization of the kernel for X11 and also brings improved performance. Do note that there is no need to download this update if you are mining X11 as it will not bring further performance increase to X11 mining, the optimizations in this build are only for X13 coins.

With the official sph-sgminer we were getting around 1.5 MHS mining MaruCoin (X13 coin) and with the windows binary we have compiled (source here) we are able to get up to about 2.65 MHS on a Radeon R9 280X GPU as you can see on the screenshot. Just edit the included config file that is already setup for X13 mining and you are ready to mine X13 coins with a nice performance boost. Do note that currently X13 is GPU mineable only with AMD graphic processors, there is still no miner available for use on Nvidia GPUs.

The Windows binary has been updated to the latest source that includes a fix for for older AMD Radeon HD 5xxx/6xxx series cards. For these cards you need to use “kernel” : “x13modold” in config file or -k x13modold from the command line. For newer cards such as Radeon HD 7xxx or the R7/R9 series you need to use the standard x13mod kernel.

To download the new sph-sgminer_x13mod with performance increase for X13 crypto mining…

sph-sgminer_x11mod

A few days ago a modified x11 sgminer appeared offering higher performance for AMD GPU miners. That release however has been controversial as the author did not release the source code and only binaries thus violating the GPL license of sgminer. Furthermore he has released only compiled binaries and added a forced 2% fee by hardcoding the miner to switch to another pool to mine some of the time. And while the author’s approach was not good at all, still many people used the miner just because of the significant performance increase not caring about the rest. The good news is that there is now a fork of sph-sgminer from lasybear that uses the kernel from the controversial miner providing the same performance, but with the source code available and no 2% forced fee. We have tried it and can confirm it is working well, we have also compiled a windows binary that you can download and try.

To download the new sph-sgminer_x11mod with performance increase for X11 crypto mining…

darkcoin-altenrative-crypto

DarkCoin (DRK), now renamed to DASH, aims to be the first privacy-centric cryptographic currency with fully encrypted transactions and anonymous block transactions. These features are a work on progress and will be released in stages in the near future. DarkCoin (DRK) uses a specialized CPU and GPU miners, so you will need to download these in order to be able to mine this new crypto, download links are available below.

DarkCoin uses a new chained hashing algorithm approach, with many new scientific hashing algorithms for the proof-of-work. This is so that the processing distribution is fair and coins will be distributed in much the same way Bitcoins were originally. ASICs will be much more difficult to make for these algorithms and will take years, so GPU mining should be the main solution for mining these coins.

Website
http://www.darkcoin.io/

Block Explorer / Crawler
http://explorer.darkcoin.io/chain/DarkCoin

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 0.00000% Pre-mined
  • Super secure hashing algorithm: X11 – 11 rounds of scientific hashing functions (blake, bmw, groestl, jh, keccak, skein, luffa, cubehash, shavite, simd, echo)
  • Block reward is controlled by moore’s law: (11111 / (((Difficulty+51)/6) ^ 2))
  • CPU mining initially, now also GPU mining
  • Block generation: 2.5 minutes
  • Difficulty Retargets using Kimoto Gravity Well
  • 84 Million Coins Max
  • Block reward halves every year
  • Encrypted transaction network: Work In Progress
  • Anonymous blockchain using coinjoin technology: Work In Progress

DOWNLOADS
Online Wallet
Windows
Mac

Source Code
at GitHub

GPU MINERS
sgminer for AMD GPUs
ccMiner for Nvidia GPUs

POOLS
hhttp://www.drkpool.com
https://www2.coinmine.pl/drk/
http://pool.darkcoin.io/
http://cpu-pool.net/drk/
http://darkcoin.miningpoolhub.com/
http://dark.suchpool.pw/
http://dark.v2.dedicatedpool.com/

EXCHANGES
Bter
Bleutrade
C-cex
Livecoin
PoloniEx
Bittrex
Yobit
AskCoin


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