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We have compiled a Windows binary (64-bit only) from the latest ethminer 0.9.41 Genoil fork 1.0.7 beta for Nvidia CUDA as well as AMD OpenCL mining of Ethereum (source). The latest code comes with the addition of failover support for Stratum mode along with the already available in previous release failover support for the standard mining mode. You are welcome to download and try the compiled binary of the latest git code for the new 1.0.7 beta and the Stratum failover and if you experience problems you should report them. Check the included help.txt file and the example BAT file for more information on how to use the new Stratum failover mode. We are also seeing a tiny bit of performance increase on Nvidia using the CUDA mode and apparently using the OpenCL on Nvidia should now also provide similar performance as CUDA (was slower before), there should not be no change in hashrate on AMD GPUs.
The fork of ethminer from Genoil that is specifically optimized for Nvidia CUDA GPUs has been updated to a new beta version – Ethminer 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.6 (source). The latest release of Genoil’s ethminer for CUDA comes with some fixes and new useful features, so if you are using it you might be interested in checking the new 1.0.6 beta, but be aware it can have some bugs. The latest version by default should run on all available CUDA GPUs like it does for OpenCL, it has an option to delete old DAG files that are just taking up space, comes with Stratum support and an option to set a failover pool in case the main one fails for some reason. You can check the help.txt file for the new options available in the latest release and yo are welcome to try them and report if everything works Ok for you. The fork from Genoil, although targeted at Nvidia CUDA miners, will also work on AMD OpenCL GPUs, but there it should not be any different than from the default ethminer that is OpenCL only.
Hashflare is the second cloud mining service provider to start offering Ethereum. After a long period of pre-orders being accepted this Monday (March 21st) the first batch of Ethereum cloud mining hashrate went online and now the company is now taking pre-orders for the second batch that is expected to start mining sometime between April 4th and 11th, so if you purchase now you will have to wait some time before you start earning anything. Unlike the SHA-256 and SCrypt cloud mining hashrate that the service offers where it pays in Bitcoin only, with Ethereum cloud mining you are getting payments in Ethereum coins
The minimum you can purchase is 100 KHS with a regular price of $4.25 USD per 100 KHS or $42.50 USD for 1 MHS hashrate. The mining contracts are with 1 year duration and everything is included in the price of the hashrate, so there are no extra fees that you need to pay. It is not very clear however what will happen if Ethereum switches to POS phase before the end of your 1 year contract. There is a promotional code available that can help you get 25% discount from the regular price for purchases of 10 MHS or more, just enter the following discount code when checking out HF16ETHASH25M. If you don’t want to pre-order cloud mining hashrate and wait for the mining to start, then you can always go to Genesis Mining that has been offering users ETH hashrate for quite some time and after you purchase it will start mining for you right now.