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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.
The fork of ethminer for Nvidia CUDA GPUs has been updated to a new version – Ethminer 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.5 (source). The latest release of Genoil’s ethminer for CUDA should bring back support for older Compute 3.0 GPUs, so if you have one of these you should check to see if it will work as it should now (if you had issues with the previous 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.4b3 release). It also has some cleaned up code, but you should not expect to see a performance boost with it. Do note that when running with CUDA it will run only on the first GPU, so you need to manually set the option
--cuda-devices 0 1 2 3 4 5 to have for example the miner run on a 6-card GPU mining rig. 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.
With just a few hundred blocks left before we reach the Ethereum hardfork planned for block 1150000 you should make sure you have updated any local geth or eth clients you are running, including any version of the GUI wallet. With this hardfork Ethereum will move to the next phase called Homestead – the second major version release of the Ethereum platform, which includes several protocol changes and a networking change that requires the hardfork.
The latest Go Ethereum (geth) with Homestead support is release 1.3.5 and the latest C++ version of Ethereum (eth) with Homestead support is version 1.2.2. A large number of the Ethereum nodes have already been updated, but there are still some that are running older versions of the software that are not ready for the hardfork. The latest official Ethereum GUI Wallet with Homestead support is 0.5.2 (Beta 10), so if you are using it make sure you also have the latest version installed in order to avoid any possible issues associated with the hardfork.
– To download the latest Ethereum Go client geth version 1.3.5 (Homestead)…
– To download the latest Ethereum C++ eth client version 1.2.2 (Homestead)…
– To download the latest Ethereum GUI Wallet 0.5.2 Beta 10 (Homestead)…