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The cloud mining provider Geneis Mining has started offering Ethereum cloud mining contracts again after they were not available for a couple of months with the focus more on ZCash cloud mining with GPUs. The new mining contracts are available at a lower price and with an extended 2 Years period with no additional mining fees (everything is included in the price you pay for the hashrate). There is of course a clause in the contract saying that in case Ethereum switches to Proof of Stake (POS) before the contract period ends your hashrate will not disappear, but will instead be switched to the most profitable algorithm to mine at that point of time. Initially we expected to see Ethereum (ETH) switch to POS at some point this year, but this will most likely be delayed and no official date for the switch has been announced yet… and the interest and price of Ethereum has been going up lately once more.

You can currently get 1 MHS Ethereum cloud mining hashrate for $29.99 USD, 30 MHS for $869 USD of 100 MHS for $2799 USD as a preset packages or any custom hashrate in between with discounts for the more you purchase. The Ethereum cloud mining contracts are with a duration of 2 years and there is no maintenance fee, everything is included in the price you pay for the hashrate. You can also use our special discount code CryptoMiningBlog5 to get some extra discount and get even better price should you decide to purchase an Ethereum cloud mining contract from the company.

For more information about the Ethereum cloud mining offers available from Genesis Mining…

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After the initial craze due to the scarcity of Zcash (ZEC) coins and the big demand the prices has skyrocketed, but now with the slow start of mining progressing and the total block reward almost at 4 ZEC things are starting to stabilize. The initial crazy high profit for mining and selling Zcash coins seems to be over and at the moment mining and selling ETH or ZEC does bring almost the same profit for some GPU miners, though not for all. Miners with older AMD Radeon 79×0 and 280X GPUs still have higher profit mining Zcash than Ethereum, but for users with RX 480 for example things are already on the line to switch back to Ethereum. Nvidia seems to be currently lagging as far as performance optimizations for Zcash go, so the profitability there could be better for another algorithm or mining for another perspective in the long term crypto coin might also be a viable option.

You can keep track of the current profitability with the help of some useful mining calculators like the ones provided by CryptoCompare for both Zcash (ZEC) as well as for Ethereum (ETH) along with a few other popular coins such as Ethereum Classic (ETC), Monero (XMR), DigitalCash (DASH) and Litecoin (LTC). Make sure you set the correct hashrate your mining hardware is providing for each algorithm to make a proper calculation as different GPUs do provide different hashrate for the various algorithms. Do note that Etheeum Classic might also turn out to be pretty profitable alternative as well for some video cards that are still providing higher hashrate for the Ethash algorithm.

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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.

To download and try the latest Ethminer 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.7 beta for Windows OS…


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