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The LBRY Project and the LBRY Credits (LBC) crypto token used by it is reaching an important milestone for the miners and this is a moment when you might want to pay attention to. The block reward when mining LBRY Credits was constantly increasing in size from 1 to the maximum of 500 LBC over the course of a few months and the reward schedule is such that after peaking at 500 LBC the block reward will start to decrease. This is a good opportunity to catch the peak and mine some coins, especially if you are using Nvidia GPUs where you should give a try of the latest ccMiner from tpruvot. Do note that the project is still in invite mode beta, but there is no problem for you to mine LBC tokens and even trade them on the open market, alternatively you can just buy some of course.
Earlier this month the project has received some serious funding from a venture capital and that is here to show that the potential for LBRY is there and it is really promising idea that only needs to get implemented properly to really have a serious effect on the status quo. If that will happen is yet to be seen, but the project developers promise to open up the beta app by the end of this year (still in invite only mode) – and going to full product release in 2017. The blockchain-based decentralized content-sharing platform geared towards content creators (filmmakers, musicians, writers, or software developers) who want to have full control over their own work that LBRY promises can be a game changer, so make sure you don’t miss the train on this one. Again, there are no guarantees, but the potential is there, so why not give it a try and see for yourself.
A quick update with a new Windows binary compiled from the latest ccMiner 1.8.3-git fork from tpruvot (source) with some improvement in the LBRY mining performance based on Alexis Provos work and basic implementation of the Veltor algorithm with some other minor fixes. The release below includes two versions of ccMiner, one is 32-bit binary for Windows that is compiled with CUDA 7.5 and with support for Compute 2.0 or newer Nvidia GPUs, and another that is 64-bit Windows binary compiled with CUDA 7.5 for Compute 3.5 or newer Nvidia GPUs. We have tried compiling the 32-bit version of ccminer with CUDA 6.5, but the resulting version did have some issues with LBRY, so we have compiled with 7.5 as well and it worked fine.
Tpruvot has made an official release of his updated ccMiner fork (source) version 1.8.1 along with Windows x86 and x64 binaries available for download. The x86 Windows binary is compiled with VS2013 and CUDA 8.0 RC and the x64 binary is compiled with CUDA 7.5, it is best to use the latest video drivers to have support for CUDA 8.0.
The new ccMiner 1.8.1 adds support for mining Siacoin (SC) on Nvidia GPUs using CUDA, SIA uses Blake2-B algorithm, though at the moment different pools still seem to rely on different protocols for mining and not all of them are yet supported by ccMiner. The miner supports the SIA Nanopool RPC (getwork over http) as well as the getwork over Stratum implementation of Suprnova, but not yet the Siaminingpool stratum protocol (you should still be able to mine there via getwork). The hashrate seems to be slightly better than that Sia Go Miner that uses OpenCL and also works on Nvidia GPUs.
The new version 1.8.1 also comes with small improvement in the LBRY hashrate improvements (by alexis78) over the previous release 1.8 that introduced Library Credits mining. So if you are mining LBC with Nvidia GPUs, then you might wan to update to the new release in order to get slightly better hashrate. The Lyra2RE support has also been updated with the with the Nanashi Meiyo-Meijin improvements, so it should be faster than before.