Posts Tagged ‘Nicehash


The Nicehash service for leasing and renting hashrate has added support for the Neoscrypt algorithm as well following the recent addition to Mining Rig Rentals. This comes to show that the user interest in GPU mining is far from gone and new algorithms such as Neoscrypot by crypto currencies such as FTC are attracting a lot of attention. The service operators at Nicehash do recommend however to use the latest sgminer 5.0 development version with support for Neoscrypt for selling your hashrate to the service as the official cgminer 3.7.8 with Neoscrypt support has the extranonce bug. Looking at the profitability of the available algorithms at the Nicehash service you can see that Neoscrypt is taking the top spot for the best paying algorithm from time to time already.


The successor of the NiceHash Control tool is now here and it is called Miner Control. The software from the same author, StuffOfInterest on Bitcointalk, is built on top of the basic profit switching algorithm use in NiceHash Control, but now comes with more pools supported. With Miner Control you are now able to switch between the most profitable pool among the following: NiceHash, WestHash, TradeMyBit and YAAMP. There is also a manual configurations support for last resort backup pool also available, something that we have implemented in the form of a workaround for our mining packages that we have released for AMD and Nvidia that were using the NiceHash Control tool some time ago. We are soon going to be updating these packages to take advantage of the new features and functionality that the Miner Control offers, but meanwhile you can check out the new application and read about all of the new features and options it offers and also do your own configurations pairing it with a miner of your choice.

For more information and to download the new Miner Control application version 1.0…


WestHash is crypto currency cloud mining service just like its big brother NiceHash. It offers users the same functionality to either sell their hashrate or buy hashrate for the supported algorithms such as Scrypt, SHA256, Scrypt-N, X11, X13, Keccak, X15 or Nist5 as NiceHash does. WestHash is a geographically separated system, running as a whole under global NiceHash master system (our review of NiceHash). WestHash does have an independent market, however accounting, payments and everything else is fully integrated into a single system. WestHash brings are more attractive opportunities for hashrate providers as well as for hashrate buyers, even though the market is located in US West is optimal for hashing power sellers and buyers located in US, Canada and other near regions. While NiceHash is located in Europe and is optimal for hashing power sellers and buyers located in Europe, Russia and other near regions. This does not mean that you cannot use both services, regardless of your location, in fact if you have already registered on NiceHash you can already use your existing account to buy hashing power on WestHash as well. The fact that the two websites have separate markets means that you might get good opportunities for either buying or selling hashrate at either of the two services, so you may have better opportunities to make something extra if you keep an eye on the prices in both places.

If you still haven’t checked out the new WestHash service by NiceHash…