All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
The service for renting or selling your hashrate for various mining algorithms with direct payment in Bitcoin, NiceHash, has added support for Ethereum’s Dagger-Hashimoto algorithm as well as for Blake256r8, Blake256r14 and modified Blake256r8vnl (Vanillacoin) algorithms. Do note however that the Blake256 14-rounds used by Decred is not yet supported, so be careful when setting up your miners for the Blake256 algorithms regardless if you need getting or selling your hashrate on the service. The usage for Ethereum mining is pretty much the same like what you would go for with a normal ETH pool that does not have stratum implemented. For more details on the newly added algorithms you can visit NiceHash…
The NiceHash Miner software is a GUI for CPU and GPU mining on NiceHash using cpuminer-multi, ccminer and sgminer as a backend for the actual mining process. The software itself has been available for a while, but initially it had CPU support only and then Nvidia GPU mining was added and now it also comes with AMD GPU mining support built in as well. In the current version all modern CPUs are supported, full range of NVIDIA GPUs from Compute capability 2.1 up to the most recent Maxwell with Compute 5.2 as well as support for all AMD GPUs with OpenCL support, including all 5xx, 6xx, 7xx and R9 series. The newly added sgminer for AMD GPU support also comes with highly optimized pre-built compute bin files for most common AMD GPUs based on Pitcairn, Tahiti and Hawaii chips for X11, X13, X15, Qubit and Quark algorithms – also known as wolf0 and kachur optimized bins in order for the software to get you the best performance. So if you want to mine the most profitable crypto currency on Nicehash and get paid directly in Bitcoin, you might want to check out the NiceHash Miner software. All you have to do the first time you run the software is to enter your Bitcoin wallet address, run the Benchmark mode to determine your hashrate and then you can start mining the most profitable algorithm at hte moment. Do note however that it is only available for Windows!
The service for renting and leasing hashrate NiceHash has posted some job offers/bounties for crypto currency programmers that can help them improve their services and also help in improving the mining software that crypto currency miners are using to mine for various coins. The rewards you can get for the various tasks range from 1 to 5 BTC each and the jobs are range from firmware modification to adding features in software and optimizing mining kernels for increased performance.
List of available jobs and bounties:
– Integrate Simple Multi-Algorithm mining (SMA) into ccminer
– Integrate Simple Multi-Algorithm mining (SMA) into sgminer
– Optimize ScryptJane algorithm with AVX2 support
– Make SSE2, AVX and AVX2 optimizations for NeoScrypt
– BITMAIN’s AntMiner firmware job
– Optimize CUDA kernel for popular NiceHash algorithm
– Optimize OpenCL kernel for popular NiceHash algorithm