All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
The guys at NiceHash have released a beta version of their own easy-to-use best-profit auto-switching application called NiceHash Miner. The software detects what crypto mining capable hardware you have in your systems (for now supports only Nvidia GPUs and CPU mining), checks your hashrate and automatically switches to the most profitable algorithm available to give you the best profit for your hashrate. All you have to do is download and run the miner, choose the server location and enter your Bitcoin wallet address where you want to get your coins sent at and you are almost ready to start mining and maximizing your profit. As a backend the NiceHash Miner relies on the cpuminer-multi form tpruvot for CPU mining and to the ccminer forks from tpruvot and sp for the Nvidia GPU mining.
The first time you run the NiceHash Miner software you will need to go through the Benchmark mode in order for the software to determine what your mining hashrate will provide in terms of hashrate for the different supported algorithm. Then you are ready to start mining with all or only a few of the mining capable CPUs/GPUs you have available – you can choose what you want to mine with. There is however still no support for you to chose only some of the supported algorithm, so you are stuck with all of the available in the software. We are probably soon also going to see an OpenCL miner such as sgminer integrated to add support for AMD GPUs as well, but for now if you have AMD GPUs you can still rely on the Miner Control Tool for example for automatic profit switching at NiceHash/Westhash. Their own tool does look promising and works pretty well, but it needs more work and features, also do not forget that it is still in beta. Still you might want to give it a try though…
NiceHash has just announced the availability for buying and selling hashing power based on Scrypt-Jane algorithm for LEOcoin. Since coins based on the Scrypt-Jane algorithm are settings-specific, therefore the service currently only supports mining for LEOcoin crypto-currency using the Scrypt-Jane algorithm. In order to sell hashing power for the LeoCoin ScryptJane algorithm you have to use yacminer or a patched cgminer for AMD GPUs, or standard ccminer for NVIDIA GPUs. It is recommended to use tpruvot’s fork of ccminer as it seems that there might be some trouble with the latest sp-mod fork of ccminer, though you could try using auto tuning to see if it will work for you and with what settings. Currently the hashrate you can expect and the price for LeoCoin on NiceHash does not yet make it the most profitable coin to sell your hashrate for, but it seems that the demand and thus the price is increasing, so you might want to keep an eye on how things are developing.
NiceHash has released an updated version of their Axiom CPU Miner Launcher that provides a simple and easy GUI for running the optimized cpuminer-multi fork (source). The new releases apparently includes optimizations from sandor111 that further increases the performance for mining Axiom on CPU. Compared to the previous version from about a month ago we are seeing about 90% increase in performance on an Intel Core i7 5820K processor and apparently AVX2-capable CPUs seem to have the highest performance increase, though older processors will also get increased hashrate. So if you are mining Axiom on CPU you might want to try the updated miner with GUI to ease the mining on NiceHash and get paid directly in Bitcoin.