Posts Tagged ‘PGN miner

The new zealot/enemy (z-enemy) Nvidia GPU miner for mining Ravencoin (RVN) X16r has been just updated to version 1.08 bringing some nice improvements. The new z-enemy version 1.08 comes with kernels speed improvements for GTX 1080 Ti that can bump the hashrate with +10% total according to the developer, the new version also comes with support for the slightly different X16S algorithm used by Pigeoncoin (PGN) along with some minor fixes. The update also introduces support for two more different algorithms – Bitcore (BTX) and Phi1612 used by LUXCoin, so you can test them as well as they might be faster than the miner you might be already using for them as well. The new release should also be more stable when it comes to huger power levels and overclocking as well, so you might also try to push your Nvidia GPUs a bit more to see if they will handle it.

The z-enemy-1.08 requires CUDA 9.0 support, so make sure you have up to date Nvidia video drivers that bring support for it. We are also reminding you that the z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release (Windows binary for the new version 1.08 for the moment) and the miner also has a 1% built-in developer fee in order to support the further development. If you are not Ok with that, there are a host of other open source alternatives available as Nvidia GPU miners for X16 and X16S that you might use, though with the latest update the z-enemy-1.08 should be the fastest for sure, so you might want to give it a try… we are already seeing a nice improvement on GTX 1080 Ti over the old 1.05a version, though the old version might be doing better on GTX 1080.

To download and try the new faster z-enemy-1.08 X16R and X16S Nvidia GPU miner (Windows binary)…

You have probably noticed that there are a lot of miners lately for the Ravencoin (RVN) X16r mining algorithm and it is hard to keep a track of them all and also to compare the difference in performance because of the rotating algorithms. With Enemy’s closed source fork of ccminer being one of the fastest out there, though there are already a lot of open source alternatives available that we have already covered. There is however a new miner from Enemy – z-enemy-1.05a, that is no longer forked from ccminer, though it is still closed source, it is worth checking out if you are fine whit closed source miners. The new zealot/enemy 1.05a miner for Ravencoin (RVN) currently supports only the X16r mining algorithm and has a developer fee of 1% built-in, it is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems. Te latest Enemy 1.03a and 1.04a versions are based off ccminer and they do have built-in support for the X16S mining algorithms as well, so you might want to use these for Pigeoncoin (PGN) mining if you are interested. Below you can find the latest official miners and download links for the different Enemy miners for Ravencoin (RVN) with the changes they bring as posted by Enemy. Do note that all of these miners are for Nvidia GPU mining rigs only and are based on CUDA, they will not work on AMD OpenCL hardware.

Enemy 1-03a Fixed bug shavite skip block – native, +x16s, no imp.
Cuda 8.0 Linux (z-enemy-1.05a) Fix pool + min imp.
Cuda 9.1 Linux (z-enemy-1.05a) Fix pool switch + min imp.
Cuda 8.0 Windows x32 (enemy-1.04a) Fix pools switch + support 11+ card+ add support x16s (Pigeon)
Cuda 9.1 Windows x32 (z-enemy-1.05a) Fix pool switch

It seems that the new craze is to make crypto coins named after birds, after Ravencoin comes Pigeoncoin and that is not a coincidence. PGN and its new X16S mining algorithm were in fact inspired by RVN and the X16r algorithm that it has introduced. The new X16S (shuffle) algorithm maintains the randomness of X16r while providing consistency for hashrate and power usage, so it can be considered as a kind of improvement especially for miners. Pigeoncoin (PGN) is just a few days old was initially only CPU mineable, but quickly the Nvidia GPU miners for Ravencoin (RVN) were ported to support the new algorithm, so it is now mineable on Nvidia GPUS as well. The main specs of the coin are: 1 minute block time, 5000 PGN reward, 21 Billion coins max cap, 2016 blocks retarget, 16 shuffled algorithms (X16S shuffle). You are welcome to check it out and mine some, especially if you have some Nvidia-based GPU mining rigs, though we are still yet to see what will be the plans for the future of this new coin as there is still not much info about that available, again similar to the situation with RVN.

If you want to give it a try mining Pigeoncoin (PGN) you can do so already on the pign.suprnova.cc mining pool along with a few other pools already available and try one of the forks of ccMiner with support for the X16S algorithm. Like the latest supminer version 1.2 from Suprnova that adds support for X16S and also supports X16r, or alternatively the Nevermore-x16s v0.1-alpha (both of these open source) and there is also a new version of the x16s Pigeoncoin Enemy miner 1.03 (a closed source binary only release). For the moment there is still no AMD GPU miner available, but one will probably follow shortly based on the X16r fork in order to also support the X16S algorithm. If you are interested in an exchange supporting trading of Pigeoncoin (PGN), well, there isn’t one available yet, but the coin is still just a few days old, so you will have to wait a bit more for that.

For more information about the new Pigeoncoin (PGN) and the X16S algorithm it uses…


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