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blakecoin-merged-mining-pool

Just a few days since Blakecoin and Photon crypto coins got merged mining support and now there is a third coin available as well – BlakeBitcoin, so you can now mine Blakecoin and get Photon and BlakeBitcoin as well. These coins all use the Blake-256 algorithm and need a specific miner with support for the algorithm, you can find the required software below. BlakeBitcoin is still a very new coin and there are still no exchanges, but BLC and PHO are already traded. Furthermore we are soon most likely going to see two more Blake-256 crypto coins added in the mix of merged mining cryptos along BlakeCoin, these are Dirac and Atom, so you should be able to mine for BLC and get 4 extra cryptos as bonus thanks to the merged mining support.

Blake-256 Algorithm GPU miners:
Cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 support for AMD
Cgminer 3.1.1 with Blake-256 support for AMD
CudaMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia
ccMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia

Pools for Merged Mining of Blakecoin, Photon and BlakeBitcoin:
http://eu3.blakecoin.com/
http://ny2.blakecoin.com/
http://la1.blakecoin.com/

Exchanges for trading Blakecoin and Photon:
AskCoin
Atomic Trade

blake-256-blc-pho-merged-mining-pool

Blakecoin (BLC) and Photon (PHO) are two crypto currencies based on the Blake 256 algorithm and there are already two pools available where you can do merged mining of the two coins. The work on adding merged mining for Blake-256 algorithm coins has been going on for some time by the developer of the Blake-256 algorithm and it seems that he has finally been able to make things work properly.

Blake-256 Algorithm GPU miners:
Cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 support for AMD
Cgminer 3.1.1 with Blake-256 support for AMD
CudaMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia
ccMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia

Pools for Merged Mining of Blakecoin and Photon:
http://eu3.blakecoin.com/
http://ny2.blakecoin.com/
http://la1.blakecoin.com/

Exchanges for trading Blakecoin and Photon:
AskCoin
Atomic Trade

Do note that the merged mining pools listed above are still in beta and there could still be some small issues, though our initial testing has shown that they are running pretty well already. Hopefully the availability of merged mining pools will boost the popularity of the Blake-256 algorithm and the coins that use it such as Blakecoin as they are indeed interesting.

cgminer-3-7-2-blake-256-support

We now have a merged mining pools for Blake-256 based crypto coins, currently supporting merged mining of Blakecoin and Photon, but for mining these you need a special version of cgminer with support for the algorithm being used by them. The Blake-256 algorithm hashrate is about 3x faster than what you are getting from the same hardware mining for Bitcoin. So for example with a Radeon R9 280X you can expect to get a hashrate of about 2-2.5 GH/s or more when mining Blackecoin (BLC) or other Blake-256-based crypto currencies such as Photon (PHO) for example. You cannot use the standard cgminer for mining Blake-256 crypto coins, you need to use a special version of cgminer with support for this algorithm (source) and you can download the windows version of cgminer 3.7.2 for Blake-256 mining below. Note that this version of cgminer is compiled with support for Blake-256 mining alone, you cannot mine other coins using different algorithms with it.

You can download cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 Support for Windows OS here…


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