All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
Jackpotcoin (JPC) is a new crypto coin that uses a new hash algorithm called Jackpot Hashing Algorithm (JHA) and thus requires special miner software in order to be mined. The coin has a CPU miner available, but we are going to be skipping this one as there is also a GPU miner available already. The OpenCL miner for Jackpotcoin is based on the official sph-sgminer, but since the official release is not yet available with JPC support you need to use the fork for Jackpotcoin for now (source code). we have compiled a windows binary from the latest source that you can download below, our test on a single Radeon R9 280X GPU showed a performance of about 2.2-2.3 MHS mining Jackpotcoin, so it seems that Nvidia is currently the better choice for mining JPC on the GPU.
SPH-sgminer is a GPU miner for mining many alternative algorithm crypto coins such as DarkCoin, QubitCoin, MyriadCoin, Quark, Fuguecoin, INKcoin, AnimeCoin, GroestlCoin, Sifcoin, Twecoin and MaruCoin. SPH-sgminer is a fork of the original sgminer, you can find the source code here and we have compiled a windows binary based on the latest source from April 15th. So if you are mining any of the above crypto coins or some of their clones based on the same algorithm you might download and try out the latest SPH-sgminer miner.
Christian Buchner, the author of the CudaMiner software for mining popular alternative crypto currencies on Nvidia-based GPUs has just released an update for the software CCminer with the new version 0.3 adding support for Groestlcoin (GRS) using the Groestl algorithm. Note that at the moment the Groestlcoin does not have any pools available, so the only way to mine it is solo mining with the wallet for the coin. There are currently also no exchanges available for the GRS crypto, though we will probably soon have some appearing as the coin is already generating some interest, though we might skip on mining this one. The crypto is also supported for GPU mining on AMD hardware with a special miner software, below you can also download the latest version of sph-sgminer we have compiled for windows with support for Groestlcoin (GRS).