All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
Lately everyone with GPU is focusing mostly om mining X11 and we’ve been paying a lot of attention to that crypto algorithm as well, we should however not forget the other crypto algorithms. So today we’ve checked what has been going on lately with Vertminer, the OpenCL GPU miner for mining VertCoin (VTC) and other Scrypt-Adaptive-Nfactor crypto currencies and decided to compile the latest version 0.5.4pre3 (source) and release a windows binary for anyone willing to try it. Below you can find the download link for a compiled windows binary of the latest vertminer 0.5.4 pre3. It includes some slight optimizations of the code, so you might bet a bit better performance compared to the older 0.5.3 release that most people are still using, but don’t expect much of a performance boost.
Vertcoin (VTC) mining with GPU requires a special miner called vertminer that is essentially a modified version of cgminer 3.7.2. The latest version of verminer 0.5.3 is designed to be used for mining VTC on AMD-based graphic processors. Note that the hashrate you will get by mining VertCoin with this modified mining client will be lower than what you get wen mining traditional scrypt based crypto coins. VertCoin (VTC) uses Scrypt-Adaptive-Nfactor algorithm and not just the standard scrypt algorithm that makes it ASIC proof and harder to mine, but also making it another very interesting alternative to most other alt crypto currencies that are essentially cloning BTC or LTC by using either SHA-256 or Scrypt algorithm. What is important to know is that you will not be able to mine VertCoin (VTC) with the standard cgminer, you need to use this modified version. Below you can find a download link to the latest vertminer 0.5.3 for windows.