It is time for the next GRIN hardfork that is scheduled to happen tomorrow, January 16th on block 524160. The fork includes an algorithm change of the Cuckarood29 to the new Cuckaroom29, the other algorithm that Grin uses C31 will not be affected by the fork. So if you want to continue mining Grin after the fork with C29 you will need to update your mining software with support for the new Cuckaroom29 algorithm.

AMD GPU miners might want to check out the latest lolMiner 0.9.5.1 that has introduced support for Cuckaroom29 on AMD GPUs with 8GB video memory. Nvidia GPU miners might want to check out the latest GMiner 1.93 that also brought support for Cuckaroom29, but the developer fee is 3% for that algorithm at the moment. The latest GMiner also brings support for Cuckarood29v algorithm (MoneroV), though the dev fee there is a hefty 10%.

The latest release of the XMRig 5.5.0 comes with a number of stability fixes addressing a number of crashes and some improvements. It also adds support for the CryptoNight-Pico (Talleo) algorithm and removes the support for the RandomV algorithm that was recently added in XMRig 5.4.0 since MoneroV has forked again very soon after forking to the RandomV algorithm, unlike the RandomSFX algorithm used by Safex Cash that remains supported. Support for RandomV and RandomSFX is also available in the latest SRBMiner-MULTI, though RandomV support there is also pointless now since no other project uses it and MoneroV is now on cuckarood29v.

To download and try the latest version of the XMRig miner with RandomX algorithm support…

The latest SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner version 0.2.0 has added support for another RandomX variant, namely the RandomV algorithm (MoneroV) as well as some additional tweaks, you can find the full changelog below. The previous release has also added support for the RandomSFX algorithm (SafexCash), so you can say that there is revival for CPU mining lately centered around RandomX, unfortunately that also has some negative side effects such as botnets mining. We’ll see how things go and for how long RandomX will remain in the CPU mining domain only with the growing interest around it and with many different variations becoming available as well.

SRBMiner-MULTI CPU & AMD GPU Miner 0.2.0 beta changelog:
– Added RandomV algorithm (MoneroV)
– Added –randomx-use-tweaks, to select the MSR tweak/s to apply
– Added RandomX tweak support for Intel Core2 processors

To download and try the new SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner 0.2.0 Beta…

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