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The CoinGecko crypto ranking services has added a new Crypto Derivatives raking to their website. The new CoinGecko Derivatives section features vital metrics for derivatives products such as perpetual swaps and futures. In traditional financial markets, the derivatives market is huge, with the total notional amounts outstanding for contracts estimated at over $500 trillion. The crypto derivatives market holds tremendous potential yet to be realized, so having a tool to help you track crypto derivatives data could really be helpful and CoinGecko is doing a great job providing you with one.

The new Derivatives page offers an overview listing all cryptocurrency derivatives products, first segregated by product type (perpetual swaps, futures, and soon options as well), and then sorted by open interest and trading volume. There is also a handy little chart for you to quickly compare Dominance in terms of open interest and trading volume of each product. After that follows the Derivatives exchange overview that offers an aggregated view of all derivatives exchanges in one table, sorted by open interest. On the Exchanges pages now you also have a Derivatives listing that offers an aggregated view of all derivatives exchanges in one table, sorted by open interest. Also now looking at the profile page for each individual exchange you can see Derivatives data with key metrics such as open interest and trading volume for it.

To check out the new Crypto Derivatives ranking section on CoinGecko…

Today is planned the first hardfork for the GRIN crypto currency and more specifically its Cuckaroo29 (C29) algorithm to the new Cuckarood29, the C31 algorithm remains unaffected by this hardfork. Grin is expected to hard fork at Block 262,080 which is estimated to happen at some point today (July 17th, 2019). All you have to do to be ready to continue mining GRIN after the hardfork is to update your miner to the latest version, most of the software supports autodetection of the algorithm switch and thus should continue working jst fine after the fork happens.

The miners that have already released updates to support the new Cuckarood29 algorithm to be sued by Grin after the hard fork include: GMiner 1.51, NBMiner 24.1, lolMiner 0.8.5, nanominer 1.5.1 for AMD and or Nvidia GPUs on Windows and Linux operating systems. You can of course also use the official grin-miner 2.0.0 as well, although it is not available for Windows operating systems (only Linux and Mac OS X), unlike all of the other alternatives mentioned.

NiceHash has made their new platform available in public beta for everyone interested to check and try it out before it goes out of testing and replaces the currently available platform for selling and buying crypto hashrate. The most notable new features are the new Rig Manager, a new Linux-based NiceHashOS and an integrated cryptocurrency exchange right into the platform itself. Do note that for the duration of the beta period, the entire platform runs on testnet, so you will get paid in TBTC and not in real BTC. Testnet coins don’t have any real value and exist only for testing purposes, you can get some to play around with the platform thanks to a number of available faucets. You can find more details on that in the How to use testnet PDF with links for TBTC faucet, but also for some altcoins also supported in the beta of the platform.

The new NiceHashOS is a simple Linux-based operating system for mining with support for all of the available crypto algorithms on the NiceHash platform. You can put the OS on a USB flash drive and boot directly for it, eliminating the need to use a dedicated hard drive or an SSD drive on each mining rig. The new NiceHashOS beta apparently supports TDP and manual clock settings, though no mention about manual fan control in the released NiceHash OS Beta User Guide PDF. The OS can be accessed locally as well as remotely via SSH and configuration is being done via editing various configuration files, the mining operating system is based on Tiny Core Linux and there is no GUI available by default.

You need to make a new registration here in order to try out the new NiceHash Beta…


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