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cex-io-ltc-pool-issues

After the announcement of the dual mining awards for the new Ghash.io Litecoin mining pool and then “changing the rules” on the go two times already, now it seems the LTC mining pool at the CEX.io operated service is experiencing some temporary issues. A series of blocks (11 in total) in the LTC pool are getting no confirmations, probably marked as orphans, however this is about 3 hours of mining time literally wasted for the people that expect to be getting double awards for their hashrate. We have already gave our recommendation to move your miners from the LTC pool as soon as they started adding extra rules some time after the initial announcement for double mining awards. So if you still haven’t done so, we are again going to recommend that you do this now, because with a few more rule changes and issues in the pool there is a chance that you might end up with less than the normal LTC mining profit for a week instead of the promised 2x (or up to 2x in the best case). It seems that CEX.io were not fully ready to launch their LTC mining pool and they were not ready to handle the overwhelming user interest to their 2x mining award and they are not handling it well even after changing the rules for the 2x award.

coindesk-bitcoin-report-contents

This is something interesting that help people that are not to the whole Bitcoin and crypto currency thing to get up to speed with what is going on and what new trends are emerging – the State of Bitcoin 2014 report by CoinDesk. This is not a “what is Bitcoin” or “how to mine” type of guide, but instead is an overview of key crypto currency trends, challenges, and opportunities, while also highlighting the most important developments over the last year. If you are new to the whole world of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies this report in PDF format may give you a good short overview of the market and trends, and give you some pointers to what more you should read and ask more experienced people about. Note that we are also here to help with any questions or trouble that you may have when it comes to crypto currencies as we believe that information and knowledge should be shared and we are already doing it here by sharing our knowledge and experience in the world of crypto currencies.

To download the complete CoinDesk State of Bitcoin 2014 report in PDF format…

amfeltec-pci-e-gpu-splitters

The company Amfeltec has a lot of interesting products including some that may easily catch the attention of miners using GPUs. We are talking about the x1 PCIe 3-Way Splitter and the x4 PCIe 4-Way Splitter that allow you to split a single PCI-E x1 or more slot to three cards using x1 or a single x4 PCI-E slot to four x1 PCI-E slots for four video cards. The company also has other products that can provide you with extensions and splitters of PCI-E and other slots. These products are able to give you the ability to install more video cards for mining on a single motherboard that does not have enough PCI-E slots unlike for example the AsRock Pro BTC series of motherboards. And while these products do seem quite interesting they do have a certain drawback and that is their price that is the hundreds dollars range, so not that attractive for miners willing to optimize their cost and performance. Another possible issue might be actually getting some of these splitters in your hands as the company in question is based in Canada and they have only one distributor listed that covers UK and Europe. Still you might want to check these PCI-E splitters and not just raisers if you are interested in them.

For more information about the GPU-oriented PCI Express splitters from Amfeltec…


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