Archive for the ‘Mining Software’ Category


The ccMiner software miner for Nvidia GPUs has received an update of the source code to add support for the NIST5 algorithm and the Talkcoin (TAC) crypto. We have compiled a binary for Windows that you can find below, it is essentially the fully functional 0.9 release with the added support for NIST5 algorithm. Do note that NIST5 is apparently faster on Nvidia GPUs for the moment as we are getting about 11 MHS in terms of hashrate on a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, so significantly better than what the AMD miner for NIST 5 is currently capable of.

Do note that the windows binary you can download below is compiled for Computer 3.0, 3.5 and 5.0 cards (32-bit version only), so it will not work on older cards. It is also compiled with Visual Studio 2012, so if you do not already have Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 you will have to download and install it.

To download the latest CCminer 0.9 with added support for Talkcoin for Windows OS…


Talkcoin (TAC) is an interesting new crypto currency that uses a NIST5 algorithm (BLAKE – Grøstl – JH – Keccak – Skein), so it needs special miner in order to be mined. Here is a version of sgminer 4.1.0 especially for mining the Talkcoin (TAC) on GPU for Windows (source), though it should be able to support other NIST5-based crypto coins. Mining Talkcoin with the miner on Radeon R9 280X GPU we are getting about 4 MHS in terms of hashrate, so the hashrate is higher than for Scrypt for example and the algorithm seems to be lighter for the video card, it is cooler when mining on AMD, but that could be due to not so optimized kernel yet. Below you can download a windows binary of the miner for mining on AMD OpenCL-based graphic cards.

You can download sgminer 4.1.0 with Talkcoin GPU mining support for Windows OS here…


We now have a merged mining pools for Blake-256 based crypto coins, currently supporting merged mining of Blakecoin and Photon, but for mining these you need a special version of cgminer with support for the algorithm being used by them. The Blake-256 algorithm hashrate is about 3x faster than what you are getting from the same hardware mining for Bitcoin. So for example with a Radeon R9 280X you can expect to get a hashrate of about 2-2.5 GH/s or more when mining Blackecoin (BLC) or other Blake-256-based crypto currencies such as Photon (PHO) for example. You cannot use the standard cgminer for mining Blake-256 crypto coins, you need to use a special version of cgminer with support for this algorithm (source) and you can download the windows version of cgminer 3.7.2 for Blake-256 mining below. Note that this version of cgminer is compiled with support for Blake-256 mining alone, you cannot mine other coins using different algorithms with it.

You can download cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 Support for Windows OS here…