Archive for the ‘Mining Software’ Category

There is a new version of the popular closed source miner z-enemy-1.11 for Nvidia GPU mining rigs that is widely used for X16R coins such as RavenCoin (RVN), though the miner also supports quite a lot of other algorithms in the more recent versions. The latest release 1.12 add support for two new crypto algorithms – Sonoa and PHI2, and also brings slight performance increase in a number of already supported algorithms: X17, X16r, X16s, C11, Bitcore, Aeriumx and others. So if you are using the z-enemy miner you might want to update to the latest version of the software.

We remind you that z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release and it contains a 1% developer fee built-in to support further software development. There are binary releases available for both Windows and Linux, the official download links are posted below. The Windows binary release is available as CUDA 9.1 and CUDA 9.2 compiled executable, so make sure that you have an up to date driver in order to avoid having issues. Linux binaries are compiled for CUDA 9.1 for the moment and should work fine out of the box on Ubuntu and HiveOS.

To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.12 miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…
To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.12 miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.2)…
To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.12 miner binary release for Linux (CUDA 9.1)…

There is a new miner on the block called BXB-Miner that supports many different variants of the CryptoNight algorithm intended for AMG GPU miners, though it also supports CPU mining, that comes with a graphical user interface (kind of) as you still need to the the setup in a config file. It is a closed source miner, available only for Windows for the moment, though surprisingly there is no developer fee as we are used to see with most non-opensource miners.

BXB-Miner works with:
– Cryptonight
– Cryptonight v7
– Cryptonight-Heavy (Bixbite, Sumocoin)
– New Stellite
– New Haven
– IPBC, Alloy
– Cryptonight Lite
– Cryptonight Lite v7

Performance wise the miner does seem to do pretty well compared to other alternatives, though do note that the BXB-Miner is still in early beta, so there is a more work needed to make it more user friendly. Still you might be interested in giving it a try.

For more information and to try out the new BXB-Miner CryptoNight AMD GPU miner…

WE have already covered the Bminer mining software, though lately it wasn’t so interesting with only Equihash and then Ethash support, even the dual-mining option did not help much as there are already moving to the ASIC miner domain. The latest version 9.0.0 of Bminer however adds something new and interesting, we are talking about experimental Bytom (BTM) mining support for Nvidia GPUs and the performance is really good when things work. We are seeing significantly better results with the new Bminer 9.0.0 compared to the already available NebuTech BTMiner On Nvidia GPU Mining Rigs… we are talking 50% faster performance on GTX 1080 Ti. The drawback here however is that since it is still experimental it may not work on all mining pools, but if you are interested in BTM and are mining it, then you should give it a go and see what improvement you can get. We are reminding you that Bminer is a closed source miner available for Linux and Windows and it has a 2% developer fee built in for Bythom (BTM) mining.

For more details and to download the latest Bminer 9.0.0 with BTM mining support…