The latest GMiner 1.80 miner adds support for the Cortex algorithm used by the Cortex (CTXC) AI on Blockchain crypto project as well as support more Ethash coins along the recently introduced support for Ethereum: Pirl (PIRL), Callisto (CLO), Metaverse (ETP) and Expanse (EXP). Do note that the DevFee on the Cortex algorithm is currently set at 5%, which is higher compared to the regular 2% for the other supported algorithms, though this is to be expected since the official Cortex liner is only for Linux and GMiner seems to be the first with Windows support. When mining Cortex if you get a weird “Write timed out” error you might need to lower the intensity from the default 100 value, use the -i option with a value for each GPU separated by space (single value will be just for the first video card). It also seems that the power usage for the GPU when mining Cortex is lower than the max TDP value at the moment (further optimizations possible?), so the mining video cards are using less power and run cooler.

The GMiner miner software was originally only an Nvidia GPU miner, although some algorithms are already supported on AMD GPUs as well. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia and AMD GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.80 Nvidia and AMD GPU miner…

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For more details on the special Black Friday offers for the subscription plans on Trading View…

A new website (registered just yesterday) has appeared for a company called ZXMiner claiming to be selling the first Nervos (CKB) ASIC miner for the Eaglesong algorithm. The website is in Chinese and the price for the ZX1 ASIC miner supposedly delivering 820 GH/s with 1100 Watts of power usage is 18000 CNY (Chinese Yuan) which is roughly $2560 USD (payments taken only in Bitcoin). According to the website the estimated shipping date is January 2020, meaning that they should have developed the hardware before the mainnet launch of Nervos that happened recently. We would advice to be extra careful with this as it may be a scam, even though it is apparently not targeted at non Chinese crypto users as the website does not have an English version.

Soon after the mainnet launch there have been news of FPGAs supporting the Eaglesong algorithm that the project uses and now there is information about a possible ASIC miner incoming, though you should treat that with extra caution. The ZXMiner ZX1 photo on the website is actually an edited photo of the MicroBT Whatsminer M3 ASIC miner with zxminer logo put on top of the device and doing that is never a good sign and definitely not a way to earn trust. We also don’t like this line of text “No refund or return after payment, regardless of whether it is shipped or not” as translated by Google Translate, so don’t be in a hurry with this ASIC miner!

If you are curious to check the ZXMiner website and the ZX 1 product page…

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