The latest WildRig Multi Beta AMD GPU miner has added support for the MTP algorithm used by ZCoin (XZC) as well as the MTP-TCR varian used by Tecracoin (TCR). The support for the MTP algo also includes AMD’s Radeon 5700 and 5700XT GPUs, so you can try the new GPUs as well if you have mining rigs based on them. TCR is a project many of you may not have heard of, so you might want to check it out – its main idea is centered around Graphene uses, it has started with an ICO and also has Masternodes supported.

The latest WildRig Multi is currently available for Windows, Ubuntu Linux and HiveOS as a closed source binary and with a 2% developer fee built-in by default, though it can be reduced. wildkeccak and mtp-tcr algorithms are with fixed 2% dev fee with no possibility to change by the user.

To download and try the WildRig Multi 0.20.0.2 Beta AMD GPU multi-algorithm miner for Windows/Linux…

Shift Cryptosecurity is a Switzerland-based company that is making harwdare crypto wallets called BitBox. Their latest model called BitBox02 is available in two versions, a Bitcoin (BTC) only edition as well as Multi edition that supports altcoins such as Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH) as well as ERC-20 tokens with both available for 109 CHF (Swiss Francs) or pretty much around $109 USD. The BitBox02 – Multi edition hardware wallet plugs directly to a USB port (Type-C by default or with an adapter for Type-A) and can also be used as a second factor authenticator (FIDO compliant U2F) to secure your accounts on Google, Facebook, Dropbox, GitHub and others. Backups are automatically saved onto the complimentary microSD card and the BIP-39 mnemonic seed can optionally be displayed to copy to paper. The device features an OLED display and invisible touch sensors for navigation (tap, slide and hold gestures).

The device is powered by an ATSAMD51J20A microcontroller (120 MHz 32-bit Cortex-M4F) with True Random Number Generator (NIST SP 800-22 and Diehard Random Tests Suites) and a secure chip ATECC608A with True Random Number Generator (NIST SP 800-90A/B/C). The companion software you need to use with the hardware wallet is called BitBoxApp and it is available for Windows, Linux and MAC OS operating systems. On the video above you can see the device in action, plugged in at a computer, the touch navigation along with the software it uses.

For more information about the Shift Cryptosecurity BitBox02 hardware crypto wallets…

Bismuth (BIS) is apparently the first Python blockchain based around modularity and efficiency with ready-made decentralized applications. It is a project that has been available since 2017, but is not yet very popular with a sum 1 million USD market capitalization and a very low trading volume at the moment, so it might be worth digging a bit more about it. BIS uses a custom Proof-of-Work algorithm plus HyperNodes (PoS implementation), so it ban bi mined using GPUs and you can also stake coins that you have mined as well. The mining reward is dropping however and is scheduled to drop to 0 at block 7,100,000 (there is still time before that happens) and then it will become PoS only.

There are a few exchanges trading BIS, though thy are mostly smaller ones and a number of mining pools available. Do note that there is a GPU miner available for both AMD and Nvidia, with performance apparently scalling well from lower-end to higher-end GPUs. Every pool however uses its own dedicated miner, so you need to firs select a pool and then download the miner they have available. You can check out BIS Pool, EggPool and Noncepool if you are interested in mining. Nvidia miners will probably be more interested, especially with higher-end GPUs like the GTX 1080 Ti than AMD owners of RX 480/580.

If you are interested in checking out the Bismuth (BIS) Python-based crypto project…

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