The latest zealot/enemy-1.15a (z-enemy) from Dk and Enemy was released soon after the previous version 1.14 was made publicly available and it brings more performance improvements as well as a support for a new mining algorithm. The hashrate has been further increased with about 1 to 5% for the following algorithms: X16, X17, HSR, Renesis, Xevan, Sonoa, Aergo, Poly, Phi1612. With these performance improvements z-enemy might once more be the fastest X16 miner out there, though for Renesis, another recently added algorithm the latest T-Rex miner is still faster in terms of performance.

The new z-enemy 1.15 has also added support for the new HEX mining algorithm that has been announced just a few days ago as introduced by the XDNA project. The working principle of HEX is calculating the block hash with a pseudo-random sequence of 16 different algorithms (kernels): BLAKE / BMW / GROESTL / JH / KECCAK / SKEIN / LUFFA / CUBEHASH / SHAVITE / SIMD / ECHO / HAMSI / FUGUE / SHABAL / WHIRLPOOL / SHA2. The latest public release of z-enemy-1.15a has a fix for the difficulty and allows you to use maximum intensity of up to 25 in order to further increase the performance of HEX with another +7% to +15% if your GPUs can handle the extra load properly. If you are looking for new coins using new mining algorithms, then XDNA and HEX might be an interesting choice for you, though XDNA is actually not a new coin release, it has been available for a while, just the HEX algorithm is new.

Windows Downloads:
Download z-enemy 1.15a Windows CUDA 9.1 32-bit
Download z-enemy 1.15a Windows CUDA 9.1 64-bit
Download z-enemy 1.15a Windows CUDA 9.2 32-bit
Download z-enemy 1.15a Windows CUDA 9.2 64-bit

Linux Download (HiveOS & Ubuntu):
Download z-enemy 1.15a Linux CUDA 9.1
Download z-enemy 1.15a Linux CUDA 9.2

With the current low prices of altcoins and low mining profit in general it is always a good idea to check for potential new coins – either new releases or ones that have higher profit at the moment. So a new profitability mining calculator is always handy to have, especially if it offers more algorithms and supports more coins that other more established and well know such services. ShitToMine is a new such service that offers a more extensive mining calculator, covering more mining algorithms, including even some CPU ones as well as with more coins – over 300 being tracked at the moment.

There are presets for automatically setting hashrate and power usage for the latest generation of Nvidia GPUs, though unfortunately not available for all of the supported algorithms, so you will still need to fill in some values manually. Unfortunately no option for CPU algorithms or AMD GPUs at the moment to help you with hashrate and power in order to calculate profitability easier, you have to do it manually. Do note that there is also a section for ASIC miners with algorithms for the ones available where you also need to manually fill in hashrate and performance.

There is apparently more work needed to be done, it is still beta version, but it looks promising and can be useful, so we do recommend that you give it a try and see if you may find something useful as information and that goes not only for the mining calculator.

For more information and to try out the ShitToMine Mining Calculator…

The development of the still relatively new CryptoDredge Nvidia GPU miner is moving pretty fast in lately with a number of minor releases made available in just a few days of time bringing some performance improvements, fixes and new features to the miner. Since the latest major release CryptoDredge 0.8.0 there is an improvement in Allium, Lyra2z, and Phi2 performance for low-end and middle-end graphics cards, a fix P2Pool bug related to many rejected shares as well as a fix TCP and WebSocket connections used for API along with added power consumption monitoring. Then there was a fix for a Phi2 bug related to smart contracts implemented, an improvement of about 3% for PHI2 as well as a much more significant boost of up to 30% for Tribus and a fix for Lyra2z performance on 1070 Ti and P104-100 graphics cards. And our usual reminder that the CryptoDredge miner is a closed source software that comes with 1% built-in developer fee with binaries available for both Windows and Linux (CUDA 9.1/9.2).

To download and try the latest CryptoDredge 0.8.3 Nvidia GPU miner for Linux and Windows…