Pigeoncoin (PGN) is one of the first forks of Raven, but instead of using directly X16R it introduced a modified version called X16S. Well, it seems that PGN is changing their PoW mining algorithm form X16S to X21S, another algorithm that has been available for a while introduced by Ritocoin (RITO) which is another fork from Ravencoin (RVN). The switch from X16S to X21S will occur on the 15th of October 2019 at 00:00:00 GMT. We could not find a specific reason for the algorithm change, we would understand if it was using X16R and wanted to get away from the existing ASIC miners, but with X16S. Still, if you are holding PGN in a local wallet make sure you update to the latest wallet version to be ready for the upcoming fork. If you are mining/trading PGN you might want to make sure your pool is ready for the fork and that you not make transactions near the fork time just to be sure that everything goes smoothly first. As for mining – T-Rex and CryptoDredge for Nvidia and WildRig Multi for AMD should be fine, or at least that was what we sued the last time we have mined using the X21S algorithm.

Here you can download latest Pigeoncoin (PGN) wallets to be ready for the fork…

The author of the popular SRBminer CryptoNight AMD GPU miner has just updated his new mining software called SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner to version 0.1.1 Betta adding support for a few new algorithms and some bug fixes. The new miner is targeted at algorithms for CPU mining as well as some CPU and GPU ones for more recent AMD-based video cards (R9 2xx series and newer)… other than the CN-based algorithms that his other AMD GPU miner supports. The new algorithms include: yespowerltncg, yespowersugar, yespowerurx, yespower2b, eaglesong (nervos-ckb) algorithms and there is also added support for SHA with yespower algorithm family.

Do note that just like his CryptoNight GPU miner, this new CPU and GPU AMD miner is also available only for Windows (Linux version might be oming out soon) as a pre-compiled binary and there is a built-in developer fee as follows: 0% for blake2b and yespowerurx, 1.70% for rainforestv2 and 0.85% for all other supported algorithms. The miner does not yet have support for the new RandomX algorithm, but it will hopefully get one at least regarding CPU support in the future, you can find the initially supported algorithms below:

CPU-only algorithms:
– cpupower
– yescryptr16
– yescryptr32
– yescryptr8
– yespower
– yespowerlitb
– yespowerr16
– yespowerltncg
– yespowersugar
– yespowerurx
– yespower2b

CPU + GPU algorithms:
– blake2b
– blake2s
– keccak
– mtp
– rainforestv2
– yescrypt
– eaglesong

To download and try the new SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner 0.1.1 Beta…

The BLOC GUI Miner is a beautiful, easy to use, Graphical User Interface (GUI) for mining some of the more popular cryptocurrencies based on Cryptonote vailable for Linux, Windows and MacOS. The project is being developed by Bloc.Money (BLOC) (CryptoNight Heavy-Haven algorithm), so by default it starts by offering you to create a BLOC wallet if you do not yet have one, or mine BLOC if you do, but you also have another option to mine for other supported CryptoNote/CryptoNight crypto coins. Besides BLOC, you can also mine: RYO (RYO), Haven (XHV), Monero (XMR), Conceal Network (CCX), Sumokoin (SUMO), GRAFT (GRFT), Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL), Lethean (LTHN), X-CASH (XCASH), Masari (MSR), Tube (TUBE), AEON (AEON), ArQmA (ARQ), Iridium (IRD), TurtleCoin (TRTL) and Loki (LOKI) with this miner. You start by choosing the coin to mine, entering your wallet address and then selecting a pool where you want to mine from a list and then you are presented with a nice looking GUI with information about the coin you are mining and your hashrate. You can use the settings button to change things such as your wallet ot mining pool as well as if you are CPU or GPU mining (depending on the version of the GUI you use).

There are two main versions of the GUI miner, one using XMRig as a backend for the mining that supports only CPU mining and one tha uses XMR-Stak that supports both CPU and GPU mining (AMD OpenCL and Nvidia CUDA). Since they use different miners there is slight difference in the supported coins between the two versions: TurtleCoin (TRTL) and Loki (LOKI) are supported only on the XMRig version and Conceal Network (CCX) only on the XMR-Stak one, so have that in mind when choosing. Of course it also depends if you need the CPU only or the CPU and GPU version of the GUI miner, though have in mind that apparently the CPU/GPU version does not support mining on both at the same time and you may need to manually switch between CPU and GPU (CPU mining by default). Do note that the XMRig version supports LOKI as it is the only miner with support for RandomX CPU mining and LOKI uses a variant of the RandomX algorithm (RandomXL). We are hoping to see more RandomX crypto coins getting supported in this easy to use GUI miner as they become available in time as it really makes mining on CPU easy for people new to mining especially with CPU mining getting popular again.

To download and try mining with the latest version of the BLOC GUI miner…