The XMRig miner is what you would go for if you are interested in mining the RandomX CPU algorithm or any of its variations. While the miner does support CPU and GPU mining for RandomX and other algorithms up until now you had to download separate versions depending on the type of mining hardware you wanted to use, but this is needed no more. The latest XMRig 4.5.0 beta release comes as a unified 3 in 1 miner that supports CPU mining as well as AMD and Nvidia GPU mining. Of course if you are only interested in RandomX mining then you probably want to use CPU mining as GPUs do not perform nowhere near as good as a more recent higher-end multi-core processor does (especially the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs). Then again XMRig does support a number of other algorithms as well and RandomX is not as usable and interesting as of this moment anyway, though in the near future things may significantly change… who knows.

To download and try the latest version of the XMRig CPU miner with RandomX support…

Some of you might remember the Cryptosteel Cassette which was the first metal crypto backup tool on the market released a few years ago. Well, the company behind it has released a new secure password storage hardware device called Cryptosteel Capsule that like the Cassette can be used to store your personal crypto wallet key or another password in a secure and reliable offline way. The Cryptosteel Capsule is a great backup tool for autonomous offline storage of valuable data without any third-party involvement – a solid metal device, designed to survive extreme conditions, works under nearly all circumstances. It is compatible with most secret sharing and key generation algorithm and can store important information in up to 123 characters. A single Cryptosteel Capsule is currently being sold at a price of 89 Euro or about $100 USD.

For additional details about the Cryptosteel Capsule secure password backup tool…

The latest GMiner 1.71 miner has added support for the Ethash algorithm on Nvidia GPUs allowing you to use the miner for mining ETH and ETC for the moment with other coins to be supported in the future. The developer fee of the Ethash algorithm is set at 0.65% instead of the regular 2 percent for other algorithms supported by the miner. Do note that if you are using an Nvidia GPU with GDDR5X video memory such as the GTX 1080 series you should also run the OhGodAnETHlargementPill tool for optimal performance when mining Ethash using GMiner. A quick test has shown that the performance on GTX 1080 Ti with the Pill software running is a little lower than what the latest Claymore Dual Ethereum AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v15.0 is capable of delivering, so there might be some more room for improvement in future updates.

The GMiner miner requires an Nvidia GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or later as well as CUDA 9.0 driver support, some algorithms are already supported on AMD GPUs as well, but not all. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia and AMD GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, also there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.71 Nvidia and AMD GPU miner…

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