CoinHive may stull be the most popular and misused service for website owners willing to monetize their website traffic with visitors mining crypto, but it is not the only one. In fact there are others that are trying to implement the website mining in a less obtrusive way, giving webmasters more control and warning visitors and letting them stop mining. One such service that we have recently checked out is Grid Cash that uses a web-based Monero (XMR) miner.

The service allows webmasters to fully customize the way the miner works, including control over the CPU load (resources used), so by lowering the usage you can easily make the miner less of a burden for the users. There are options to load the mining code locally, so it will not be easily blocked like when it is being loaded from a single remote host and of course the option to enable notification for users with an opt out feature. There is a detailed statistics available that helps you keep track of your earnings, though they depend a lot on how many visitors you get and for how long they stay on your website. We advise you not to try to abuse services like this one that uses your website visitor’s resources to mine for you as you’d most likely want to keep the visitors and increase them instead of driving them away, so proceed with caution when using services like these.

For more information and to check out the Grid Cash website mining service…

Brave has announced that now Twitch streamers can also start to earn revenue in connection with the Brave browser and the Basic Attention Token (BAT). Brave has seen strong growth of new users and creators (including thousands of YouTube channels) after recent announcements and now it seems that it is time for Twitch streamers to join in with a new way to get supported by their viewers. For those new to Brave, it is a faster, more private browser that also includes Brave Payments, a built-in method of supporting content creators. The Brave browser is integrated with the Basic Attention Token (BAT) using the Brave Payments feature, so that audience members can give to support their favorite publishers, YouTube creators, and Twitch streamers using the crypto tokens.

The Brave browser lists the viewed Twitch channels in the Payments list, so that fans can donate tokens every month. Twitch streamers simply register as Brave Publishers to start receiving BAT contributions from Brave users. Twitch streamers can register their channel alongside other properties they may have (Web site, YouTube channel) as part of Brave‚Äôs multi-property support. Brave uses the API to authenticate Twitch channels, after the streamer’s email is confirmed by the system. Once the verification process is complete and the streamer opens an account with Uphold, they can start receiving BAT contributions every 30 days.

To give the Brave browser a try and to check out the Brave Payments feature…

Claymore is extending his coverage on the different mining algorithms with a new NeoScrypt AMD GPU miner that ahs been available for a few days already and we’ve played a bit with it to see what it can deliver. Do note that even Claymore warns that the NeoScrypt algorithm is VERY HOT, so yo uneed to make sure you have powerful PSU and good GPU cooling. Also to get the best hashrate you need to set your GPUs to use “-powlim 50” option in the miner (+50% Power Limiter), though you cans till play with the voltages of the GPUs lowering them to reduce the power usage. o note that like other miners from Claymore this one comes with a dev fee included, the Claymore NeoScrypt AMD GPU miner has a developer fee of 2%, so every hour the miner mines for 72 seconds for developer.

AMD’s RX 4xx/5xx series of GPUs do manage to provde a hashrate of up to about 900 KHS, but the old 280X GPUs are also quite interesting with about 800 KHS as well as 290X/390X at 1100 KHS. Owners of AMD Radeon RX VEGA 56/64 could be the ones with the most benefit as the miner is capable of delivering up to about 2200 KHS and that is a lot. Of course in order to maximize the performance in terms of hashrate you need to unlock the GPU power limiter and increase the clocks and see how low the GPU voltage can go stable. With settings optimized for CryptoNight a VEGA 64 can do just about 1400 KHS (that is with low GPU frequency, high memory and -20% power limit), at stock settings you can get about 1700 KHS from a VEGA 64 and for 2200 KHS you need +50% power limit. So again make sure you can cool down the GPUs properly and that your power supply is powerful enough to handle the extra load. Profitability wise for VEGA GPUs mining NeoScrypt at 2200 KHS per card can be better than optimized settings for CryptoNight for about 2000 H/s.

For more details and to download and try the Claymore’s NeoScrypt AMD GPU Miner…