The latest update of Bminer 11.4.0 has introduced experimental support for mining BEAM (Equihash 150/5) on AMD GPUs after the previous release brought support for the new algorithm on Nvidia GPUs. In order to enable AMD support you need to use an additional parameter in the command line of the miner, for example to run on the first AMD GPU: -devices amd:0, you need to list the deice IDs of the available AMD video cards in the mining rig that you want to use for mining. Do note that the BEAM Project does have an official AMD GPU miner as well as an Nvidia CUDA one, so you might want to try and compare the performance on AMD hardware between the two. Also note that BEAM mining support is still experimental on Bminer, so there could be some issues and problems at this point.

We remind you that that Bminer is a closed source Nvidia GPU miner available for Linux and Windows in the form of pre-compiled binaries and that there is a 2% development fee for Bytom (BTM), Equihash and Zhash coins, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual mining Ethash and Blake.

To download and try the latest release of the Bminer 11.4.0 Nvidia GPU miner…

Nvidia has announced their new mid-range GPUs, namely the GeForce RTX 2060 as the fourth GPU in their new RTX range following the release for RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 that are already available on the market. Specifications wise the new RTX 2060 is something in between the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 from the previous generation, along with the new Tensor and RT cores on top of the CUDA cores. As far as crypto mining goes however there is not much use of the new gaming technology built into the RTX graphics cards, but the new architecture does bring some extra performance as we have already seen with he earlier RTX models… especially with miners already getting optimizations for the 2000 series.

It will be interesting to see what kind of performance you can currently get from an RTX 2060 GPU and we are soon going to have some results to show, so stay tuned for more information. Meanwhile the new GeForce RTX 2060 should be available from January 15th with prices starting at $349 USD. It is pricier than what the GTX 1060 was released at its launch, but then again you are also getting more with the GeForce RTX 2060, will the extra features be worth the price for mining though, that is entirely different question. With the current low profit for GPU mining that has been going on for quite some time already it is hard to justify the purchase of new mining hardware…

Ledger has announced their new crypto hardware wallet named Ledger Nano X and have started taking pre-orders for the new device. The new Ledger Nano X is a Bluetooth-enabled hardware wallet with built-in battery that will be able to also connect to your smartphone and not only to your computer as was with the previous generation Ledger Nano S. According to Ledger the new wallet promises better security, even with the wireless connectivity option, as well as an improved user experience and design. Ledger also launched the Ledger Live Mobile app, which allows Ledger Nano X users to manage secure transactions, install and uninstall apps, and check their real-time balances on the go. It will also enable Ledger Nano S users to check their balance in read-only mode. Ledger Live Mobile will be made available in the App Store and Google Play on January 28th.

The new Ledger Nano X has a Bluetooth feature that easily and reliably connects through the Ledger Live Mobile app, which allows users to connect the device to their smartphone, providing increased mobility without sacrificing security, though we are still a bit concerned about the wirelesses connectivity option. The new Ledger Nano X can store up to 100 crypto assets from more than 1100+ supported, which is six times more capacity than the Ledger Nano S, and includes an improved interface with a larger screen to make things easier for the user. The Ledger Nano X costs $119 USD to pre-order now and shipping is expected to start in March.

For more details on the new Ledger Nano X mobile-friendly hardware crypto wallet…

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