While still in pre-order stage the first 7nm ASIC miner for Bitcoin (SHA256) – the 24 THS GMO B2 miner has been sold out. The Japanese company behind the project however is apparently ready with a successor – the GMO miner B3 that will be offering variable hashrate of 24-33 THS with 1950-3417 Watts of power usage respectively at the same price of 1999 USD. The new miners will come with 180 days of warranty and the price includes a 4 kW power supply as well. GMO is already taking pre-orders for the new B3 miners and you can pay using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash or USD with shipping expected to start in November 2018.

The new GMO B3 ASIc miners come with the same base specifications, but there is an extra that allows the device to either automatically adjust performance or the user to optimize it so that it can reach up to 33 THS hashrate with reduced power efficiency. This feature is interesting as it will allow miners to increase performance at times when there is higher profit to be made and to reduce it when the profit is not that good. The extra performance at the same price as that of the original B2 miners does seem like an interesting upgrade, especially considering that you get an adequate power supply also included in the price.

If you are interested in learning more details about the upcoming GMO B3 ASIC miners…

The X16R crypto algorithm introduced by RavenCoin (RVN) is getting more widely supported now that NiceHash has added support for users to sell and purchase X16R mining hashrate. Alogng with the support on the website for X16R the Excavator Nvidia GPU miner software developed by the service and also a part of their NiceHash Miner software also got support for the X16R algorithm. Apart for the new support of the X16R crypto algorithm, the Excavator miner also supports the following algorithms on more recent Nvidia GPUs: equihash, pascal, decred, sia, lbry, blake2s, daggerhashimoto, lyra2rev2, keccak, neoscrypt, cryptonightV7 and lyra2z as well as three dual mining modes: daggerhashimoto_decred, daggerhashimoto_sia and daggerhashimoto_pascal. Do note that the Excavator miner is a closed source miner available as a binary for Windows and Linux…

To download and try the latest version of the Excavator Nvidia GPU miner software…

There is a new version of the popular closed source miner z-enemy-1.11 for Nvidia GPU mining rigs that is widely used for X16R coins such as RavenCoin (RVN), though the miner also supports quite a lot of other algorithms in the more recent versions. The latest release 1.12 add support for two new crypto algorithms – Sonoa and PHI2, and also brings slight performance increase in a number of already supported algorithms: X17, X16r, X16s, C11, Bitcore, Aeriumx and others. So if you are using the z-enemy miner you might want to update to the latest version of the software.

We remind you that z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release and it contains a 1% developer fee built-in to support further software development. There are binary releases available for both Windows and Linux, the official download links are posted below. The Windows binary release is available as CUDA 9.1 and CUDA 9.2 compiled executable, so make sure that you have an up to date driver in order to avoid having issues. Linux binaries are compiled for CUDA 9.1 for the moment and should work fine out of the box on Ubuntu and HiveOS.

To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.12 miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…
To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.12 miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.2)…
To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.12 miner binary release for Linux (CUDA 9.1)…

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