DarkCoin (DRK), now renamed to DASH, aims to be the first privacy-centric cryptographic currency with fully encrypted transactions and anonymous block transactions. These features are a work on progress and will be released in stages in the near future. DarkCoin (DRK) uses a specialized CPU and GPU miners, so you will need to download these in order to be able to mine this new crypto, download links are available below.

DarkCoin uses a new chained hashing algorithm approach, with many new scientific hashing algorithms for the proof-of-work. This is so that the processing distribution is fair and coins will be distributed in much the same way Bitcoins were originally. ASICs will be much more difficult to make for these algorithms and will take years, so GPU mining should be the main solution for mining these coins.


Block Explorer / Crawler


  • 0.00000% Pre-mined
  • Super secure hashing algorithm: X11 – 11 rounds of scientific hashing functions (blake, bmw, groestl, jh, keccak, skein, luffa, cubehash, shavite, simd, echo)
  • Block reward is controlled by moore’s law: (11111 / (((Difficulty+51)/6) ^ 2))
  • CPU mining initially, now also GPU mining
  • Block generation: 2.5 minutes
  • Difficulty Retargets using Kimoto Gravity Well
  • 84 Million Coins Max
  • Block reward halves every year
  • Encrypted transaction network: Work In Progress
  • Anonymous blockchain using coinjoin technology: Work In Progress

Online Wallet

Source Code
at GitHub

sgminer for AMD GPUs
ccMiner for Nvidia GPUs




The scryptcc cloud mining service is pretty much the first more serious Scrypt cloud mining service appearing on the market and it has already drawn some attention to it. While the service is still in beta, some things are left unknown for the users and there are some bugs to fix and the people behind the service are not acting very fast on these unfortunately, things look promising and the mining process seems to run stable and be reliable enough for investing in some KHS to give it a try. But the big question here is how profitable actually is to rent KHS there? According to the scryptcc Income Calculator you can expect to break even in something between 90 and 180 days and the time varies often when you check the results from the calculator. The problem with the Income Calculator is that it uses static values assuming that everything remains as it is at the current moment – KHS price, crypto profitability etc. and that may not be true over a long period of time such as half a year for example. Still you can get some sort of a general idea on what to expect.


We decided to do some calculations on our own however. According to the calculator our total investment for buying 234 KHS at the moment is going to be 0.33799896 BTC ($212.94 USD), so this is the amount fo coins we need to mine with the rented hashrate. The daily income we can expect from the 234 KHS is 0.00173981 BTC, and if we are going to be mining with 234 KHS directly litecoin we are going to earn 0.07341 LTC per day with the current Litecoin difficulty. If we convert the 0.07341 LTC to BTC at the moment we get 0.00184793 BTC, so if they are mining directly LTC they will be loosing money (they probably mine DOGE or similar more profitable than LTC alternative crypto). So by using the scryptcc cloud mining service you will be better of than having a mining rig at home mining directly LTC, because you will not have to buy the hardware, set it up, pay electricity bills and deal with the heat. It might not be as profitable as mining DOGE or another more profitable than LTC crypto, because they do subtract some percent from what you are earning as a maintenance fee, but you don’t have to do anything yourself either. So things are looking pretty good so far…


YACoin has started as a CPU mining coin, but now as with many other cryptos there is no point in mining it with anything less than a GPU. YACoin requires special miner software for OpenCL mining and it is called yacminer, a miner based around cgminer and designed for mining specifically YACoin with its Scrypt-jane algorithm. This miner software is intended for use on AMD GPU mining systems, for Nvidia GPU mining you better go for CUDAminer. As you can see from the screenshot above currently the hashrate you can get from a Radeon R9 280X GPU mining YACoin is not that high compared to some other cryptos, but that is due to the specifics of the algorithm being used here. Also note that the Intensity value is low, you need to keep it lower than you normally would mining other cryptos as higher value may start giving you HW errors. Below you can find the download link for the latest version of yacminer 3.4.2-yac2 for Windows.

You can download yacminer 3.4.2-yac2 for GPU Mining YACoin for Windows OS here…