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 RavenCoin (RVN) mining, even though the miner has already evolved into supporting a lot other algorithms as well. The latest version 1.11 brings some performance improvements such as up to 4-8% for X17 and up to 1-3% for the X16R and X16S algorithms among others. It promises faster start on multi-gpu rigs with the maximum GPU limit increased to support up to 24 cards. The latest version of the miner supports Aerium’s new swap algo (-a aeriumx), starting 4th June – AeriumX (AEX). The new additions regarding supported algorithms are: C11 (-a c11) basic, Skunk (-a skunk) basic, as well as improved TimeTravel8 (-a timetravel) and Polytimos (-a poly) support.

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 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 8.0, 9.0 and 9.1.

To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.11 miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…

The Japanese company GMO Internet Group that has announced plans to get into crypto currency miners a couple of months ago is apparently getting ready to start producing the first 7nm Bitcoin ASIC mining chips (GMO 72b). The chips will be used in the upcoming GMO Miner B2 that the company promises to be able to deliver 24 THS hashrate with about 1950W of power usage and to cost $1999 USD when they start shipping it by the end of October this year. Hopefully this will push other ASIC manufacturers to work a bit more on power efficiency and performance of their BTC ASIC mining hardware in order to be able to remain competitive.

For more details about the upcoming GMO Miner B2 visit the official website…

Wirex has started relaunching their services with a new Visa debit crypto powered cards that can currently take BTC (Bitcoin) and LTC (LTC) and be spent via the card after you convert them to fiat. The company has been shipping their new plastic cards to customers for a bit already and we are happy that we managed to get ours pretty quickly delivered, activated and now ready for some shopping (testing). The new feature called Cryptoback is what we are eager to test out is essentially a reward scheme that gives you back 0.5% of each in-store purchase back in crypto, so a nice little extra. The cards are Wirex branded Visa Debit, contactless and apparently issued by Contis from UK. So if you are looking for a convenient way to spend BTC and/or LTC just like you would with a normal bank debit card, then you might want to check what does Wirex offer you.

Fore more information about the Wirex crypto-powered debit cards and the Cryptoback feature…

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