Posts Tagged ‘Aeon

The AEON Project has been available for a while already, launched back in 2014 using CryptoNight-Lite as Proof of Work algorithm, but apparently a few days ago, on October 25th, there was a successful fork to a new PoW mining algorithm called K12. KangarooTwelve (K12) Keccak is an algorithm that is already available for FPGA and might eventually also be made available for ASIC miners in the future, so it is an interesting move considering what most other crypto projects are doing – getting away from FPGA/ASIC mining and even GPU mining for some lately. According to CoinMarketCap AEON is currently ranked around the 500th place with a market capitalization of around 4 Million USD and a low trading volume of less than 10K daily, even though it is traded on a larger exchange such as Bittrex. It will be interesting to see how will things progress some more days after the fork to the new K12 FPGA algorithm.

If you are interested in mining AEON with FPGA miners, you might want to check out Hash Altcoin’s Blackminer F1 miners, do note however that the mini miners do not seem to currently support the new K12 algorithm. If you are interested in purchasing F1 FPGA miner and have it hosted by Hash Altcoin by the end of this month there is a nice promo with a $500 USD coupon for electricity. You can also use our invitation code ZLOZLA in order to get a $100 USD coupon code for your next order (can be used for electricity costs as well if hosted by them).

For more details about the AEON crypto project and its latest fork to the new K12 algorithm…

The BLOC GUI Miner is a beautiful, easy to use, Graphical User Interface (GUI) for mining some of the more popular cryptocurrencies based on Cryptonote vailable for Linux, Windows and MacOS. The project is being developed by Bloc.Money (BLOC) (CryptoNight Heavy-Haven algorithm), so by default it starts by offering you to create a BLOC wallet if you do not yet have one, or mine BLOC if you do, but you also have another option to mine for other supported CryptoNote/CryptoNight crypto coins. Besides BLOC, you can also mine: RYO (RYO), Haven (XHV), Monero (XMR), Conceal Network (CCX), Sumokoin (SUMO), GRAFT (GRFT), Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL), Lethean (LTHN), X-CASH (XCASH), Masari (MSR), Tube (TUBE), AEON (AEON), ArQmA (ARQ), Iridium (IRD), TurtleCoin (TRTL) and Loki (LOKI) with this miner. You start by choosing the coin to mine, entering your wallet address and then selecting a pool where you want to mine from a list and then you are presented with a nice looking GUI with information about the coin you are mining and your hashrate. You can use the settings button to change things such as your wallet ot mining pool as well as if you are CPU or GPU mining (depending on the version of the GUI you use).

There are two main versions of the GUI miner, one using XMRig as a backend for the mining that supports only CPU mining and one tha uses XMR-Stak that supports both CPU and GPU mining (AMD OpenCL and Nvidia CUDA). Since they use different miners there is slight difference in the supported coins between the two versions: TurtleCoin (TRTL) and Loki (LOKI) are supported only on the XMRig version and Conceal Network (CCX) only on the XMR-Stak one, so have that in mind when choosing. Of course it also depends if you need the CPU only or the CPU and GPU version of the GUI miner, though have in mind that apparently the CPU/GPU version does not support mining on both at the same time and you may need to manually switch between CPU and GPU (CPU mining by default). Do note that the XMRig version supports LOKI as it is the only miner with support for RandomX CPU mining and LOKI uses a variant of the RandomX algorithm (RandomXL). We are hoping to see more RandomX crypto coins getting supported in this easy to use GUI miner as they become available in time as it really makes mining on CPU easy for people new to mining especially with CPU mining getting popular again.

To download and try mining with the latest version of the BLOC GUI miner…

The RavenCoin (RVN) fork has been successfully executed and mining with GPUs is back once more with mining profitability of RVN the highest at the moment among GPU-mineable altcoins thanks to no significant change in the price. The hashrate is now about 5 times lower than before the fork, so most likely the presence of FPGAs and even maybe ASIC miners for the X16R algorithm is really significant. Anyway, apart from z-enemy and T-Rex miners for Nvidia there is a third option available now with X16Rv2 support. The new entry is the just released CryptoDredge v0.22.0 that now supports the X16Rv2 algorithm, like with other closed source Nvidia GPU miners, CryptoDredge also comes with a 1% dev fee for the X16RV2 algorithm. Our quick tests have shown that on GTX 1080 Ti the performance of CryptoDredge miner with X16Rv2 is not as high as on the current hashrate leader T-Rex… it is more like similar to that of z-enemy.

To download and try the latest CryptoDredge v0.22.0 Nvidia GPU Miner…


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