Posts Tagged ‘BitCash mining

A week ago there was a fork for the BitCash (BITC) project in order to switch to the new X16Rv2 PoW algorithm. Due to some issues however GPU mining ended up not working up properly, so only CPU solo mining was possible for a week and another fork was planned to fix the problem. Today the new fork has happened and the good news is that X16Rv2 GPU mining is now possible after the successful fork. Due to the fork the difficulty of mining BITC is currently lower and you might want to take advantage of this and play around with the T-Rex miner and the X16Rv2 algorithm if you have some Nvidia GPUs and wondering what to mine. As for a good pool where you can mine BitCash on, you might want to check out IceMining or alternatively the second option is to go for

We have not talked about the BitCash (BITC) project for quite some time, but it just got our attention once more with its recent fork. BitCash has moved to the new X16Rv2 algorithm, however you will not be able to GPU mine it for the moment as the existing miner software does not support the specific header that BITC uses. So until there is official support from a GPU miner specifically for the BITC variant of X16Rv2 the coin can only be solo CPU mined via the wallet. This might be interesting for some miners out there that have decent CPUs sitting idle as this might be a good opportunity for you to stack up some coins before GPU mining becomes available again.

Update: BitCash will have another hard fork in a few days on 6 October 10:00 UTC to correct the problem with the mining. This hard fork will bring back the possibility of GPU mining. There is a new wallet version 0.17.20 already. Everybody needs to upgrade to the new version. After the new fork we should be able to use the T-Rex GPU again for X16Rv2 mining with GPUs.

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If you are mining Merit (Cuckoo Cycle Edgebit 26), Bitcash (Cuckoo Cycle Edgebit 27) or SUQA (X22i) on AMD or Nvidia GPUs you might want to check the just released update for the zjazz CUDA and OpenCL 1.2 closed source miner and start using it or just upgrade if using older version. Both the AMD and the Nvidia versions (separate downloads) of the zjazz 1.2 miner come with stratum connection stability improved (should help efficiency on all supported algorithms), but AMD users also get some optimizations added to X22i algorithm or with other words some additional performance increase should be noticeable.

The Cuckoo Cycle algorithm used by MRT and BITC is CPU intensive and the zjazz miner provides multiple options to reduce the CPU load if you are mining on a GPU mining rig with a slower processor that is having trouble coping up, so make sure you check these out. Do note that the zjazz miner is a closed source software available as binary releases for both Windows and Linux and comes with a built-in development fee of 2%.

To download and try the latest zjazz Nvidia AMD GPU Miner v1.2 for Windows and Linux…
To download and try the latest zjazz Nvidia CUDA GPU Miner v1.2 for Windows and Linux…