Posts Tagged ‘Bitcoin Gold

For a lot of people there is only Bitcoin (BTC) and a couple of other popular forks for Bitcoin such as Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV or Bitcoin Gold, but in reality there are much more than just these. According to a website called Forkdrop that is tracking the available Bitcoin, as well as some altcoin forks, the number is quite big already – there are 105 Bitcoin fork projects in total, though not all of them are active or operational yet. Of those 105 in total, 74 are considered active projects relevant to holders of Bitcoin (BTC) and the remaining 31 are considered historic and are no longer relevant. Furthermore of the 74 active Bitcoin fork projects 45 projects have a currently-operating blockchain network capable of transacting and 29 projects do not have a currently-operating blockchain network capable of transacting, however are considered to be still in development.

You might be interested in checking these Bitcoin forks, especially if you have held bitcoins for a long time and are in full control of your private keys/wallets as you might be able to claim some of these coins for free. With some of these Bitcoin forks you are entitled to 1:1 of the respective coins you had in BTC at the time of the fork others have provided airdrops or are still providing for the holders of coins at a specific block at which the fork occurred and a snapshot has been made. The idea is that some of these projects are more or less established and have a decent trading volume and are present on exchanges, so it could be some free money for you or an extra bag of coins to hold for a better future. Either way it is worth checking out the information provided by Forkdrop as it might be helpful and profitable.

Check out the website Forkdrop for more information about the available Bitcoin forks…

The NiceHash service for leasing and renting crypto hashrate has announced the addition of a new crypto algorithm to their list of supported algos – the Zhash algorithm or Equihash with parameter set 144,5. This algorithm is currently used as a PoW algorithm with Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Anon (ANON) and BitcoinZ (BTCZ) and other projects. The Zhash algorithm works by increasing the hardware requirements of Equihash to make the development of an ASIC appliance less viable and to put back GPU mining in control for the projects using this algorithm. Aside from support for Zhash on the marketplace for hashrate, mining Zhash is also supported through the latest NiceHash Miner Legacy (1.9.0.8) as well as third party miners of course.

Another popular service for renting and leasing mining rigs Mining Rig Rentals has been offering Zhash (Equihash 144,5) for quite some time, though the market there is usually smaller compared to what NiceHash is capable of providing in terms of hashrate. Apart from Zhash this service also offers support for Equihash 96,5 as well as Equihash 192,7 and Equihash 210,9 so if you need any of these you can check the MRR service as well.

The latest EWBF Cuda Equihash Miner v0.5 comes with some performance optimizations and fixes for various variations of the Equihash algorithm it supports for GPU mining on Nvidia-based rigs. You can expect to see a speed increase of 3-15% depending on your mining hardware for Equihash 144,5 as well as 2% for Equihash 210,9 with the latest update. The new version also fixes the problem with cropped performance on fast (1080 Ti, Titan) gpus for Equihash 96,5 as well as the “low difficulty shares” problem, on Aion pools for Equihash 210,9. So if you are mining any of the Equihash Equihash 192,7, 144,5, 96,5 or 210,9 variants yo umight want to give this miner a go. Do note it does not support the Equihash 200,9 that was originally the algorithm called Equihash and used by ZCash (ZEC) that is currently mineable by ASIC miners. We are also reminding you that the EWBF Cuda Equihash Miner is a closed source miner, there are CUDA 8.0 and 9.1 binaries available for Windows and Linux and there is a 2% developer fee built-in by default.

For more information and to download and try the new EWBF Cuda Equihash Miner v0.5…


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