Posts Tagged ‘Blake-256

blake-256-merged-mining

The Blakecoin (BLC) crypto currency seems to be advancing very fast on the merged mining front as the developer of the coin is constantly adding new coins to be merged mined along the main one. There are already 4 additional crypto coins that are being merge mined – Photon, BlakeBitcoin, Dirac and Electron and apparently even more are coming soon. All of these coins use the Blake-256 algorithm and need a specific miner with support for it, you can find the required software below. Most of them are already available for trading on some markets, though still not that many and the total network hashrate has been steadily growing along with the increased interest in these coins thanks to the merged mining support.

Blake-256 Algorithm GPU miners:
Cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 support for AMD
Cgminer 3.1.1 with Blake-256 support for AMD
CudaMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia
ccMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia

Pools for Merged Mining of Blake-256 coins:
http://eu3.blakecoin.com/
http://ny2.blakecoin.com/
http://la1.blakecoin.com/

Exchanges for trading Blake-256 coins:
AskCoin
Atomic Trade

blakebitcoin-crypto

BlakeBitcoin is a clone of Bitcoin with the same reward structure starting with 50 coins per block and a total of 21 million coins, but instead of SHA-256 the coin uses Blake-256 algorithm. The block target time is 1/4 of Bitcoin’s to account for extra hashing speed of Blake-256. The difficulty retarget is at 8064 blocks and the reward halving every 210,000 blocks. The difficulty adjustment is also same as per Bitcoin. BLAKE hash is one of the five hash functions in the final of the NIST SHA-3 Competition. BLAKE is one of the simplest designs to implement, and relies on previously analyzed components: the HAIFA structure and the ChaCha core function. What is the most interesting thing about BlakeBitcoin is that it is merge mined with multiple other Blake-256 crypto coins.

Website
BlakeBitcoin

Block Explorer / Crawler
Not Yet Available.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Blake-256(optimized) is faster than Scrypt, SHA-256, Keccak, Groestl
  • Block award is 50
  • Block reward halve every 210,000 blocks
  • Block target time is 2.5 minutes
  • Re-targets every 8064 blocks
  • 21 Million total coins
  • Block maturity 120

DOWNLOADS
Windows
Linux

Source Code
at GitHub

PORTS

  • RPC Port: 243

MERGED MINING POOLS
http://eu3.blakecoin.com/
http://ny2.blakecoin.com/
http://la1.blakecoin.com/

EXCHANGES
Atomic Trade

blakecoin-merged-mining-pool

Just a few days since Blakecoin and Photon crypto coins got merged mining support and now there is a third coin available as well – BlakeBitcoin, so you can now mine Blakecoin and get Photon and BlakeBitcoin as well. These coins all use the Blake-256 algorithm and need a specific miner with support for the algorithm, you can find the required software below. BlakeBitcoin is still a very new coin and there are still no exchanges, but BLC and PHO are already traded. Furthermore we are soon most likely going to see two more Blake-256 crypto coins added in the mix of merged mining cryptos along BlakeCoin, these are Dirac and Atom, so you should be able to mine for BLC and get 4 extra cryptos as bonus thanks to the merged mining support.

Blake-256 Algorithm GPU miners:
Cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 support for AMD
Cgminer 3.1.1 with Blake-256 support for AMD
CudaMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia
ccMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia

Pools for Merged Mining of Blakecoin, Photon and BlakeBitcoin:
http://eu3.blakecoin.com/
http://ny2.blakecoin.com/
http://la1.blakecoin.com/

Exchanges for trading Blakecoin and Photon:
AskCoin
Atomic Trade


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