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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…

InterPlanetery Broadcast Coin (IPBC) is a new project for sharing digital content online with with an integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Think along the lines of YouTube, but without any advertisements, instead users uploading videos on the platform get compensated by the people watching them. IPBC comes with a web media miner that essentially uses some of your computer’s resources to mine while you watch the video and all the used hashpower gets credited to the person that has uploaded the video. There is no need for visitors to download and use a dedicated miner, everything happens directly inside the browser and the mining does not interfere with the video watching.

The best thing is that even though IPBC is still a new project the video platform with mining integration is already available, so it is not just something promised to come out after months as it is already out there. You can of course also mine IPBC coins the traditional way, the project uses Cryptonote/Cryptonight (just like Monero) and there are already quite a few pools out there (aside from the official ones) that offer you to mine it. Of course if you are a video content producer you might want to also try the IPBC platform and upload some videos and try that as well. There is also a web-based miner available for users built inside the platform, though you probably would want to stick to GPU mining with dedicated mining rigs than to use the web-based CPU miner yourself.

The project looks promising and is already doing quite well even though it is just a few days since the official announcement, the team has already announced their plans to have the coin listed on an exchange (listing on Livecoin has been announced for February 21st) as well as other interesting plans for improvements and new features… remember that it has just launched and the IPBC platform is still in beta.

To check out more details about the InterPlanetery Broadcast Coin (IPBC) project…

The developers of Monero (XMR) have just disclosed that they have discovered and patched a critical bug that affects all CryptoNote-based cryptocurrencies, and allows for the creation of an unlimited number of coins in a way that is undetectable to an observer unless they know about the fatal flaw and can search for it. This major bug has been patched a while ago and it has been confirmed that the Monero network was never affected by it. All other active and affected CryptoNote coins, including CryptoNote themselves, Bytecoin, Forknote, Boolberry, DashCoin, and DigitalNote have apparently been notified about the possible issue prior to the public disclosure of the problem.

Note that, at this time, only Monero (XMR), Aeon (AEON), Boolberry (XBB), and Forknote have updated. This means that there could be potential abuse, though it may not necessarily happen with coins that have not patched and fixed the bug. As a result caution is advised for anyone using, trading, exchanging, or running services involving the following currencies affected by this issue: Bytecoin (BCN), DashCoin (DSH), DigitalNote (XDN). Just to clarify a possible misunderstanding by some users – DashCoin (DSH) is not the same as DASH as DASH is not CryptoNote, but X11-based!

Check the official announcement from Monero about the major bug discovery and fix…


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