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The latest GMiner 1.71 miner has added support for the Ethash algorithm on Nvidia GPUs allowing you to use the miner for mining ETH and ETC for the moment with other coins to be supported in the future. The developer fee of the Ethash algorithm is set at 0.65% instead of the regular 2 percent for other algorithms supported by the miner. Do note that if you are using an Nvidia GPU with GDDR5X video memory such as the GTX 1080 series you should also run the OhGodAnETHlargementPill tool for optimal performance when mining Ethash using GMiner. A quick test has shown that the performance on GTX 1080 Ti with the Pill software running is a little lower than what the latest Claymore Dual Ethereum AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v15.0 is capable of delivering, so there might be some more room for improvement in future updates.

The GMiner miner requires an Nvidia GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or later as well as CUDA 9.0 driver support, some algorithms are already supported on AMD GPUs as well, but not all. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia and AMD GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, also there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.71 Nvidia and AMD GPU miner…

The latest two version of GMiner 1.69 Nvidia and AMD miner has added support for the BFC algorithm used by the Chinese Bitfree Cash (BFC) project. BFC s apparently based on Cuckaroo29 algorithm and the project does not seem to be that popular yet among English speaking users, so you might want to check it out. Have in mind that the dev fee for the BFC algorithm is currently set to 3% instead of the regular 2% for all other supported algorithms by the miner. Also finding a pool in English might currently be an issue, so you can go for uuPool for now. Do note that the latest NBMiner also has support for BFC for Nvidia GPUs, so you might want to check it as well and see what gives you better performance.

The GMiner miner requires an Nvidia GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or later as well as CUDA 9.0 driver support, some algorithms are already supported on AMD GPUs as well, but not all. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia and AMD GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, also there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.69 Nvidia and AMD GPU miner…

ZelCash (ZEL) is an anonymous cryptocurrency that has been forked from ZCash (ZEC), but has since been evolving into a kind of a multi-functional crypto ecosystem. Initially the project used the Equihash algorithm that ZEC used (Equihash 200,9), but has since forked to Zhash (Equihash 144,5) and most recently a couple of months ago switched to the ZelHash (Equihash 125,4) algorithm. Meanwhile ZelCash has also been apparently renamed to just Zel, though it is still been widely refered to as ZelCash on most places. Currently ZelCash (ZEL) is ranked at 457th place by CoinMarketCap with a market cap of sub 5M USD and a daily volume of more than half the total capitalization.

ZEL has getting some attention lately and we have decided to check out mining it once more with the new algorithm and give you some helpful information should you decide to try mining it as well. The Equihash 125,4 algorithm called ZelHash is not as widely supported as other Equihash variations out there, though it is available for both AMD and Nvidia GPU miners. It is not available on NiceHash for the moment, though the algorithm is available at MiningRigRentals which can be used to your advantage where you might want to sell your hashrate if more profitable to mine directly ZEL.

The largest mining pool for ZEL is 2miners, though you can check what other pools with support for the ZelHash algorithm for ZelCash are available on MiningPoolStats. For AMD GPU mining you can only use the lolMiner closed source OpenCL miner with 1% developer free built-in. Nvidia GPU miners have more options with ZelHash supported by both the GMiner CUDA closed source miner with 2% developer fee built-in or the alternative miniZ CUDA closed source miner also with 2% dev fee. Our quick tests are showing that performance wise the miniZ miner does seem to be faster in terms of hashrate, though stability wise it is not as good as GMiner, so if using the miniZ miner make sure you use a loop when running the miner software.

For more details if you got interested in the ZelCash (ZEL) crypto project…


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