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The miniZ Nvidia CUDA closed source miner for Windows and Linux has been updated to version 1.5r that adds a major performance improvement for Equihash 210,9 (AION) for all supported Nvidia GPUs (up to 7%, depending on the GPU model). The new version also comes with improved stability, though this mostly affects Beam mining, as well as some small improvements and bug fixes to help make the miner more usable. MiniZ is still our preferred miner for ZElCash (Equihash 125,4) as it offers the best performance for that particular algorithm and hopefully the last update also fixes the stability issues it had in the previous version that required a loop to be set in order to keep the miner running.

The miner also supports Equihash 144,5, Equihash 150,5, Equihash 150,5,3, as well as Equihash 192,7, Equihash 125,4, Equihash 210,9 and Equihash96,5 and the various crypto currencies that use these algorithms on compatible Nvidia GPUs. There are CUDA 8.0 and CUDA 10.0 binaries available including support for Nvidia RTX GPUS with the CUDA 10 release (check which version works better on older GPUs, CUDA 10 is required fo RTX). Have in mind that since miniZ is a closed source miner there is also a built-in developer fee of 2% percent included.

To download and try the latest miniZ v1.5r Multi-Equihash Nvidia CUDA 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…

The miniZ Nvidia CUDA closed source miner for Windows and Linux has been available for a while already, but what caught our attention recently is the addition of support for the Equihash 150,5 algorithm used by BEAM. The miner also supports Equihash 144,5 as well as 192,7 and 96,5 and the various crypto currencies that use these algorithms on compatible 2GB Nvidia GPUs and it there are CUDA 8.0 and CUDA 10.0 versions available including support for Nvidia RTX GPUS with the CUDA 10 release. Since it is a closed source miner there is also a developer fee of 2% percent included.

Back to BEAM support and the Equihash 150,5 algorithm, the miniZ miner took the lead in terms of performance with its recent release over other popular miners that already had support for the algorithm. You might want to check it out if you are mining BEAM or another crypto currency that uses the same algorithm, even NiceHash support is properly working and present, so that will work too. At the moment miniZ does seem to be a good alternative for Equihash 150,5 or BEAM mining to the popular GMiner software that is one of the most used solution for that particular algorithm on Nvidia GPUs.

To download and try the latest miniZ v1.3n3 Multi-Equihash Nvidia CUDA Miner…


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