Posts Tagged ‘Monero mining

Monero (XMR) has been rising up lately in terms of price and user interest and lately it even started rivaling the total market capitalization of Litecoin (LTC) as well as Ripple’s (XRP). In fact XMR, LTC and XRP and currently pretty close in terms of market capitalization and are seriously fighting for the 3rd place among the top crypto currencies in terms of market cap. With Ripple not mineable it is up to Litecoin and Monero to fight for the miners’ interest and Monero is doing much better lately when compared to Litecoin (ASIC mineable). Even with the availability of the new Innosilicon A4 ASICs being available for a while the interest in mining Litecoin hasn’t picked up much.

Monero (XMR) is gaining more interest however and people are getting back to mining it and trading it even more with new big exchanges such as Kraken adding XMR trading pairs as a result of the huge boom in the exchange rate of the altcoin. If you are interested in mining Monero and it is a coin you are still not very familiar with, then you can check a website dedicated for benchmarks with different hardware and miners to see what works best and what you can expect from your hardware. Also feel free to submit your own benchmark results as well…

To take a look at the website with GPU & CPU Benchmarks for Monero Mining…


Monero (XMR) is a brand new uprising cryptocurrency which originates from Bitmonero. Being the fork of Bytecoin, Monero is an anonymous and decentralized cryptocurrency with CryptoNight (64-bit CPU-only) PoW hash algorithm and based on CryptoNote protocol. Monero cryptocurrency bears all hallmarks from its parent cryptocurrency: privacy, security, untraceability, block analysis resistance and others. All product features are covered in more detail on this website.


Block Explorer:

Coin Specifications

  • CryptoNight Algorithm
  • Max supply: Infinite
  • Block reward: Smoothly varying
  • Block time: 60 seconds
  • Difficulty: Retargets at every block

Mac OX

Source Code:
at GitHub

– RPC Port: 18081
– P2P Port: 18080

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