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The Nicehash service for leasing and renting hashrate has added support for the Neoscrypt algorithm as well following the recent addition to Mining Rig Rentals. This comes to show that the user interest in GPU mining is far from gone and new algorithms such as Neoscrypot by crypto currencies such as FTC are attracting a lot of attention. The service operators at Nicehash do recommend however to use the latest sgminer 5.0 development version with support for Neoscrypt for selling your hashrate to the service as the official cgminer 3.7.8 with Neoscrypt support has the extranonce bug. Looking at the profitability of the available algorithms at the Nicehash service you can see that Neoscrypt is taking the top spot for the best paying algorithm from time to time already.


The service for leasing your hashrate and renting some Mining Rig Rentals has added support for the Neoscrypt algorithm that has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to the hard fork of FTC from Scrypt to NeoScrypt. There are currently almost 50 rigs listed at the service selling NeoScrypt hashrate, almost half of which as already rented, meaning that the user interest is quite big even though there are not that much crypto currencies using the particular algorithm aside from Feathercoin. The service Mining Rig Rentals has been the most active one in implementing support for new alternative cryto currency algorithms and thus it supports a few algorithms that no other similar service has available for users to either sell or purchase hashrate. So if you haven’t yet seen what MRR offers, then you might want to give them a try, regardless if you want to lease you mining rigs’ hashrate or rent the rig of someone else providing hashrate for a specific algorithm.

For more information about the Mining Rig Rentals service for renting crypto mining rigs…


The latest development version of sgminer 5 (source) now also includes support for the Neoscrypt crypto algorithm for mining FTC and other crypto currencies relying on it. The OpenCL kernel included is the optimized version also available in the cgminer 3.7.8 with Neoscrypt that offers better performance and supports the latest AMD drivers version 14.9 (thanks to Wolf9466 Neoscrypt kernel improvements). We have compiled a windows binary and you can download it below to try it out, however it seems that the performance we get with this version of sgminer is a bit lower than with the dedicated fork of cgminer 3.7.8 on AMD Radeon R9 280X, the performance on Nvidia GPUs is the same. There is still no CUDA miner for Nvidia GPUS with Neoscrypt support, so if you want to mine Feathercoin with Nvidia-based GPUS such as GTX 750 or GTX 970/980 you need to use one of the OpenCL miners.

You can download the sgminer 5 dev with NeoScrypt support for Windows OS here…