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The RavenCoin (RVN) fork has been successfully executed and mining with GPUs is back once more with mining profitability of RVN the highest at the moment among GPU-mineable altcoins thanks to no significant change in the price. The hashrate is now about 5 times lower than before the fork, so most likely the presence of FPGAs and even maybe ASIC miners for the X16R algorithm is really significant. Anyway, apart from z-enemy and T-Rex miners for Nvidia there is a third option available now with X16Rv2 support. The new entry is the just released CryptoDredge v0.22.0 that now supports the X16Rv2 algorithm, like with other closed source Nvidia GPU miners, CryptoDredge also comes with a 1% dev fee for the X16RV2 algorithm. Our quick tests have shown that on GTX 1080 Ti the performance of CryptoDredge miner with X16Rv2 is not as high as on the current hashrate leader T-Rex… it is more like similar to that of z-enemy.

To download and try the latest CryptoDredge v0.22.0 Nvidia GPU Miner…

Tomorrow Ravencoin (RVN) will be forking at 16:00:00 UTC and the fork comes with a change from the current X16R to the new X16RV2 algorithm and you need to make sure you are ready for the switch. First off you need to make sure that you have the latest Raven Core wallet installed (if you do use a local wallet). Mining pools should be updated already or should make sure they are also ready for the switch of the algorithm before the fork occurs, so nothing to worry about that, just make sure that the mining ports and URLs will remain the same after the fork. You would of course also need to update your mining software, depending on the hardware you use, in order to be able to continue mining wit the next X16Rv2 algorithm after the fork occurs. There are already a couple of software miners that announced support for the X16Rv2, though not all of the ones with X16R support are ready for the new algorithm, below are listed the ones that already support X16Rv2 mining on AMD, Nvidia and CPUs.

Nvidia GPU miners with X16Rv2 support:
z-enemy 2.2 Nvidia GPU miner (1% dev fee)
T-Rex 0.14.4 Nvidia GPU miner (1% dev fee)

AMD GPU miners with X16Rv2 support:
teamredminer v0.5.9 AMD GPU miner (2.5% dev fee)

CPU miners with X16Rv2 support:
cpuminer-opt 3.9.8 CPU miner (free and opensource)

The latest T-Rex Nvidia GPU miner version 0.14.4 has also introduced support for the new X16Rv2 algorithm, just like the z-enemy 2.2 miner did (the algo that Ravencoin is forking to starting next month). Although the z-enemy miner was technically first with an official release, there was unofficial beta of t-rex 0.14.2 made available by the PEXA project a few days earlier with X16Rv2 support. Do note that you can already test X16Rv2 mining with PEXA Coin on mainnet and not only on pools that have implemented RVN testnet mining with the new X16Rv2 algorightm.

Performance wise it does seem that the T-Rex 0.14.4 miner offers similar or slightly faster hashrate compared to Z-Enemy 2.2 in most algorithm combinations on GTX 1080 Ti after a quick test, though it is best that you compare on your own mining hardware. Also T-Rex has implemented a new command line parameter that enables the miner to automatically switch to a new algorithm at user set fork time (example for RVN: --fork-at x16rv2=2019-10-01T16:00:00). Do note that the T-Rex is a closed source miner software with 1% development fee built-in. Also make sure you have a recent video driver installed (the latest for CUDA 10+ support) as the binaries for both Linux and Windows are available in versions compiled for CUDA 9.1/9.2/10.0.

For more information and to download and try the latest version of the T-Rex miner…


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