Posts Tagged ‘Ravencoin miner

There is now a new optimized open-source fork of ccminer with Ravencoin (RVN) X16r support called nevermore miner (source) that offers better stability compared to the initial ccMiner 2.2.5 with X16r support and similar performance to the closed source ccMiner Enemy 1.03 fork. So if you are worried about closed source miners, you might want to give the nevermore 0.1 miner a try and compile it from the source code yourself. Our initial tests show that the hashrate you get is pretty much the same with very small variation for either of the miners.

There are also official pre-compiled binaries available for Linux and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) compiled for CUDA 9.0, though do note that these do come with a 1% dev donation fee included as a means to support the developer. You can increase the percentage with a command line parameter if you want to show your support with a higher donation percentage as well. If you compile the miner yourself from source you can remove the developer fee altogether, though you might wan to consider leaving the small 1% developer fee at least for a while.

To download a precompiled Linux or Windows binary of the nevermore miner with X16r support for Ravencoin (RVN)…

RavenCoin (RVN) seems to have appeared out of nowhere for many people and there are still quite a lot of miners that are not aware of this potentially interesting crypto coin. Ravencoin is being described as “a use case specific blockchain designed to carry statements of truth about who owns what asset” and there is still a low unknown about the project. The interest in RVN however keeps growing and more people are getting interested in it and are starting to mine it and as a result the network is growing. You can keep track of how things move on on the useful Ravencoin Statistics website and how the network is progressing over time. The recent announcement that the Ravencoin roadmap and accompanying paper will be published on April 3 have further helped to increase the interest as currently there is just a short White Paper regarding the new X16r algorithm used by the coin.

Up until recently Ravencoin (RVN) was not traded on any exchange and was moved only as OTC sales and that is one of the reasons why the coin remained widely unknown for a while after its initial launch. Recently the decentralized exchange Crypto Bridge has added trading of RVN and that has helped move things further and help miners get more interest as they could easily sell coins. If you are interested in the profitability and are interested in just short term profit there is a useful RVN mining calculator that can give you an idea on how may coins you can mine and what profit you can expect. It can be useful for long term mining and holding as well as you can get an idea with what GPU mining hardware how many coins you can expect to mine, even though short term profitability does seem to be pretty good at the moment.

There is always a risk with new coins, especially when they tend to be more cryptic and not fully transparent at the beginning regarding what they are about and what their future plans are. So there is risk with Ravencoin (RVN) as well at this point as there are still a lot of unknowns, but higher risks do seem to pay out well if things tend to turn out for the better.

For the AMD X16r sgminer fork for Raven (RVN) Mining…
For the Nvidia X16r ccMiner Enemy 1.03 fork for Raven (RVN) Mining…