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Pigeoncoin (PGN) is one of the first forks of Raven, but instead of using directly X16R it introduced a modified version called X16S. Well, it seems that PGN is changing their PoW mining algorithm form X16S to X21S, another algorithm that has been available for a while introduced by Ritocoin (RITO) which is another fork from Ravencoin (RVN). The switch from X16S to X21S will occur on the 15th of October 2019 at 00:00:00 GMT. We could not find a specific reason for the algorithm change, we would understand if it was using X16R and wanted to get away from the existing ASIC miners, but with X16S. Still, if you are holding PGN in a local wallet make sure you update to the latest wallet version to be ready for the upcoming fork. If you are mining/trading PGN you might want to make sure your pool is ready for the fork and that you not make transactions near the fork time just to be sure that everything goes smoothly first. As for mining – T-Rex and CryptoDredge for Nvidia and WildRig Multi for AMD should be fine, or at least that was what we sued the last time we have mined using the X21S algorithm.

Here you can download latest Pigeoncoin (PGN) wallets to be ready for the fork…

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…

The latest T-Rex Nvidia GPU miner version 0.12.1 brings some performance improvement for the MTP algorithm used by ZCoin (XZC), the performance should be up by 1%-3% on some video cards according to the developer. The new version also adds the ability to view the T-Rex log file directly in the web browser and fixes the issues with the Benchmark mode not working properly in the miner.

Do note that the T-Rex is a closed source miner 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 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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