Posts Tagged ‘Vertcoin

It has been a quite a while since the last update of tpruvot’s ccminer fork (source), but there it is a new version 2.3.1 available now that comes with support for Lyra2REv3, sha256q, exosis and Blake2b standard algorithms. The official binary is 64-bit Windows only built with CUDA 10 for SM3+ devices, SM 7.5 architecture is also supported, but doesn’t seem to bring any advantage, for others variants you can build from the source code as the miner is opensource. Do note that CUDA 10 support requires an Nvidia video driver version 410.48 or newer.

The most notable thing abut the new release is the support for Lyra2REv3 that will soon be used by the Vertcoin (VTC) after the upcoming hardfork expected to happen in less than two days. The fork should happen in around February 2nd as it is planned for block 1080000, so make sure you are ready with the required local wallet upgrade (if you are using one) as well as with a miner supporting the new Lyra2REv3 algorithm like the latest ccminer from tpruvot available for Nvidia GPU miners.

To download and try the latest ccminer v2.3.1 Windows 64-bit binary…

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VertCoin (VTC) has hard forked at block number 347000 bringing forth a new and improved Lyra2RE algorithm. This means that in order to continue using and mining VTC you will need to update your VertCoin wallet to the latest version as well as use a miner that adds support for the new Lyra2RE algorithm introduced with the hard fork. So far we only have working forks sgminer for AMD (source) and ccminer for Nvidia (source) from DJM34 that have support for the new version of the Lyra2RE algorithm, but we expect to see support added in other miners as well. You can download compiled Windows binaries for both miners from the links below and continue mining for the Lyra2v2 algorithm that VertCoin (VTC) is now using, also do not forget to update your VTC wallet. Do note that most coins will likely continue to use the older Lyra2RE algorithm for now, so this may cause some confusion as to what version of Lyra2RE is used by different altcoins other than VTC.

Download the sgminer fork from djm34 with with support for the new Lyra2v2 algorithm…
Download the ccminer fork from djm34 with with support for the new Lyra2v2 algorithm…

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There is another interesting crowdfunding project available on the Bitcointalk forum for GPU miners that are interested in mining VertCoin on AMD-based video cards. A user called pallas has made an optimized Lyra2Re kernel for VertCoin (VTC) and is taking donations and sending a compiled binary if you donate minimum of 0.02 BTC an if the total donated coins reach 3 BTC by May 1st he is going to release the source code of the kernel public. The only drawback is that apparently the binary is available only for AMD Radeon R9 290 cards where it is able to produce about 1740 KHS hashrate mining Lyra2RE coins. There are a lot of people that still use Radeon R9 280X, 7970 and others and for them a binary for the 290 is not very usable (it might work on 290X though), so this will limit the use of a compiled BIN, unless binaries for other cards are also made available. The compiled kernel binary is designed to work with latest djm34 sgminer for Lyra2RE that needs to be compiled for 64-bit.

For more details about the new Lyra2RE Vertcoin optimized OpenCL kernel…


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