Posts Tagged ‘XMR v8

Monero’s planned upcoming hardfork to the new CryptoNight/CryptoNote V8 proof of work algorithm is going well and will just about a day left and miners already supporting the V8 algorithm people are getting ready to mine XMR. Even services such as MiningRigRentals where you can rent or lease mining rigs are already supporting the new V8 algorithm with rigs available. NiceHash however has also added support for V8, including support for their latest NiceHash Miner, so you can expect quite a lot of hashrate after the fork coming from the service.

The SUQA project that we recently introduced is continuing to gain more interest from users and its X22i algorithm has just been added to MRR. The good news for miners is that X22i is still too new and not big enough to catch the interest of NiceHash, though if things continue this way it will happen sooner or later. Anyway, SUQA is developing nicely with network hashrate growing as more users join the mining process and the project is progressing well on their announced roadmap, even though there is still some skepticism surrounding the 10% developer fee from each mined block.

You can check the MiningRigRentals service for more details on available algorithms and rigs…

The latest update to the CryptoNight AMD GPU miner SRBMiner to version 1.6.8 brings support for a new mining algorithm – CryptoNight V8, this will be the new algorithm used by Monero (XMR) as Monero will fork on block 1685555 (around October 18th), so make sure you are ready to mine it after the fork to the new algorithm. The miner should now start up a little bit faster and there are some small performance improvements on some video cards. Also note that the developer fee is now ~0.85% for both normal mode and algo switching mode in the new version. There are also a number of other fixes and improvements, you can find the full changelog below.

SRBMiner V1.6.8 Full Cangelog:
– New Monero algo added (normalv8)
– Small speed increase on some cards
– Fee is now ~0.85% for both normal mode and algo switching mode
– Faster miner startup
– Pools with different algos can now be used in pools.txt, miner will re-init on switch
– Fixed bug when setting compute mode on more than 9 cards
– Fixed a bug showing bad date for ‘connected since’ and ‘average share find time’
– Gpu hashrate watchdog now won’t trigger if user is not connected to a pool
– reboot_script parameter removed and added ‘reboot_script_min_rig_speed’ and ‘reboot_script_gpu_watchdog’ instead
– Added more logging in gpu init part
– API parameters now have to be set in start.bat (--apienable, --apiport, --apirigname) , removed them from config.txt
– Press ‘o’ to switch to the previous pool from pools.txt
– If you add ‘stratum+ssl://’ before the pool address, TLS will be automatically enabled

For more information about the latest SRBMiner Cryptonight AMD GPU Miner V1.6.8…


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