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New Asic Miner | Beats The Asic Proof Design Of Cryptonight

New Asic Miner | Beats The Asic Proof Design Of Cryptonight

Mar 12, 2018 7712 Views Jose Antonio Lanz New ASIC miner announced for sale beats the Asic Proof design of many CryptoNight-based altcoins The world of technology never ceases to be astounding, and those who keep up with its innovations must always be on as there are often changes that leave us speechless. In fact, the world moves so fast that it would be strange not to encounter at least onerevolutionary announcement per week. The philosophy behind the development of cryptocurrencies is one of the reasons why several people decided to support and adopt their use (have you ever seen anyone criticize Ripple, Monero, Bitcoin Cash or Venezuelan Petro, just because?, or why ETC rivals so much with ETH?). In the case of consensus algorithms, developers visions of what their crypto-currency should be, often influence their decisions, beyond just saying screw it Ill just go with profitability!. The CryptoNight consensus algorithm was created to solve the rich get richer problem involving the use of traditional PoW algorithms (how many could afford a decent bitcoin mining rig four years ago, and how many can afford it now?). And it looks like they had it all figured out, creating a code that used a level of operations in memory far superior to that supported by traditional ASICS (if you are one of those tech geeks, an in-depth explanation can be found here ). However, in the early morning of March 11, 2018, the twitter of a small (and little-known) ASIC manufacturing company, announced something that could represent a landmark in the world of mining (let alone another new victory in hardware) the first ASIC miner designed explicitly for cryptos using the CryptoNight/CryptoNight-Light algorithm. While a few days ago there was a rumor that mining giant Bitmain would be developin Continue reading >>

Baikal Giant N Cryptonight Asic Miner Review: Good Machine But Monero Miners Beware

Baikal Giant N Cryptonight Asic Miner Review: Good Machine But Monero Miners Beware

Baikal Giant N Cryptonight ASIC Miner Review: Good Machine but Monero Miners Beware Several manufacturers have been creating ASICs for many algorithms. Baikal, one of the first to create an X11 ASIC, has now also brought one of the first Cryptonight ASICs to market. The Baikal Giant N is a Cryptonight ASIC that runs at 20 KH/s (kilohash per second) while drawing only 60 watts. As you can imagine, to get the same out of a GPU rig would take a bunch of GPUs and take roughly 2,500 watts or more, depending on the GPUs and settings. Its no surprise then that not only would they be in demand but also expensive. The Giant N currently runs $1,900 USD but was recently $3,200 to $3,800, depending on where you were buying it from. Also Read: The Antminer V9 Is a Good Lower-Cost Miner If You Have Cheap Power Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and tech news updates: But theres more to this story than just new ASICs for Cryptonight. The Monero dev team and part of the community have decided that they want to stay ASIC resistant, and will fork within a few weeks or less from the time of this review to a new algorithm to make any existing ASICs unable to mine Monero and harder to develop one for the new algorithm. We are not going to delve into the politics of ASICs, though. We will instead focus on the miner itself and how it performs. The specifications are great (power draw to KH/s wise) and encompass two algorithms. Note: Miner comes with two adapters one for an AC Adapter Also one for a PCIe connections to 3 tails as 1 PCIe cable can power entire miner The Giant N arrived safely packed with no loose heat sinks or connections. The first thing you might notice is, like many of Baikal miners, its not very big. The miner has three boards, Continue reading >>

Monero Miners In Uproar After Panic Algorithm Change Due To Asics Coming Online

Monero Miners In Uproar After Panic Algorithm Change Due To Asics Coming Online

Monero Miners In Uproar After Panic Algorithm Change Due to ASICs Coming Online Bitmain has found itself in a war with words with the monero community over the release of its latest cryptocurrency miner, the Cryptonight-capable X3. The unit is being offered at a discounted rate to existing customers, but critics claim this is because the miners will soon be ineffective at mining monero, the main coin to use the X3s Cryptonight technology. Monero lead developer Riccardo Spagni has emphasized that the units will not work on monero due to a scheduled hard fork designed specifically to outwit the Cryptonight algorithm. Also read: Large Glassware Plant in Siberia to Mine Bitcoin We are pleased to announce the all-new Antminer X3, to mine cryptocurrencies based on the Cryptonight hashing algorithm, tweeted Bitmain cheerily on March 15. The new units would start shipping instantly, limited to one per customer to prevent hoarding. The price would even be dropped to $3,000 for existing customers, according to an email . Posters on moneros reddit board have urged buyers not to purchase the units due to the scheduled change to the coins Proof of Work algorithm. Others have gone so far as to accuse Bitmain of mining with the machines for months, and only shipping them now that moneros algorithm is due to change, rendering them useless. Cryptonight, the chipset fitted to Bitmains X3s, has turned into a crypto nightmare for anyone whos been trying and failing to subsist off monero mining this year. As one keen-eyed observer spotted , after Bitmain took possession of the chips, moneros hashrate rocketed. The monero team, led by Riccardo Spagni, whos referred to Bitmain as a known bad actor, struggled to work out what had happened. A monero mining botnet that had infected millions of Continue reading >>

Cast Xmr - High Speed Cryptonight Miner For Rx Vega Gpus

Cast Xmr - High Speed Cryptonight Miner For Rx Vega Gpus

If algo is not specified the correct one for mining Monero will be selected. To select which GPU to use the -G switch, e.g. for using the 2nd card use: cast_xmr -S [pool server] -u [username or wallet address] -G 1 To select multiple GPU to use the -G switch and list comma separated the GPUs which should be used, e.g. for using the 1st and 3rd card use: cast_xmr -S [pool server] -u [username or wallet address] -G 0,2 In case you have multiple OpenCL implementation installed or mixed GPUs (Nvidia, Intel, AMD), the correct OpenCL implemenation can be selected with the opencl switch: cast_xmr -S [pool server] -u [username or wallet address] --opencl 1 -G 0 For a complete list of configuration options run: Support for Aeon (AEON) CryptoNight Lite variant set --algo=3 to mine Support for Turtlecoin (TRTL) CryptoNightV7 Lite variant set --algo=4 to mine Support for Interplanetary Broadcast Coin (IPBC) CryptoNight Lite IPBC variation set --algo=5 to mine Up to 3% performance improvement with new option --maxmem to allocate the maximum memory of the card. For Vega cards the HBCC Memory Segment has to be disabled in the Radeon Settings to use the option.Disadvantage is a higher risk of hash rate drops when the maxmem option is used. CryptoNight-Heavy fix for very low hash rates when HBCC Memory Segment is enabled HBCC Memory Segment performance hint for Vega64 when mining CryptoNightV7 Improvement for 4GB versions of RX 470/480/570/580 when mining CryptoNightV7 0.5% performance improvement for the CryptoNightV7 kernel support for CryptoNight Heavy set --algo=2 to mine: Improvements for RX Vegas that achieve 99% the performance of the Blockchain Compute Beta driver with the latest standard Radeon Driver 18.3.4 0.5% overall performance improvement for Vega based GPUs --ratewatchd Continue reading >>

Bitmain Cryptonight Asic Miner Announced!

Bitmain Cryptonight Asic Miner Announced!

Bitmain CryptoNight ASIC miner announced! Bitmain has announced today that new Antminer X3 ASIC miners for mining CryptoNight-based currencies are now available for orders. The miner is reported to produce about 220 kH/s hash rate, consuming 550W of power. The first batch of the ASICs, worth 11,999 USD is planned to be shipped after May 15. To provide more people around the world with the opportunity to purchase an ASIC, Bitmain is setting a limit of one piece per client. One of the goals of CryptoNight creators was to provide egalitarian approach towards mining, making CPU and GPU mining roughly equally efficient and prevent the use of ASICs, as a megabyte of internal memory required was almost unreachable for that-time ASIC hardware. While some are obviously happy for the chance to increase their hash rate even at the current price, this news has caused concerns in CryptoNight community and some adopters are anticipating that it will prompt the forks for some of the coins from CN family. By Monero.org Team |2018-03-15T12:26:36+00:00March 15th, 2018| News |Comments Off on Bitmain CryptoNight ASIC miner announced! Continue reading >>

Miner/cryptonight.md At Master Hardlydifficult/miner Github

Miner/cryptonight.md At Master Hardlydifficult/miner Github

The following text is from the Cryptonight spec , with comments to try and explain my understanding. CryptoNight is a memory-hard hash function. It is designed to beinefficiently computable on GPU, FPGA and ASIC architectures. By memory-hard, they mean that calculating the hash requires more storage than a typical GPU or ASIC provides, which provide fast computation but have limited memory. This is why it does not perform well on those devices. TheCryptoNight algorithm's first step is initializing large scratchpadwith pseudo-random data. The scratchpad is the memory requirement referred to above. 'Pseudo-random' means that the data appears to be random but is always the same given the same inputs. The next step is numerous read/writeoperations at pseudo-random addresses contained in the scratchpad. Reading/writing to the scratchpad like this creates a pseudo-random scratchpad, just like what we had before this step... but this makes the process take longer, and is what makes the process inefficient on GPUs and ASICs. The final step is hashing the entire scratchpad to produce theresulting value. Hashing is the process of converting data of any size into a fixed sized pseudo-random number. hash function: an efficiently computable function which maps data ofarbitrary size to data of fixed size and behaves similarly to arandom function The Hash Function is the method used for hashing. If you know the hash function, and are given the same input, the result will always be the same. scratchpad: a large area of memory used to store intermediate valuesduring the evaluation of a memory-hard function The scratchpad is a large amount of data, we'll be reading and writing to specific parts of this throughout. First, the input is hashed using Keccak [KECCAK] with parameters b =1600 Continue reading >>

Wtb Bitmain Cryptonight Asic Miner [serious] : Monero

Wtb Bitmain Cryptonight Asic Miner [serious] : Monero

Monero can't be hacked to steal your funds, due to the power of distributed consensus. This means that you are responsible for your own money, and don't have to trust any entity to keep it safe for you. The power of the blockchain usually increases security at the cost of privacy, but with Monero's sophisticated privacy-centric technology, you get all of the security benefits of the blockchain without any of the privacy trade-offs. By taking advantage of ring signatures, Monero makes it ambiguous which funds have been spent, and thus extremely unlikely that a transaction could be linked to any particular user. Because of its on-by-default privacy technologies, Monero is fungible, which means that one Monero will always be equal to another. This ensures that there will be no discrimination over the origin or history of your coins, lessening the worry of potential blacklisting by exchanges or vendors. Breaking the guidelines may result in a deleted post and possible ban. Discussion of using Monero to break the law is disallowed. Follow redditquette and the rules of reddit. Continue reading >>

3 Best Monero Mining Hardware Asics & Gpus 2017 (comparison)

3 Best Monero Mining Hardware Asics & Gpus 2017 (comparison)

Jordan Tuwiner Last updated June 27, 2017 Monero, a fungibility and privacy centered currency, has been gaining significant traction in dark net markets around the globe. Considering that its value has passed the 40$ mark, you might be wondering how to best mine the currency. Heres a quick guide regarding the hardware that you should use. Monero does not have any ASIC mining hardware, so youre left with the option of mining with CPUs and GPUs. More specifically, Moneros mining algorithm makes use of a type of Proof of Work (PoW) called CryptoNight, which was designed to be effective for the computer hardware of casual users. Whats special about Moneros mining algorithm is that it lowers the performance gap. As a result, the efficiency gap between using GPUs and CPUs to mine is low relative to other cryptocurrencies. This causes ASICs to be prohibitively expensive for mining Monero, and therefore creates an arguably fairer playing field. To get the most bang out of your Monero mining buck, youll be best off buying as many cheap CPUs as possible. Keep in mind that you could also reach better margins by investing in fewer, but stronger CPUs that have a better hash to power consumption ratio. And if youre really trying to accrue some meaningful hashing power, take a look at custom assembled AMD R9 380 Mining racks . Essentially, youre best off stacking many affordable GPUs instead of spending large amounts on newer cutting edge cards, as GPU innovations charge extra for chip features that just hit the market. If youre looking for an extensive list of Monero mining equipment , follow the link to feast on all the options. It helps to participate in a mining pool to secure steadier rewards for your mining efforts. There are several options to pursue, as seen on Moneropools , Continue reading >>

Cryptonight Asic Miner - Crypto Mining Blog

Cryptonight Asic Miner - Crypto Mining Blog

All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies Innosilicon A8+ CryptoMaster is Yet Another CryptoNight ASIC Miner Innosilicon is also joining the game with CryptoNight ASIC miners as the company has just announced their new Innosilicon A8+ CryptoMaster. An ASIC miner for CryptoNight capable of delivering 240 KH/s with 480 Watts of power usage with delivery time starting from 16th April, 2018. No official word on pricing yet announced, thouhg they should be cheaper than What Bitmain is currently selling their X3 miners at in order to be competitive since Innosilicon is slower, but will start shipping earlier. Here are the official specifications of the Innosilicon A8+ CryptoMaster CryptoNight ASIC miner. Innosilicon advertises the device as suitable for mining many currencies on the CryptoNight, including XMC, ETN, KRB, DCY so just 4 of the many. Do note that Monero (XMR) has already forked to the new CryptoNightV7 POW and will not be compatible with these ASIC miners, other coins using the old CryptoNight algorithm have akso forker or are planning to fork soon to the new V7, so by the time you get the device the many coins may be just a few. Bitmain Antminer X3 Cryptonight ASIC, New Batches and New Prices It seems that some people think that Bitmain has lowered the prices of their upcoming Antminer X3 Cryptonight ASIC miners, however that is not true, the company has just released new Batches 3 and 4 for pre-order and has removed the first two super expensive ones . Batch 1 of the Antminer X3 had a price of $11999 USD and should start shipping by the end of May and Batch 2 had a price of $7599 USD by the end of June. The prices of the first two batches are very important as well as their shipping dates are tied to the two new batches, so Continue reading >>

What Is The Antminer X3? (asics Vs Hard Fork Vs Monero)

What Is The Antminer X3? (asics Vs Hard Fork Vs Monero)

What is the Antminer X3? (ASICs vs Hard Fork vs Monero) On the 15th March 2018, Bitmain released a Monero ASIC miner called the Antminer X3, or rather a CryptoNight miner - the algorithm Monero currently uses. Because of an upcoming hard fork, and various other factors, this is a very high risk miner to buy. This guide will go through the risks of buying an Antminer X3, compare this against the D3 & A3, and explain the relevance of upcoming forks & other CryptoNight-based coins. On the 15th March 2018, Bitmain posted this tweet where they announced the Antminer X3, an ASIC miner for the CryptoNight hashing algorithm. It offers a hashrate of 220 KH/s at 550W. Compared to existing CPUs and GPUs, this is very high. This is 113x higher than the XFX R9 295X2 graphics card, which was considered a profitable GPU in January 2018 (drawing a similar amount of power as the Antminer X3, so the X3 is also 113x more efficient). See this guide for a comparison of ASIC miners against cloud mining, as this will also have a big impact on Monero cloud mining contracts. In short, if Monero stuck to the CryptoNight hashing algorithm, any existing CPUs or GPUs would likely no longer be profitable for mining Monero - as the Antminer X3 is so much more efficient in comparison. We should mention that Halong Mining have also released a CryptoNight ASIC called the DragonMint X1 , which offers 124 KH/s of hashpower at 245W (so has similar efficiency to the Antminer X3, but because it's the same cost currently isn't as good value for money). They're also offering a DragonMint X2 which offers 248 KH/s at 490W, which is again quite expensive - but Bitmain have dropped prices recently, we may see a similar price drop from Halong Mining at some point. The PinIdea RR-200 was also released in mid-March, Continue reading >>

How To Use Xmr-stak? Beginners Guide To Xmr-stak Cryptonight Miner V7

How To Use Xmr-stak? Beginners Guide To Xmr-stak Cryptonight Miner V7

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Reddit Basically to get started with mining any Cryptocurrency youll need three things. 1. Hardware (CPU or GPU). 2. Wallet address of the currency to send your mining income. 3. A mining software that lets your hardware to connect to pool stratum and mine a specific algorithm or coin. There are variety of Cryptocurrency hashing algorithms and one among the most popular one is CryptoNight. CryptoNight is a Proof-of-Work mining algorithm that is designed to be mineable using consumer grade CPUs and GPUs. Monero (XMR) is the very first currency to use CryptoNight followed by Electroneum, Sumokoin and Aeon. Currently there are many CryptoNote forked coins that are powered by this CryptoNight hashing algorithm. To mine Monero or cryptonight or cryptonight_lite coins there are several mining applications such as: Wolfs Miner, XMRig, XMR STAK and CastXMR for AMD Cards Wolfs Miner, XMR STAK, XMRig and Monero Spelunker for Intel and AMD CPU. XMR-STAK All-in-One Mining Software for CryptoNight Among those miners XMR-STAK is the only program that supports mining with CPU, NVIDIA GPUs and AMD GPUs. Also it is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS. XMR-Stak is a universal stratum pool miner to mine crypto currencies like Monero, SumoKoin, Electroneum and basically any coins that are powered by cryptonight and cryptonight_lite algorithm. XMR Stak is well optimized and it is known to significantly generate more hashrates than any other miners. Here in this beginners guide well be showing you how to use XMR-STAK miner. We are not covering any coins specifically. Well just show you how to install xmr stak, configure and connect it to a pool. In addition to that well add some tips, tricks and fixes. CryptoNight algorithm was formerly ASIC re Continue reading >>

Cryptonight Algorithm Mining Software Overview And Comparison

Cryptonight Algorithm Mining Software Overview And Comparison

Cryptonight is a Proof-of-Work algorithm which is used by a number of privacy coins such as Monero, Electroneum and Bytecoin and can mined using computer CPUs and GPUs. In this article, we will examine most of the Cryptonight mining software, so readers will have a better understanding of each of the software, and can make a more educated decision on which one they want to use. This article is not trying to figure out which software is the best, since that needs to be determined by each individual miner, based on the features they want in a mining software. This article is more of a case study, overview of most of the Cryptonight mining software, as well as a how to, to be able to test them out for yourself. Any opinions or speed benchmarks presented in this article are just opinions, and rough estimations. They are not facts. Most likely, everyones mining setup will give different speed benchmarks, even if you have the same hardware and software setup that I am using. For the test setup, I will be using Windows 10, with 3 Vega64 GPUs. As for the drivers, I am using the Blockchain drivers at I will be mining Electroneum during this test and using as my mining pool. Currently I am using XMR-Stak, because I felt this mining software had the features I was looking for. I was curious though to see how well it performed against other mining software, and I wanted to also do more research on the features of the other mining software. Features I was looking for in the mining software Personally, my main priority was to find the fastest mining software. I also wanted the ability to remotely monitor if the miner was still running, and what speed it was running at. I do like the idea of open source software, but I mainly wanted the fastest miner. I also did not really care about Continue reading >>

Baikal Giant N - Cryptonight, Cryptonight-lite Fpga/asic Miner

Baikal Giant N - Cryptonight, Cryptonight-lite Fpga/asic Miner

Baikal Giant N - Cryptonight, Cryptonight-lite FPGA/ASIC miner First of all, if you find this useful, give me some +Merit Delivery within 7 working days after receiving payment. Laptop or Led PSU adapter to 3x 6pin PCIE, PSU 12V 10A minimum. Baikal haven't confirmed possibility to adapt algo for Monero hardfork. AEON, ETN, INTS and a lot other not very popular coins. Buy Mining Bios with Performance Timings Mining-Bios.eu XMR-AEON-STAK miner, 1% dev fee + support POW forks, MoneroV7, CN-Heavy (SUMO, XHV, XTL), Lite V3, V7 (IPBC, AEON),...Guides: RX 470/480/570/580, VEGA Bios Mod Tutorial - SRB, PBE How to Mine Monero / Sumokoin + Miners Downloads Guides: How to Mine AEON + Miners Downloads Guides: How to Mine Electroneum + Miners Downloads Bios mods and performance timings E-mail: [email protected] Did I help you? Hit +Merit on my post. Automated Bitcoin Fork Extraction Tool WE DO TOUGH WALLETS: BCH | BTG | BCD | SBTC | UBTC | B2X | BCX | BTF Electrum 2FA, Trezor, Ledger, SegWit, Bech32 Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here. At this point I think we are being played by asic manufacturers. Build an asic prior to releasing a gpu resistant coin. You know the rest. Anyway most coins will see an asic because the manufacturers know that only they make the money in mining Goes back to the gold rush and shovels analogy. Gpu mining is gonna die. Do you remember the story coming out a while back that said Nvidia and AMD both are preparing for decrease in sales. This now makes sense since they would be in the know on when these ASICS are being made. Looks like those that heavy invested Gpu gonna cry As in nature, all is ebb and tide, all is wave motion, so it seems that in Continue reading >>

Coin Web Mining | Cryptonight Browser Miner | Coinhive Alternative

Coin Web Mining | Cryptonight Browser Miner | Coinhive Alternative

Our plan is to add support for more coins soon. Cryptonight algorithmis very compute heavy and while overall pretty slow was designed to run well on consumer CPUs. There are solutions to run the Cryptonight algorithm on a GPU instead, but the benefit is about 2x, not 10000x like for other algorithms used by Bitcoin or Ethereum. This makes Cryptonight a nice target for JavaScript and the Browser. Of course, when running through JavaScript performance still takes a bit of a toll, but it's not that bad. Our miner uses WebAssembly and runs with about 70% of the performance of a native Miner. For an Intel i7 CPU (one of the fastest desktop CPUs) you should see a hashrate of about 100 H/s. A native miner would get to 140 H/s. Lets compare Monero or Electroneumwith the more well-known Bitcoin. High-end miners nowadays use only special hardware for mining Bitcoin, and this gives them significant advantage over users that mine on standard PCs or laptops. China is known for Bitcoin farms where old warehouses are stuffed with custom hardware that runs 24/7. They comprise approximately 70% of the worlds Bitcoin miners. This means it is almost completely pointless for any ordinary computer user to attempt to participate in the mining process and waste electricity for Bitcoin. (There are also privacy issues with Bitcoin, as one can also check what balance is in a Bitcoin wallet without any restrictions.) In contrast, the Cryptonight mining algorithm was specifically designed to work on ordinary computers owned by the general public. The value of cryptocurrencies like Monero or Electroneum is going up dramatically. So far in 2017, the price of Monero has gone from $13 to over $370. Under these circumstances where the price of Monero can go up substantially in dollar terms over a rela Continue reading >>

Monero And Siacoin Reject Bitmains Asic Miners, Who Could Be Next?

Monero And Siacoin Reject Bitmains Asic Miners, Who Could Be Next?

Monero and SiaCoin Reject Bitmains ASIC Miners, Who Could Be Next? ASIC cards threaten the network security, cryptocurrency developers concerned. On March 24 the creators of Monero made an unprecedented statement - the project devlead, Riccardo Spagni, warned that the coins protocol would be changed every six months to make the cryptocurrency less appealing to application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) miners. The measure was initiated after Bitmain announced a new super powerful Antminer X3 ASIC miner designed specifically for calculations based on the CryptoNight algorithm, which is the basis for such cryptocurrencies as Monero (XMR), ByteCoin (BCN) and AeonCoin (AEON). The dominance of Bitmain shook the reputation of industry giants AMD and Nvidia, whose shares fell sharply after Wall Street firm Susquehanna reported that Bitmains new Ethereum miner would increase its competitiveness on March 26. Manufacturers of miners monopolize the market Today, when the cryptocurrency market becomes stagnant, mining may be the only way to earn profit. This forces the largest manufacturers of video cards and specialized ASIC chips to bring new, more productive models of devices to the market. ASIC-based miners overtop competitors CPUs and GPUs, creating a real threat of mining concentration between the largest players provided with the most powerful equipment. Some in the Blockchain community are concerned about such kind of centralization that could damage network security. Actually decentralization based on the miners competition helps to defend the system and its participants, protecting the network from intruders. That's why the token developers are forced to create artificial obstacles to the use of ASIC equipment. Due to the present monopoly on the production of ASIC mi Continue reading >>

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