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The Story Behind Vertcoin’s AMD Miner

Finally, after months and months of empty promises, and sad attempts… Vertcoin has a functional AMD friendly mining software available. Upon release of the miner I was relieved to know that the never-ending project had finally been completed. However, due to the fact that they had missed their promised release Read more…

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The ASIC Debate

The fresh release of an ASIC machine can either be good, or bad for a blockchain’s economy and overall health. Due to the release of the Bitmain Z9, I’ve been seeing this topic appear once again, and I figured it was a good time to do a write-up. What Is Read more…

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The End Of Equihash For GPU’s

Equihash is amongst the biggest and best algorithm’s created, but there’s only one problem. It’s mathematics fueling it’s way’s of encryption have been “cracked”, as ASIC machines are in production, and in will soon be in transit to it’s wealthy investors. What Is Equihash? Equihash is the all-mighty ASIC(Application Specific Read more…

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ASIC Mining vs. GPU Mining

The age old question dawns again, “Should I build a GPU rig, or just buy an ASIC miner?”. There are key advantages that one has over each other, but which one you decide is more enticing, is up to you. I’m personally a GPU believer, however I’ll do my best Read more…

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Are SATA Power Adapters Safe?

Just like any standard cable that carry’s power, SATA to MOLEX power adapters can and will catch fire if left in an inappropriate situation. However, cheaply made(often from china) versions have been known to ignite, due to an internal ark(improper connection between 2 wires). Here’s what you can do to Read more…

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“How To” Set Up A P2Pool Node

What Is P2Pool? Think of P2Pool as a mining pool, for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Vertcoin, and other crypto-currencies… Just, with a twist. People can create nodes, which are pretty much sub-pools. This allows people with small hashing power, to run their own “pool” like environment, and get paid out per share(like Read more…

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“How To” Run A Rig 24/7

There may be a few issues you encounter while attempting to keep your rig hashing 24/7. Here’s the main issues you’ll encounter, and how I’ve personally combated them. Power Outtage Odds are, you’re running your rig as is… Plugged directly into a surge protector, then to your wall. The optimal Read more…