XMR Miners update your Mining rigs for Pending Fork

mcminer | October 17, 2018 | 1 | Latest News , XMR

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Monero miners, update your miners to the latest versions ahead of the fork on 18th of October. The latest fork by Monero is set to make the hit on the 18th of October. If you fail to update your miner prior to then, your rig will stop mining. The fork hits at block 1685555 which is expected to be on the 18th of October however may come slightly earlier. Be sure to update immediately to avoid any inconvenience.

The purpose behind the fork is to solidify Moneros stance on being ASIC mining resistant. This is great news for GPU miners. If this fork is anything like Moneros last fork, which saw a drop in difficulty expect good return on mining in the coming days after the fork.

If you are running XMR-Stak as a mining client, you can download the latest version now available at https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/releases

The latest release of XMR-Stak V2.5.0 contains the following changes.

This release introduce the cryptonight_v8 POW of the upcoming Monero fork on 18th Oct 2018. Use the currency setting monero for automatic switching on the next fork.

Xmr-stak supports all CUDA devices form the last 8 years (Fermi, Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal, Volta, Turing).
You can now use with AMD Rocm 1.9.X.

Config files from 2.4.X are NOT compatible to this release.

A special thank you goes to @SChernykh for his great help with the new Monero POW algorithm and all the optimizations he provided.

We would like to thank the community for their tests and contributions to xmr-stak.


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