Improvement in ethash mining

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Steve Sokolowski
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Improvement in ethash mining

Post by Steve Sokolowski » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:11 am

Today, Chris released an improvement in ethash mining. It turns out that bminer, and ASICs that are based upon it, prepend a "0x" string to the nonces they submit for each share. Other software does not do that, and we tested our system with the other software. We were unaware of bminer at the time of testing.

Chris released a change so that the "0x" is removed by the mining server before hashing shares. That makes many more miners compatible with ethash mining. Try out ethash and let us know your thoughts!

I also want to add that we were able to fix the problem that was causing all ETC blocks to be rejected, so we should see an improvement in profitability from ethash as well.
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Re: Improvement in ethash mining

Post by siberianbreaks » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:34 pm

But still not compatible with nicehash :(
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Re: Improvement in ethash mining

Post by davidc14 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:34 pm

Still not for E3? I can make my E3 available for testing if interested?
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Re: Improvement in ethash mining

Post by Steve Sokolowski » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:06 pm

davidc14 wrote:Still not for E3? I can make my E3 available for testing if interested?
The E3 runs a different protocol that will require a significant amount of time to implement. We hope to add support for it within a few months.
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Re: Improvement in ethash mining

Post by davidc14 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:28 pm

thx
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