Braiins Cobalt Mining OS Released

bOS standardizes how devices work and interact with the Slush Pool
06 December 2018   160

Czech-based software solutions developer Braiins Systems, which is the operator of the first mining pool in history - Slush Pool, introduced a version of Braiins OS Cobalt (bOS).

bOS standardizes how devices work and interact with the Slush Pool, and gives users complete control over their miners.

In the new version of the operating system, the developers presented an updated monitoring page, which displays various information about the activities of the mining farm through the API. Also, there is an option to monitor the voltage for each device.

Scripts are now available to users for quick installation and subsequent system updates in the form of an opkg package. At the same time, bOS Cobalt is fully compatible with the Awesome Miner application.

Zcoin to Implement Hard Fork to Fight ASIC Mining

After update, which implement new  Merkle Tree Proof algorithm, the cost of mining on ASIC devices will be significantly increased
10 December 2018   78

On Monday, December 10, a planned hardfork will be held in the Zcoin cryptocurrency network (XZC), the purpose of which is to oppose mining on ASIC devices. As expected, the upgrade will take place at 12:00 GMT.

As a result, the upgrade will activate a new algorithm called Merkle Tree Proof (MTP), the development of which has been carried out over the past few years.

It is noted that the MTP algorithm provides for increased use of RAM, which significantly increases the cost of mining on ASIC devices and thereby eliminates their advantages.

The FAQ section says that before hardfork users and operators of the nodes need to upgrade to the latest version of the Zcoin software (0.13.7.4). Earlier versions will continue to work, but the new release not only contains important fixes for various bugs, but also significantly improves network performance and throughput.

In addition, the developers warn that if after the hard forks the user still has an earlier version of the software, this can lead to incorrect display of balances in the Zcoin wallet.

Znode operators, in turn, will be excluded from the queue and will not be able to receive the award until they update the software to the latest version.

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