The whole process of getting set up, downloading your miner, configuring Windows, and setting up your batch file to run should take less than 20 minutes. Follow along with the steps in the video guide below, or read on for a full text guide.
The person you want to share content can only be a handful of feet from you. AirDrop only works when you’re in roughly the same place as another user (the same room, apartment, office, etc.); it doesn’t work over the Internet if you’re in different cities, for instance.
At the opposite pole, Ether was designed to take advantage of GPU processing power rather than CPU power, and was also designed in a way that would prevent ASICs and FPGAs from taking over, thus ensuring that “the power” remains in the hand of the people. The best way to increase Ether mining performance is to simply get as many suitable video cards as you possibly can, and put them all to work. It’s not all about quantity, but also about quality, so choosing the right cards for the job is crucial.
The diff change is the rate at which the network difficulty is changing every month. Diff change is used for the estimated future profits graph and break-even analysis. Typically in crypto, network difficulty tends to increase over time, meaning a miner will generate less crypto with the same hardware. Accounting for this changing difficulty is essential to generate long term profitability predictions.
I (Zooko) don’t call it that because it’s not “pre”. (And it’s not mining.) Also, unlike a typical “pre-mine”, the Zcash Founders’ Reward is transparent and it aligns the incentives of the creators and the users of the system.
The image above shows the network hash power over the last 2 years. From September 2015 to February 2016, the network hash rate tripled. That means any miner who added no additional hardware to his farm would earn about 33% less bitcoins.
It’s hard to say in advance how the privacy features of Zcash will compare to the analogous future planned features for Ethereum. Given that the blockchain and team are focused primarily on privacy, there’s an advantage to this specialization in terms of efficiency, security, and usability.
No, even if an attacker completely compromised the Zcash Ceremony, this would not give them the ability to penetrate the privacy of Zcash shielded addresses. Shielded addresses are protected solely by mathematics (modern encryption) and do not rely on anything else for their privacy. (On the other hand, such an attacker could counterfeit Zcash. See the FAQ entry “What are SNARK public parameters?” about that.)
These fundraising ICOs are conducted online, and are usually announced on a cryptocurrency forum. Most projects have a white paper, a website, and active online forums as a way of building confidence.
I’ve done a search here and no one is talking about Bminer a new Equihash miner released last month. from gpumining I started with EBWF then I discovered DSTM which was the tits with the higher hashrate but it was fairly unstable if I tried to adjust the vid cards through MSI AB giving me hard freezes or bsods. Sometimes they happened a short while after I walked away after adjusting a setting to give it time to settle. Sometimes hours later. I saw this post: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2519271.320 and tried it out. Using the exact same stable msi AB settings I… Read more »
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Zcash utilizes a new zero-knowledge proof structure designated a zk-SNARK, produced by a team of expert cryptographers. These structures allow the system to hold a secure ledger of amounts without exposing the actual parties or sums involved. Rather than freely displaying spend-authority as well as deal prices, the procedure metadata will be encoded along with zk-SNARKs are used in order to prove that nobody is attempting to cheat or thieving.
When Apple released iOS 7 in September 2013, it included a feature called AirDrop. AirDrop was not exactly a new feature because it had already been a part of OS X since 2011, but it was new for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch.
so right now, as Zcash mining has significant higher profit than ethereum mining, a lot of people just switched their hashrate to Zcash, and caused, you know, difficulty jump, actually not only Zcash, but all the GPU mining coins…
Some expect the SEC to begin strictly clamping down on ICOs before the cash is raised. That’s already happened in other countries, most notably China — which this month banned the practice altogether. ICOs, while hosted in a certain country, are not confined to a certain jurisdiction and can be traded anywhere you can connect online.