change it back say no to the cloud
I mean really my miner was mining @ 1.1 mh/s since the update now its down to 2.2 kh/s if I cant mine the way I use to with this then its a waste of time and power. In order to hit 5K sato it take about a week or so at this rate so end turns im only getting 50 cent worth for a weeks time if that.
Yes - currently am working on the messaging code paths between the add-on and the Microsoft Store app. We have to make sure these code paths are secure since the add-on has to allow remote miner control to be compliant with Microsoft Store requirements (i.e. preventing hackers from trying to steal mining power). Am also working on adding features like:
1. Auto restart in the event of a crash when mining
2. Fixing audio mute functionality
3. Having an always-on-top mode
4. Integrating better mining engines
Can we get an update on your progress?
Justin Ferber commented
My old ipad has just done 8350 in Two weeks. Better than sat in the drawer doing nothing. Would really appreciate a way to increase speed of course and maybe a profit swith option. Heres hoping :) Maybe before Xmas!
We're still working on it - in the meanwhile we were able to add a bit more hashing power to the cloud, so the cloud miners should be averaging ~20KH/s per client now which is around a 5% yield increase from before.
Thank you Alex and GroupFabric. I hope you guys can finish the add-on very soon. this is the best way for me to mine Bitcoin.
Agree, but our host apparently doesn't have a lot of choice given the MS terms of service...
Thank you Group Fabric for taking this upon yourself to set up a mining pool and distributing an easy to download Microsoft approved Bitcoin Miner. I am well aware this is not a requirement of you guys. FYI the current hash rate still makes me more money than my savings account.
We're working on it. This change wasn't our choice. Here's the timeline of what happened:
October 1st - Microsoft updated their store policy to ban on-device cryptocurrency mining in apps.
October 15th - Microsoft notified us of these changes and gave us until October 31st to change Bitcoin Miner or have it removed.
October 16-27th - GroupFabric drops everything to re-design Bitcoin Miner to prevent Bitcoin Miner from being deactivated, as well as provide a pathway to restore on-device mining in the future.
October 29th - Bitcoin Miner 1.59 gets recertified by Microsoft by replacing on-device mining with cloud mining. Deactivation averted.
The choice here was basically:
1. Do nothing, Bitcoin Miner stops working for everyone on October 31st.
2. Replace on-device mining with cloud mining, Bitcoin Miner keeps working at a rate close to Power Saving mode.
#2 is better than nothing and is a temporary solution until we can ship an add-on from our website to re-enable on-device mining. From our side #2 is not good, because we're using GroupFabric's own in-house mining capacity to provide hash rate to users. We can only afford to do this because Bitcoin Miner is ad-supported. While cloud-mining means there are no mining power costs to users, everyone prefers on-device mining since hash rates are better.
The current situation is a temporary stopgap measure until we can finish the add-on. We've had roughly only seven days to completely redesign things and are working hard to bring back on-device mining!
Jesse Moore commented
a update 23.36 hours mining only brings in 310. Sato so really.