How can we improve Bitcoin/Litecoin/Dogecoin Miner?

Add ASIC mining support

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    AdminAlex (Founder, GroupFabric) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • DB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        why do you lose bitcoin while mining / being charged every hour losing $2.53 ???

      • RB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, I have Bitcoin Miner metro App for Windows 8.1 and it only mines with the CPU, it says it can mine with a GPU but it doesn't work. Finally I have an ASIC USB SHA-256 miner I would like to use with it but it doesn't work with Bitcoin Miner either.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ASIC mining will always be available and other pools are using it. if we miss a registration because another pool registered the blockchain before we do then we loose out on that work. so yes, I would like to see asic support.

      • AdminAlex (Founder, GroupFabric) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Monero (CryptoNight) hashes require ~256x more computation than Scrypt hashes. Also the underlying currencies are different, with different issuance cycles (Scrypt currencies tend to issue 25 per block every 2.5 minutes, while Monero issues 5 per block every 2 minutes). Monero is more rare and harder to mine.

        Contrast with SHA-256d in Bitcoin, which is ~2048x EASIER to mine than Scrypt, but is worth significantly less due to it being mine-able with ASICs.

      • AdminAlex (Founder, GroupFabric) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The problem with ASICs is they are a moving target - each ASIC uses a different interface and each model obsoletes the last version. If you have a limited number of engineering hours you can spend, you're going to work on the things that help the most number of users first.

        An explicit goal of ours is to enable people to mine without needing external investment, and there are a lot of things we can do to boost existing PC profitability still before ASICs (Ethash, CrytoNight, Xbox, Android, iOS support, etc.).

        Also - most ASICs have dedicated mining software, so it's not an under-served market. Generally once folks are looking to explicitly spend money on hardware, they also invest in the specialized software for their hardware.

      • Bill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes please, add ASIC support. Its odd that the Founder of groupfabric shared this very idea 4.5 years ago and is still commenting only 2 months ago yet it still hasn't been implemented.. all those little USB sticks sitting around and collecting dust could go to some use... Love the app btw, just wish there was a way to hash higher... would love to be able to connect my 2pac. Please develop it and take a small percentage of the mining on top of your ad revenue to pay for it. Love the app BTW- great, easy, idiot proof interface.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I love this site,I let it run on an extra computer and know I won't make any money. I do have some extra 2pacs and would love to see support for these on this site.

      • Josh Harris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This pool is so useless! I will cease mining with this app as soon as I get my payout tomorrow(1-8-18) Too slow, no asic support, WASTED ELECTRIC. Now, you are going to increase minimum payout 400%........

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        it would kinda be nice that when you get 5,000 satoshis that it would automaticly go to your wallet yes i know there will be inbetween time but lots of times i see no activity or reduced hash rate bad and when you finally get the 5'000 to be told you got to wait yet again for a payout date i run this 24/7 minus the constant interupts its just a little frustrating when you want to reinvest those earnings or to pay the basic up cost of being online running this ect.. well um yea

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