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2Miners Crypto Mining Blog

Cryptocurrency mining explained in plain words: mining software and hardware reviews including ASIC and GPU. Expert opinion on cryptocurrency market and future crypto mining outlook.

July – Work Progress Report: ASIC attack, ETH Uncle Percent Reduction, Forking Summer is Continuing

In July ASIC miners for Equihash and Ethash algorithms have started to mine on 2Miners. Equihash 144.5 is now the only ASIC resistant algorithm. We’ve significantly increased the performance of our Ethash pools this month. New API and monitoring system is being developed. Read more

ASIC miners for Ethereum: Antminer E3 vs Innosilicon A10 ETH Master Comparison

As Bitmain started shipping the first batch of Antminer E3 this week, the first user reviews came with it. And they are quite favorable – the actual hashrate even exceeded the promised one by 25 MH/s amounting to 205 MH/s. Now E3 has a competitor available in three different models, and the competitor is the Innosilicon A10 ETHMaster. Which of the two is more profitable: Antminer E3 or Innosilicon A10? Is this the end of GPU Ethereum mining? Read more

How to Set Up and Run Claymore’s Miner

This article is intended for beginning miners. One way or another every miner ends up on the mining pool at some point. And then it turns out that the pools need to be configured and to do that, one should install special software. 2Miners makes it all easy: there is a Getting Started section for every coin, where you can find all the useful information you need. Let’s take a closer look. Read more

Innosilicon A9 ZMaster vs. Antminer Z9 Mini – Profitability Comparison and Setup Guide

Nowadays you can mine Equihash coins using not only GPU but also ASIC miners. The most popular models are Antminer Z9 by the Chinese manufacturer Bitmain and the newly designed Innosilicon A9 ZMaster. Read more

How to Mine ZenCash: Tutorial, Profitability, and Tricks

At the beginning of the last month, hackers attacked ZenCash and took control of the blockchain. The 51% attack occurred over a span of 110 blocks, allowing attackers to spend the equivalent of $550 thousand. Let’s talk about ZEN mining and learn some curious facts about this coin. Read more

June – Work Progress Report: 7000 Miners Online, 5.7 ETH for 1 Block, Forks of the Equihash Coins

June was just a beginning of the forking summer. Bitmain and Innosilicon factories have produced the Equihash ASIC miners and forced the Equihash-based coin developers to think about the future of their project.

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How to Mine Bitcoin Gold

At the end of May, Bitcoin Gold was hit by a so-called 51% attack. Hackers took control of the blockchain and managed to spend the same coins twice. As a result, they gained possession of 388,200 BTG. Today we will explain to you how to earn this amount legally thanks to mining. Read more

Bitcoin Private (BTCP) Mining and Profitability

In mid-April, the rate of Bitcoin Private increased by 99% within one day. The sudden rise has prompted numerous discussions about BTCP. Let’s see how to mine Bitcoin Private using graphics cards. Read more

May – Work Progress Report: New Dashboards Design, Solo Pools Difficulty Increase, New Stats Servers

May was completely filled with development tasks. We are glad that we’ve finally managed to release the new dashboards design. 2Miners is now 100% unique mining pool. We’ll tell you why.
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