Some of you might have noticed, that BTC is back to our Coin Selection Menu. After some popular demand we decided to reopen our BTC pool. We had the pool running for a couple of days and the first block was found yesterday.
Any chance GMC will be merge mining NMC, PPC, and BTC? I'd like to move all my equipment to one place.
i believe devcoin can mergemine with btc as well. would be cool.
Namecoin, devcoin and IXC
when MAZA coin was first launched they claimed it would be mergeminable with BTC. did that capability ever occur?
What's the BTC pool url and port? It's not listed on the pool servers page.
Pool server page updated.
are there still plans on having btc mergemine with others?
Thanks, got a USB asic on the way (not a particularly powerful one, but cheap enough to try out). That difficulty was a bit too much for GPU mining, so I'm using them to scrypt mine now.
Pointed my USB asic stick at this pool for a test on a new worker and the difficulty started dropping below 128 to around 2-4 for a 2GHz miner. Tried the GPU again and this was stuck at the minimum 128. Are you testing lowering this minimum difficulty? The current BTC pool I use auto exchanges merged mine NMC for BTC on a per block basis, so I mine plenty of NMC but get no BTC from the exchange rate as a low hash rate miner. If the minimum difficulty was dropped, we might get more miners on this site, and it might not take so long to solve a difficult block!
Share difficulty does not change the way blocs are found its purly a pool thing to help decrease load on the databases
The reject rate did rise when merged mining was setup. This is something we are constantly workign on and improving. For scrypt coins there are static higher difficulty servers which can help with rejected shares
The merged mining improvements are certainly welcome and the choice of alt coins is a sensible one. The static higher difficulty servers won't help me as a small hash rate miner, but I did find switching from bfgminer to the old GPU supporting cgminer improved both hash rate and reject rate.
I do agree that the site needs some improvements on visuals but life has gotten in the way of that for both me and khaoz. Hopeing things will start to settle down soon so we can get back to working on the site.