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AMD UPGRADE 79xx series to R9 series

AMD have made an upgrade to their range of Graphics cards from the 79xx range, to the R9 range. The miner’s cards of choice, 7950s, have become R9 280s. Litecoinsblog will be testing out the new cards shortly as reportedly they have an increased hashrate for scrypt mining. Stay tuned for the results!

Litecoin rises 8000% in the last year

Litecoin rises 8000% in the last year
Looking back at Litecoin prices in November 2012 I can see that one Litecoin was valued at 0.05 Dollars. This week a Litecoin is valued at $4. If you do some calculations you will discover that the price has increased 80 times in the last year. That’s an increase of 8000%. Take a look at ...

3 x HD7950 GPU Mining Rig System 4

3 x HD7950 GPU Mining Rig System
This week I had a request to build a rig that would support 3 x HD7950 cards. Before the client ordered the required components I wanted to run a test to ensure that the rig would run ok with 3 cards on the Gigabyte Motherboard I would like to use for this system. I based ...

Free Litecoin Payment Processor for OpenCart

If you are looking for a free payment processor to accept Litecoin payments then I have found an excellent free module for OpenCart. This module allows you to start taking Litecoin payments for your OpenCart online stores. https://github.com/dasher/OpenCart_Litecoin To install the module you need to: 1) Have an online Store running with OpenCart (its free ...

LitecoinP2Pool.com Launched

I would like to introduce you all to my new Litecoin Pool. I have rolled out a new P2Pool based Pool for Litecoin. The pool can be found at http://www.litecoinp2pool.com or http://www.litecoinpool.co.uk and is running on a fast LINUX server based in the Netherlands so ideal for those of you based in Europe. Its easy ...

Welcome to the new Ebay, Bitmit.net 1

Welcome to the new Ebay, Bitmit.net
This week I would like to introduce you to a fantastic new site based around bitcoin that is a bit like Ebay. The advantage however is that the transaction fees are significantly lower. The site charges a commission of 1.90% on the total price of every successful sale.As well as this you can buy and ...

Installing TeamViewer on Xubuntu 1

I have started to install TeamViewer software on my Mining Rigs. I will also offer this option for Rigs I build for my customers if they wish. TeamViewer allows me to log on to my Rigs over the Internet. I can connect to the console remotely and view the screen as if I am sitting ...

Automatic Email Notification for Mining Rig Startup or Reboot 2

I decided that I wanted to find a way so that my Mining Rigs would email me whenever they started up as well as if the rigs were rebooted so I was aware that there may be a problem with them. I decided to implement this solution. This solution is for Linux. All my rigs ...

Mining Rigs run Hot and Noisy

If you haven’t built a Mining Rig before then you may not be aware that these machines run at capacity. They run hot and they run noisy. The fan noise gets louder with the more machines you add to your Mining Farm. Just to give you an idea of what they sound like here are ...

Another Litecoin Mining Rig Added To My Mining Farm 3

Another Litecoin Mining Rig Added To My Mining Farm
Today I would like to show you another litecoin mining rig that I have built this week. This rig is a different specification to my original rig. I am testing various motherboard and card combinations to try to achieve the maximum hashing rate. The kit list for this Litecoin Mining Rig is as follows: 1 ...