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Popular Hardware and Software Devices For Zcash Mining

by HashGain Mining Bitcoin Cloud Mining
Zcash commonly known as ZEC, is one of the fastest growing Cryptocurrency of this time. Zcash is made out of Bitcoin and thus covers up all the flaws that Bitcoin possess. All the transactions are verified by Zero-knowledge Proof known as ZK-SNARKS.

ZCash uses Equihash as a hashing algorithm which is based on general glitches unlike ASIC memory-hard PoW algorithm. Everyone does not have this much time, knowledge or patience to start mining Zcash on their own, as there’s no Graphic User Interface (GUI) for the mining process.



Hardware


Zcash does not require any dedicated hardware that can be really expensive, rather CPU & GPU can do everything that a miner wants to mine. The initial Zcash mining could work on CPU but because of its advance software, mining on CPU has become difficult. GPU has successfully taken the place of CPU and is not expensive, which will let on more miners to mine and earn profits.

Though many miners still mine on CPU but the results are pretty squat which sometimes surpass the profits. Every somber miner is using GPU mining rig which produces nice hash rate, consumes less power and electricity.

Two best GPU mining hardware that can be used are AMD- American Micro Devices brand GPU’s and Nvidia – Nvidia Brand GPU’s.

Software

Speaking of Software, Zcash has its inbuilt software that the miner can download from its official website namely Zcash 0.1. It lets the miner to mine without any hustle. This company software has everything that a miner requisite to mine, you can work on full nodes, have your own built in Zcash wallet through which you can send and receive money and even mine with your normal computer’s CPU (that should have 4GB at least).

Though it is necessary to install Zcash Application, but if you want to build in your very own GPU mining rig then you have to make some changes in the hardware that are required. The main part is to decide which software you want to use for mining your Zcash, because once you have thought to setup new mining rig there are various properties like electricity cost and power consumption that can affect your total profit.

Most popular software for Zcash mining are:

  • AMD GPUs:- Optiminer, Claymore, Genesis SGminer.
  • Nvidia GPUs:- EWBF Cuda, Nicehash EQM (only works with nicehash), NEHQ



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