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NiceHash adds support for ZHash algorithm!

Dear NiceHash users!

We are happy to announce ZHash algorithm support! This algorithm is currently used as a PoW algorithm with Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Anon (ANON) and BitcoinZ (BTCZ). The main goal of ZHash is hardening the Equihash protocol to be more ASIC resistant. The ZHash algorithm works by increasing the hardware requirements of Equihash to make the development of an ASIC appliance less viable. The goal of ZHash is to put GPU mining on a level playing field with ASICs and FPGAs as far as hashing rates and costs are concerned so that they do not get too much of an advantage.

The algorithm is already available for buyers at NiceHash marketplace. Pool operators please see this specification for correct stratum settings.

At this moment, ZHash is only supported through NiceHash Miner Legacy (1.9.0.8). We plan to include support for Zhash within NiceHash Miner with the next release in the near future. Please follow our social media for press releases and announcements.

 

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