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X17 mining – miner, coins

X17 is an algorithm which was developed in 2014. It is based on the principles of classic X11 and consists of 17 different hashing functions for increased resistance to coin mining with ASIC-miners. The coins that can be mined on X17 algorithm are Verge, Tcoin, Shield, Volvox and other cryptocurrency.

X17 Algorithm Review[edit]

In order to prevent the use of ASIC miners Dash created an algorithm that is much complicated than SHA​-256. They chained 11 different hashing algorithm into one and hence the name X11. However unfortunately both ASIC and FPGA cracked X11 and that is what gave rise to X13, X14 and X15. Later on ASIC became available for all these algorithms and the only one that is currently left is X17.

X17 is a combination of 17 different hashing algorithms and the 17 hashes that make up X17 are:

Blake, BMW, Groestl, JH, Keccak, Skein, Luffa, Cubehash, Shavite, Simd, Echo, Hamsi, Fugue, Shabal, Whirlpool, Loselose and Djb2.

X17 is an ASIC resistant mining algorithm. It can be cracked but currently there are no ASIC miners available for X17 yet which makes both CPU and GPU mining possible. Following are the CPU and GPU miners that you can utilize to mine X17 algorithm[1].

Example of connection to the Stratum mining pool:
ccminer  -a x17 -o stratum+tcp://str01.mkt-coin.com -u wallet_address -p x

X17 Coins[edit]

The cryptocurrency which can be mined with the X17 algorithm includes Verge (XVG), MKTCoin (MLM), SHIELD (XSH), Bitmark (BTM), Volvox (VVX) and GlobalToken (GLT).

There is some X17 coins statistics. The data is actual on the 12th of October:

Name (Ticker) Difficulty Network Hashrate Last Price Volume 24H BTC $USD
MKTCoin (MLM) 2041.0492 97.4081 Gh/s 0.00000113 2.31951657 $14 384,90
Tcoin (TCN) N/A 0 h/s 0.00004400 7.13960300 $44 277,53
VOLVOX-x17 (VVX-X17) 1.9568 207.4181 Mh/s 0.00000000 0.00410507 $25,46
Shield-X17 (XSH-X17) N/A 0 h/s 0.00000092 0.11020187 $683,44
Verge-x17 (XVG-x17) 3441.9816 461.5336 Gh/s 0.00000226 390.76635917 $2 423 407,91

Mining pools[edit]

X17 algorithm is supported by some mining pools. There is a list of pools where miners can mine coins and earn money:

  • ahashpool.com
  • zergpool.com
  • zpool.ca
  • blockmasters.co
  • blazepool.com
  • pool.mkt-coin.com
  • starpool.biz
  • phi-phi-pool.com

X17 is supported by following miners:

Miner Link
ccMiner Enemy 1.03 fork for RVN https://mega.nz/#!2ShFBYTS!rh5ypxB4Pbt8AVwMIXHy1dSUNMXeL4YBEy7tCBBu3_o
ccminer-KlausT-817-cuda8-x64 https://github.com/KlausT/ccminer/releases/download/8.17/ccminer-817-cuda8-x64.zip
ccminer-x64-2.2 https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases/download/v2.2-tpruvot/ccminer-x64-2.2.7z
ccminer-x64-2.2.3-cuda9 https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases/download/2.2.3-tpruvot/ccminer-x64-2.2.3-cuda9.7z
ccminer-x64-2.2.5-rvn
ccminer-x86-2.2.3-cuda9 https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases/download/2.2.3-tpruvot/ccminer-x86-2.2.3-cuda9.7z
ccminer/2.2.4 https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases/download/2.2.4-tpruvot/ccminer-x64-2.2.4-cuda9.7z
ccminer/2.2.5
ccminer/8.20-KlausT https://github.com/KlausT/ccminer/releases/download/8.20/ccminer-820-cuda91-x64.zip
ccminer/SP-MOD1
nevermore/0.2.2
nevermore/0.2.3
suprminer/1.5 https://github.com/ocminer/suprminer/releases/download/1.5/suprminer-1.5.7z
suprminer/1.6 https://github.com/ocminer/suprminer/releases/download/1.6/suprminer-1.6.7z

Mining calculators[edit]

In the internet there are many different mining calculators to count the mining profitability[2].

X17 algorithm

Mining farms comparison[edit]

There is a list of comparison of mining farms which work on X17 algorithm. The data is actual on the 12th of October 2018.

Device Mining hardware (Miner) Hashrate OC
TITAN V ccminer/2.2.4 22.29 MH win64
MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X ccminer/alexis-1.1_palginmod 19.986 MH win64
Zotac GTX 1080Ti Extreme ccminer/alexis-1.0 19.891 MH win64
Colorful GTX 1080Ti ccminer/alexis-1.0 19.678 MH win64
EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2 Hybrid ccminer/alexis-1.0 19.376 MH win64
EVGA GTX 1080Ti FTW3 ccminer/alexis-1.0 19.373 MH win64
ASUS GTX 1080Ti ccminer/alexis-1.1_palginmod 19.351 MH win64
MSI GTX 1080Ti ccminer/alexis-1.0 19.326 MH win64
MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X ccminer/alexis-1.0 19.03 MH win64
Gigabyte GTX 1080Ti Aorus ccminer/alexis-1.0 18.67 MH win64

See Also on BitcoinWiki[edit]

References[edit]

  1. X17 Algorithm Review
  2. X17 algorithm – Mining calculator