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September 13, 2017, 02:49:21 AM
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I saw some comments at other forum said that theoretically it's possible to use like antminer s9 from bitmain to mine other SHA-256 based altcoin, and I'm wondering how to do it practically.

There is a place for SD card on S9 so I was thinking will it be just like what we do to GPU miners. We download mining software from mining pool, save it to the SSD, and run it.

So I checked those S9 set-up tutorial but it seems like I was wrong, there wasn't any step including download anything from mining pool.

Did anyone here try similar things before?

And I know that this kind of ASIC miners are optimized for certain kind of coins. But for example, is S9 optimized for bitcoin or for SHA-256 algorithm?

Thanks a lot.
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September 13, 2017, 03:27:22 AM
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I don't have total technological knowledge about the Antminer s9 but bitcoin miners mine SHA-256 coins most efficiently.
That is they are made for SHA-256 Algo.

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September 13, 2017, 04:56:36 AM
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If I am not mistaken you can only mine SHA-256 coins with your antminer because the average altcoin uses a different algo (CMIIW).

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September 13, 2017, 05:10:52 AM
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If I am not mistaken you can only mine SHA-256 coins with your antminer because the average altcoin uses a different algo (CMIIW).

yup that's my point.
I would like to know how can I switch my btc miner to a ... for example PCC miner?

Is it like, ssh into my miner and load some other mining software?
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September 13, 2017, 05:49:41 AM
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yup that's my point.
I would like to know how can I switch my btc miner to a ... for example PCC miner?

Is it like, ssh into my miner and load some other mining software?

Ohh i see, maybe you can check here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1291032. I found an old thread, i do not know this can help your case or not.
Good Luck!

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September 13, 2017, 06:25:28 AM
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I saw some comments at other forum said that theoretically it's possible to use like antminer s9 from bitmain to mine other SHA-256 based altcoin, and I'm wondering how to do it practically.

There is a place for SD card on S9 so I was thinking will it be just like what we do to GPU miners. We download mining software from mining pool, save it to the SSD, and run it.

So I checked those S9 set-up tutorial but it seems like I was wrong, there wasn't any step including download anything from mining pool.

Did anyone here try similar things before?

And I know that this kind of ASIC miners are optimized for certain kind of coins. But for example, is S9 optimized for bitcoin or for SHA-256 algorithm?

Thanks a lot.

i don't know if there is a difference between a S9 and S3. but i think the main parts are the same.

with my old S3 i was able to mine all SHA-256 coins. you just have to find a pool. here you can find a list of coins:
https://www.coinwarz.com/miningprofitability/sha-256


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September 13, 2017, 07:03:22 AM
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yup that's my point.
I would like to know how can I switch my btc miner to a ... for example PCC miner?

Is it like, ssh into my miner and load some other mining software?

Ohh i see, maybe you can check here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1291032. I found an old thread, i do not know this can help your case or not.
Good Luck!

Thanks a lot!! I'll check it out~
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