NiceHash and MiningRigRentals With Support for the Handshake (HNS) Algorithm
The Handshake (HNS) project is gaining more attention as it is getting wider support from services that are allowing users to sell or buy hashpower such as NiceHash and MiningRigRentals (MRR). Handshake is a decentralized, permissionless naming protocol where every peer is validating and in charge of managing the root DNS naming zone with the goal of creating an alternative to existing Certificate Authorities and naming systems. So NiceHash has just added support for buying and selling hashrate for the Handshake algorithm on their platform and just recently added support for mining HNS in their dedicated multi-functional software for miners – NiceHash Miner 22.214.171.124.
You can of course also GPU mine Handshake (HNS) using the latest GMiner or NBMiner standalone software miners, though GPU mining may not be that profitable with BlackMiner F1 series FPGAs offering a bit better performance with lower power usage compared to GPUs. Unfortunately at the moment if you have hosted BLackMiner FPGAs you are apparently not able to utilize them with either NH or MRR, so these services are only available to users that have their own miners available and are not using HashAltcoin’s hosting services! Nevertheless you might still make some profit or bet longer term on HNS mining with GPUs or buying or selling Handshake hashrate until June when we are expecting to see the Hummer Miner Mars H1 Handshake (HNS) ASIC miners starting to join the network and significantly outperforming any existing GPU or FPGA mining option at the moment.