Rig Miners to Benefit From Smart Crypto Mining Capabilities with CudoOS

Crypto mining software provider Cudo Miner has announced the release of its new operating system (OS), aptly named CudoOS. The UK-based company claims that the OS distribution will run as a “bare-metal” version and provide rig miners with the ability to quickly and easily set up a new mining rig, or recover a problematic rig, simply by using a USB stick.

The new operating system can be quickly deployed to the target rig, or run directly from an external hard disk. Cudo is not the first crypto mining software to be distributed as an ever-ready operating system image, with alternatives including SimpleMining OS (SMOS) and HiveOS.

However, Cudo believes it has some new ideas. CudoOS includes all of the features that Cudo Miner users enjoy in its standard graphical user interface miner. This includes the ability to overclock their graphics card inside the app and to automatically switch between mining the most profitable cryptos. Miners can also hold or get paid out in multiple different cryptos, including Bitcoin, Ether, Monero, Grin and Ravencoin. This is particularly useful for those miners who have had their eye on Ravencoin’s dramatic increase in price over the last few weeks and wish to hold Ravencoin while it continues to rise.

This latest software release follows the business’ recent update that Cudo Miner now supports Grin Coin, and includes new remote management features for the Cudo Miner web console, which enables users to control and manage any enrolled device, check the health of their rig, and graph their earnings per coin.

Moreover, the new CudoOS release has been developed to provide a more accurate calculation of estimated earnings – the most accurate in the industry according to Cudo – which has been a gripe of the mining community for some time, with many miners having been disappointed with inflated earning figures on a number of different miners in the past.

Pete Hill, Partnerships Director at Cudo Miner, commented: “We calculate earnings based on the valid shares received from the pool-side rather than the hashrate reported by the miner, making it the most accurate estimation of earnings.”

Hill added: “Our community has stressed the importance of checking in on their rigs. CudoOS offers a new way for miners to quickly set up or rebuild their rigs with everything they need, allowing them to spend time doing things they enjoy more, like overclocking or following up on mining tips.”

CudoOS is based on Linux Ubuntu 18.04, but stripped back for mining with non-essential features removed and AMD and NVIDIA GPU drivers pre-installed. The lean image fits on a 4GB USB stick, which Cudo says can be plugged into any Intel-based GPU mining rig to start mining within a few minutes.

CudoOS can be downloaded from the Cudo Miner website, and includes all the features as the simultaneous release of the Cudo Miner for Linux installer.

Ukrainian Railways Uncovers Bitcoin Mining Farm at Lviv Branch

On Friday (November 15), the state-owned Ukrainian Railways ("Укрзалізниця" in Ukrainian, which is pronounced "Ukrzaliznytsia") announced that it had found out that its Lviv branch was illegally operating a Bitcoin mining farm powered by the company's electricity (which is paid for by taxpayers in the country).

Ukrzaliznytsia's press release stated that its security department, along with law enforcement officials, had found a Bitcoin mining farm during an inspection of the premises of the Lviv branch; this "so-called farm" was being "organized by officials of the Lviv Railway unit." 

The person who filed the report on the alleged criminal activity was Oleg Nazaruk, who is the Director of the Department of Economic and Information Security of Ukrzaliznytsia JSC.

Nazaruk said:

During the inspection of the premises where the so-called farm was located, more than 100 pieces of computer equipment were identified that were generating bitcoins. The aforementioned equipment was connected to the Ukrzaliznytsia power grid. The estimated amount of losses since the beginning of the year is UAH 1 million.

The press release interestingly mentioned that, according to the laws of Ukraine, "the issue and circulation of cryptocurrency in the territory of Ukraine is prohibited."

The collected evidence has been passed to the Ternopil Police Department of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Ternopil Oblast.

According to a report by Kyiv Post, this is not the first time that state employees in Ukraine have been caught stealing electricity to mine cryptocurrencies. Back in August 2018, Ukraine's national security agency (SBU) arrested workers at a nuclear power plant (in the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk ) who were illegally mining crypto using electricity from the plant.

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