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Innosilicon A10 Stopped Mining Ethereum. Attainable Options.


Ethereum DAG File Downside

Ethash (Ethereum mining algorithm) has a particular DAG file that’s loaded to the GPU/ASIC reminiscence earlier than the mining course of begins. We described intimately the way it works in our publish When Will My Graphics Card Cease Mining Ether?

DAG file measurement is at all times rising. You could possibly at all times discover the present DAG measurement on 2Miners Ethereum pool essential web page. On August seventeenth DAG file for ETH reached 5 GB.

Probably this was the final vital milestone for the Ethereum DAG file and it’ll by no means attain the following one (6GB). Ethereum devs plan to vary the consensus mechanism from PoW to PoS in September which is able to finish the ETH mining generally.

Innosilicon A10 Affected by the DAG File Dimension

A10 is a well-liked Ethereum ASIC miner produced by Innosilicon. Initially it was mining solely Ethereum (ETH) and different Ethash cash. Lately the producer launched the firmware that permits additionally Ethereum Basic (ETC) mining allowing for the longer term finish of the ETH mining. ETC is barely totally different from ETH because it makes use of its personal Etchash algorithm (Ethash algorithm modification). Extra data on the brand new firmware may very well be present in our publish Innosilicon Launched New Mining Firmware to Mine Ethereum Basic on ASIC.


The brand new ETC firmware can’t be used to mine ETH and vice versa, it isn’t doable to mine ETC with the previous ETH firmware. Ethereum mining is at the moment extra worthwhile than Ethereum Basic mining so many ASIC house owners prefered to mine ETH and to not replace to the brand new firmware to mine ETC.

As quickly because the Ethereum DAG file reached 5 GB all of the Innosilicon A10 stopped working. Regardless of how a lot reminiscence they’d. It seems to be like a firmware bug. Nonetheless, it may very well be associated to the {hardware} configuration as nicely. Sadly, Innosilicon has not launched any details about this matter. Their twitter account is nearly lifeless.

Fortunate house owners of Innosilicon A11 might nonetheless proceed Ethereum mining. It appears this system makes use of totally different firmware.

Find out how to Mine With Innosilicon A10 and A10 Professional

Hopefully, there are answers you might use to nonetheless generate some revenue with Innosilicon A10 ASICs. There are different cash that use Ethash algo which have the smaller DAG file. There may be additionally the ETC firmware out there. Let’s take a look on the mining calculator and enter the 700 MH/s hashrate for each Ethash and Etchash algorithms.


Ethereum is probably the most worthwhile coin $19.22/day adopted by Ethereum Basic $13.64/day. You could possibly not mine ETP with Innosilicon A10, so the following choice is Callisto $6.35/day. You shouldn’t keep in mind Expanse (EXP) as this coin buying and selling quantity may be very little.

The Worst Possibility. Simply Wait

All of us hope that Innosilicon builders launch the brand new firmware that fixes the Ethereum mining subject quickly. If you’re afraid of firmware updates and in case you hope that the A10 subject is software-related and in case you hope that Innosilicon devs might repair that then you might simply flip off your gadgets for a few days. So many “ifs” however who is aware of?

The Greatest Possibility. Ethereum Basic Mining

The brand new Innosilicon ETC firmware works simply nice. Flash it to your A10 system and begin mining Ethereum Basic proper now. You’ll be able to obtain the firmware on the official undertaking help web site.

Listed below are ETC’s mining settings.

URL: stratum+tcp://and many
Password: x

The Second Greatest Possibility. Callisto Mining

You could possibly change your A10 to CLO mining pool. You’d earn a lot much less however you’ll nonetheless earn one thing. Then you might wait some repeatedly hope that Innosilicon builders might repair the issue and launch the up to date firmware within the nearest time.

You could possibly discover the settings under.

URL: stratum+tcp://
Password: x

Bonus Half. How Many Innosilicon A10 Units Are There?

Let’s take a look on the Ethereum Hashrate Chart. As you see the ETH community hashrate fluctuations are fairly excessive. It’s onerous to say how a lot the hashrate dropped when DAG file reached 5 GB. Lets say that it was at the very least 30 TH/s. There are 500 MH/s and 720 MH/s variations so we might assume there have been at the very least 55 000 – 60 000 Innosilicon A10 miners within the community.


Let’s now test the community hashrates of Ethereum Basic and Callisto.

Ethereum Basic Community Hashrate development was greater than 10 TH/s in in the future whereas Callisto Community Hashrate grew simply 20 GH/s up.

We might think about that two-thirds of A10 ASIC gadgets at the moment are usually not mining in any respect.


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