how to mine alt coins with Asic miner?

Bitcoin Questions and AnswersCategory: General questionshow to mine alt coins with Asic miner?
Renan Luis Gasparin asked 3 months ago

Does anybody knows how can I use my old antminer s7 to mine alt coins like monero, zcash …?

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Ofir Beigel Staff answered 3 months ago

Hello Renan,
different coins use different mining algorithms. For example – Bitcoin uses SHA-256. Monero and Zcash use different algorithms and therefor your ASIC miner (i.e. Antminer S7) isn’t compatible with them. I’m not sure whether you can still mine with it, but I am sure that it won’t be very efficient.  Here’s a guide about Monero, there’s also a section about CPU mining.

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