2014 May 26th — The BFGMiner development team today announced the immediate availability of BFGMiner 4.0, the latest major release of the world’s leading cryptocurrency mining software. Designed to support today’s diversity of miners, BFGMiner 4 delivers a flexible foundation needed for mining at home or as a business.
Available for over two years, since the advent of consumer-friendly FPGA miners, BFGMiner has earned a reputation for performance and reliability. Today, miners all over the world rely on BFGMiner for their mission-critical mining rigs.
With the new 4.0 release, BFGMiner gains automatic hotplugging support, proxy support for GBT and scrypt pools, a common/shared interface for all devices, as well as support for some of the newest ASIC mining hardware: Butterfly Labs’s Monarch, BFx2 mining sticks, newer Drillbit miners, the bi-algorithm scrypt/SHA256d DualMiner USB stick, GridSeed scrypt ASIC miners, HashBuster Alpha, Hex•Fury, NanoFury NF2/NF6, and OneStringMiner boards. OpenCL support as well as scrypt support in general have also seen major improvements.
Planned for upcoming versions, the BFGMiner team aims to expand flexibility, improved decentralised mining, integrating more proof-of-work algorithms, and native support for concurrently mining multiple cryptocurrencies.
”BFGMiner is my go-to choice for mining software. It is fast, simple to use and has excellent support with a huge community behind it. There is so much I can do with it from run a single miner to a whole farm. The sky’s the limit.” -Scott Fargo, CCN
“I’ve always preferred the ease of use, layout and features of BFGMiner, and I’m really looking forward to rolling out v4.0″ -Vince Samios
For more information about BFGMiner 4, visit http://bfgminer.com
How to get BFGMiner
BFGMiner is available for almost every platform: Windows users can download it from the website, Mac OS X support is provided using Homebrew, and most Linux distributions provide official packages. Additionally, BFGMiner is integrated into many frontends such as EasyMiner, MacMiner, MinePeon, MultiMiner, and Portable Instant Mining Platform.
About the BFGMiner development team
Luke Dashjr is the lead developer of BFGMiner, having started the project in 2012 to add FPGA support to a popular GPU miner of the time. Besides his work on BFGMiner, Luke is actively involved in core Bitcoin development, maintains the advanced mining pool software Eloipool, and spends much time on general cryptocurrency research.
Nate Woolls joined the project in the past year as the scrypt/Mac/Windows lead developer. In addition to his many driver contributions to BFGMiner, he also maintains the MultiMiner GUI frontend for BFGMiner and the MobileMiner service for remote miner monitoring and control.
Many others have also contributed to BFGMiner. See the AUTHORS text file included with the BFGMiner distribution for a more comprehensive list.