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So basically, if you solo mine you create decentralization, but your chance to get reward is almost nonexistent.

When you mine with a pool, you don't validate anything. You just hash blocks produced by pool.

So the pool itself can perform an attack on the network, if it decides to.

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All mining helps the network so long as neither the miner (or pool if the miner is using one), is trying to perform an attack.

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  • Yesss, but pool can try to perform an attack Mar 30, 2023 at 14:06
  • Yes, as I stated. As can any miner with enough hashrate.
    – jtgrassie
    Mar 30, 2023 at 15:50

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