I installed Monero GUI Beta 2, downloaded the blockchain and started to solo-mine. If the program finds a block and I'm rewarded, is this reward process automatic or should I do something to get my reward?
Thank you in advance...
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If you start solo mining, any block reward you find will appear in your wallet automatically, without any further action needed on your part. As a reminder, if you exit the daemon, you will have to start mining again, as the GUI merely instructs the dameon to mine.
Note that the likelihood of finding a block solo mining on an average computer is pretty small: currently, assuming 200 hashes a second, you can expect a block every... 1/(720 * 200 / 220e6), that is about 1500 days. However, if you do find a block, then you get 6.9*130 = $900 at current prices. So it's a lottery in exchange for helping the Monero network.