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Questions tagged [cryptonight]

CryptoNight is a proof-of-work algorithm that mixes graphics processing unit (GPU) and central processing unit (CPU) mining to create a system resistant to both application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and fast memory-on-chip devices

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Is there a Javascript implementation of the CryptoNight algorithm?

Before I seek to write one of my own, I wanted to see if there's a CryptoNight Javascript algorithm anywhere out there. I found the CryptoNoter project, but it only contains an obfuscated binary file ...
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What are the main advantages / disadvantages between proposed RandomX to ProgPoW?

Ethereum developers recently decided to fork off Ethash ASICs like Monero did before. However, Monero changes its CryptoNight mining algorithm only slightly every six months until a more robust ...
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How does nicehash perform share validation?

I'm talking about two services: NiceHash and MiningRentals and CryptonightV7 algorithm, for example. Let's suppose someone trying to fool one of them and: Miner (seller) tries to fool pool (buyer) ...
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Hardening a mining pool

I have setup a mining pool for a smaller project that uses cryptonightv7 I have been running into problems with ddos attacks when other people started launching other mining pools. At first it was ...
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Cryptonight V7 mining issues

I'm having a bit of problem here. As you all know, Cryptonight V7 is more profitable than v6 after the monero hardfork, I started trying to mine with this algo in Nicehash.But I got an error. The ...
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Sapphire RX 550, differences in models and consequences on hashrate

I'm new to mining, and I wanted to use Sapphire RX 550 GPUs to build a CryptoNight rig after reading a couple posts on the Internet about them, for instance: How To Get 470 h/s On CryptoNote ...
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Error message: failed to allocated device memory for long state

Trying to execute ccminer-cryptonight through powershell and finally hit an impasse. Any ideas? edit:attempting to nvidia mine using 1080ti Error msg
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Can I rent ASIC Hashing Power on a Standard Mining Rig?

So I got to thinking, since Monero is going to be hard-forking pretty soon and is going to make the new Antminer X3s pretty obsolete before they even start their life cycle, and I want to increase my ...
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How is the mining difficulty calculated?

For bitcoin it would be D = Hn / (2^256 / Mt / t) Where: Hn = Net Hash, Mt = Max_target and t = time per block Is this the same for the CryptoNight algorithm, or is it totally different? Note: ...