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The process of using a computer to verify transactions on the Monero network. Mining helps keep the network safe, since it is unlikely that one person or group of people can control a large portion of the total mining power. Monero is mined using the RandomX algorithm, and it is mined with both CPUs and GPUs.

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Is Monero mining really as profitable practically as it is statistically?

I am new to crypto mining in general and I don't understand how Monero mining can be so profitable? Since mining a block takes 2 minutes I can mine 720 blocks in 24 hours. At it's current price and ...
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Can you mine XMR on RTX 3060?

I been searching in Internet but I haven't founded anything. Can you mine XMR on RTX 3060? How much hashrate will I get in a pool?
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Is an integrated graphics chip enough to handle my graphics activities? How much RAM do I need in order to avoid having memory bottleneck on my PC?

I want to buy a mini / midi PC with the purpose of it serving me as a general-purpose workstation as well as an XMR miner (CPU-only). The software that I'm going to use for most of the time is fairly ...
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Which is best software to mine Monero in Windows?

Is MinerGate a good and trusted software to mine Monero in Windows? How do they pay?
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Monero hashrates in the milions?

I was preparing to buy a few computers to mine monero, and we can clearly see the benchmarks on your websites. But as I explored some wallets on nanopool, I saw hashrates exceeding 10 million. Any ...
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can a transaction never enter txpool but be included in blockchain

I understand the mempool is local to each node. I also understand the contents of the pool can thus change by node, and each miner is free to pick their tx's from their mempool for a block. My ...
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Is this possible to get one XMR?

monerod shows this when I type status: Height: 2377895/2377895 (100.0%) on mainnet, mining at 3.30 kH/s, net hash 2.68 GH/s, ... Is this possible to get one XMR?
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How can I use XMRig to connect to monerod

I have a node running monerod. And have many nodes to run XMRig. How can I start monerod in order to connect XMRig?
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Can I mine with XMRig and the Monero GUI at the same time?

I am a beginner and doing CPU mining on my laptop. My question is, can I mine with XMRig and the Monero GUI at the same time?
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Miner is waiting a long time for new jobs

I have implemented a custom RandomX Pool miner with C++ which even outperforms XMRig. However after submitting a share the miner does not always get a new job instantly. Sometimes it takes several ...
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RE:Monero GUI - "Start Mining" greyed out

Excuse the noobness. I have installed Monero GUI Wallet on a persistent TAILS OS USB bootable drive. I have downloaded the Monero Blockchain and fully synhronized the Wallet and Daemon. All working ...
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Is this an optimal setup for solo mining XMR?

I know it's possible to solo mine XMR using XMRig through some pools, but I'd like to try to solo mining on my own, with no pools involved. As I have the intention to set up a public full node using ...
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In Monero RandomX, What is the condition for a hash result to be considered the winner and be rewarded?

I read RandomX design and specs from https://github.com/tevador/RandomX/tree/master/doc to understand the mining process. At step 14 of the algorithn description it ends up with a result hash: R = ...
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Why does monerod allow mining from a pruned blockchain?

I started a new node from scratch with monerod --prune-blockchain, so when the blockchain was finished syncing, it only took up about 35GB on disk. My understanding is that one of the main tradeoffs ...
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If I'm solo mining from the GUI, am I still helping the Monero network even if I don't ever "win" any blocks?

I've been mining everyday for about 4 or 5 weeks now from the GUI, where you can just click the "advanced" icon and then click "start mining" icon. It asks me if I want to use the ...
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How many new Monero are mined every day?

If there are 720 blocks mined and the amount of coins that are made for each block is 10.88, but let's just say it's 10.5 coins per block, do we not just multiply 720 by 10.5? 720 x 10.5 = 7560
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How do I check the process of mining, ie the percentage of a block to be finished?

How do I check the process of mining, ie the percentage of a block to be finished ? I have started the mining process, and the CPU is always 100%, I'm just wondering how far along that CPU work ...
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If you solo mine through the GUI, version 0.17.1.9-3ca5f10f (Qt5.15.2), how or where would you get paid if you were lucky enough to earn anything?

If you solo mine and you got lucky enough to earn something, how would you get the Monero? Also, how would you know if you happen to earn something? I understand solo mining is prob not going to ever ...
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Why are all my shares stale?

I've been trying to do a bit of Monero mining with my computer (to learn more about mining and cryptocurrency) and for some reason, all 16 of the shares I found come back as stale. I'm connected to ...
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How to remove monero-wallet-gui from mac

I am entirely new to crypto and monero so I figured I would download the monero-wallet-gui from getmonero.org. I downloaded the mac version and then I started the syncing process not knowing what it ...
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0 XMR after mining for 30 hours

I have been mining monero on my computer with 3 cpu cores and my NVidia 1060 gpu for around 30 hours, but when I check my wallet, it still says, that I have XMR 0.000000000000. I am on arch linux, if ...
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Is monero worth mining in 2021?

I was doing a research on building a monero mining rig and found this site where they benchmarked some hardware and their respective hashrate, and also using a online mining calculator it seems that ...
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How can one merge mine Townforge with Monero?

Townforge, a fork of Monero, can be merge mined with Monero (https://townforge.net/faq/#faq-13). How can one merge mine both blockchains ?
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What is the bare minimum to mine?

What are pools used for and what Linux x86 program could I use to mine Monero?
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Server CPU only getting 1.5 to 2.5 KH/s

My miner output: HASHRATE REPORT - CPU | ID | 10s | 60s | 15m | ID | 10s | 60s | 15m | | 0 | 396.8 | 394.6 | 393.2 | 1 | 313.1 | 311.7 | 310.8 | | 2 | 397.3 | 394.9 | 393....
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multi pc mining questions

i have 3 pc's. all 3 have monero gui downloaded on all 3 and block chain node dled on all 3. If I use one pc to house the block chain node on it and have my other 3 remote to that one pc will that ...
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How much energy per transaction?

Assuming a fee of .033usd per transaction and an average energy cost of .141usd per kwh, it takes .033 / .141 = .234kwh for one transaction. Another way to calculate it is if there are 17921 ...
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Is Monero mining profitable with 600 H/s?

I checked the hash speed of my system. It is around 600 H/s for an intel i7 processor. I checked this with crypto compare profit calculator: Hash power: 600 H/s, Power consumption: 50w, Electricity ...
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Hardware for Monero mining hash rate of 1 MH/s

I checked in crypto compare calculator about hash power required for profitable Monero mining. It showed that 1MH/s is required to earn 0.5174 XMR or $86.18 per day I checked Monero benchmarks and ...
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Background mining causes crash (pymonero)

Does anyone know what it means that whenever I try background mining either with the wallet or daemon my monero crashes? To be clear I am using pymonero and am getting the following error when running ...
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Mining questions

I am trying to write a miner for myself. I understand I get the block template and then hash the block hashing blob. That gets me a hash. Do I then append it to block hashing blob or something else in ...
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Using a block template to mine

I am a little confused about how I use the block template. I saw this question which leads me to think that perhaps I need to call this function until I get a hash that fits the difficulty. Basically ...
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How to set up a mining pool on Ubuntu 20.04?

I know a similar question has already been asked, but it was 3 years ago, so I asked the question again so that the methods are relevant
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How does Monero verify a tx outputs key image?

I'm new to Monero and I'm trying to get to grips on transactions compared to BTC. What I'm trying to understand is - what prevents a transaction using a completely random string for 'x' within I = xHp(...
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Wordpress :: mining with user's CPU

We are in 2020 and I was having a look at this post from 2018 which describes 3 WordPress plug-in we might use to mine Bitcoins through users CPU: Simple Monero miner: needs subscription to https://...
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Best computer for mining Monero

Hi I am a newbie in Mining. My question is: which one is the best computer for mining Monero? I know about the electricity costs (for me are extremely low) and I am not interested in become a new ...
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Optimizing xmrig

I am mining Monero with xmrig 5.11.1. I am using an AMD Ryzen 1950 cpu on Ubuntu Linux 20.04. I am trying to optimize my mining. This is the output of the “h”. It shows an “anomaly” in threads 12, 13,...
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Help with Monero mining with AMD Radeon 580GPU with xmrig, getting error: disabled (failed to load OpenCL runtime)

I'm trying to GPU mine Monero with xmrig. I am newly updated on Ubunto 20.04, coming from 16.04 with a fresh install. I am stuck on is getting my AMD Radeon 580 GPU working with xmrig. AMD does not ...
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Cheapest motherboard and RAM for AMD Ryzen 3-gen CPU?

I brought two Ryzen 9 3900X for mining Monera and I don't have much budget for the Motherboard so I'm looking for cheapest but compatible motherboard for Ryzen 9 3900X? I have same query's as above ...
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How to get a block reward from a block template?

I make a get_block_template request to a monerod using a RPC interface. From response of this request I can get the a value of expected_reward: expected_reward = block_reward + tx_fees_amount But ...
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Can EUR 10.000.000 be mined in ONE go?

I understood large sums of Monero can only be mined in several transactions? Could EUR 10.000.000 be mined in ONE transaction?
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Can the expected reward from the block template differ from a actual one after mining?

As we know, we can find a value expected_reward in a response of a request getblocktemplate to a monerod. Following the documentation: expected_reward - unsigned int; Coinbase reward expected to be ...
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Mining for rpc set number of threads

In the monero-wallet-cli having connected to a public node that accepts or requires payment via mining how does one adjust the number of threads used for the mining payment. For example, when you run ...
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What is so different about RandomX from other attempted ASIC-resistant mining algorithms?

I read that the original Cryptonight hashing algorithm was optimized for the L3 cache of a modern CPU, giving CPUs as large of an edge as possible. I've also heard that RandomX effectively turns a ...
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Most efficent AMD CPU for XMR mining?

I'm looking for the best AMD CPU for XMR mining which must be efficient in terms of power consumption per hash. And what is the best combination of threads, core and cache memory size to get maximum ...
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Monero miner for ppc64le?

Is there any Monero miner which supports the current RandomX PoW and compatible with the ppc64le architecture? I've already checked out xmr-stak-power and this port of xmrig for ppc64le, both of ...
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Why isn't monero mining a widespread method to earn money on websites?

Monero mining in the browser has been done by criminals without the consent of both hosts and visitors of hacked websites. The method of earning money via ads in the internet has severe downsides for ...
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Is it possible to check which of the last blocks is mined by me?

Input: monero_addr - address of my wallet that I specified in my miner's config. Output: [2045661, 2045650, 2045630, ...] - block's heights that was mined by me. In which direction should I move to ...
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Syntax Errors while building jtgrassie/pyrx on Windows [jit_compiler_x86_static.S, program_prologue_linux.inc,program_read_dataset_sshash_init.inc]

The Commands: >>> git clone https://github.com/jtgrassie/pyrx.git >>> git submodule update --init --recursive -q >>> py setup.py build Result: pybind11[complete] ...
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How to calculate job target in hex

I received a mining job with target = f3220000. My XMRig miner logged the following statement: new job from ... diff 480045 algo rx/0 height 2027084 I want to find answers to the following ...

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