Questions tagged [mining]

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 on the CryptoNight algorithm, and it is mined with both CPUs and GPUs.

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Updated dynamic fee calculation?

I'm hoping to find a current reference that explains how the dynamic block size/fee calculation works? This link has a nice explanation, but a community member on reddit suggested it was out-of-date (...
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Can a xmr proxy mine without a pool?

I have several computers at home. I can join all of them through a xmr proxy to be seen as a user but I have been told that to mine I need to join a pool. I know the advantages of mining through a ...
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Why are I/O bound instructions not used as part of a hashing algorithm to thwart ASICs

Is there a reason why I/O bound instructions are not used in the logic for hashing done by miners? For example, there could be specialised nodes that act as middlemen, whose sole role would be to ...
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What is the optimal configure.json setting for mining Random XL using xmrig on Loki?

I'm mining on a threadripper 1950x and I followed this guide: https://medium.com/luxor/loki-randomxl-fork-af9b141e492a I got to the point of mining, but now I want to optimize it further for mining ...
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What other cryptocurrency has implemented the RandomX PoW for mining?

With the move to RandomX for PoW mining on Monero, what other coins have forked RandomX into their coin? I know Loki has done it with RandomXL but have any others implemented it?
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How many hashes does an AMD Threadripper 1950X do on the RandomX Monero mining algorithm?

I have an AMD Threadripper 1950X, has there been benchmarks done for mining on RandomX compared to other CPUs and high end GPUs?
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Does a CPU or GPU mine better on the RandomX algorithm for Monero mining?

Was RandomX made specifically for CPUs or GPUs for mining? I know it's ASIC resistant.
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Is it possible to mine on your CPU and GPU at the same time?

I was wondering if it was possible to mine on both the CPU and the GPU at the same time on the same computer? I have an Intel i9 7900X and an Nvidia 1080Ti, so I was hoping to get reasonable ...
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What are the current staking and mining rewards for the Loki Network as of 2019-May?

Loki is a cryptonote coin with staking and mining. What is the staking and mining reward calculation for the Loki Network as of today 2019-May-29? And what will it be in the future?
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Just mined with an old version v0.13.0.4 and upgraded to v0.14.0.2. Reward now missing

I am new to this and am experimenting. I am using Debian Sid and apt-get install installed the v013.0.4 version. After synchronizing, I started to mine using the monero-wallet-cli command ...
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Monero hard fork - cant mine new transactions

So i am trying to do a monero hard fork. I changed the ports, prefixes, etc. I am running on a bit of an issue. I can't mine new blocks. Here's the error: 2019-04-27 22:07:02.425 [miner 0] ...
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Background mining + monero-wallet-cli + pool?

Is it possible to launch the monero-wallet-cli for mining with the experimental background-mining feature on? And would it be possible to connect to a pool for that? Basically I just want my CPU ...
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Does the monero-powpy miner check if it has a new job?

You can find it here. I want to know if it checks if it has gotten another mining job while mining.
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How can I create a million blocks in regtest or testnet?

Can anyone please tell me how to create a million blocks in regtest or testnet mode? Is there a way other than to start mining with the smallest difficulty?
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What year will monero be fully mined? [duplicate]

In what year will monero be fully mined? I know about the .6 xmr tail emissions, but when will the last bulk of the xmr be mined?
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Are Monero hashes generated based off of the block header?

Are miners generating POW hashes based off of the block header or is it just guess and check?
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Monero Fork: Blocks are not mining for more than 20 Hrs

I have forked Monero V0.13.0.4 and changed the network ID and genesis tx. The Blockchain was running fine for a week, after that I noticed that there were some serious delays in the block creation ...
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Which CPU/GPU Monero miner for macOS?

I was wondering what would be the best CPU/GPU Monero/cryptonight miner for MacOS. I have an Intel Core i7 CPU and AMD Radeon 460 GPU.
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Acquiring greater than 51% of the Monero network can pose what kind of risks?

As I understand it, if a mining operator was to attain 51% of the network, they can perform a double spend. But would this be detected? And if the same attack was done on Zcash, could it be detected ...
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What are some proposed solutions to preventing ASIC's from mining Monero?

Monero forks every 6 months or so to prevent ASICs, but this doesn't fully deter ASICs from being built. Even with the new proposed RandomX pow algo, eventually ASICs will be built. What are some ...
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Monero fork: block creation time fluctuation

I am running a Monero fork(v7) for the past 4 days. I have set the block creation time as 2 minutes but sometimes the blockchain takes more than 30 minutes to create a block. Is this normal behavior? ...
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Is it possible to create a Monero miner in Python?

I would like to create a Python based Monero miner. I know that using Python for mining will likely be slow, but this is just for experimental purposes. Thanks.
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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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Why does the Monero difficulty increase? [duplicate]

Monero's difficulty has soared a lot in the last days and the trend seems to be confirmed. Why did it happen? What is the technical reason?
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Is it possible to solo mine Monero (XMR) using AMD and Nvidia GPUs in the same rig?

I've been looking into this a lot over the past 2 days. I have found ways to use AMD and Nvidia GPUs in a mining pool (XMR-stak), but I haven't been able to find any info on solo mining with both of ...
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What is the best way to help the Monero network?

Apart from profitability, for the Monero network it doesn't make a big difference if you solo-mine or not. This answer to Is it better to mine Monero on solo mining or joining a mining pool? ...
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Can't seem to reconstruct hashing blob for old block

I'm trying to re-construct the "hashing blob" for an old block and calculate the correct hash to validate some code, but I can't seem to get the correct results. I've confirmed (via unit tests against ...
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Does Monero have a mining reward halving like how Bitcoin's mining reward gets cut in half every 4 years? [duplicate]

There were quite a number of mathematical formula's to calculate monero reward, but I just want to know is there a halving in monero like how Bitcoin halves every 4 years? If it doesn't what is the ...
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Can miners see sender's information?

The recipient cannot see the sender's wallet address, but can a miner see the sender's wallet address? Can the miners see the IP address of the sender? Moreover, what information of the sender can ...
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I can't tell if monerod is mining. Log says “idle percentage is 63%, miner percentage is 38%”

I want to turn mining off, but the log is still reporting a message that seems to imply mining is on: idle percentage is 63%, miner percentage is 38%, The .exe was executed with a --mining-threads 0 ...
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I want to mine Monero but I do not have money for a better GPU / equipment

I have a notebook. I want to mine with my GPU, but in the GUI, no GPU appears. My CPU is an i3 4th generation series U. How long can I be mining without damaging my CPU? My notebook has a GPU: AMD ...
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How does the miner know the public key for the signature in the block?

When a block is being processed by the miner he has to verify the signature by using the public key. How does the miner know about this public key? Is it included in the block data?
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CryptoNight detail. Why this kind of multiplication?

The Cryptonight description by the CryptoNote team states that The 8byte_mul function, however, uses only the first 8 bytes of each argument, which are interpreted as unsigned 64-bit little-...
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Where in the PoW block header is the variant version?

I asked this question: How do miners, connected to a pool via stratum, know when to switch PoW variant during a hard fork? Which was marked as a duplicate of this question: Can pool miners update ...
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Where does the actual decryption of the recipient stealth address occur?

I want to find out where in the code an output of Alice's transaction becomes Bob's money. Alice has 10 XMR, and she sends Bob 2 XMR, the tx looks like this - OUTPUT: #recipient output: first ...
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Can pool miners update early and then the pool software will automatically ask its workers for new POW when necessary?

Many people mine Monero in a pool. Monero has recently changed its proof of work, and it is about to do so again. There may be more changes to its proof of work in the future. When miners update ...
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When does validation of blocks occur

At what point does a miner validate blocks shared and created by other miners on the blockchain?
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Newbie questions about XMRig

Can one Monero wallet be used to receive results from XMRig installed on 20 (or more) computers? Should the json file on each computer contain the same data? May I use XMRig in Whonix? What the best ...
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What are the changes in CryptoNight v2 PoW algorithm?

According to the last Dev Meeting, PoW changes to the upcoming fork are almost finished. What exactly will be changed and how will it affect speed on CPUs and GPUs but also potential ASICs or FPGAs?
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I'm looking for a Monero miner written in Java

I'm looking for a Monero miner written in Java. Can anyone link me one?
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Is there any way to lower the difficulty in order to mine faster on a testnet?

I'm searching for a way to mine 60 blocks without the waiting time (or at least significantly reduce the time) on a testnet. Can it be done or will it affect other operations in the blockchain?
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Hardening a mining pool

I have setup a mining pool for a smaller project that uses Cryptonight variant 1. I have been running into problems with ddos attacks when other people started launching other mining pools. At first ...
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What is the current supply of wownero as of 2018-08-01

What is the current supply of wownero and mining reward?
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Step by Step tutorial to mine RandomJS on Wownero?

Is there a step by step guide on how to mine RandomJS on wownero since its the only monero clone that has randomjs implemented as of July 2018.
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What would happen if monero were to switch to RandomJS mining algo?

There seems to be talk of switching to randomJS for mining. What would this affect? Is there even a gpu miner for something like this and is it even gpu minable? What's so great about RandomJS vs ...
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Transactions appearing out of nowhere when running monero in local network

I've followed the instructions here to run monerod and monero-wallet-cli only on localhost. After I started mining, I noticed transactions showing up in my wallet: Height 350, txid <...
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How GPU gets its mining work and nonce range?

I tried to study source of both xmr-stak and xmrig to understand how it communicates with the kernel running on GPU, but both these softwares are too huge to understand (too many objects calling each ...
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error first running new monero fork build

I built a new Monero Fork. Trying to run it for the first time and getting errors: 2018-07-05 10:09:30.989 7612 ERROR cn src/cryptonote_basic/cryptonote_format_utils.cpp:167 Failed to ...
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Pre-Mined Monero Fork

I would like to create a Fork of Monero with a certain number of coins premined. I have tried to follow How would someone premine a direct fork of monero ( can it be done ) but it is incomplete. ...
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Exchange for Monero Fork

Once a custom Fork of Monero has been created, what are the steps for allowing "people" to be able to buy the currency online? Does an exchange need to be created or is it a case of approaching an ...