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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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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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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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xmrpool.net faq: broken link to hardware benchmarks

apologies if this is not the right place to ask. There's a "support" page on xmrpool but it only says "Support on #monero-pools" which to me doesn't mean much. Anyway, in the FAQ ...
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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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How many Monero is mined in a day on average as of 2020 Jan?

Monero blocks are mined every 2 minutes. But how many are mined in a day on average? Is each mined block less the previously mined?
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Mining with XMRig, what are “expired” shares?

So I'm pool mining RandomX using XMRig, and I often see that along with the increasing "accepted" shares, the "expired" shares are also increasing. What does that mean? Am I running the miner ...
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Online implementation of CryptoNight/R

I'm on an adventure trying to write my own own implementation of a C CryptoNight/R hasher. I already have some working code but wanted something that could help me validate the hashes. Is there any ...
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Cant't find out where replace the nonce to get a blob hash

I'm trying to understand the basics of mining and have a very specific question about hashing a blob. When I start a miner and capture the packets, I get a job from the pool and then the work ...
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Which ASIC manufacturer (if any) made ASICs for XMR in the past?

I checked out the medium post by MoneroCrusher over at medium.com which indicates that at one point in time, ASICs were most likely operating on the monero network. Has anyone figured out who was ...
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What pool miners exist that can mine RandomX?

In a couple weeks from now, Monero will start using the RandomX PoW algorithm, replacing the current Cryptonight-R. What are the current pool miner software that may be used to mine with this ...
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Is the code freeze affecting mining?

Is the code freeze preventing xmr-stak from running correctly? I have been away for a little bit and just tried to boot up my miner, but I keep getting "result rejected by the pool" displayed.
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Does it make sense to mine Monero if I have free electricity?

I have the opportunity to use "free" electricity for keeping one computer running all day and night. To be clear, the electricity is not actually free of course, it's that I won't be paying the bill. ...
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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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