Questions tagged [mining-pools]

Service allowing Monero miners to pool resources in order to reduce the variance between discovering blocks. Reward are generally divided largely based on the contributed hashrate of each member of the pool, with some small percentage often being collected by the pool operator as a fee.

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Monero Height at a standstill

My Height seems to be stuck here 335459/335459 (100.0%) on mainnet But when I check the current height online it's 1289240 Could someone help me?
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What does Shares/Diff number represent on pools found blocks

When the pool I am mining finds a block what does the "Shares/Diff" number represent?
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Why is there no P2Pool for miners?

Is there no interest in having a p2pool? I think it would be pretty cool to have something like this.
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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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From "Pending balance" to "Total paid"

Under which conditions the accumulated amount of XMR in a mining pool, goes from "Pending balance" to "Total paid", then definitely in my wallet? I have exceeded the payout threshold of 0.5 XMR in my ...
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How decentralized is Monero mining?

How many Monero mining pools currently exist? Are there any P2P pools? What percentage of the hashrate does the largest pool control? Is there a pie chart available that shows the the share of all ...
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Estimated mining profits are overestimated

I mine with 1KH/s for moneropool.com. The estimated mining profit should be about 0.12 XMR/day, but I'm getting much lower profits, only about 0.04 XMR/day. The site says that on average every 40 ...
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Does mining use a lot of bandwidth?

If I setup a mining rig, will this use a lot of internet bandwidth? Do you know how many MB per day would be required? Is there a difference for mining pools and solo mining?
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How is the block hash encoded?

How to compute block difficulty from a hash of that block? In Bitcoin, I can see that block hash starts with a lot of zeros, but in Monero I don't understand how uniqueness of new block in represented ...
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How to Generate a Blob for PoW Hashing

The Cryptonight PoW hash function (cns008) expects an input (a blob on which to mine a new block). I know that a mining blob can easily be obtained via the monerod daemon's JSON-RPC interface by ...
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Confusion over Monero Mining Software

I have read all the Monero official website and many other sites(pools ...) and it seem there is no clear indication on what is the best software to do CPU or GPU Mining with Windows 10. On the CPU ...
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Pool stats showing abnormally high H/s

The pool I am using (mineXMR.com) regularly shows a hash rate of 250-300+ H/s for my computer despite the miner I am using (XMR-Stak-CPU) showing hash rates that do not exceed ~190 H/s. What could be ...
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Failure of an exchange or pool to upgrade to Monero v0.10.1 by January 5th

According to the release notes: The main thing to know is that you should 0.10.1. Otherwise, you will get booted off the network. If you are mining, make sure the pool you are mining on has ...
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cryptonote-universal-pool Stratum authentication failed

I'm trying to setup the mining pool using https://github.com/fancoder/cryptonote-universal-pool (please do not suggest to use https://github.com/zone117x/node-cryptonote-pool because I also used that ...
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What is a mining pool, and why should I join one?

I see that Monero's software allows me to mine on my home computer. What is a mining pool and how is it different from just mining on my own?
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How do miners attempt to avoid duplicating nonces of other miners? Do they try?

In a very general sense, most people who know about cryptocurrency mining understand that for every block in a proof-of-work blockchain there is a new "challenge" for the miners, and that challenge is ...
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Validate the result of a job sent by a miner

I'm implementing my own mining pool and I need to know how the result of a job obtained from a miner is validated. I looked at the snipa22's code but have a small doubt. When sending a job to miner: ...
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Is it better to mine Monero on solo mining or joining a mining pool?

Considering fees and profits, but also the best thing for the Monero network, which is the most valuable solution? Also, is it depending on hardware and hashrate power? Thanks in advance.
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What's the easiest way to create a unique job for every worker of monero mining pool?

There are several mining pool servers. Each server polls monerod for a new job. I want to generate a unique job on each server for all the workers of my distributed pool. It is very important to ...
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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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How can I make a coin using Monero? [closed]

I am developing a coin using the Monero git code, so I want to know what is the setup we need to follow to create our own coin using Monero. Coin development Coin Api development Coin explore Coin ...
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