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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I can't reproduce a hash sent from a miner [javascript]

I'm looking at nodejs-pool and this is what I extracted from it to verify the hash sent by the miner: // All the variables are self explanatory const cnUtil = require("cryptonote-util"); ...
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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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XMR cpu mining importance of number of threads?

I am using xmrig as my miner. You can see the details in this link. I am mining XMR with my cpu with more than one computer. And I've decided to check the results of my two different pcs' ...
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Steps to generate a job for miners using a mining pool

I'm working on building a mining pool from scratch and it'd be really helpful if someone explained the steps to generate a job for miners. Let's say I have 10 miners connected to my pool, what are the ...
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Code a mining pool from scratch

I'm looking for resources to get me started on coding a mining pool from scratch. I know there are several mining pool implementations and it's reinventing the wheel, but I want to do it so I can ...
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What is the password for monero.hashvault.pro pool?

Hello this is probably a stupid question but. I set up some xmrig miners with this config: { "pools": [ { "url": "pool.monero.hashvault.pro:5555", "user" :"xxxxxxmygui-wallet-address", "pass" : "...
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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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Please help - Monero-Universal-Pool Admin Wallet Fail { }

I’m messing with monero-universal-pool and I have the blockchain synced, the wallet RPC going (at log level=2 and just showing green DEBUGSs and blue info/blocks received INFO, and I can connect ...
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What is the status of web mining?

Now that I have my pool up and running, how long before we get a production web Miner? I'm trying to get non-techies start mining and a great start would be a web Miner. Thanks,
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Are mining pools shares based on prescribed difficulty or the actual difficulty you hash a block with?

I'm mining Monero as part of a pool (specifically this pool -- https://mixpools.org/xmr/). I'm using a CryptoNoter package to do the mining. The pool will send back work taht looks like {"data":"{"...
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What Happens When a Miner Doesn't Reach Minimum Payment Threshold?

I recently made my own monero pool. While setting up the minimum payment threshold I thought: What happens when a miner doesn't reach the required XMR Balance? It might seem like a simple question but ...
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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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Byte reversing (nonce and resulted hash)

I've tcpdump'ed a session with my miner and xmr pool (port difficulty 1063). My miner sent the pool this result: { "id":2, "jsonrpc":"2.0", "method":"submit", "params":{ "id":......, "...
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Pool mining to local wallet

Is it possible to use pool mining to mine to a wallet created with monero-wallet-cli stored on my local machine? If so, what is this minimum amount that needs to be pool mined before I will find a ...
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Relation between monero jobs (blob) and new blocks

When you are mining in a Monero pool (e.g.,https://minexmr.com/) you keep on receiving jobs from it. These contain the blob which, after some processing, is mined by the miners. Different jobs ...
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Correlation between transaction vout key and an address

I'm working on a more robust implemenatation for a mining pool to figure out what the actual amount was it received from a block's reward. Retrieving a block using getblock includes the miner_tx ...
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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 to hash a blob from monero pool?

I am trying to program my own miner using a node.js server (this is for learning/exploration, not profitability). I am subscribed to a monero pool socket and am receiving jobs like this: { jsonrpc: ...
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how to estimate profit from pools?

For what I've seen so far this topic hasn't been adressed before. In my case I have a crap computer with an intel i3 with a hash rata around 27h/s. Obviously there is no way to make profit with such ...
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XMRig-Proxy Performance

I have a farm of around 50 rigs running xmrig. I'm setting up xmrig-proxy, but am having trouble finding information. Does it set individual difficulties? I have some old desktops churning 200H/s ...
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How to tell if start_mining is mining

When I type start_mining, there is no visible indication that anything is happening. Can anyone help with with advice on how to see a visual indication that something is happening? Note, balance says ...
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Mining a custom coin based on Monero

I am creating a custom coin based on Forking Monero. Once the build process has been completed, how do I go about actually mining the coin? Is it possible to modify XMRIG to do this? https://github....
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What's the relationship between the pool's advertised difficulty and the target of the jobs it sends out?

I'm trying to do CPU mining as part of a pool that I found here -- https://xmrpool.net/#/help/getting_started . As I have crappy hardware, I thought I'd try the easiest setting. The site says ...
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Using downloaded raw blockchain Setting up XMRig CPU miner (Monero)

I have compiled and built a release using Visual Studio based on the windows-build guide on the github repository. Using the xmrig.exe file I set up the option of -o as localhost:80. But this is the ...
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Did not receive a transaction after a day from supportXMR [duplicate]

I was using supportXMR for a few months and I had received 3 transactions of a little less than 0.3 XMR at certain times before. However, now on their end it shows that they sent their fourth 0.3 XMR ...
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Socket error after running xmr stak

Im totally new to mining and i have no idea how to use xmr stak . so this is how my config looks like : * * pool_address - xmr-eu1.nanopool.org * wallet_address - ...
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What's the purpose of email address in pool mining config?

First time setting up monero miner, I see pools require wallet address, worker name and email address. What's the purpose of this email address? Nanopool's help page says YOUR_EMAIL - your email ...
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XMR Claymore Low Hashrate Gigabyte R7 360

I was using Claymore 9.7 on a Gigabyte R7-360 GPU on an intel-based motherboard. I've got around 190 h/s with its default gpu clock speed of 1200 MHz. Yesterday, we removed the card to make room for ...
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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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How does a Monero pool confirm/reject a submitted nonce?

I'm trying to get a handle on how the protocol works between Monero miners and pools. Although I've looked at Stratum, the rules seem slightly different with Monero mining. For example, I'm using a ...
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Where is the line for solo mining?

In the reddit thread, they discussed if 15Kh/s is good hashrate. Someone argues that he wouldn't solomine below 50kh. But gingeropolous finds its enough to solo mine. And the post was 9 months ago. ...
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Tweaking our Private Monero Pool

We set up a private pool and are mining at about 9KH/s, at least for now. All of our miners are using the same XMR address, so we are not concerned with sending out payments. What should I set the ...
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Low Hashrate for Some Nodes in Pool

I have a lot of identical nodes all connected to the SXMR pool. They are CPU mining on 40 real cores (hyperthreading is disabled in BIOS) but I am finding that some nodes are performing far slower ...
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Resource to see mining distribution

I always check the health of a cryptocurrency by looking at its hash rate distribution. Where can I see that information for Monero?
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Am I understanding PPLNS correctly in this example?

I want to be sure I understand how the PPLNS pool payment system works. As I understand it, the theory is to reward loyal miners as opposed to people who continually switch pools. So I've been ...
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What does the "hashes" field mean in an authentication message received from a pool?

I'm still trying to get a handle on how all this pool mining stuff works so I decided to use this guy's project -- https://github.com/cryptonoter/CryptoNoter/ to give it a whirl. In particular I ...
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Any way to test my pool connection from the command line?

I'm on a Mac High Sierra. I'm trying to get this project to work on my local machine -- https://github.com/cryptonoter/CryptoNoter . I'm having some issues getting the server proxy to connect to the ...
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Monero Dev XMR Address

I created my pool but I want to make sure that my dev address is correct. What is the Monero Dev address?
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How to reset xmr-stak configuration?

I've installed this recent unified miner called xmr-stak and in the first time I used I mine on xmrpool.net, now I want to mine on xmrpool.eu. If I run the program with no parameters, it doesn't show ...
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How can one check the blocks found on PPLNS pool, such as xmrpool.net?

I've been mining to xmrpool.net for a few months now. Their dashboard has had a couple of bugs but has otherwise been good. It used to average about 2 blocks found per day and now nothing for 6 days ...
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Having trouble getting Bitcoal network to accept submitblock

EDIT: I think this is because it was upcased? I downcased the blob and found another block, now my wallet shows a locked balance! I am solo mining on a easy coin now to learn how mining works, ...
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What's the tip for protecting your laptop from damaging during mining?

I know using low-end hardware like laptop isn't a good idea, but I still want to know what mining condition could damage my laptop and how can I prevent it. Things I've heard Break every hour In my ...
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How to know when I would get any profit by Monero mining program?

I am an absolutely newb to Monero and Blockchain. I download the Monero GUI program from https://getmonero.org/downloads/ and run on my windows system. After sync all block to my local, I started to ...
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What are hardware requirements to run a small mining pool?

Im planning on setting up a small Monero or DigitalNote minig pool just for fun. If for example, 10 people connect to that pool, what would be the hardware requirements for it (CPU, RAM and storage)? ...
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From how much hashpower one may consider starting a public mining pool?

I have a small mining farm, mining in a public pool. I plan to increase the hashpower of the farm in the coming months. I also consider starting a public mining pool and move my hashpower to the new ...
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Why are only 8 bytes of the hash compared with the target?

This is the line in xmr-stak where the hash is compared to the target: if (*piHashVal < oWork.iTarget) executor::inst()->push_event(ex_event(result, oWork.iPoolId)); However, if you look above,...
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Are mining pools necessary?

I have a free tier AWS t2.micro that I use for development purposes. It sits idle most of the time. I figured I would just put it to use, and after some time, I settled on mining Monero, as I can do ...
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Starting a new pool. questions about payout levels

We are still in a closed testing phase making sure our hardware and software are working properly. I would like to ask the community if setting payouts to a very low value like 0.01 is a smart thing ...
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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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Calculate The Reward Per Hash

can we calculate the reward per hash ? like coin-hive.com coin hive formula : (<solved_hashes>/<global_difficulty>) * <block_reward> * 0.7 ex : difficulty of 74.244G / average ...