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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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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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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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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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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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 do I figure out how much a share is worth in the PPLNS world?

I'm trying to figure out how much accepted shares are worth, however small, in a mining pool, situation, specifically of a PPLNS scheme. What is the formula to figure how what a specific share is ...
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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 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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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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Is there a pool that will tell you the real time shares you've submitted?

I'm trying some mining on my MacBook Pro. Although I don't expect to make any money, I was curious if the software I'm using is actually submitting the shares it is reporting. Is there a pool that ...
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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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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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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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Is there a stratum like protocol for Monero mining pools?

I'm trying to learn a litle more about how Monero mining pools work. I'm somewhat familiar with Bitcoin mining pools and the Stratum protocol (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Stratum_mining_protocol) that ...
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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 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 does the mining-proxy do?

Do I understand everything correctly? The pool gives the task to the worker (proxy in our case), like this: {"id": 1, "jsonrpc": "2.0", "error": null, "result": {"id": "42d954ef-ceee-446c-b2ea-...
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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'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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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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I can't setup a monero pool on current software

I know this is the wrong place, but I need help setting up a pool with the current versions of node.js and the other requirements. Every reference I found is 3 - 4 years old and github code years old ...
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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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How to set up password on xmrpool.net mining pool?

I'm new to mining and I don't know how to set up a password and a username on xmrpool.net mining pool. Can anyone help me to do this?
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What is the normal rate of failing to submit a block from pool mining Electroneum

We have a node-cryptonote-pool mining Electroneum, and sometimes it even finds a block. However, due to many factors, most of which are obscure for me, it fails to submit it, fails with error like ...
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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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Is there any documentation for json rpc methods for supportxmr pool?

I am trying to write code for getblocktemplate from supportxmr pool in java. I could not figure out how to login and fetch the block info. After a lot of struggle I figured out that the method name in ...
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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 ...
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Pool Shares Formula

I need a formula (for supportxmr.com) to calculate total earnings per Valid Share ,thanks. --- XMR --- Block Reward :5.4116565613 XMR Network Difficulty : 79,367,458,558 Network Hash Rate : 661.4 MH/...
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Mining with xmrig on monero.hashvault - I want to understand what I see on the command line

I am just dipping my toes into LUbuntu/Monero/mining in general, all at the same time. I think I have set up mining configuration properly by now. But I don't understand what I see as output. Here is ...
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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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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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When mining in a pool what does current effort actually mean?

When mining in a pool what does current effort actually mean? Is my payout reduced when the effort goes to 500% let's say? What is different when the effort is 10% for example?
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Does the block effort matter when mining in a pool? How does it impact earnings?

I've been using two or three pools so far. One of them always seems to need higher effort to find a block. Does that impact me personally in any way. I've seen one go 600% and it took ages to get it. ...
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where does "my pending balance" stay until I receive my payment in mining pools? [duplicate]

where does "my pending balance" stay until I receive my payment in mining pools? what is the procedure? where/how pool keeps the pending balance?
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monero-stratum private pool error

I'm trying to run monero-stratum from https://github.com/sammy007/monero-stratum but monero-wallet-cli don't connect (in the same host):Use "help" command to see the list of available commands. Error:...
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Can Monero miners be picky about adding transactions to blocks

With Bitcoin, miners are picky about which transactions to add to blocks due to the limited block size, opting for transactions with higher fees (larger transactions). This means micro/nano payments ...
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Small pool concerns

If my miner is connected to a small pool and my hash rate is 2k, when will I see a balance? The pool hasn't found a block in a few months and I have been mining for a few weeks. The pay out is .3 and ...
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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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ViaXMR payouts time length

I've been mining on ViaXMR.com for nearly a month now and still no payout, is this because its a small pool or something else? Hobbyist miner using one GPU/CPU
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xmrpool.net Correct Address?

I got everything set up and working on xmrpool.net and am working towards my first payment. I just want the payment to go to my wallet. In my config file I have my address as an integrated address. Is ...
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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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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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Several basic questions about Monero and maybe crypto currency minning in general [closed]

I'am very new at crypto currency minning so you could find my questions very basics. Feel free to downvote, no hard feelings. Why did I choose Monero As far as I know Monero is private, secure and ...
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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 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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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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Monero cpu mining handling huge number of machines

I am going to cpu farm Monero with hundreds of computers. And they are the computers of our workers in our company. I want to see whenever their machine is on and working for me. Which pool provides ...