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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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 ...
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Claymore Mining (CANNOT ALLOCATE MEMORY)

I recently started using Claymore Miner CPU. I've set up everything and it runs fine, it just runs in slow mode. At the beginning of mining it says: "CANNNOT ALLOCATE MEMORY! Error #103-1-1" I use ...
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XMR-stack optimization. beginner troubles

I am currently using the latest version of XMR-stak that self-sets-up, but I am only seeing a hash-rate of around 100 H/s. Here are my system specs: laptop: Lenovo Y50 touch processor: Intel Core ...
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How to know when I get paid from mining Monero

I just started to mining Monero, using Claymore v3.8. Via CPU. With my very weak knowledge of mining, I just want to see a "payment" so can be sure that I am not mining for nothing. I am using ...
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Relationship between a pool and local wallet

I created a wallet using monero-wallet-cli and started a mining session on a pool (https://bohemianpool.com) using cpuminer-multi (specifying my wallet's public address). The questions is, how are ...
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Writing my own Monero miner

So I was trying to make my own Monero miner and I found out that it uses the Cryptonight hash algorithm and I found documentation for it and I can implement it. But then how do I connect my miner to a ...
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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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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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Setup Monero mining pool using mpos

I have a problem setting up monero mining pool, I know about those nodejs pools, but I want to use MPOS as a front-end. The only problem is I don't know what to use as a stratum. I haven't even ...
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Monero Pool job contents, blob length

I am trying to understand the contents, their meaning and their volatility of the job we receive from Monero pool. For example data from pool: {"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0","error":null,"result":{"id":"...
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PPS reward per share

I am wondering how the pool decides how much you get for you share. An interesting parameter might be the difficulty. However is there any equation to calculate the payout per share? Let's say we ...
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Why is the number of total block confirmations different in different pools?

I visited https://monerohash.com/#pool_blocks. It confirms every block 50 times while http://minexmr.com/#pool_blocks uses 20 confirmation only. Can anyone explain to me why this is happening?
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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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CPU getting more hash than GPU

I have Intel Xeon CPU E3-1271 v3 @ 3.60 GHz and a Nvidia Quadro K620 GPU. Windows 7 SP1 OS. xmr-stak-cpu is giving a hashrate of more than 300 H/s on the CPU. Whereas xmr-stak-nvidia is giving ...
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Can I pool-mine with the default monero daemon?

(question as in heading) It appears there is no such option, but can I make it do so anyway?
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What is the difference hashing power when running the JS Monero Miner via a browser vs Running solo Mining with the cli?

Just learned about the js miner for monero https://coin-hive.com - What is the difference in hashing power when mining through the browser using this method and doing it via the command line as a ...
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Why can't a pool find block after the hard fork

I know that it's my problem, but I don't have any idea what happened. Here are my pool stats(private pool): Here are the stats before the fork: Early on, all was good. A few days before the hard ...
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node-cryptonote-pool v0.99.3.3 Mining into Exchanges

Hey if anyone can help here .. feel free please . i have noticed a few pools using the software in the header description allowing miners to add there rig worker and payment Id. In order to mine ...
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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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how to calculated how much H/s can my GPU do for different types of cryptocurrencies?

How can I calculated how much H/s can my GPU do as a function of the type of gpu, the difficult of the cryptocurrency and time? You can calculate this with https://www.nicehash.com/?p=calc, https://...
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A pool didn't find a block since 4 days, is it normal?

I've been mining on a pool for more than 24h and my balance didn't increase. It is supposed to increase when the pool find a block. I also remarked that the pool didn't find any block since 4 days, is ...
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Installed the monero gui client for windows. How do I join a pool to mine?

IS there a step by step tutorial on how to join a monero pool to cpu mine? I just installed the monero desktop client for windows.
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Mine to Exchange implementation

Some pools support payouts to directly go to an exchange by appending a paymentId to the miner's username (which is the wallet address): ADDRESS.PAYMENT_ID.WORKER I'm wondering how this is ...
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Mining with monerod vs xmr-stak-cpu

The Monero website explains how to set up xmr-stak-cpu to mine Monero, though monerod already has built-in mining ability. Please explain what the differences are between these two miners, and which ...
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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 Monero pool work?

I'm trying to develop monero pool, but have some doubts. If i make an JSON call 'getblocktemplate' daemon response me with: { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "blocktemplate_blob": "...
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How exactly is a pool mining reward distributed

How is the reward distributed to the pool distributors when a new block has been found? Two examples: If my pc is connected to a pool 18 hours a day and I disconnect during night, will I still get a ...
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Any thought on the Minergate hard fork of Dashcoin? Is it a 51% attack?

You can read the whole thing on the Dashcoin thread on bitcointalk.org I'll keep things short. Since Dashcoin is a copy of Bytecoin, it was effected by the same bug found by the Monero team back in ...
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Is there a fork of node-multi-hashing that is able to compile with nodejs > 0.10?

I'm messing with old node-cryptonote-pool code. I would like to upgrade nodejs (currently sitting on 0.10.48) but when I'm changing the node version I cannot do npm update. Package node-multi-...
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Monero mining speed?

Helo Everyone: I started mining a few days ago from several of my computers (CPU). I joined moneropool.com, my question is why sometimes when I check my stats on their website it says that I'm mining ...
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Does a node that is more geographically centered in the Monero network have a higher chance of mining a block?

As nodes are in competition with each other over who mines the next block first, does geography play a role in that competition? Would a 100 KH/sec mining pool located in, for example, Plettenberg Bay,...
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What does output of running ccminer for mining monero actually means?

I am curious about monero, therefore I installed ccminer to try it out in fastest way. I am getting following output not sure what it means. Can somebody please explain. That would be great. [2017-06-...
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Mining pools overseas and the impact on the hashrate

I am located in USA but I am mining using a pool in France. The question is, because the pool is overseas does it impact my hashrate ? I noticed a week ago I was about 1.8-2 KH/s and now I have a ...
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Several good CPUs with a very bad hash

I have a question. I have 5 good machines mining Monero. In average each machine give me about 300H/s. So if I have 5 machines, I am suppose to have 1500 H/s. I am not doing solo mining but I am ...
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Help with cryptonote-universal-pool for use with other cryptonotes besides Monero

I'm hoping someone with a little more experience can help me with this pool I am setting up on a VPS for the CryptoNote DigitalNote (XDN). I have the server up and running, node, wallet, daemon, ...
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Hiding TCP traffic for Monero miners

Using Wireshark I have noticed that the stratum protocols transmits the JSON strings without encryption. Is the amount of network traffic high when mining monero? Is it possible that the continuos tcp ...
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Is it private pool mining efficient?

I have several machines ready to mine. Is it more efficient to setup one machine as the central "pool"(e.g. with a software like this) and connect other machines/miners to it or is it more efficient ...
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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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What are factors to consider to choose the best mining pool?

I have seen a lot of parameters regarding each mining pool, but my question is how to consider them when choosing a mining pool: Difficulty Payout threshold Number of miners Geographical location In ...
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Which is more profitable if I have big hashrate?

Which is more profitable if I have big hashrate - solo or pool? My hashrate is around 39 kH/s in total from all the devices. And I'm able to run a full node 24/7 Thanks in advance
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How can I check my balance in mining pools that dont have an login/account option? like XMRpool

On XMRpool_eu there is no account or login, so how can I check my balance? I assume that's why there is the "Your Stats & Payment History", on the home page, but it doesn't work for me. It says "...
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MoneroPool help

I'm new to mining and would like some help with moneropool. Can someone tell me if the server is down. It is stating that my hash rate is 7.8 but there is no update on pending hash rate. It was ...
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Configuring Iptables for cpumulti

I'm using a VPS for Monero mining, but the cloud does not have DDoS protection, so I'm making iptable rules. A friend who knows how to mess with Linux (Ubuntu 16) made a configuration that he thinks ...
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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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How do you add support for (server side) SSL/TLS mining?

Basically, the title. I run a small pool and want to add SSL/TLS support for miners. I tried making openssl manage the connection and pipe it locally to the correct port, but that doesn't work. Any ...
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How do I connect to a pool?

I am using Putty via a VPS. I have my wallet set up and can mine using start_mining. I know how to access my wallet using ./monero-wallet-cli. What I don't know is the command to use to connect to ...
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Miner publishes a block to the network with a lag

I just noticed that a pool has "retained" a new block for quite a long time. See snapshot below where the block was found 3 minutes ago but still not pushed to the network (my own node was not seeing ...
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How do I know if I am mining in a pool?

So I started mining from monero-wallet-cli using "start_mining 2". When I enter "status", the output is as follows; "Refreshed 1254269/1254269, synced, daemon RPC v1.0". Am I actually in a pool? I ...