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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Pool setup on OSX for testing

I have built a pool on debian and amazon's redhat. However I'm dealing with a problem compiling the "Cryptonote-Util" npm package. Getting some pecualiar errors like: no memember named 'unique_ptr' ...
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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 know when their pool mines a block?

In other words, is it possible to pool mine in a transparent way?
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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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How significant is the number of threads when mining? (I7-4790K)

I'm currently mining XMR on a dedicated server that has an Intel I7-4790K CPU. It has 4 cores/8 threads, and 8 MB of L3 cache. I'm using cpuminer-multi. This is a full node with the monero daemon ...
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As a pool operator how can I setup having my pool payouts be mined with a 0 fee?

I was just wondering because some people talk about mining my pool payout transaction in a block with a 0 fee. How would someone go about doing this properly?
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Hardfork - Pool Failed to parse block

I run a small pool with some friends on a fork of the cryptonote pool. I continue to receive "failed to parse block" errors after the hardfork and I cannot seem to figure out what to do. Last time I ...
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Same reward for solo and pool mining in the long term?

As far as I understand, rewards of pool mining are divided between the miners of the pool. So I will get 1 XMR with 1 kH/sec in about 1 week, if I start mining now. If I do solo mining, it will take ...
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How to set up a mining pool? [duplicate]

What do I need to acquire in order to configure a mining pool? I want to make a "charity pool", where part of the pool fee will be donated to a charity voted upon by the miners. I really want to get ...
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Is "Two-phase Proof of Work" suitable for Monero?

The "Two-phase Proof of Work" is an evolution of Bitcoin proposed by Emin Gün Sirer to mitigate the risk of very large pools getting too much control on Monero. A two-phase PoW consists of a block ...
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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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Is having P2Pool 'baked' into the Monero network possible?

people have talked about p2pool mining and some mentioned 'baking' it into the protocol. is this possible and would this be desirable for monero?
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Are there any disadvantages to using a mining pool with I2P?

Recently, MoneroWorld added a mining port for I2P. Are there any disadvantages to mining with I2P instead of connecting to the pool directly? Eg: will it be sgnificantly harder to submit shares? Is ...
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Could (merge) mining provide a vector for deanonymization?

With the recent news that Digitalnote (XDN) is implementing merge mining in an effort to boost the hashrate by basically piggybacking off of Monero, I was wondering if this could lead to some leakage ...
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What are the benefits of restricting difficulty while mining?

Virtually all the mining pools I have seen specify a few ports with differing initial difficulties. The difficulty adjusts automatically according to your hash power. I notice that monerohash now ...
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My wallet rpc server's balance doesn't update

Pool admin here, I have the money, and I've waited 30 blocks and it says its not unlocked yet along with the rpc server not updating its balance. Should I just wait or is something wrong. 2016-11-10 ...
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Why Monero block time found reported by pool is always different from explorer timestamp?

For example on pool for block 1168994 Time Found is 30.10.2016, 21:57:05 but on block explorer it is shown as Timestamp (UTC) 2016-10-30 19:53:38 and on every block i tried it is different OK, I ...
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What stops the miner or the pool owner from cheating?

Jafar the malevolent pool owner checks for solved blocks, any only allows a percentage to go to the pool bounty, and the remainder going to his personal secret bounty. To the miner, it is ...
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What is actually happening when you pool mine? What is a share? [duplicate]

When I connect to a miner, I recieve a 'job', process that 'job', and send back 'shares'. Somehow this means that I earn Monero for my investment in GPUs and electricity. What is actually happening ...
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What are the bandwidth and latency requirements of a miner? What is the total data usage per week?

If I were to run a standard 6-GPU miner, what would be the expected data usage, bandwidth and latency requirements? Is this something that could feasibly by run of a cheap 4G plan?
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I run a Monero pool and miners aren't receiving payouts! Please help me thank you [closed]

I run a Monero pool and after finding a block all the XMR was paid to my wallet. Pool miners received 0% of the payout. Have I set something up improperly? If so how do I fix this issue?
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How to migrate mining pool data to another server? [closed]

I have mined for a pool and would like to transfer my data to another pool. How can that be done?
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What is the block maturity value seen in many pool interfaces?

As you can see in this screenshot, a column called "Maturity" is shown on most mining pools' found blocks table. I did my best to find an answer to my own question with keywords such as "monero block ...
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Benefits to starting out mining at a higher difficulty

I have been trying to find out what the benefits are to starting out mining pools at higher difficulties. I imagine there must be some added benefit to it but I haven't found any real information on ...
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Is there a way to record my stats from pool sites?

I have been mining a few different pools over the past few weeks and I would like to collect my stats that are updated on the pools' pages. Is there an API or something else I can use to collect this ...
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Why is there only a single implementation of mining pool software? [closed]

Every pool in Monero looks the same and uses the same software. Why is this?
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Differences between Bitcoin and Monero mining pool software [duplicate]

How different are Monero mining pool software from the equivalent for Bitcoin? In particular, would forking p2pool to adapt it to Monero be more efficient than starting from scratch or is there too ...
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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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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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How can I compile a mining software for my mac computer that uses an NVIDIA GPU?

Please, don't ask me why. I have a computer that runs OS X on it with a NVIDIA GPU card. I would like to compile my mining software for GPU mining, but I don't find any info at all about this on the ...
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How can I get my hashrate and stats from my mining pool?

How can I grab from monero pool my own hashrate speed? its dynamic page so I need some help:) I would like to create my own chart for my speed of hashrate when is up or down. Any idea?
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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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What is a "Low Difficulty Share" error?

I am trying to mine on an old AMD Radeon HD 57xx GPU with Catalyst version 15.7.1 on a Windows10 x64 machine. Claymore's CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.4 receives the following error from the pool {"id":1,"...
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Can I mine with more than one client on a given mining pool?

Is there any particular configuration required to connect to a mining pool with more than one client using the same wallet? Do I simply start the same command line on each machine?
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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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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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Is moneropool safe to use?

Moneropool is currently the second result when googling, "monero mining", however its suggested miner crytonote-easy-miner gets flagged as a trojan by firefox and windows defender. I've read that ...
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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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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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