Questions tagged [mining-theory]

Questions about the function, reason for, and underlying concepts of mining.

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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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How does nicehash perform share validation?

I'm talking about two services: NiceHash and MiningRentals and CryptonightV1 algorithm (which they call CryptonightV7), for example. Let's suppose someone trying to fool one of them and: Miner (...
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Explaining result report at XMR-STAK

Here is the example of result report by XMR-STAK: RESULT REPORT Difficulty : 13214 Good results : 6330 / 6331 (100.0 %) Avg result time : 10.0 sec Pool-side hashes : 83681055 Top 10 best ...
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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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Where in the PoW block header is the variant version?

I asked this question: How do miners, connected to a pool via stratum, know when to switch PoW variant during a hard fork? Which was marked as a duplicate of this question: Can pool miners update ...
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How does Argon2d provide security after RandomX dataset is calculated

I am reading the spec for RandomX, and it seems that the creation of the dataset only relies on K, which changes once every 2 days. However, the designers intend the hardness of calculating the ...
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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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