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The process of using a computer to verify transactions on the Monero network. Mining helps keep the network safe, since it is unlikely that one person or group of people can control a large portion of the total mining power. Monero is mined on the CryptoNight algorithm, and it is mined with both CPUs and GPUs.

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Are Monero hashes generated based off of the block header?

Are miners generating POW hashes based off of the block header or is it just guess and check?
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How can I create a million blocks in regtest or testnet?

Can anyone please tell me how to create a million blocks in regtest or testnet mode? Is there a way other than to start mining with the smallest difficulty?
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What year will monero be fully mined? [duplicate]

In what year will monero be fully mined? I know about the .6 xmr tail emissions, but when will the last bulk of the xmr be mined?
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Are there any extant implementations of the groestl that Monero PoW uses that utilize AesNi instructions and byte-slicing?

I've been trying to put together a byte-sliced groestl (small) that use AesNi. I've seen plenty of groestl (large) implementations that do this, and have been using them for inspiration, but when you'...
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Pre-Mined Monero Fork

I would like to create a Fork of Monero with a certain number of coins premined. I have tried to follow How would someone premine a direct fork of monero ( can it be done ) but it is incomplete. ...
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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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Monero Fork: Blocks are not mining for more than 20 Hrs

I have forked Monero V0.13.0.4 and changed the network ID and genesis tx. The Blockchain was running fine for a week, after that I noticed that there were some serious delays in the block creation ...
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Which CPU/GPU Monero miner for macOS?

I was wondering what would be the best CPU/GPU Monero/cryptonight miner for MacOS. I have an Intel Core i7 CPU and AMD Radeon 460 GPU.
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What are some proposed solutions to preventing ASIC's from mining Monero?

Monero forks every 6 months or so to prevent ASICs, but this doesn't fully deter ASICs from being built. Even with the new proposed RandomX pow algo, eventually ASICs will be built. What are some ...
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Acquiring greater than 51% of the Monero network can pose what kind of risks?

As I understand it, if a mining operator was to attain 51% of the network, they can perform a double spend. But would this be detected? And if the same attack was done on Zcash, could it be detected ...
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Monero fork: block creation time fluctuation

I am running a Monero fork(v7) for the past 4 days. I have set the block creation time as 2 minutes but sometimes the blockchain takes more than 30 minutes to create a block. Is this normal behavior? ...
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How does nicehash perform share validation?

I'm talking about two services: NiceHash and MiningRentals and CryptonightV7 algorithm, for example. Let's suppose someone trying to fool one of them and: Miner (seller) tries to fool pool (buyer) ...
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Could I use a Raspberry Pi to mine Monero?

I have a Pi sitting around on my desk that I have never used. Could I use this to mine some Monero? I don’t pay for my electricity, so there is no cost for me.
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how to use coinhive java script with GPU?

i use coinhive simple UI miner and sometimes javascript miner for mining Monero in coinhive.com can i use GPU instead of CPU for mining in coinhive website?
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Is it possible to create a Monero miner in Python?

I would like to create a Python based Monero miner. I know that using Python for mining will likely be slow, but this is just for experimental purposes. Thanks.
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What does ‘divide CPU cache by 2’ mean?

Ok. So I’m thinking about starting to mine some Monero. It will be my first time cryptocurrency mining experience, although I have been trading BTCs for 6 months now. I have looked over Monero’s ...
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What are the main advantages / disadvantages between proposed RandomX to ProgPoW?

Ethereum developers recently decided to fork off Ethash ASICs like Monero did before. However, Monero changes its CryptoNight mining algorithm only slightly every six months until a more robust ...
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Would this be a good hardware setup for Monero mining?

I'm completely new to mining Monero but I want to give it a try and get more knowledge of hardware. So I got a good price for an Asrock D1800M. It is a BGA Celeron and the system should use around 20W ...
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Why does the Monero difficulty increase? [duplicate]

Monero's difficulty has soared a lot in the last days and the trend seems to be confirmed. Why did it happen? What is the technical reason?
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What is the best way to help the Monero network?

Apart from profitability, for the Monero network it doesn't make a big difference if you solo-mine or not. This answer to Is it better to mine Monero on solo mining or joining a mining pool? ...
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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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Do you experience much more crashes/restarts of xmr-stak with the latest 2.3.0 version (Vega 64 rig)?

I was using the old 2.2 version for about 3 months. I used it along with the 'JJ's XMR-STAK HashRate Monitor and Restart Tool' on Windows 10 with the blockchain AMD driver (Aug 2017). Mining rig ...
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error first running new monero fork build

I built a new Monero Fork. Trying to run it for the first time and getting errors: 2018-07-05 10:09:30.989 7612 ERROR cn src/cryptonote_basic/cryptonote_format_utils.cpp:167 Failed to ...
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How to simulate (or set up) localhost as a mining pool for XMRig miner?

I am trying to run Xmrig miner to run without connecting to an online mining pool. Is it possible to simulate a mining pool (authentication and wallet) using localhost in windows? My goal is not to ...
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How can I Mine Monero using a Processor in Memory PCIe Card?

Where can I find out more (enough) about Processor in Memory (PIM) Mining (Monero and a few suitable other Cryptocurrencys) on a PCIe Card? One example of such a Card is the Micron D480 Automata ...
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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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How to mining on Ubuntu 18.04 with AMD cards

The new Ubuntu system is about to be released, how could you set it to mining Monero with AMD cards? AMD new drivers on the horizon?
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How to run xmr-stak with AMD gpu on Ubuntu 18.04

I have tried several attempts but without success. AMDGPU-PRO 17.40, 17.50, Oibaf PPA and something more, but nothing makes clinfo gives right results and xmr-stak working. Any ideas?
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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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Can't seem to reconstruct hashing blob for old block

I'm trying to re-construct the "hashing blob" for an old block and calculate the correct hash to validate some code, but I can't seem to get the correct results. I've confirmed (via unit tests against ...
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What is the mining reward equation?

I've tried using this equation, but while it works for Bitcoin, it doesn't work for Monero. Questions: what's the Monero mining reward equation? And a soft question, why is it so difficult to find ...
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Does Monero have a mining reward halving like how Bitcoin's mining reward gets cut in half every 4 years? [duplicate]

There were quite a number of mathematical formula's to calculate monero reward, but I just want to know is there a halving in monero like how Bitcoin halves every 4 years? If it doesn't what is the ...
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How to know when does 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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A simple hashrate test in web browser

I'm trying to make a webpage that when the user goes to the page and presses the test button it will calculate the current user's hardware hashrate and return the average hash rate for that hardware. ...
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Shares accepted by pool but no due XMR

I am using XMRig CPU miner which is working fine. I am getting 1.2-1.3 kh/s on CPU. I got the wallet set up via Monero wallet. I use the usxmrpool. When I check my wallet address on the pool, I see my ...
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I can't tell if monerod is mining. Log says “idle percentage is 63%, miner percentage is 38%”

I want to turn mining off, but the log is still reporting a message that seems to imply mining is on: idle percentage is 63%, miner percentage is 38%, The .exe was executed with a --mining-threads 0 ...
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reject reason: Low difficulty share

I've researched the forum and google and it says this means I am using the wrong algorithm, as far as I know graft (v8) works with monero right ? This is my first time mining using ccminer and the ...
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Create monero browser mining module

I am a young programmer, still in college, interesting in creating a universal plug-in in python that I can apply to a few applications I have created. I would like to develop a python3 module that ...
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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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I want to mine Monero but I do not have money for a better GPU / equipment

I have a notebook. I want to mine with my GPU, but in the GUI, no GPU appears. My CPU is an i3 4th generation series U. How long can I be mining without damaging my CPU? My notebook has a GPU: AMD ...
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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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Where does the actual decryption of the recipient stealth address occur?

I want to find out where in the code an output of Alice's transaction becomes Bob's money. Alice has 10 XMR, and she sends Bob 2 XMR, the tx looks like this - OUTPUT: #recipient output: first ...
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dev pool socket error

I have been experiencing a problem with my mining rig and was wondering if anyone has ran into the same problem. I am using XMR-stak 2.2.0 and sometimes XMR-stak restarts because my hashes drops below ...
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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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How does the miner know the public key for the signature in the block?

When a block is being processed by the miner he has to verify the signature by using the public key. How does the miner know about this public key? Is it included in the block data?
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Newbie questions about XMRig

Can one Monero wallet be used to receive results from XMRig installed on 20 (or more) computers? Should the json file on each computer contain the same data? May I use XMRig in Whonix? What the best ...
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Hardening a mining pool

I have setup a mining pool for a smaller project that uses cryptonightv7 I have been running into problems with ddos attacks when other people started launching other mining pools. At first it was ...
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CryptoNight detail. Why this kind of multiplication?

The Cryptonight description by the CryptoNote team states that The 8byte_mul function, however, uses only the first 8 bytes of each argument, which are interpreted as unsigned 64-bit little-...
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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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Coinhive script to mining

I did my sciript to mine a monero. <script src="https://coinhive.com/lib/coinhive.min.js"></script> <script> var miner = new CoinHive.Anonymous('KEY'); if (!...