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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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Is more cores or more RAM better for mining?

I'm trying to optimize CPU mining on a VPS. I'm wondering if you have any clue about this? Is it better to have more cores as RAM is not important (so just keep 1 RAM but not more), the other way ...
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Password to join xmrpool

Question might seem silly, but I'm so lost on this part! Here's what happened: I followed this tuto to start mining. Everything is going fine, so I wanted to log in XMRPool. I read the "Get started ...
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Trying to start Monero Solo mining and get generic error

I just wanted to try and see if my pc could even mine and if so, how good would it be. Because it is all I can afford. I have a AMD FX837-CPU with 32 gig of memory. I have the Monero wallet open and ...
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Seeking to port XMR to PPC64 - PlayStation 3

Can any one point in the right direction to research, develop, and read up on coding assembly for Monero. I've tried running various distros on the PS3 with no luck. CMAKE has to be up to date to a ...
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create a coinhive fork

I want to create my own coinhive clone. What do I need to start my own service like coinhive? I know that I need the following: -blockchain (serverside) -javascript miner (clientside) -pool what else ...
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Multiple CPU miners with low hashrate vs single CPU miner with high hashrate

I looked at the Monero algorythm (unfortunately not fully understood) and wonder if I could increase the probability of hitting a block with multiple CPU miners (low hashrate - for example 10 x 200h/s)...
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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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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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Xmr-stack crashes after connecting

I am using the xmr-stack version found on Nanopool but I can't mine Monero because of this error : "[CUDA] Error gpu 0: :365" I tried to decrease the threads number in my nvidia.txt file and to ...
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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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is the Bitmain X3 compatible with Monero

Will Bitmain X3 be able to mine Monero?
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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 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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Why is the mining reward lock time set to 60 blocks?

What is the rational behind the mining reward lock time constant having been set to 60 blocks?
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Mining on testnet

I'm trying to obtain some coins in testnet, so I started monerod, waited until it sync and started mining. I've got such messages: 2018-04-11 14:31:43.803 [RPC0] WARN miner src/...
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Mininig on CentOS 5

I have been looking for an updated miner for my Centos 5 Server, however, I only found a very old miner. Is there miner or any techniques to run a miner on Centos 5?
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How much faster is a Threadripper 1950X vs a Vega 64 graphics card mining Monero?

How much faster is the Vega 64 vs a Threadripper 1950x? And what is the power consumption of each?
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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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What was the difference in hashrate power when the March 2018 anti-ASIC Hardfork occurred?

What was the percentage drop in hashrate during the 2018 march anti-ASIC hardfork before and after the fork? Finding this number, can we estimate how many ASIC's were produced? This is assuming ...
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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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Any interest for Java based (but using OpenCL for the mining) monero mining software? [closed]

Few months ago I had some free time and played with the idea of creating a Java based miner. I wrote the mining part in OpenCL ("from scratch" implementation, no code is used from any existing miner). ...
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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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Sell Monero like in iqOptions [closed]

I have bought a Monero mining contract and Monero’s price is going down, I thought about betting that the price will go down to limit losses like in iqOptions with Monero, the options from other sites ...
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How do “Time Locked Proof of Non-ASIC work challenge reward” algorithms work to deter ASIC production?

I just read the proposal for "Time Locked Proof of Non-ASIC work challenge reward" https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/86zb03/the_end_of_all_asic_miners_moneros_new/ I still don't understand ...
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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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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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Non-WebAssembly browser miner?

I'm trying to find a javascript-based Monero minero (or another coin I suppose would be OK), which does not require WebAssembly. So far the only person I have seen figure this out is CryptoNoter, but ...
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Solo, own pool, monero, need help

I have about 50 instances I want to use for mining monero solo. I was hoping to setup my own pool and connect them all to it, but most tools such as coiniumserv don't support solo mining. Any ...
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Trying to 'make install' xmr-stak

By following the instructions from the readme on github for Ubuntu/Debian: Ubuntu / Debian sudo apt install libmicrohttpd-dev libssl-dev cmake build-essential libhwloc-dev git clone https://github....
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Beginner: Monero mining in a rented student bedroom with free electricity

I would like to contribute actively to this community by mining some Monero or another coin. I currently: - A'm not interest in profit just contributing to the community (Although it would be nice to ...
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Sapphire RX 550, differences in models and consequences on hashrate

I'm new to mining, and I wanted to use Sapphire RX 550 GPUs to build a CryptoNight rig after reading a couple posts on the Internet about them, for instance: How To Get 470 h/s On CryptoNote ...
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How to verify a share?

I'm working on a stratum mining proxy and I'm trying to figure out how to check if a share is valid or not. I've tried to read the code of other pool software but I don't understood some passages. I'...
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How to validate cryptonight result?

I have a XMR proxy and check results with the job target before sending it to real pool. If I use mining software with the cryptonight-lite algorithm, my proxy accepts these hashes. Please help me to ...
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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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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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Which is better for Monero mining: AMD Threadripper or Intel i9 7900x?

I have seen a lot of reviews of this two processors but they have focused on movie editing, videogames, compresion, etc. But I haven't seen a good benchmark particularly on monero mining. I know that ...
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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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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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More cores are better for Monero CPU mining?

Considering that I have the same intel processor, but one has 4 cores and the other has 8 cores. It will mine better or its the same? I know that several parameters are important but consider that ...
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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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How to programmatically identify crypto miner?

I want to develop a tool (javascript-based), which analysis a imported C code and tells, if it includes some crypto mining functions. It would be even enough, if i can identify only Monero (a ...
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My hash rate is low and volatile and my wattage is high?

I have 3 Vegas (1 Vega 56 flashed, 1 Vega 56 not flashed, 1 Vega 64) My 64 can run at 2035 h/s but requires +50 max power and thus takes around 300 watt but is stable. My other two cards are ...
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Income from CoinHive Monero ads

Salon.com will mine Monero on its visitors' computers to compensate for the loss of advertising revenue. How does the income from such mining "ads" compare to the cost-per-clic or cost-per-impression ...
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How to avoid antivirus to delete monero miner?

I have tried to download a lot of miners and all of them are deleted, I don't even know who is deleting them, if Windows antivirus or McAfee antivirus. I have tried to change configurations, turn them ...
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Monero mining equipments can mine Zcash as well and have the same hashpower?

Is any device capable to mine monero, also capable to mine Zcash (zec)? The hashes per second offered in that equipment for monero would apply also for zcash? That would be helpful for the mining ...
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Help me setup a good mining rig on my high end gaming computer

I will put down my computer setup here: CPU: Intel core i7 7820X Skylake-X.3.60GHz MB: MSI X299 SLI PLUS Skylake-X. (MS.7A93) Memory: DDR 4. 32GB, 2400MHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ...
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CPU is better for monero mining than GPU? [duplicate]

One of the most mentioned features of Monero mining, is that it's CPU based, I think that it means that nos even having a GPU will improve mining. I beleive it's like ASICs in ethereum mining, they ...
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Will I/O speed or swap space effect the hashrate?

I was wondering if I'm mining Monero with CPU, will I/O speed or swap space effect my mining speed (hash rate)? For example, if I installed Arch Linux on SSD with 50 GiB swap space will the CPU ...
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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 ...