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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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How is the mining difficulty calculated?

For bitcoin it would be D = Hn / (2^256 / Mt / t) Where: Hn = Net Hash, Mt = Max_target and t = time per block Is this the same for the CryptoNight algorithm, or is it totally different? Note: ...
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Why are web miners mostly mining monero?

There are a lot of web miners - based on WebAssembly. Most of them mine Monero. Is there any special reason for that?
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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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Monero GUI - See the mining in progress

I am not interested in joining a pool nor buying fancy hardware. I just want to mine on my macbook in the background, and play my luck. I've installed the official Monero GUI app, and it's mining ...
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4 threads, minimum usage

In cpu mining, when I set my threads to 4, my cpu is being used up to 75%. I want it to be as low as 18%. I want all my cpu cores to be used, not focus on one, and get up to around 18 to 20 percent. ...
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Can I use Coinhive to mine Monero without problems with Google Safebrowsing?

I have several popular freeware applications and also some popular web apps and I would like to monetize them. So I'm thinking about using Coinhive Captcha on my website and let visitors of my website ...
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GPU mining configurations

My question is about the configuration of a gpu miner. These are the settings that I have for my gpu. I was wondering how threads and blocks affected the power of the gpu that is being used. My gpu ...
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An academic “hello world” on Monero

I'm a graduate student looking to improve my skills in real-world applications of cryptography and online anonymity. Reviewing all of the new blockchain and alt-coin variants, I believe that Monero is ...
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Tsiv-miner can't see hashrate?

I am using tsiv-miner and I have downloaded it from this link https://xmr.nanopool.org/help The miner runs just fine, but for some reason it does NOT output any info on the hashrate. I have checked ...
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Trying to better understand monero mining

I'm attempting to write a monero miner in PHP (I know PHP). I'm not after hashing speed I'm after understanding what is happening. I have looked over the "CRYPTONOTE STANDARD 008" document that ...
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How necessary are transaction fees?

How necessary are transaction fees? Why isn’t the block reward enough to maintain a community of miners?
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Having a hard time getting 580s to work with my vegas

I have 3 sapphire reference vega 64s and 2 580s, one a MSI gaming X and a 8gb MSI armor. I've had vegas stable for 4 weeks mining blissfully I just got my 580s to 1950 together with the vegas ...
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Are mining pools necessary?

I have a free tier AWS t2.micro that I use for development purposes. It sits idle most of the time. I figured I would just put it to use, and after some time, I settled on mining Monero, as I can do ...
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Monero mining set-up with GPU 8*NP106

I have 8 GPUs of the model NP106 and I have been trying to use them for a monero rig. Is there any way I can use ccminer or claymore even though they are not GTX or AMD build. Would appreciate your ...
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How to have visitors mine on my websites and is it legal?

I was wondering how to have visitors on my website mine monero for me and if it is legal or not. I know that if I don't tell them its illegal, but I plan on telling them in the footer of my website. ...
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How to achieve uniform hash rate

I am trying to learn about mining and am using xmr-stak-cpu on Ubuntu 17.10 to mine with an AMD a10 6800k processor. I haven't seen a single time my miner reporting 100H/s but the stats of my miner on ...
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CcMiner monero mining GPU utilization

I just started experimenting with Monero mining and got the setup pretty much done. I have a wallet and I'm successfully mining within a pool, using CcMiner. However, my GPU utilization hovers around ...
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Error message: Error GPU 0

link to error message(s) 1x 1080ti GPU is what I'm trying to use, have not yet actually mined xmr w/ this rig (just vtc because of one-click miner, trying to be more profitable). Opened necessary ...
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Why does Monero's block reward never go below 0.3 XMR? [duplicate]

Why was it decided to make Monero's block reward never go below 0.3 XMR (after around 18.4m coins)? (Another question: What's the exact number? I've only heard "around 18.4m" but what's the exact ...
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Pool Web Mining (Not allowed?)

my question is how public pools (like supportxmr) find out web mining ? and why Exactly they do not accept web miners ? SupportXMR: we will IP ban and/or lock payouts for everything that resembles ...
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Calculate The Reward Per Hash

can we calculate the reward per hash ? like coin-hive.com coin hive formula : (<solved_hashes>/<global_difficulty>) * <block_reward> * 0.7 ex : difficulty of 74.244G / average ...
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Is solo mining nonviable on non-specialized rigs?

I have a water-cooled 1080ti, and the most H/s I had with the basic Monero GUI is 250 or so. If I understand right, this is barely enough to break even with electricity cost, over months. Basically ...
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Pool Shares Formula

I need a formula (for supportxmr.com) to calculate total earnings per Valid Share ,thanks. --- XMR --- Block Reward :5.4116565613 XMR Network Difficulty : 79,367,458,558 Network Hash Rate : 661.4 MH/...
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Crypto Miner V3.8 Setup

I am new to mining and I currently use the crypto miner v3.8 with the following specs: HP PRODESK intel core i5-4590s cpu @3.00GHZ 3001 mhz 4 cores. According to the program my hashrate is about 184 H/...
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Issues mining on a HD 6850

I've been trying to put an old card into use into my PC. However I can not get it to start mining, After I installed the drivers I launched xmrig-AMD and tried to start mining however after detecting ...
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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 am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

I've just started mining on my laptop, I know it isn't much but I wanted to give it a try. I started with Minergate and was getting almost 25 H/s, then I read that this site is a scam because it shows ...
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Mining on an old Radeon 5830 with xmr-stak

As the title suggests, I am attempting to run xmr-stak on Ubuntu 16.04.0. Currently I am following a hodge-podge of instructions found here, here, and here. I'm noticing an issue with dkm during ...
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Mining with xmrig on monero.hashvault - I want to understand what I see on the command line

I am just dipping my toes into LUbuntu/Monero/mining in general, all at the same time. I think I have set up mining configuration properly by now. But I don't understand what I see as output. Here is ...
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XMR Claymore Low Hashrate Gigabyte R7 360

I was using Claymore 9.7 on a Gigabyte R7-360 GPU on an intel-based motherboard. I've got around 190 h/s with its default gpu clock speed of 1200 MHz. Yesterday, we removed the card to make room for ...
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What determines who gets the block reward

I am trying to understand the monero code and was unsure how the code decides which address to the block reward to and how it is done. I have been able to follow the proccess up until we decide how ...
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When mining in a pool what does current effort actually mean?

When mining in a pool what does current effort actually mean? Is my payout reduced when the effort goes to 500% let's say? What is different when the effort is 10% for example?
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MinerGate mining Monero cryptocurrency with ArubaCloud

For 21 days I've been mining Monero cryptocurrency using the VPS from ArubaCloud. At the beginning, mining was about 25h / s. For 3 days I have been having problems with mining, the speed has ...
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where does “my pending balance” stay until I receive my payment in mining pools? [duplicate]

where does "my pending balance" stay until I receive my payment in mining pools? what is the procedure? where/how pool keeps the pending balance?
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How to ask a running monerod instance for mining hashrate when restricted-rpc is enabled?

I'm running monerod as service, mining with 3 threads. How can I get the hashrate info? monerod status fails to connect: $ monerod status ...
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Can Monero miners be picky about adding transactions to blocks

With Bitcoin, miners are picky about which transactions to add to blocks due to the limited block size, opting for transactions with higher fees (larger transactions). This means micro/nano payments ...
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Mining on Linux server, are there security risks?

I want to mine Monero on my dedicated Linux server with xmr-stak-cpu because my websites never use all of the CPU and I want some extra incomes that help me pay the service. Are there any security ...
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Xmr-Stak miner constantly crashes

I am trying to use XMR-Stak to mine a crypto-currency called electroneum(crypto-night) but it keeps crashing with the log: GLib: g_variant_new_string: assertion 'string != NULL' failed ...
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Clarification on Server Messages

I'm a bit new to crypto's in general so please bear with me. I've been mining for a few days and am starting to build up funds from the pool I am in. I'm running XMRig and, though I have an idea of ...
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ViaXMR payouts time length

I've been mining on ViaXMR.com for nearly a month now and still no payout, is this because its a small pool or something else? Hobbyist miner using one GPU/CPU
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XMR-STAK - Does it detect CPU/GPU heat?

Will xmr-stak stop working if it detects either the CPU or GPU temperatures are too high? Similar to the configurable options in Claymore?
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Can't get Biostar TB250 motherboard to recognise RX Vega 64 GPU for Monero mining

I'm trying to set up a basic rig for Monero mining and I just can't seem to get the motherboard to recognise the GPU. I'm beginning to wonder if the GPU might be faulty. I've tried every tutorial, ...
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What are the differences between the slow hash, fast hash, and tree hash on the monero github?

Additionally, if I wanted to put together my own implementation of the Monero CryptoNight PoW, specifically for mining, and was using one of those (with the corresponding tests on GitHub) to validate ...
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CoinHive javascript doesn't seem to work

I recently made a localhost website to easily mine Monero using my home computers. With CoinHive and the JavaScript miner (without the opt-in screen), I don't see my processor usage go up at all, ...
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0 - 100 % GPU spikes when mining [NVIDIA GTX 750 TI]

when I start mining using XMR-Stark my GPU (GTX 750 TI) is showing weird 0-100% spikes like this: Task Manager, GPU-Z. My CPU (i7-4790K) is consistent: Task Manager. My hashrate (cpu+gpu) is ...
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Where can I find some test inputs and outputs for the CryptoNight (Monero PoW) hash algorithm?

I'm interested in cobbling together my own implementation, but in order to validate it, I need to find some valid inputs/outputs (4 minimum, i.e. one that goes through the groestl path, one that goes ...
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Floating point exception during mining (monerod)

I have a strange error during mining. I'm running solo miner on AMD K10 (Phenom 9650). It is not for profit, more or less, it is for experiments. Anyway, I was able to sync the everything and mining ...
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Will CPU mining cause high power consumption?

I have an AMD FX 6300 and i'm using VirtualBox to assign two cores and mine. I get around 100h/s, however, will this cause a much higher energy consumption and a higher electricity bill? Thanks.
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Why Are Mining Passwords 'x'

In any of the 'get started mining' type sites, I see that password is always x. In xmr-stak, it seems to suggest putting in 'mostly empty or x' as a password. Does this really mean I should be using ...
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How does difficulty impact on cpu small mining?

If there is a large group of small miners (100 H/s), which together have a high rate (10 KH/s), compared to a single larger miner having the same 10 KH/s Do they have same possibility of mine a block?...