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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 Monero pool work?

I'm trying to develop monero pool, but have some doubts. If i make an JSON call 'getblocktemplate' daemon response me with: { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "blocktemplate_blob": "...
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Is there a benchmark results for mining with monero using different cpu and gpu's? [duplicate]

Is there a list of how much each cpu or gpu can hash when mining monero? I read that cpu is better at mining monero than gpu.
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As of August 2017, how much monero has been mined out of the total supply?

As of today 2017-08, how much monero has been mined out of the total supply? Is there a website where you can check this?
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Anybody tied High Throughtput Mining with NVidia GPGPU - Planning to buy a server

I am planning to buy a server with following specs to follow my passion for mining currencies and make money too. Someone suggested me to buy this server. Intel® C612 Chipset - Dual 1-Gigabit ...
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Raspberry pi 3 set and forget

I want to setup a raspberry pi 3, then forget about it. Which software can I use that had an auto update feature or setting up a cron job to update the software? The reasoning is in case there is a ...
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How do i statically build Wolfs cpuminer-multi?

The miner is : https://github.com/OhGodAPet/cpuminer-multi The question is how do i do a static build which would allow me to compile the miner only once and run it on several diffrent machines. Im ...
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monerod doesn't connect to peers

I have installed the Monero GUI and it was giving some errors so I went back to the cli. When I run ./monerod everything seems to work fine but when I do status it gives me - Height: 1346603/1346603 (...
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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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Does a node that is more geographically centered in the Monero network have a higher chance of mining a block?

As nodes are in competition with each other over who mines the next block first, does geography play a role in that competition? Would a 100 KH/sec mining pool located in, for example, Plettenberg Bay,...
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Several good CPUs with a very bad hash

I have a question. I have 5 good machines mining Monero. In average each machine give me about 300H/s. So if I have 5 machines, I am suppose to have 1500 H/s. I am not doing solo mining but I am ...
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Recommended configuration for wolf-xmr-miner xmr.conf with R9 290

I'm quite new in mining and I am using a R9 290 to mine monero with wolfs miner and Ubuntu 16. This is my xmr.conf file: { "Algorithms": [ { "name": "CryptoNight", "devices": ...
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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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Descriptive tutorial on mining Monero and information on files as per “Monero-v0.10.3.1”

It will be very grateful, if someone can post the descriptive tutorial on installing Monero (solo and pool) from scratch with the explanation around different files as per "Monero-v0.10.3.1.Zip." ...
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What is the total supply of Monero and when will it be finished mining?

Is there an end date of when the last monero will be mined? And what is the current supply as of today 2017 May?
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Where can I find a tutorial on how to mine with Monero?

I would like to mine monero with my i7 cpu or do I need a gpu? Is there a good tutorial on how to go about mining monero?
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I need a manual how to mine aeon with daemon

Where can I find a manual or a guide that explains how to mine aeon with the daemon? What alternatives are there to mine aeon?
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Mining aeon but the balance is still zero

I want to solo-mine Aeon, so I downloaded AEON-0.9.12.0-WIN64.ZIP from https://github.com/aeonix/aeon/releases, registered my wallet using the simplewallet, and synced the blockchain in the Aeon ...
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Does mining require a daemon that allows incoming connections (open firewall ports)?

I've noticed that if I don't open the correct ports on my computer and router, and then type status in the daemon, Monero will show 8+0 connections, meaning it has 8 connections where I'm getting ...
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Are [solo] mining yield calculations like dice or playing card calculations?

If I want to know how many times I need to roll a die in order to have a given chance of seeing at least one six, I can use the formula: n = (log(1 - s))/(log(1 - p)) where n is the required number ...
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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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Stratum - Connected (unsecure)

I am mining with Claymore CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.7 Beta - POOL Catalyst 15.12. I am getting the message "Stratum - Connected (unsecure)". What does this mean?
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How does CryptoNight “depend on all the previous blocks”?

Originally, I thought the CryptoNight puzzle was similar to the SHA2 puzzle, with a more exotic hash function replacing SHA2. In other words, the puzzle was essentially H(prev||nonce) < diff, but ...
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Are there any linux drivers for msi graphics cards?

I'm trying to setup my machine to mine. Not real concerned about return, just trying it out and would like to support the network that way. Have an msi n760 graphics card (is it okay to post a link ...
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What is the most efficient number of threads to run using a VPS with 32 cores? [duplicate]

Is it 64 or will a reduced number be more efficient?
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What are the best parameters for W0lf miner with a R9 380 GPU?

I'm unsure wich parameter I should use to get the best hashrate with mit R9 380 GPUS. "corefreq": 500, "memfreq": 1500, "fanspeed": 65, ...
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Calculating the break-even time for new rig

I am trying to decide whether I should starting mining XMR by doing a breakeven analysis. According to this answer, a RX 470 Gigabyte G1 4GB can get 700 H/s. That card is currently $184. If I plug ...
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Do coins mined per day scale linearly with computing power?

In other words, if I double my number of video cards, should I expect twice as many coins mined per unit time? From what I can gather, coins are rewarded in a winner-take-all fashion, so if you have ...
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Why are coinbase transactions locked for 60 blocks?

"Normal" transactions are locked for 10 blocks to prevent invalid outputs from being used in ring signatures. Why are coinbase transactions (mined coins) locked longer? Are there additional risks ...
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How long are mining rewards locked on testnet?

I started a Monero testnet daemon this morning, and started mining to get a few testnet coins. Meanwhile, after mining 13 blocks, my wallet says: Balance: 167.583046443332, unlocked balance: 0....
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Reward penalty: how to control the block size?

I understand that there is a penalty for large block sizes and the miner who finds a large block only gets a portion of the nominal reward. But I fail to see how a miner, who just "packs" ...
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Has bandwidth usage or data transferred when mining or hosting a full node increased since the introduction of RingCT?

I've recently started hosting a handful of nodes on my home internet connection and mining to a pool from these machines, it seems as though my internet connection has become a lot slower and a lot of ...
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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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Using servers to run nodes and mine [closed]

I have a few spare servers and I would really like to use them as nodes and mines to help support monero. Is this a) useful and b) worthwhile? Best, H
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What are the risks/benefits of mining on a pool using SSL/TLS encryption vs mining on pools with non-encrypted connections?

Claymore released the newest version of his miner for XMR, version 9.7, and among one of the features introduced is "- added SSL/TLS encryption support for better security..." I see one incentive to ...
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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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As a miner how would I put data in the 'extra' field?

How would I be able to put data in the extra field for say a nonce or whatever?