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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changing difficulty levels, pre mining etc of Monero Fork

If I have a custom coin based on a Monero Fork and want to change the setup e.g. difficulty levels, pre mined coins etc. As long as I keep the Genesis block the same, are there any implications?
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Cannot build OpenCL program for GPU 0

Everything i try to mine with Claymore I get these errors and hashrate is 0. Have tryed also zcash and ethereum. ╔════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ Claymore'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setup Monero mining pool using mpos

I have a problem setting up monero mining pool, I know about those nodejs pools, but I want to use MPOS as a front-end. The only problem is I don't know what to use as a stratum. I haven't even ...
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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 and where to provide test hash input for XMRig Monero CPU miner and make the cryptonight algorithm to run?

I checked our this Monero hash test in this post: Where can I find some test inputs and outputs for the CryptoNight (Monero PoW) hash algorithm? This site has test hash inputs: https://github.com/...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/...