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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to implement a java script version of monero CPU miner

Coin-hive.com implements a java-script version of monero cpu miner. Which we can insert on our website to mine monero through the users CPU power. Can Someone provide me leads on how this works on the ...
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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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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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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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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?
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Compile any miner into assembly for WebAssembly

I am trying to push my own skill way beyond what I should. I'm a moderate web developer with years of experience, but I've recently become more active with code running faster in the browser, which ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Monero Pool job contents, blob length

I am trying to understand the contents, their meaning and their volatility of the job we receive from Monero pool. For example data from pool: {"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0","error":null,"result":{"id":"...
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XMR cpu mining importance of number of threads?

I am using xmrig as my miner. You can see the details in this link. I am mining XMR with my cpu with more than one computer. And I've decided to check the results of my two different pcs' ...
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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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Mining drops to 0 H/s for hour

I am mining monero by xmr-stak-cpu on pool pool.supportxmr.com:5555. My problem is that hashrate sometimes crash to 0 H/s for about hour while CPU usage still be about 99%. At the time in log appears ...
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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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How to get the entire block blob for submission after mining nonce

After mining a correct nonce on the block template (received from rpc method "getblocktemplate") you need to submit the block back to the daemon. However, the rpc method "submitblock" appears to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it safe to leave “back ground mining” on as long as I want too?

I know that the "back ground mining" option with the new 0.11.0.0 version of Monero Core is 'experimental', but is it relatively safe to leave on and not worry about your computer over heating? ...
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Does using seed to restore a wallet change its address?

I have been using a wallet generated using monero-wallet-cli on Ubuntu. I have not yet received funds on this address, but have been mining in a pool using this address. I had a harddisk problem so I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hardware update required on Monero mining

I am new to mining but after reading and research I am going in with Monero. I am planning to use the Sapphire RX Vega 56 8GB GPU. The motherboard is Asus B250, 8GB RAM. The questions that I have are: ...
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Why are pools not mining large blocks?

As I understand, Monero has an adaptive block size that allows the block size to grow as needed, but also allow miners to mine blocks larger than the max block size, though giving the miner a penalty ...
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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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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 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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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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What are the changes in CryptoNight v2 PoW algorithm?

According to the last Dev Meeting, PoW changes to the upcoming fork are almost finished. What exactly will be changed and how will it affect speed on CPUs and GPUs but also potential ASICs or FPGAs?
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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 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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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 ...