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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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Does it make sense to mine Monero if I have free electricity?

I have the opportunity to use "free" electricity for keeping one computer running all day and night. To be clear, the electricity is not actually free of course, it's that I won't be paying the bill. ...
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Updated dynamic fee calculation?

I'm hoping to find a current reference that explains how the dynamic block size/fee calculation works? This link has a nice explanation, but a community member on reddit suggested it was out-of-date (...
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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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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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Monero hard fork - cant mine new transactions

So i am trying to do a monero hard fork. I changed the ports, prefixes, etc. I am running on a bit of an issue. I can't mine new blocks. Here's the error: 2019-04-27 22:07:02.425 [miner 0] ...
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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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Can a xmr proxy mine without a pool?

I have several computers at home. I can join all of them through a xmr proxy to be seen as a user but I have been told that to mine I need to join a pool. I know the advantages of mining through a ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are I/O bound instructions not used as part of a hashing algorithm to thwart ASICs

Is there a reason why I/O bound instructions are not used in the logic for hashing done by miners? For example, there could be specialised nodes that act as middlemen, whose sole role would be 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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What are the current staking and mining rewards for the Loki Network as of 2019-May?

Loki is a cryptonote coin with staking and mining. What is the staking and mining reward calculation for the Loki Network as of today 2019-May-29? And what will it be in the future?
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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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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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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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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 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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How many hashes does an AMD Threadripper 1950X do on the RandomX Monero mining algorithm?

I have an AMD Threadripper 1950X, has there been benchmarks done for mining on RandomX compared to other CPUs and high end GPUs?
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Is it possible to mine on your CPU and GPU at the same time?

I was wondering if it was possible to mine on both the CPU and the GPU at the same time on the same computer? I have an Intel i9 7900X and an Nvidia 1080Ti, so I was hoping to get reasonable ...
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What other cryptocurrency has implemented the RandomX PoW for mining?

With the move to RandomX for PoW mining on Monero, what other coins have forked RandomX into their coin? I know Loki has done it with RandomXL but have any others implemented it?
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What is the optimal configure.json setting for mining Random XL using xmrig on Loki?

I'm mining on a threadripper 1950x and I followed this guide: https://medium.com/luxor/loki-randomxl-fork-af9b141e492a I got to the point of mining, but now I want to optimize it further for mining ...
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Does a CPU or GPU mine better on the RandomX algorithm for Monero mining?

Was RandomX made specifically for CPUs or GPUs for mining? I know it's ASIC resistant.
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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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How does nicehash perform share validation?

I'm talking about two services: NiceHash and MiningRentals and CryptonightV1 algorithm (which they call CryptonightV7), for example. Let's suppose someone trying to fool one of them and: Miner (...
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Hardening a mining pool

I have setup a mining pool for a smaller project that uses Cryptonight variant 1. I have been running into problems with ddos attacks when other people started launching other mining pools. At first ...
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What is the best way to help the Monero network?

Apart from profitability, for the Monero network it doesn't make a big difference if you solo-mine or not. This answer to Is it better to mine Monero on solo mining or joining a mining pool? ...
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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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Just mined with an old version v0.13.0.4 and upgraded to v0.14.0.2. Reward now missing

I am new to this and am experimenting. I am using Debian Sid and apt-get install installed the v013.0.4 version. After synchronizing, I started to mine using the monero-wallet-cli command ...
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Background mining + monero-wallet-cli + pool?

Is it possible to launch the monero-wallet-cli for mining with the experimental background-mining feature on? And would it be possible to connect to a pool for that? Basically I just want my CPU ...
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Does the monero-powpy miner check if it has a new job?

You can find it here. I want to know if it checks if it has gotten another mining job while mining.
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Are Monero hashes generated based off of the block header?

Are miners generating POW hashes based off of the block header or is it just guess and check?
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How can I create a million blocks in regtest or testnet?

Can anyone please tell me how to create a million blocks in regtest or testnet mode? Is there a way other than to start mining with the smallest difficulty?
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What year will monero be fully mined? [duplicate]

In what year will monero be fully mined? I know about the .6 xmr tail emissions, but when will the last bulk of the xmr be mined?
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How to set up password on xmrpool.net mining pool?

I'm new to mining and I don't know how to set up a password and a username on xmrpool.net mining pool. Can anyone help me to do this?
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Monero Fork: Blocks are not mining for more than 20 Hrs

I have forked Monero V0.13.0.4 and changed the network ID and genesis tx. The Blockchain was running fine for a week, after that I noticed that there were some serious delays in the block creation ...
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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 are some proposed solutions to preventing ASIC's from mining Monero?

Monero forks every 6 months or so to prevent ASICs, but this doesn't fully deter ASICs from being built. Even with the new proposed RandomX pow algo, eventually ASICs will be built. What are some ...
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Acquiring greater than 51% of the Monero network can pose what kind of risks?

As I understand it, if a mining operator was to attain 51% of the network, they can perform a double spend. But would this be detected? And if the same attack was done on Zcash, could it be detected ...
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Monero fork: block creation time fluctuation

I am running a Monero fork(v7) for the past 4 days. I have set the block creation time as 2 minutes but sometimes the blockchain takes more than 30 minutes to create a block. Is this normal behavior? ...
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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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how to use coinhive java script with GPU?

i use coinhive simple UI miner and sometimes javascript miner for mining Monero in coinhive.com can i use GPU instead of CPU for mining in coinhive website?
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Is it possible to create a Monero miner in Python?

I would like to create a Python based Monero miner. I know that using Python for mining will likely be slow, but this is just for experimental purposes. Thanks.
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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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What are the main advantages / disadvantages between proposed RandomX to ProgPoW?

Ethereum developers recently decided to fork off Ethash ASICs like Monero did before. However, Monero changes its CryptoNight mining algorithm only slightly every six months until a more robust ...
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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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Why does the Monero difficulty increase? [duplicate]

Monero's difficulty has soared a lot in the last days and the trend seems to be confirmed. Why did it happen? What is the technical reason?
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Is it possible to solo mine Monero (XMR) using AMD and Nvidia GPUs in the same rig?

I've been looking into this a lot over the past 2 days. I have found ways to use AMD and Nvidia GPUs in a mining pool (XMR-stak), but I haven't been able to find any info on solo mining with both of ...
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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 ...