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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 using the RandomX algorithm, and it is mined with both CPUs and GPUs.

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Help with Monero mining with AMD Radeon 580GPU with xmrig, getting error: disabled (failed to load OpenCL runtime)

I'm trying to GPU mine Monero with xmrig. I am newly updated on Ubunto 20.04, coming from 16.04 with a fresh install. I am stuck on is getting my AMD Radeon 580 GPU working with xmrig. AMD does not ...
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Is Monero mining profitable with 600 H/s?

I checked the hash speed of my system. It is around 600 H/s for an intel i7 processor. I checked this with crypto compare profit calculator: Hash power: 600 H/s, Power consumption: 50w, Electricity ...
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Is monero worth mining in 2021?

I was doing a research on building a monero mining rig and found this site where they benchmarked some hardware and their respective hashrate, and also using a online mining calculator it seems that ...
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How to remove monero-wallet-gui from mac

I am entirely new to crypto and monero so I figured I would download the monero-wallet-gui from getmonero.org. I downloaded the mac version and then I started the syncing process not knowing what it ...
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0 XMR after mining for 30 hours

I have been mining monero on my computer with 3 cpu cores and my NVidia 1060 gpu for around 30 hours, but when I check my wallet, it still says, that I have XMR 0.000000000000. I am on arch linux, if ...
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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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How can one merge mine Townforge with Monero?

Townforge, a fork of Monero, can be merge mined with Monero (https://townforge.net/faq/#faq-13). How can one merge mine both blockchains ?
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What is the bare minimum to mine?

What are pools used for and what Linux x86 program could I use to mine Monero?
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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 much energy per transaction?

Assuming a fee of .033usd per transaction and an average energy cost of .141usd per kwh, it takes .033 / .141 = .234kwh for one transaction. Another way to calculate it is if there are 17921 ...
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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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Server CPU only getting 1.5 to 2.5 KH/s

My miner output: HASHRATE REPORT - CPU | ID | 10s | 60s | 15m | ID | 10s | 60s | 15m | | 0 | 396.8 | 394.6 | 393.2 | 1 | 313.1 | 311.7 | 310.8 | | 2 | 397.3 | 394.9 | 393....
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multi pc mining questions

i have 3 pc's. all 3 have monero gui downloaded on all 3 and block chain node dled on all 3. If I use one pc to house the block chain node on it and have my other 3 remote to that one pc will that ...
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How to set up a mining pool on Ubuntu 20.04?

I know a similar question has already been asked, but it was 3 years ago, so I asked the question again so that the methods are relevant
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Hardware for Monero mining hash rate of 1 MH/s

I checked in crypto compare calculator about hash power required for profitable Monero mining. It showed that 1MH/s is required to earn 0.5174 XMR or $86.18 per day I checked Monero benchmarks and ...
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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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Background mining causes crash (pymonero)

Does anyone know what it means that whenever I try background mining either with the wallet or daemon my monero crashes? To be clear I am using pymonero and am getting the following error when running ...
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Mining questions

I am trying to write a miner for myself. I understand I get the block template and then hash the block hashing blob. That gets me a hash. Do I then append it to block hashing blob or something else in ...
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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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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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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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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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Using a block template to mine

I am a little confused about how I use the block template. I saw this question which leads me to think that perhaps I need to call this function until I get a hash that fits the difficulty. Basically ...
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How does Monero verify a tx outputs key image?

I'm new to Monero and I'm trying to get to grips on transactions compared to BTC. What I'm trying to understand is - what prevents a transaction using a completely random string for 'x' within I = xHp(...
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Wordpress :: mining with user's CPU

We are in 2020 and I was having a look at this post from 2018 which describes 3 WordPress plug-in we might use to mine Bitcoins through users CPU: Simple Monero miner: needs subscription to https://...
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Best computer for mining Monero

Hi I am a newbie in Mining. My question is: which one is the best computer for mining Monero? I know about the electricity costs (for me are extremely low) and I am not interested in become a new ...
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xmrpool.net faq: broken link to hardware benchmarks

apologies if this is not the right place to ask. There's a "support" page on xmrpool but it only says "Support on #monero-pools" which to me doesn't mean much. Anyway, in the FAQ ...
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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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Optimizing xmrig

I am mining Monero with xmrig 5.11.1. I am using an AMD Ryzen 1950 cpu on Ubuntu Linux 20.04. I am trying to optimize my mining. This is the output of the “h”. It shows an “anomaly” in threads 12, 13,...
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Cheapest motherboard and RAM for AMD Ryzen 3-gen CPU?

I brought two Ryzen 9 3900X for mining Monera and I don't have much budget for the Motherboard so I'm looking for cheapest but compatible motherboard for Ryzen 9 3900X? I have same query's as above ...
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Can EUR 10.000.000 be mined in ONE go?

I understood large sums of Monero can only be mined in several transactions? Could EUR 10.000.000 be mined in ONE transaction?
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How to get a block reward from a block template?

I make a get_block_template request to a monerod using a RPC interface. From response of this request I can get the a value of expected_reward: expected_reward = block_reward + tx_fees_amount But ...
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Can the expected reward from the block template differ from a actual one after mining?

As we know, we can find a value expected_reward in a response of a request getblocktemplate to a monerod. Following the documentation: expected_reward - unsigned int; Coinbase reward expected to be ...
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Mining for rpc set number of threads

In the monero-wallet-cli having connected to a public node that accepts or requires payment via mining how does one adjust the number of threads used for the mining payment. For example, when you run ...
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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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Are reserve_size bytes really related to mining the final nonce?

Other answers related to reserve_size seem to imply they are related to the real block nonce. However, there is already a portion of the hashing blob reserved for a nonce, and the reserved bytes aren'...
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What is so different about RandomX from other attempted ASIC-resistant mining algorithms?

I read that the original Cryptonight hashing algorithm was optimized for the L3 cache of a modern CPU, giving CPUs as large of an edge as possible. I've also heard that RandomX effectively turns a ...
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Most efficent AMD CPU for XMR mining?

I'm looking for the best AMD CPU for XMR mining which must be efficient in terms of power consumption per hash. And what is the best combination of threads, core and cache memory size to get maximum ...
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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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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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How to calculate job target in hex

I received a mining job with target = f3220000. My XMRig miner logged the following statement: new job from ... diff 480045 algo rx/0 height 2027084 I want to find answers to the following ...
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Monero miner for ppc64le?

Is there any Monero miner which supports the current RandomX PoW and compatible with the ppc64le architecture? I've already checked out xmr-stak-power and this port of xmrig for ppc64le, both of ...
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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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Low XMR-STAK hash rate on two cards in a 8 card Linux NVIDIA rig

Recently I switched from windows to ubuntu server 16 in order to support more than 8 nvidia cards. However before even getting to install more than 8 cards, I see some issues with the hash rate. (...
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Why isn't monero mining a widespread method to earn money on websites?

Monero mining in the browser has been done by criminals without the consent of both hosts and visitors of hacked websites. The method of earning money via ads in the internet has severe downsides for ...
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Is it possible to check which of the last blocks is mined by me?

Input: monero_addr - address of my wallet that I specified in my miner's config. Output: [2045661, 2045650, 2045630, ...] - block's heights that was mined by me. In which direction should I move to ...
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Syntax Errors while building jtgrassie/pyrx on Windows [jit_compiler_x86_static.S, program_prologue_linux.inc,program_read_dataset_sshash_init.inc]

The Commands: >>> git clone https://github.com/jtgrassie/pyrx.git >>> git submodule update --init --recursive -q >>> py setup.py build Result: pybind11[complete] ...
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How to know when 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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