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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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Is the RandomX only algorithm to go?

I'm bit lost with some of many stuff around the mining. I'm using xmrig to mine monero with rx/0. This is by default. As far as I was able to understand, the pool has to support algorithm I want to ...
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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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Not reliable working time of Windows worker

my tiny monero miner ... 64bit 1.9GHz dual CPU with 3GB RAM has some mining issues on the pool.minexmr.com. I'm using xmrig on Windows 7 Home Premium. I'm looking for some answers for this One worker ...
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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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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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What is the significance of tail emission of 0.6 XMR that takes effect on June 2022? [duplicate]

What are some pros and cons of the 0.6 XMR tail emissions that is soon to happen on June 2022? Why and how was 0.6 XMR picked and why didn't the tail emissions kick in at a later date like 0.3 or 0.1 ...
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How to mine Monero with multiple computers behind a single router

I'm using 6 identical desktop computers to do CPU mining of Monero using the monerod and monero-wallet-gui applications (downloaded Windows 64-bit (Installer)). Each have their own wallet, they are ...
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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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How to mine empty blocks?

I just want to mine an empty block with a daemon I am running. Do I need to change the code significantly or is there a setting? Also do I still get a reward?
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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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How does the block version get set

I noticed that the BLOCK_MAJOR_VERSION is still set to 1 in the cryptonote_config.h. So how is the block version getting updated to 14?
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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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Password to join xmrpool

Question might seem silly, but I'm so lost on this part! Here's what happened: I followed this tutorial to start mining. Everything is going fine, so I wanted to log in XMRPool. I read the "Get ...
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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 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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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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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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my monero addresses changed itself when i copy and paste it, how do i remove it?

im pretty new to this whole monero mining thing, and now i think im getting infected by this malware so last week i was started to mining monero and i noticed something weird about my computer, so ...
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How to make monero-powpy compatable with xmrig-proxy running in 'nicehash' mode?

I know I have to somehow implement this spec but other than that I'm not sure. Any help/resources is appreciated.
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Tail emissions of 0.6 XMR kicks in around May 2022, but why and how was 0.6 XMR chosen and can it be changed in the future? [duplicate]

0.6 XMR tail emission kicks in this year May 2022. But how was 0.6 XMR chosen as the emission schedule until the end of time? And how would this number change if needed or even removed?
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Is Monero an inflationary asset?

My prejudice is that because monero has utility on the dark-web for transactions it's not suitable as a store of value. That's my pre-conceived perception, at least. In trying to understand the ...
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Mine to remote address with monerod

I started the mining process with: start_mining <walletaddress> 16 and, start_mining 16 <walletaddress> Both returned: Error: invalid argument: must be either 0/1, true/false, y/n, yes/no ...
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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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Can't connect to monero daemon on my LAN [duplicate]

I have monerod running on a computer in my LAN, let's pretend the local IP is 10.0.0.9. I want to mine with another computer on the same LAN but not have to download the whole chain. So I run the ...
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Cant seem to get mining started

I'm using the Low Graphics Mode GUI Daemon is synchronized Network status = Connected Wallet blocks remaining: 456 Under Solo Mining I click on 'Use recommended number of threads' which sets it to 2 ...
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Can you mine XMR on RTX 3060?

I been searching in Internet but I haven't founded anything. Can you mine XMR on RTX 3060? How much hashrate will I get in a pool?
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A couple questions before i start mining monero [duplicate]

So I want to start mining (i’m brand new to everything) but i have a couple questions before i start How would I make it so if my raspberry pi turns on then automatically starts mining, and if my wifi ...
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Monero payment sent - not received [duplicate]

I followed the guide of Transaction stuck as "pending" in the GUI I either did some mistakes or it did not work for me. So let me begin that I sent XMR from binance by copying the address ...
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Is mining with a smartphone possible?

I would like to know if there is a way to mine with my smartphone and if there is (any other currency) would it be useful to buy a cheap used cell phone (format everything) and let it mine for a long ...
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Where can I find a simple script that verifies an arbitrary block from Monero?

I am learning about the mining process, but I am still very confused because RandomX is really complex. It would help a lot to see a working script that would do the following: Receive a block number ...
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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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Is this an optimal setup for solo mining XMR?

I know it's possible to solo mine XMR using XMRig through some pools, but I'd like to try to solo mining on my own, with no pools involved. As I have the intention to set up a public full node using ...
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Optimize XMRig Mining on ARM64 Machines

I have an ARM64 machine at 3GHz with 100+ cores and am only seeing 2000 H/s. Is there any optimization techniques I'm missing for XMRig? This is a fraction of the H/s I'm seeing on a 20 core Intel ...
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Is Monero mining really as profitable practically as it is statistically?

I am new to crypto mining in general and I don't understand how Monero mining can be so profitable? Since mining a block takes 2 minutes I can mine 720 blocks in 24 hours. At it's current price and ...
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Which is best software to mine Monero in Windows?

Is MinerGate a good and trusted software to mine Monero in Windows? How do they pay?
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Is an integrated graphics chip enough to handle my graphics activities? How much RAM do I need in order to avoid having memory bottleneck on my PC?

I want to buy a mini / midi PC with the purpose of it serving me as a general-purpose workstation as well as an XMR miner (CPU-only). The software that I'm going to use for most of the time is fairly ...
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Monero hashrates in the milions?

I was preparing to buy a few computers to mine monero, and we can clearly see the benchmarks on your websites. But as I explored some wallets on nanopool, I saw hashrates exceeding 10 million. Any ...
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can a transaction never enter txpool but be included in blockchain

I understand the mempool is local to each node. I also understand the contents of the pool can thus change by node, and each miner is free to pick their tx's from their mempool for a block. My ...
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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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Is this possible to get one XMR?

monerod shows this when I type status: Height: 2377895/2377895 (100.0%) on mainnet, mining at 3.30 kH/s, net hash 2.68 GH/s, ... Is this possible to get one XMR?
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How can I use XMRig to connect to monerod

I have a node running monerod. And have many nodes to run XMRig. How can I start monerod in order to connect XMRig?
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Can I mine with XMRig and the Monero GUI at the same time?

I am a beginner and doing CPU mining on my laptop. My question is, can I mine with XMRig and the Monero GUI at the same time?
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Miner is waiting a long time for new jobs

I have implemented a custom RandomX Pool miner with C++ which even outperforms XMRig. However after submitting a share the miner does not always get a new job instantly. Sometimes it takes several ...
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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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RE:Monero GUI - "Start Mining" greyed out

Excuse the noobness. I have installed Monero GUI Wallet on a persistent TAILS OS USB bootable drive. I have downloaded the Monero Blockchain and fully synhronized the Wallet and Daemon. All working ...
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In Monero RandomX, What is the condition for a hash result to be considered the winner and be rewarded?

I read RandomX design and specs from https://github.com/tevador/RandomX/tree/master/doc to understand the mining process. At step 14 of the algorithn description it ends up with a result hash: R = ...
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Why does monerod allow mining from a pruned blockchain?

I started a new node from scratch with monerod --prune-blockchain, so when the blockchain was finished syncing, it only took up about 35GB on disk. My understanding is that one of the main tradeoffs ...
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If I'm solo mining from the GUI, am I still helping the Monero network even if I don't ever "win" any blocks?

I've been mining everyday for about 4 or 5 weeks now from the GUI, where you can just click the "advanced" icon and then click "start mining" icon. It asks me if I want to use the ...

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