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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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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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Having trouble getting Bitcoal network to accept submitblock

EDIT: I think this is because it was upcased? I downcased the blob and found another block, now my wallet shows a locked balance! I am solo mining on a easy coin now to learn how mining works, ...
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Which is better for Monero mining: AMD Threadripper or Intel i9 7900x?

I have seen a lot of reviews of this two processors but they have focused on movie editing, videogames, compresion, etc. But I haven't seen a good benchmark particularly on monero mining. I know 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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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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More cores are better for Monero CPU mining?

Considering that I have the same intel processor, but one has 4 cores and the other has 8 cores. It will mine better or its the same? I know that several parameters are important but consider that ...
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What's the tip for protecting your laptop from damaging during mining?

I know using low-end hardware like laptop isn't a good idea, but I still want to know what mining condition could damage my laptop and how can I prevent it. Things I've heard Break every hour In my ...
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My hash rate is low and volatile and my wattage is high?

I have 3 Vegas (1 Vega 56 flashed, 1 Vega 56 not flashed, 1 Vega 64) My 64 can run at 2035 h/s but requires +50 max power and thus takes around 300 watt but is stable. My other two cards are ...
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Income from CoinHive Monero ads

Salon.com will mine Monero on its visitors' computers to compensate for the loss of advertising revenue. How does the income from such mining "ads" compare to the cost-per-clic or cost-per-impression ...
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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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Monero mining equipments can mine Zcash as well and have the same hashpower?

Is any device capable to mine monero, also capable to mine Zcash (zec)? The hashes per second offered in that equipment for monero would apply also for zcash? That would be helpful for the mining ...
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Help me setup a good mining rig on my high end gaming computer

I will put down my computer setup here: CPU: Intel core i7 7820X Skylake-X.3.60GHz MB: MSI X299 SLI PLUS Skylake-X. (MS.7A93) Memory: DDR 4. 32GB, 2400MHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ...
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CPU is better for monero mining than GPU? [duplicate]

One of the most mentioned features of Monero mining, is that it's CPU based, I think that it means that nos even having a GPU will improve mining. I beleive it's like ASICs in ethereum mining, they ...
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Will I/O speed or swap space effect the hashrate?

I was wondering if I'm mining Monero with CPU, will I/O speed or swap space effect my mining speed (hash rate)? For example, if I installed Arch Linux on SSD with 50 GiB swap space will the CPU ...
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From how much hashpower one may consider starting a public mining pool?

I have a small mining farm, mining in a public pool. I plan to increase the hashpower of the farm in the coming months. I also consider starting a public mining pool and move my hashpower to the new ...
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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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Why are web miners mostly mining monero?

There are a lot of web miners - based on WebAssembly. Most of them mine Monero. Is there any special reason for that?
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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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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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4 threads, minimum usage

In cpu mining, when I set my threads to 4, my cpu is being used up to 75%. I want it to be as low as 18%. I want all my cpu cores to be used, not focus on one, and get up to around 18 to 20 percent. ...
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Can I use Coinhive to mine Monero without problems with Google Safebrowsing?

I have several popular freeware applications and also some popular web apps and I would like to monetize them. So I'm thinking about using Coinhive Captcha on my website and let visitors of my website ...
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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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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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How necessary are transaction fees?

How necessary are transaction fees? Why isn’t the block reward enough to maintain a community of miners?
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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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Monero mining set-up with GPU 8*NP106

I have 8 GPUs of the model NP106 and I have been trying to use them for a monero rig. Is there any way I can use ccminer or claymore even though they are not GTX or AMD build. Would appreciate your ...
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How to have visitors mine on my websites and is it legal?

I was wondering how to have visitors on my website mine monero for me and if it is legal or not. I know that if I don't tell them its illegal, but I plan on telling them in the footer of my website. ...
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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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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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Is solo mining nonviable on non-specialized rigs?

I have a water-cooled 1080ti, and the most H/s I had with the basic Monero GUI is 250 or so. If I understand right, this is barely enough to break even with electricity cost, over months. Basically ...
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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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Issues mining on a HD 6850

I've been trying to put an old card into use into my PC. However I can not get it to start mining, After I installed the drivers I launched xmrig-AMD and tried to start mining however after detecting ...
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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 am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

I've just started mining on my laptop, I know it isn't much but I wanted to give it a try. I started with Minergate and was getting almost 25 H/s, then I read that this site is a scam because it shows ...
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Mining on an old Radeon 5830 with xmr-stak

As the title suggests, I am attempting to run xmr-stak on Ubuntu 16.04.0. Currently I am following a hodge-podge of instructions found here, here, and here. I'm noticing an issue with dkm during ...
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Mining with xmrig on monero.hashvault - I want to understand what I see on the command line

I am just dipping my toes into LUbuntu/Monero/mining in general, all at the same time. I think I have set up mining configuration properly by now. But I don't understand what I see as output. Here is ...
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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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What determines who gets the block reward

I am trying to understand the monero code and was unsure how the code decides which address to the block reward to and how it is done. I have been able to follow the proccess up until we decide how ...
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When mining in a pool what does current effort actually mean?

When mining in a pool what does current effort actually mean? Is my payout reduced when the effort goes to 500% let's say? What is different when the effort is 10% for example?
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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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where does “my pending balance” stay until I receive my payment in mining pools? [duplicate]

where does "my pending balance" stay until I receive my payment in mining pools? what is the procedure? where/how pool keeps the pending balance?
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How to ask a running monerod instance for mining hashrate when restricted-rpc is enabled?

I'm running monerod as service, mining with 3 threads. How can I get the hashrate info? monerod status fails to connect: $ monerod status ...
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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 ...
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Mining on Linux server, are there security risks?

I want to mine Monero on my dedicated Linux server with xmr-stak-cpu because my websites never use all of the CPU and I want some extra incomes that help me pay the service. Are there any security ...
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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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Clarification on Server Messages

I'm a bit new to crypto's in general so please bear with me. I've been mining for a few days and am starting to build up funds from the pool I am in. I'm running XMRig and, though I have an idea of ...
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ViaXMR payouts time length

I've been mining on ViaXMR.com for nearly a month now and still no payout, is this because its a small pool or something else? Hobbyist miner using one GPU/CPU
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XMR-STAK - Does it detect CPU/GPU heat?

Will xmr-stak stop working if it detects either the CPU or GPU temperatures are too high? Similar to the configurable options in Claymore?
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Can't get Biostar TB250 motherboard to recognise RX Vega 64 GPU for Monero mining

I'm trying to set up a basic rig for Monero mining and I just can't seem to get the motherboard to recognise the GPU. I'm beginning to wonder if the GPU might be faulty. I've tried every tutorial, ...