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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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How to run xmr-stak with AMD gpu on Ubuntu 18.04

I have tried several attempts but without success. AMDGPU-PRO 17.40, 17.50, Oibaf PPA and something more, but nothing makes clinfo gives right results and xmr-stak working. Any ideas?
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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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is the Bitmain X3 compatible with Monero

Will Bitmain X3 be able to mine Monero?
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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 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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Why is the mining reward lock time set to 60 blocks?

What is the rational behind the mining reward lock time constant having been set to 60 blocks?
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Mining on testnet

I'm trying to obtain some coins in testnet, so I started monerod, waited until it sync and started mining. I've got such messages: 2018-04-11 14:31:43.803 [RPC0] WARN miner src/...
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Mininig on CentOS 5

I have been looking for an updated miner for my Centos 5 Server, however, I only found a very old miner. Is there miner or any techniques to run a miner on Centos 5?
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XMRig-Proxy Performance

I have a farm of around 50 rigs running xmrig. I'm setting up xmrig-proxy, but am having trouble finding information. Does it set individual difficulties? I have some old desktops churning 200H/s ...
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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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Are mining pools shares based on prescribed difficulty or the actual difficulty you hash a block with?

I'm mining Monero as part of a pool (specifically this pool -- https://mixpools.org/xmr/). I'm using a CryptoNoter package to do the mining. The pool will send back work taht looks like {"data":"{"...
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Any interest for Java based (but using OpenCL for the mining) monero mining software? [closed]

Few months ago I had some free time and played with the idea of creating a Java based miner. I wrote the mining part in OpenCL ("from scratch" implementation, no code is used from any existing miner). ...
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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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Sell Monero like in iqOptions [closed]

I have bought a Monero mining contract and Monero’s price is going down, I thought about betting that the price will go down to limit losses like in iqOptions with Monero, the options from other sites ...
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How do "Time Locked Proof of Non-ASIC work challenge reward" algorithms work to deter ASIC production?

I just read the proposal for "Time Locked Proof of Non-ASIC work challenge reward" https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/86zb03/the_end_of_all_asic_miners_moneros_new/ I still don't understand ...
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What does the "hashes" field mean in an authentication message received from a pool?

I'm still trying to get a handle on how all this pool mining stuff works so I decided to use this guy's project -- https://github.com/cryptonoter/CryptoNoter/ to give it a whirl. In particular I ...
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Any way to test my pool connection from the command line?

I'm on a Mac High Sierra. I'm trying to get this project to work on my local machine -- https://github.com/cryptonoter/CryptoNoter . I'm having some issues getting the server proxy to connect to the ...
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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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Non-WebAssembly browser miner?

I'm trying to find a javascript-based Monero minero (or another coin I suppose would be OK), which does not require WebAssembly. So far the only person I have seen figure this out is CryptoNoter, but ...
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Solo, own pool, monero, need help

I have about 50 instances I want to use for mining monero solo. I was hoping to setup my own pool and connect them all to it, but most tools such as coiniumserv don't support solo mining. Any ...
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Trying to 'make install' xmr-stak

By following the instructions from the readme on github for Ubuntu/Debian: Ubuntu / Debian sudo apt install libmicrohttpd-dev libssl-dev cmake build-essential libhwloc-dev git clone https://github....
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Beginner: Monero mining in a rented student bedroom with free electricity

I would like to contribute actively to this community by mining some Monero or another coin. I currently: - A'm not interest in profit just contributing to the community (Although it would be nice to ...
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Sapphire RX 550, differences in models and consequences on hashrate

I'm new to mining, and I wanted to use Sapphire RX 550 GPUs to build a CryptoNight rig after reading a couple posts on the Internet about them, for instance: How To Get 470 h/s On CryptoNote ...
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How to validate cryptonight result?

I have a XMR proxy and check results with the job target before sending it to real pool. If I use mining software with the cryptonight-lite algorithm, my proxy accepts these hashes. Please help me to ...
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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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