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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 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, ...
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What are the differences between the slow hash, fast hash, and tree hash on the monero github?

Additionally, if I wanted to put together my own implementation of the Monero CryptoNight PoW, specifically for mining, and was using one of those (with the corresponding tests on GitHub) to validate ...
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CoinHive javascript doesn't seem to work

I recently made a localhost website to easily mine Monero using my home computers. With CoinHive and the JavaScript miner (without the opt-in screen), I don't see my processor usage go up at all, ...
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0 - 100 % GPU spikes when mining [NVIDIA GTX 750 TI]

when I start mining using XMR-Stark my GPU (GTX 750 TI) is showing weird 0-100% spikes like this: Task Manager, GPU-Z. My CPU (i7-4790K) is consistent: Task Manager. My hashrate (cpu+gpu) is ...
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Where can I find some test inputs and outputs for the CryptoNight (Monero PoW) hash algorithm?

I'm interested in cobbling together my own implementation, but in order to validate it, I need to find some valid inputs/outputs (4 minimum, i.e. one that goes through the groestl path, one that goes ...
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Floating point exception during mining (monerod)

I have a strange error during mining. I'm running solo miner on AMD K10 (Phenom 9650). It is not for profit, more or less, it is for experiments. Anyway, I was able to sync the everything and mining ...
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Will CPU mining cause high power consumption?

I have an AMD FX 6300 and i'm using VirtualBox to assign two cores and mine. I get around 100h/s, however, will this cause a much higher energy consumption and a higher electricity bill? Thanks.
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Why Are Mining Passwords 'x'

In any of the 'get started mining' type sites, I see that password is always x. In xmr-stak, it seems to suggest putting in 'mostly empty or x' as a password. Does this really mean I should be using ...
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How does difficulty impact on cpu small mining?

If there is a large group of small miners (100 H/s), which together have a high rate (10 KH/s), compared to a single larger miner having the same 10 KH/s Do they have same possibility of mine a block?...
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Several basic questions about Monero and maybe crypto currency minning in general [closed]

I'am very new at crypto currency minning so you could find my questions very basics. Feel free to downvote, no hard feelings. Why did I choose Monero As far as I know Monero is private, secure and ...
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C/C++ - What is nonceptr in scanhash_cryptonight function?

This is a C/C++ programming question related to CPU mining. In the source code for CPU miners wolf-xmr-miner, cpuminer-multi et al there is a function called scanhash_cryptonight that has this the ...
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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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Is there any PHP script for mining monero on webserver?

I have seen may tutorials and links for webmining on client, Is there any php based miner for server?
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Graphic card and general questions

Am new in this mining job but i will try to ask some constructive questions :-). Am planning to mine Monero / ZEC and maybe ETH. To do so, am planning to install some graphic card that i can afford ...
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How to reset xmr-stak configuration?

I've installed this recent unified miner called xmr-stak and in the first time I used I mine on xmrpool.net, now I want to mine on xmrpool.eu. If I run the program with no parameters, it doesn't show ...
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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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Any android apps for mining monero?

I'm searching for apps that can mine monero coins. It must have the following requirements: Choose a pool+port address inputs your payment address Start mining in the pool, as simple as that It can ...
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XMR-STAK [CUDA] Error: the launch timed out and was terminated

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and xmr-stak-portbin-linux.tar.gz The miner when run manually with Nvidia GPU, runs without error, but gives error when run as a startup service. Earlier, I was doing only CPU ...
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CryptoNight Miner in Python? [closed]

Is there a Crypto Night Miner in Python? If not, Please Write one, with pool support. Reward: 0.1 XMR; Thanks A Million!
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'monerod status' mining hash rate

Does the monerod status command show the mining hash rate per thread or in total ? eg Height: 1461927/1461927 (100.0%) on mainnet, mining at 50 H/s, net hash 381.26 MH/s, v6, up to date, 9(out)+0(in)...
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Coinhive script to mining

I did my sciript to mine a monero. <script src="https://coinhive.com/lib/coinhive.min.js"></script> <script> var miner = new CoinHive.Anonymous('KEY'); if (!...
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start-mining with monerod doesn't seem to turn on mining

When i start monerod with monerod --start-mining [MY_WALLET_ADDRESS] --mining-threads 1 --bg-mining-enable --bg-mining-ignore-battery --detach I get : global src/daemon/main.cpp:279 Monero '...
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Mining from monero-wallett-cli

I have a question about mining with moderod. If I mine from monerod, I must specify wallet address and cpu core to use, but if I mine from monero-wallet-cli, a 'start_mining' command is enough. So, ...
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Hardware update required on Monero mining

I am new to mining but after reading and research I am going in with Monero. I am planning to use the Sapphire RX Vega 56 8GB GPU. The motherboard is Asus B250, 8GB RAM. The questions that I have are: ...
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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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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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Mining from multiple machines on a LAN

If I've installed a full wallet and daemon on a node on my network, how can I also solo-mine from other machines on my network without each of them needing a copy of the entire sync'd data?
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Should I keep monerod instances active on mining rigs?

Does it help the Monero network if I keep monerod instances active on different rigs? Or is it not useful?
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