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Questions relating to the RandomX proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm used by Monero.

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Hash rate of three million mining Monero?

Is this article truthful when it quotes a hash rate of three million when mining Monero? If so, what is the way to learn and apply the RandomX algorithm in FPGA hardware? What knowledge is required? ...
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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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Does Monero still use chacha for wallet encryption?

With the advent of RandomX has Monero created an encryption scheme that use it for key derivation? Also how does/did chacha8 work is there a whitepaper one can read?
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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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What's the easiest way to create a unique job for every worker of monero mining pool?

There are several mining pool servers. Each server polls monerod for a new job. I want to generate a unique job on each server for all the workers of my distributed pool. It is very important to ...
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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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RandomX slow hash “miners” parameter

I want to write fast RandomX verification in Python. I'm using pybind11 and want to bind the C function rx_slow_hash: void rx_slow_hash(const uint64_t mainheight, const uint64_t ...
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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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Validate a job's result in a proxy pool

I'm writing my own proxy pool implementation. I have problem with share verification. I received a job from upsteam mining pool: job={ "blob": "...
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What pool miners exist that can mine RandomX?

In a couple weeks from now, Monero will start using the RandomX PoW algorithm, replacing the current Cryptonight-R. What are the current pool miner software that may be used to mine with this ...
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Updating Your Loki Service Node using the Loki Launcher

The Loki network is going to be upgrading to v4 in the coming week to prepare for RandomX mining and as a Storage Server for messaging. Currently I am on version 3. How do I update my Loki SN to get ...
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What other cryptocurrency has implemented the RandomX PoW for mining?

With the move to RandomX for PoW mining on Monero, what other coins have forked RandomX into their coin? I know Loki has done it with RandomXL but have any others implemented it?
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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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Does a CPU or GPU mine better on the RandomX algorithm for Monero mining?

Was RandomX made specifically for CPUs or GPUs for mining? I know it's ASIC resistant.