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Is there any way to mine using an integrated GPU?

Is it possible to mine with an AMD APU's integrated GPU, or Intel's integrated graphics processors? If so, any idea what kind of hashrate one can get?
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What are the reasons for running a full node on a VPS? How can I do this?

I've seen some people say they run full nodes on a VPS. What are the reasons for doing this and how might I do it too?
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cryptonote-universal-pool Stratum authentication failed

I'm trying to setup the mining pool using https://github.com/fancoder/cryptonote-universal-pool (please do not suggest to use https://github.com/zone117x/node-cryptonote-pool because I also used that ...
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How to perform a simple verification of a Monero address with a regular expression?

For people that want to do a simple verification of a Monero address to ensure it has been entered correctly, what are some methods that can be employed?
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Transaction stuck as “pending” in monero-wallet-cli

A transaction I made a few hours ago is stuck as "pending", after sending via monero-wallet-cli. The transaction has not been picked up in a block yet. I found this comment on Reddit by /u/...
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When will KeepKey support Monero? [closed]

I asked this of keepkey about a year ago and I only have gotten a standard response saying they are evaluating the support of alts. Is anyone aware of progress made to support Monero?
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What is the Monero testnet? How can I participate in it?

I've seen people talk about the Monero testnet, but I don't know what they mean. What is testnet? What advantages come with using testnet? Finally, how do I get involved?
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Is there any security risk to using a nonrandom encrypted payment id?

With plaintext payment ids, you should a random payment id. Using a nonrandom one can affect your and other parties privacy. Is this still a risk with payment id? Or could you include messages in the ...
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How to bind daemon to inbound/outbound listening port on ubuntu

I would like to connect simplewallet or the GUI to a remote daemon In my remote compute instance, how would I bind the daemon to the right ports? Net service bound to 0.0.0.0:18080 Core RPC server ...
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How do you convert the Monero blockchain from Linux to Windows?

I know there is a tool that can be used to convert the format but what steps should be taken to do so?
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When you sign a Monero transaction, are you signing a hash?

When you are signing a Monero transaction, do you sign the transaction itself, or do you hash the transaction and then sign that?
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Does a Monero wallet require payment id by default?

I'm about to use shapeshift.io and deposit some Monero to get BTC. Does a Monero wallet (generated through moneroaddress.org) have a payment id by default? I'm running it on simplewallet now and I ...
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Password protection of a transaction

The CryptoNote whitepaper contains this example of application for the transaction script system (in §6.3): Password protection. Possession of a secret password s is equivalent to the knowledge of ...
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How does one convert the Trezor seed to a simplewallet seed and vice versa

Now that the source is available I thought I'd bring up the subject of the seed difference between the Trezor and Simplewallet. The Trezor uses 24 words, while Simplewallet uses 24 plus an extra word ...
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How much time to have blockchain synced?

I am wondering if there's a command to predict / calculate how much time does bitmonerod.exe still need for a blockchain fully synced. Currently its 404321/1133160 and my network usually has a ...
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Why does my bitmonero fail to load?

I'm trying to run a node for the first time on linux mint, and let the blockchain update while I was asleep. When I woke up this morning my computer was unresponsive, and I did a hard shutdown. Now ...
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What is to stop mymonero.com from taking everyone's money?

I'm concerned about storing my funds on this website. How can I know they are safe?
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Is there a list usable Monero Faucets?

I am new to this forum. Just wondering is there a list usable Monero Faucets somewhere?
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Why one word is found two times in each seed?

Why one word is found two times in each seed? Is it use as a checksum?
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How can I compile a mining software for my mac computer that uses an NVIDIA GPU?

Please, don't ask me why. I have a computer that runs OS X on it with a NVIDIA GPU card. I would like to compile my mining software for GPU mining, but I don't find any info at all about this on the ...
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Does publishing view key and key images give the auditor the information on where I sent the funds?

I see here that it's possible to provide information to an auditor to prove the balance at a certain point in time (block height). Would this tell the auditor to where were the funds were sent? Based ...
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Where to find a computation example of the monero traceable ring signature mechanism in a small finite field?

In the following coindesk article, The math behind bitcoin, you can find a beautiful example of the ECDSA keypair generation, signature and signature verification algorithms in use in bitcoin. They ...
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Fatal Error when trying to build monero-core

I'm trying to follow the directions from here... https://github.com/mbg033/monero-core I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.1 x86 in VirtualBox. When I get to "make" it gives me the ...
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Error Message When Running Monero Core GUI

I created a private testnet, mined 60 blocks, and successfully transferred between two simplewallets. I'd like to transfer from a simplewallet to the monero core gui wallet for testing purposes. ...
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Could Monero help me to implement a safe election for a small group of students?

The problem I am in charge of implementing a secure, secret election for a small group of students on my school. I have a list linking valid student IDs to emails, and I want each one of them to vote ...
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failed to deserialize extra field

I've started simplewallet together with bitmonerod and looking into simplewallet.log file I can see something like this: 2016-Sep-08 12:01:29.853608 [RPC0]Transaction extra has unsupported format: &...
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bitmonero and simplewallet error cryptonote_format_utils.cpp:148 max_out exceeded

I have a problem in bitmonero node and simplewallet. When I'm starting both I'm getting the same error: ERROR /DISTRIBUTION-BUILD/src/cryptonote_core/cryptonote_format_utils.cpp:148 max_out exceeded ...
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How can I check if a Monero address is valid?

Handling a user's input in which I want to make sure that he used a valid monero address. Bitcoin has all these rules found here and I found something similar for ethereum as well. I was wondering ...
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Is there a way to connect the Monero Core (GUI wallet) to a remote testnet node?

I'm trying to make a liveUSB so people can play with the Monero Core GUI, but I don't want them to download the whole testnet blockchain first just to try it out. Maybe something like... monero-...
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Can I run my simplewallet node from an external hard drive?

Constantly updating and scanning the blockchain for newly discovered blocks is eating up a lot of memory on my Mac. Can I run simplewallet and bitmonerod from my 1 TB external HDD and only when its ...
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Is it possible to integrate anti-keylogger in monero wallet?

Is it possible and make sense to integrate anti-keylogger directly into monero wallet, so keyloggers can't read and steal seed/password?
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Are there any fair strategies to dynamically adjust the transaction fee?

As of writing this the transaction fees are 0.01 XMR per KB. This was a reasonable fee when Monero was worth less, however, if XMR retains it's new found value or continues to rise in value against ...
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How do full nodes vs miners secure the network differently?

If I run a full node I am supposedly contributing to network security by keeping a copy of the blockchain If I mine (via pool or solo) I contribute to the network through verification of blocks How ...
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Harmonizing Monero with HD Wallet BIP 39 Technology?

Monero currently uses Electrum Word List for recovery purposes. This causes conflicts with wallet developers that want to support both Bitcoin-based BIP 39 technology that has a separate Word Lists. ...
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How to transfer synced blockchain along with another OS on a USB

So, I am considering switching my current OS to Qubes and I am currently running Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. I figured since Qubes is a lot more secure of an OS, I wanted to install it on my laptop as my main ...
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Harmonizing Monero with HD Wallet BIP32 Technology?

Bitcoin and many of its altcoin forks have defined the following two variables that specify the first four characters of BIP32 extended private and public keys that are frequently base58check encoded: ...
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Ways to hold your keys in memory?

What are some methods that can be used to hold your private keys in memory? Memorizing 25 words is rather difficult.
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Do checkpoints make initial blockchain sync faster?

Do the checkpoint hashes in checkpoints.cpp make the syncing go faster? Why or why not?
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Comparison of Monero and Bitcoin Money Supply and Block Reward schedules

How do the Monero and Bitcoin money supply and block reward schedules compare? Are there any graphs that easily compare the two before and after tail emission begins? If there are graphs, how was ...
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Why does the stealth address involve a hash function?

According to the cryptonote white paper, a stealth address of the form P = H_s(rA)G + B. My question is, why is the hash function necessary? It seems that P=rA + B would work just as well. Using a ...
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How do I gracefully stop the monerod daemon process?

I started monerod as a background daemon with the --detach flag. Suppose I want to restart my computer, how do I gracefully stop the process? Can I just kill it? Thanks in advance.
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What resources are required for running a Monero mining pool?

What are the approximate resource costs of running a Monero mining pool for the following number of users: 10 users 100 users 1000 users Additionally, it is most efficient to run the mining pool ...
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Is there some way to prove how long my Monero have been in my wallet?

I am using simplewallet. Is there some way to prove how long these funds have been in my account? Question adapted from here.
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What do Monero addresses have in common?

Monero addresses are very long and are supposed to be random, but I have noticed that all of them start with the number 4. Are there any other similarities shared by all Monero addresses?
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What is a stealth address?

Canonical question on stealth addresses: They are mentioned in the context of privacy of Bitcoin transactions but are also implemented in Cryptonote based currencies. What are they and how would they ...
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How can I mine Monero on a cloud service?

Canonical question on cloud mining: Is there any way by which I can mine Monero on Azure Cloud Services, or Amazon Web Services, or Digital Ocean? How? Does it pay off?
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What privacy issues did Monero have and still has?

Has there been any scientific research regarding the promised privacy and security of Monero? Have there been attacks on the Monero network in the past? If so, what has been done to combat those? ...
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Blockchain properties: what are Height and Difficulty?

What are Height and Difficulty properties of Monero's blockchain?
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How does RingCT prevent doublespend ?

For what I know about RingCT it use fake outputs to mask the amount that is transaction between address's, how do we know that the fakeoutputs are correct and that is noone messing with them?
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“I go faster as root”

When I run cpuminer-multi as a normal user, the first message I get is "I go faster as root". It indeed does not appear anymore when run as root (with command sudo) What is made possible by being ...

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