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Benefits to starting out mining at a higher difficulty

A high pool difficulty is for high power mining equipment. What this does is lowers the bandwidth amount for both the pool and the miner. Because the difficulty is higher, the miner will find valid ...
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What is a "Low Difficulty Share" error?

Usually that error means the share your miner submitted was garbage, and didn't actually verify on the pool. Sometimes it means the share was submitted too late, and the pool has already moved on to ...
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Validate a job's result in a proxy pool

You are trying to hash a hex string not binary data. Working example: import pyrx import binascii import struct def pack_nonce(blob, nonce): b = binascii.unhexlify(blob) bin = struct.pack('...
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How can I tell what difficulty my solution is?

You can find the difficulty of a submitted hash (which is just a big endian hex encoded string) by dividing the base difficulty (2^256-1) by your hash. As such, nodejs-pool (the most common pool ...
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Would a long-time block target be annoying?

To target a block time of a day, difficulty would be adjusted to make the likelihood of finding a block require a days worth of hashing (work). The big drawback to such a large block time would be ...
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What's the relationship between the pool's advertised difficulty and the target of the jobs it sends out?

The port used defines the starting difficulty. From the pool doc you referenced: The Port is used in conjunciton with the url and is used to specify the starting difficulty. As soon as you submit ...
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Are mining pools shares based on prescribed difficulty or the actual difficulty you hash a block with?

You're are correct in assuming target is the same as difficulty Question 1: You are just credited for the difficulty nothing more. You are set with a threshold to meet to prove you are mining however ...
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