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How to calculate job target in hex

How to get a decimal value of difficulty (480045) by a hexadecimal value of a given target in hex (f3220000) ? Swap endian f3220000 and remove padding gets 22f3, then 0x100000001 / 0x22f3 yields: ...
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Which is the unit of the global difficulty?

The Monero network targets blocks to be mined at 120 seconds, using the difficulty so that hash_rate = difficulty / block_time, ie difficulty = hash_rate * block_time. Unit analysis gives the ...
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What happened at Monero difficulty from Nov 2017 to Jan 2018?

It means that the network is used by more powerful miners. Difficulty adjusts to the network hashrate (after every block, unlike Bitcoin which adjusts difficulty only every 2016 blocks, around two ...
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Which is the unit of the global difficulty?

The difficulty is simply a number specifying the maximum size for a block's PoW hash. With a difficulty of 80926050199, a block's PoW hash (represented as a big endian integer) must be below a certain ...
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Which is the unit of the global difficulty?

With a difficulty of 80G, the network will need to try 80 billion hashes on average to find a new block. The difficulty is adjusted to target a block every 2 minutes or 120 seconds. So a difficulty ...
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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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Why does the Monero difficulty increase?

The difficulty is a numerical representation of how long on average it will take to create a valid block that satisfies the Proof-of-Work algorithm being used, it does not represent minutes or ...
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How to calculate the achieved difficulty of a mined block

Why is there a difference there? The difficulty displayed on block explorers is the difficulty the hash has to be greater than, not what difficulty the hash is.
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Does Monero network difficulty affect the amount of XMR I get from a pool?

Difficulty is the same as network hash rate, but expressed differently.
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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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