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CPU Miner for Mac OSX?

Because I couldn't find anything and didn't receive any help here, I wanted to share what I ended up doing to help others in the future. This is what I did to mine on NiceHash on OSX Sierra: Install ...
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Hashrate correlation by time of day

The daily variance appears to be limited to about 10% of the hashrate. Two possible explanations: A system administrator mines Monero at night when computers would otherwise be idle A system ...
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Hashrate correlation by time of day

In addition to the (very likely) reasons given by Big Things, there is also the distinct possibility that something in the difficulty adjustment algorithm is causing this. It could be the way we're ...
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Monero Hash, how does it work, C++ basisc

piHashVal = (uint64_t*)(result.bResult + 24); result.bResult is a pointer to some data structure, it's storing the memory address at which the structure begins. We're not interested in the beginning ...
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Writing my own Monero miner

Pool miners talk to pools using JSON over HTTP. This is a fairly simple protocol, which is different from the one used by Bitcoin miners, but similar. I don't know of a documentation for it, but you ...
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Can monero network exist without miners?

If no one is mining, and this is very rare for any cryptocurrency, no transactions would be able to be verified, yet your balance would still show up assuming people are still running nodes.
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Hashrate correlation by time of day

This could also be market driven. The price of Monero has been swinging whole % points daily. It's possible someone is mining to pick up some extra XMR to dump for profits.
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CPU Miner for Mac OSX?

Unless you just want to pool mine, the monero daemon can CPU solo mine, and precompiled macOS executables are avaiable at https://getmonero.org/downloads/. Just tell monerod how many cores to use and ...
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What is the best way to mine Monero on Macbook Pro?

Just like your laptop won't be particularly good at rendering large amounts of video/audio, playing the latest video games or compiling large codebases, it's not going to be very good at mining. One ...
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Will I need to update wallet and miner after the next upcoming (March 2019) fork?

Yes, as we have done before for the other forks, you'll need to update daemon, wallet, and miner. As you can see here, the upcoming fork will bring to Monero a new PoW algorithm: the CNv4, ...
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Does a tool exist to monitor multiple Monero miners?

Although im not a big fan of this exact web-portal, personally i'd rather see something built with Symfony for example and have a lot more flexibility, but it does fit your intended purpose i think; ...
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CPU Miner for Mac OSX?

I tried to build from https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/blob/master/doc/compile_MacOS.md with this cmake command cmake . -DOPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=/usr/local/opt/openssl -DCUDA_ENABLE=OFF -...
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CPU Miner for Mac OSX?

I downloaded xmr-stack-cpu from here: http://macminer.fabulouspanda.com/commandline/xmrstakamd/ You can also build it yourself. I know you asked for something precompiled, but just in case: https://...
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Why aren't there any miners written in assembly for x86 / x64 etc?

The following was taken from here and expanded upon C is easier to program in, compared to Assembly. There are obvious reasons not worth rehashing. Being easier to use, C allows you to write programs ...
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xmrMiner does not detect RX 580 gpus

Im not an expert about miners, but taking a quick look to xmrminer in github site, its says that its a CUDA-based miner for xmr. CUDA is the platform used by Nvidia cards, so dont expect it to work ...
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Monero Hash, how does it work, C++ basisc

idk anything about monero source code but: first thing is that if you mean byte 0 as first then say byte 7 is 8th ,not 7th . second is that when you deal with structures it has alignment.And my bet ...
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Monero mining software

You can use any miner which supports cryptonight algorithm. ccminer, cpuminer comes to mind, both supports cryptonight. Minergate's miner is actually a moded cgminer, and their blog is actually quite ...
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Can you only allow certain miners on a cryptonote blockchain?

A typical blockchain does not include this kind of access control. This includes Cryptonote. However, you can easily add something similar. Now, daemons could be made to sync only from the set of IPs ...
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Was the reasoning behind the large tx extra in minergate's transactions ever revealed?

The extra payload appears to be for merged mining, as per the definitions in src/cryptonote_basic/tx_extra.h: field 0: extra pub key: <...
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Can a group of PCs act like a local pool?

but these are cloud pools. Not always no. A pool doesn't need to run in the "cloud". Could a group of PCs or mining rigs which are at the same network act like a pool and combine their ...
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What is the function of decompose_amount_into_digits and its components?

That function splits a number into it decimal components, except for the lower significance ones, which are grouped. For example, the number 84938394 will be split into 80000000, 4000000, 900000, ...
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create a coinhive fork

I did exactly this recently. Take a look at: https://github.com/jtgrassie/xmr-wasm
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How to have visitors mine on my websites and is it legal?

As long as you ask for their permission I can't see why it could be considered illegal. Coinhive considers it a viable alternative to adverts thus not illegal. In addition I don't think mining on ...
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0 - 100 % GPU spikes when mining [NVIDIA GTX 750 TI]

You must open nvidia.txt (a file that xmr-stak creates after running for the first time) and set bsleep and bfactor to something other than the default "0". Try "bfactor" : 8, "bsleep" : 25, then ...
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Monero - Checkpoint Validation Failed

"If you want to have a mainnet custom chain, remove the checkpoints in checkpoints.cpp (and disable that define)." -moneromooo, IRC, 2017-Oct
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Monero mining software

Many are getting falsely flagged by antiviruses because the code from them has been copied over to some worms which also mine Monero on infected machines. There's a nice list and guide here
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Xmr Stak CPU Miner Socket Error

Did you try a different Address or checked your Address if it is correct? I tested it using an invalid address and I got almost the same error. However, valid address works! [2017-04-18 00:38:10] : ...
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how do I setup XMR-STAK-AMD webservice

Ok, I figured this out for myself. The built in microhttp server runs when the port number is set in the config.txt file. Had I read all the way through the config file the first time I would have ...
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CPU Miner for Mac OSX?

I have been using YAM CPU miner for some time. You can download it from mega.nz. Note that that website doesn't support Safari properly. Either use Chrome or Firefox (or Tor Browser) instead. ...
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Can monero network exist without miners?

No it cannot exist without miners as no transactions would be verified and included in blocks, and no new coins would be created. In other words, the blockchain is created by miners. If there are no ...
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