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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 difficulty unit to be hashes (H/s times s). It is the expected number of hashes spent looking for a block.


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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 number which you get by plugin in 80926050199 to a formula (essentially meaning the hash needs to start with a certain amount of zeros). Note that a block's ...


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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 of 80G is based on the assumption that the current network hashrate is 80 billion / 120 = 666 MH/s. If blocks are found faster than expected, it means that the ...


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At this time, the best Python library for hashing CryptoNight is still the py-cryptonight, a Python CryptoNight implementation. This library has the crypto stuff in C/C++ (lifted straight from the Monero code base) and compiled into the Python library.


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From the pools docs: Required fields are payment address and MinerIdentifier Username format : address.paymentID+FixedDifficulty Password Format : MinerIdentifier:Email So your password needs to be your_miner_id:you@email.com. EDIT: Of course the above is for your miner settings. When you have the miner with these settings, you can then login to ...


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I had this problem and it turned out my blockchain was corrupt. I had to resync monerod to fix it.


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