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Mining questions

Do I then append it to block hashing blob or something else in order to submit? No. You submit the block with your updated nonce (which can be in the header and / or the updated miner tx reserved ...
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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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What pool miners exist that can mine RandomX?

XMRig is the miner with the most actively developed RandomX implementation. It can also seamlessly switch from CN/R to RandomX when the network updates if in your pool config you set the property coin ...
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How many hashes does an AMD Threadripper 1950X do on the RandomX Monero mining algorithm?

I haven't seen any results for your specific CPU yet, but looking at a somewhat outdated thread (the algorithm and benchmark tool have had minor changes since), and the details on the project README ...
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What other cryptocurrency has implemented the RandomX PoW for mining?

Wownero and Loki are the only other currencies I know of that plan on, or are currently implementing, variants of RandomX.
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What is so different about RandomX from other attempted ASIC-resistant mining algorithms?

Cryptonight really only exploited one particular feature of modern CPUs, fast cache access. When it was designed, it was thought ASICs would be at a significant disadvantage because of their general ...
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RandomX slow hash "miners" parameter

What is the miners parameter for? How many threads to use for dataset initialization. Also it signals the intent to use full memory mode (for fast mining). Can I start several processes that ...
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Optimizing xmrig

AMD Ryzen has 32 threads but 16 cores. When I cut down the number of xmrigs' threads to 16. Each of the produced at a much higher rate. More than double of running 2 mining threads on each core.
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Hash rate of three million mining Monero?

"Is this article truthful when it quotes a hash rate of three million when mining Monero?" Answer: No. If the hashrate was 3 million, then everyone who was mining Bitcoin must've moved for ...
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Does Monero still use chacha for wallet encryption?

The wallet cache uses chacha20 for cache encryption. The KDF used is still the original Cryptonight (one round by default, overridable with --kdf-rounds).
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What's the easiest way to create a unique job for every worker of monero mining pool?

Every Monero pool I know of (including the pool you linked), reserves 32 bytes in the block template for the purposes of dealing with job uniqueness, which is laid out something like: job_nonce | ...
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Updating Your Loki Service Node using the Loki Launcher

First login to your service node and make sure you are using the user that launches the loki-launcher. Following the guide: https://lokidocs.com/ServiceNodes/UpdateGuide/ -- My user is snode. For ...
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How many hashes does an AMD Threadripper 1950X do on the RandomX Monero mining algorithm?

I can get about 8k on a TR 1950X. Some more benchmarks here: https://randomx.jir.dk/
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How many hashes does an AMD Threadripper 1950X do on the RandomX Monero mining algorithm?

I just tested this with the RandomX benchmark v1.0.4 (Win64) because I am thinking about picking up a Ryzen 3000 CPU. I only spent about 10 mins with it but was shocked how bad the TR4 platform ...
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Does a CPU or GPU mine better on the RandomX algorithm for Monero mining?

RandomX is designed to run efficiently on general purpose hardware, e.g. CPUs and to some extent, GPUs. Quoting the project README: RandomX is a proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm that is optimized ...
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