Merged mining is a technique where the same proof of work can be used to secure more than one block in different hash chains. This allows a miner to mine more than one currency at a time and contribute his hashing power to all of them.

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Are sidechains really new?

People have been talking a lot about side chains, but I thought this has been around for a while under a different name. Coins like Namecoin, Devcoin, ixcoin, i0coin, groupcoin, etc are all merge ...
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How is a side-chain merging back to Bitcoin chain protected against double-spend? Where are the side-chain mining fees?

I am struggling to understand the concept of "side-chains" that's discussed a lot lately, but never trully explained. How I understand "side-chain": it's an altcoin, with a separate blockchain, with ...
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How does namecoin and other merge-mined coins prevent pre-mine attacks?

So, namecoin supports merged mining against bitcoin. My understanding of the merged mining protocol is that basically miners can use the primary coin's POW solution to solve the aux coin's block. It's ...
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Not getting merged mined coins on p2pool

I have been able to mine successfully on my bitcoin p2pool. I set up merge mining according to the guide found here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=62842.0 and everything seems to be running ...
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Merged mining: are there any ways to prevent it?

Supporting merged mining allows a cryptocurrency A to improve the security its blockchain (increase the hash rate) by accepting work done on the blockchain of cryptocurrency B through insertion of a ...
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Merged mining scrypt coins [duplicate]

I've been reading around the last day or so on merged mining for coins, in specific scrypt coins but there seems to be conflicting answers, can someone let me know which of the following is correct ...
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Scrypt based merged mining pools

Does anyone know why there are no Scrypt based merged mining pools out their yet? I would imagine that if it was possible it would have been done already. There is no problem to do it with SHA-256 ...
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How does a miner insert the hash of a merged-mined alt chain's transaction into a Bitcoin transaction?

I've read the how does merged mining work? thread and I'm a bit confused as to how one of the transactions in the bitcoin block "stores" the hash of the Namecoin block. Where is this information ...
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Merged Mining Disadvantages

What are the disadvantages of merged mining? I'm very interested in p2pool and since I have to "run my own server" I've been considering enabling merged mining. Besides the obvious administration ...
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Can ASICS Merge-Mine?

Can ASICS in general, and specifically any of the models coming out soon merge-mine other cryptocurrencies?
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Specific namecoin address in merged mining

I want to do merged mining with P2Pool, and I want any generated namecoins to go to a specific namecoin address in my wallet. I haven't seen a way to configure this in P2Pool or namecoind, and ...
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Does merged mining require clients to download both blockchains?

Suppose I want to start an AltCoin, and set it up for merged mining with Bitcoin. Will it require the AltCoin end-users to also download the Bitcoin blockchain to verify the hashes embedded in the ...
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Detecting dishonest merged-mining pool

How would one go about detecting whether a mining pool is being dishonest by performing merged-mining without sharing the Namecoin income with its miners? We assume that: The pool is operating ...
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How to merged mine with getmemorypool RPC command?

The getmemorypool RPC command lists all transactions that are to be included in a block, with the exclusion of the generating transaction. In merged mining, one needs to add an extra transaction ...
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Merged mining custom bitcoind

What are the core changes to bitcoind that allow one to merge-mine? Are there any new JSON-RPC commands that are enabled, or changes to the existing ones?
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Which Namecoin block was the first one to be generated by merged mining?

For a definitive record is it possible to determine if a namecoin block was generated via merged mining? Is so which was the first one. Which is the first bitcoin block to have namecoin information ...
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How does merged mining work?

How does the implementation of merged mining affect the global hash rate of alt chains? Does one solution fit all? Does one solution fit some? Does the rate of "solutions that will fit" decrease ...