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Is there any argument to be passed to CGMiner\AntMiner S2 to reserve amounts of hashing power for specific workloads?

I have an AntMiner S2 (1TH/s) and I'd like to mine both on BTC and NMC. Would that be possible, for instance, to use 50% of power just for BTC workloads and the other 50% for NMC? EDIT: What ...
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Are transactions verified/checked also by full nodes, or only by miners? [duplicate]

Suppose I create an illegal transaction. Of course the default client won't create or sign such a tx to begin with, but for argument's sake let's say I rigged my software (built a modified version). ...
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What was the first official BTC miner software?

I know that the first and official wallet is bitcoin-qt. This wallet has code here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin What was the first official miner software? I understand that bitcoin-qt never ...
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Who do i see the commissions taken by miners? [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused by the commissions. My understanding is there should be none in Bitcoin. But a friend of mine told me miners get a cut. What does this mean? I want to learn how much commission I ...
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Using Ufasoft miner with 50BTC

So I decided to take a look at this bitcoin stuff. I would like to test Ufasoft for CPU mining. Don't really care about performance. There is this nice guide: https://50btc.com/en/articles/view/68 ...
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Does a bitcoin pool appear as one node or multiple nodes to the rest of the network? [duplicate]

I'm guessing that it appears as a single node? For example on http://getaddr.bitnodes.io/?
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How to estimate the number of Bitcoin miners vs Mining pools? [duplicate]

I can't tell which one this is showing: http://getaddr.bitnodes.io/dashboard/ Thoughts? Thank you!
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Miner hardware problem

So, I have been mining LTC with a custom rig (see below for hardware details) and this morning it was down. When I restarded it, it worked fine for two minutes then shut down again without beep nor ...
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minepeon stuck with a over clock setting

In my Minepeon I overclocked the Antminer U1 to 2GH/S Now resetting the bfgminer back to default settings and rebooting my Minepeon, my Antminer U1 still hashes a 2GH/S. Is this a bug? Or am i doing ...
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Antminer S1, how to mine on multiple pools

I have an ant s1 and I want to mine on 3 pools. We can set them in the miner configuration but the antminer use only the first one. I guess it will use the second then the third one in case of ...
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Strict firewall & proxy, no stratum+tcp connectivity; what are my options?

I have access to a system for mining behind a squid proxy. No external connectivity except for HTTP & HTTPS. The access on my mining system is also fairly restrictive, but I have managed to build ...
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USB HUB 2.0 for Raspberry PI Mining Voltage and Amp recommendations

What are my best options? I've seen posts about voltage and amps but it varies. I would like to run a 10+ port USB hub it needs to be USB 2.0 Note: I will always run one miner less then the max, ...
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Is there a cudaminer difficulty parameter option

I try to mine some btc using cudaminer on cex.io. I'm using cudaminer for that. I have a lot 'low' rejected shares due to low difficulty (On the ghash.io they say the minimum stratum difficulty is ...
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Configure CPU Scrypt miner

I've decided to give 42coin a shot with CPU mining but the CPU miner that I've found doesn't specify how to configure it. It DOES give you the parameters though. I'm not sure if I should add a .bat ...
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Why aren't bitcoin transactions processed and verified by normal bitcoin clients?

My understanding is that the blockchain is exclusively built by miners. My question is, why isn't that verification done by every bitcoin client - kinda like p2p file sharing programs allowed people ...
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Auto Adding Devices to BFGMiner

Every time I launch BFG Miner I have to add the devices by entering the com port it is on. Is there anyway to do this automatically? Here is my start script: bfgminer -o stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333 -u ...
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Workers aren't showing up in ghash.io

Im using cgminer 3.7.2 and I'm mining at ~77Mh/s in the ghash.io pool. I go to the worker list at the ghash website but nothing shows up. At the ghash main page it shows that I'm mining the blocks but ...
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why is slush's pool not displaying my miner as active?

My miner is not active. I am using rpc miner and here is what I am typing in but I just can't get it to work. rpcminer-cpu.exe -url=http://api.bitcoin.cz:8332 -user={My miner user} -password={my ...
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Trying to download miner but Google Chrome marks them as malicious/malware

First I tried GUIMiner-scrypt and then cgminer-3.9.0-windows.zip Both archives are marked as malicious in Google Chrome. I googled and have not found articles about that. Do other people get such ...
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Can I mine Quark on Linux?

Are there any Linux applications for mining Quark coin? I am running CPU Coin Miner and I have the Quark Wallet, both on Windows, but I would like to install these on Ubuntu or some Linux distro. Is ...
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0 Payout at litecoin pool with a processing power of 1.6 Mh/s. Why?

Recently I managed to get my hands on 10 servers with 32 cores each and 128GB ram each. I realised that in 10 hours of working at 100% I had mined exactly 0 litecoins using a p2pool. I think it's ...
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What companies actively sell miners?

I'm looking to get into mining and have done a fair amount of research, but wanted to get some other views before moving forward. What is the best Bitcoin Miner to get in the 400 - 800 GH/s range? ...
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Miner quit working this morning

CPU mining for Quark coins for the last few days, (just doing it for fun, I know they're practically worthless) been working with no issues. This morning I wake up and look at my wallet and the last ...
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Miners after mining

It is not really clear to me what is the role of the miners after they mined. If I understood correctly a miner has also the task to "verify" any new transaction and for doing so he automatically ...
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Lost mining shares when restarted GUIMiner

I am new to BTC mining, even totally new to bitcoins. I closed and restarted my GUIMiner and all my bitcoin shares were gone. What am I doing wrong? Is there a way to persist these shares across ...
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is mining acticity only exist if there is bitcoin's transaction [duplicate]

bitcoins' mining only exist if there are some transactions ,right ? if nobody trade bitcoin, miner doesn't have any transactions to valid ? and so the number of bitcoins in circulation doesn't ...
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Running poclbm miner in Ubuntu 13.04 without ATI card

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64bit with 16GB RAM and this is my VGA card: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA ...
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Is Bitcoin mining profitable on a 8 core, 32 GB server with unused capacity? [duplicate]

I have a server with following specs which is using avg. 20% CPU daily : Quad Core 3.20Ghz (E3-1230) 32GB RAM 1Gbps unmetered b/w My questions are : 1). With today's rates does it makes sense to ...
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What is the best BTC miner for intel HD 4000 card?

Right now I am using GUIminer(and some guides said not to use it), it gets ~80Mhash/s but this miner is laggy, sometimes disconnects without a reason, and it is slow... So I would like to use cgminer, ...
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Can a miner steal another one's block?

Say we have two miners, Alice (an honest miner), and Eve (an evil miner). My understanding is that when Alice mines a block she advertises it to the network, and once it's part of the longest block ...
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How do you create a miner?

I just downloaded GUIMiner for my Windows and in the tutorial they said that i should create a miner. I have no idea how to do it. Could someone tell me?
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Setting up BFGMiner with Devices

I have a Dell Poweredge Server R200 set up with BFGMiner. Now I know this is old and not very powerful, but I am curious as to how I should use BFGMiner. When I ran it initially, it was not able ...
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BFGMiner for Debian Wheezy

Is it possible to install BFGMiner on Debian Wheezy? I have been looking for a solution but I can't find one.
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Can the Block Erupter be used for anything besides coin mining?

Did the creators of the Block Erupter USB device have the foresight to make it capable of any other function besides mining coins? I'd hate to think that now that Bitcoin is becoming impossible to ...
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GUIMiner over ssh tunnel

I am wondering if it is possible to run GUIMiner on an ssh tunnel. I am on a restricted network. I currently have PuTTy
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Confirm a specific transaction

I sent a Bitcoin transaction a few days ago and it still doesn't have any confirmations. I actually have a ASIC miner. Is it possible to confirm a specific transaction, in this case mine, with my ...
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What do `minerd`s feedback messages (LONGPOLL, yay, boo) mean?

I have been testing a script that essentially runs (incomplete command shown here!): minerd --algo scrypt -s 45 --retry-pause 5 --threads $threads --url ... Among the feedback messages, while minerd ...
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Explanation of lower return for a much longer mining time

Hello I've started mining bitcoins yesterday and I let it work about 2-3 hours and got something around 0.00013 BTC. Today I let it run for about 9 hours and I now have 0.00018 BTC. Yesterday my ...
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Inflationary (no total coin limit) cryptocurrency where miners keep all new coins

Is there an inflationary cryptocurrency with following features? No fixed limit on total coins (coins will be emitted forever). Miners are the only source of new coins. Mining reward (new coins) go ...
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How long do miner collect transactions to include in a block? [duplicate]

I don't really understand which transactions a miner includes in a block. Since the transactions are hashed, any newly included transaction in a block should cause a restart of finding the correct ...
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Will large Bitcoin holders be a threat in the future?

There are most likely individuals or groups who hold (and hoard?) large sums of Bitcoin because of various reasons. I believe these people are the early adopters or miners of Bitcoin. Basically, we ...
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Is it possible to determine Bitcoin ownership distribution?

Could someone guess on the most likely current Bitcoin ownership distribution? Are most bitcoins still owned by (early?) mining enthusiasts who are waiting for the price to go even higher?
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What is the difference between mining with multiple workers vs single?

Some bitcoin mining clients mine on a single worker, while other clients allow multiple workers. How will either of these options affect mining production?
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BlueFury BF1 and Mac OS X

I've been mining with ASIC miners for a short while on Mac OS X and recently bought a few BlueFury BF1 miners but no matter what I can't get them to work. bfgminer 3.3.0 states: /dev/cu.usbmodem1d11 ...
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GUI miner not working properly (slush's pool)

I'm trying to mine for slush's pool with GUIminer. The miner says that I am mining, and gives me a mhash number, but says that no matter how long I mine, I still have 0 shares. The pool says that I ...
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cgminer doesnt use my GPU

CentOS6 x64, build last cgminer with openCL support [ay@pandora6 log]$ sudo lshw | grep -i geforce product: G73 [GeForce 7600 GS] [ay@pandora6 log]$ uname -a Linux pandora6 ...
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Cpuminer problem: empty reply from server

When I run the following command: minerd.exe -o http://eu-stratum.btcguild.com:3333 -u username_1 -p password -a sha256d -R 2 I get this: 2 miner threads started, using 'sha256d' algorithm. ...
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Who/What generates Bitcoin Hashes to be mined?

Bitcoin miners decrypt hashes, but who or what encrypts them in the first place? After all, something must have encrypted it so that miners could find it.
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guiminer shares 0 accepted 6 stale/invalid,what does the message mean? [duplicate]

I am using guiminer .The pool is deepbit.com. when I start mining, states show shares 0 accepted 6 stale/invalid What does the message mean?
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GUIMiner does not connect on Slush's pool

I checked my firewall, and I tried the solution in Bitcoin question GUIMiner won't start mining on Slush's pool. It is still saying connecting forever.