A mining pool is a way of sharing the work needed to find a block. Miners are rewarded in proportion to the amount of computing power they contribute to the problem, with various ways of calculating returns.

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i have good pc can i mine on it, if i don't have to pay for electricity?

i have gtx 970 g1 gpu and intel i7 4790k cpu. i dont have to pay for my electricity costs. i used to play games but now i don't play them any-more. i was hopping someone will tell me if i can make a ...
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Writing a GPU Bitcoin mining client (learning purposes)

I want to write a basic GPU miner from scratch for learning purposes. By "from scratch" I don't mean that I am unwilling to use libraries but I want it to be similar to real GPU mining software, and ...
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How do I make p2pool accessible from outside my network?

I want my pool to be accessible from the public, i have forwarded port 9332 and 9333 on both udp/tcp, and its still not possible, and the system firewall is open for that, for example i cant access ...
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Noob question about mining [duplicate]

I'm not interesting in mining myself, just interested in the topic. I understand that you can still get bitcoin by contributing computation power to a pool (a company) Does only one person/company ...
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Asteroid log question about accepted hash

I setup Asteroid to mine for fun, and I saw this log: (5s):57.30M (avg):57.34Mh/s | A:0 R:0 HW:0 WU:1.0/m [2015-08-06 12:24:25] Accepted 46156bf6 Diff 935/512 GPU 0 [2015-08-06 ...
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testnet pay per share mining pools

I was wondering if there are any testnet mining pools that are active, or is all of the current hash power on testnet (about 3 Th/s) all from solo miners. I would like to be able to get a bit of ...
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Meta-Mining: Can mining exist in abstract states?

Has anyone here explored or pondered possibilities for meta-mining? Theoretically, you could have miners work on any computational problem, and then have rewards handed out proportionally as part of ...
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pos/pow hybride coin shows block found in wallet, but not detect or saved by pool.

in pool miner mining well, shares found ok, but when mining block found, it shows by wallet but not detect by pool. all other non-hybrid coins mining works ok, this problem is only with hybrid mining ...
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Why P2Pool fails to attract more users and other pools surpassed it?

Some people say that mining pool are going to violate the distributed principle of Bitcoin and make it more centralize. So why totally distributed pools such as P2Pool have not attract more users? I ...
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how to add extranonce-subscribe to mining pool?

i setup a pool my pool. miner can mine without new protocol extranonce using "no-extranonce=true" setting . but some miner seems pool dead without it. i want to add extranonce-subscribe support to ...
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How to connect to antpool

So I'm using an antminer s3. I have been on btc guild for about a week. Today they announce they are closing. So I looked around and figured I would join antpool. The problem is when I changed all ...
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why to use blocknotify script, even if we can check for “share is block candidate” using target compare?

i have some complicate situation in altcoin wallet that wallet shows new block found with reward , but pool not show block found. could it be a reason that i not use block notify script. but checking ...
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Does there exist any cryptocurrency that doesn't tend to centralization?

All PoW schemes tend to concentrate miners in pools to have a more steady income for the miners, while the major PoS coins, such as NXT, also end up concentrating the stake because of leasing. But, ...
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What are my profits? [duplicate]

I am thinking of starting to Bitcoin mine with the Antminer S5, which has a hash rate of 1155 GH/s, but I'm confused about how I can calculate my profits. The electricity expenses are exactly $1.00, ...
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How do pools determine a pool-user's hashrate? [duplicate]

How do pools determine a pool-user's hashrate? It seems they would base it on the particular user's difficulty or rate of accepted shares.
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what is the real formula to calculate difficulty of share received from miner with params(nonce,ntime,target,diff1)?

how can i calculate share difficulty? i have higher share difficulty value issue at this calculation. using coiniumserv pool. ...
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Slush's Pool Doesn't Detect Miner

I have use two miners: GUIMiner and another one I got off the Windows Store, and I got errors from both. GUIMiner: More than one server required, using stratum server. Start button does ...
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Work distribution in a mining pool

How is work distributed among members of a pool? Regarding the block hashing algorithm and valid hashes of a new node, how is the set of solutions for nonces "distributed" among miners?Is a nonce, ...
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Does cpuminer do its work?

I have a question about using cpuminer to mine bitcoins. I know that it's not efficient, but I'm not about making any money from it (obviously), I just want to mine some fractions of a bitcoin. Now, ...
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Pool that seems to be stuck on a block

I'm running a Litecoin pool that seems like it might be stuck on a particular block... it's been working fine all along but is currently at like 312% Of Expected Shares, I've checked the cron jobs and ...
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Slush's pool worker offline

I'm new to mining, and using GUI miner on windows 7 AMD APU A-Series. I set it up today, put in my username.workername and put in stratum.bitcoin.cz as the host, and 3333 as the port. It says I'm ...
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Is it possible to identify mining pools?

I am doing research on Selfish Mining in Bitcoin. Here is the article http://hackingdistributed.com/2013/11/04/bitcoin-is-broken/ I wanted to know is there a way to identify minining pools? I wanted ...
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BTC Guild and MinePeon

I have recently been using BTC Guild to mine and I have found something unusual happening with my hash rate on this pool. I can confirm that my hash rate is at 2.2 Gh/s however, on BTC Guild my hash ...
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What does DOA stand for?

What does DOA stand for? I've seen this in the context of P2Pool stales, specifically here.
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BTC/hashes/second rates for various pools

Do all pools have the same average BTC/hashes/second rates (for individual members of the pool)? For example, this profitability calculator says 4 Th/s hash rates will produce 0.04 BTC per day, yet ...
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Is there a list of NXT Forging Pools for mining? And what is a feasible amount to mine/forge with?

Is there a list of NXT forging pools that are active with large amount of forgers? Which one is the most popular? Also what is a feasible amount to forge/mine with?
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“block decode failed” error while mining in pool

I just started solo mining last month, and I have no problems with cgminer. I have already shares accepted and sometimes new block detected. I want to know why when I want decode I've an error? For ...
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Simultaneously Solo and Pool Mining

It's possible to send shares both to a localhost GBT "pool" (e.g., Bitcoin Core's) and to a remote Stratum pool.* Now, if I discover a block, won't both my localhost GBT "pool" and the remote pool ...
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How Do I create a Mining Pool for an Altcoin?

I made an altcoin using coincreator.net , but I can only mine it on an underpowered windows computer. I was wanting to make a pool so that my friends and I could mine it together from a Windows or a ...
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How much is known about mining pools' transaction fee policies?

We know that as of today in Bitcoin Core v0.10.0, the default value of minrelaytxfee is 1000 satoshis, and CreateNewBlock in miner.cpp uses this value as the minimum fee rate threshold in order for a ...
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How do I make a profit buying cloud-hashing contracts?

I have tried one of the hashpower selling/buying website (nicehash) to buy hashpower. I have connected my order to a pool where I had one worker. However, despite all the advertisements, I could not ...
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Best p2pool software

I'm pretty new to Bitcoin. This will be my second question at this site and I'll try to make it less verbose than the first while still containing what seems to be important detail. I'm still in the ...
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Can someone explain in detail how p2pool payout works?

From reading the wiki on https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/P2Pool#Donating_to_P2Pool_miners I got the impression that the pool members included each of the share payments directly in the coinbase generation ...
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How to set up for merged mining

I plan to eventually add litecoin, Dogecoin, and possibly some other scrypt merged-minable coins to my pool. Are there any tutorials or other information available that would show me how to set my ...
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What are bitcoin/altcoin block notifications?

While setting up a private nomp mining pool as a learning project, The instructions recommended setting up block notify. What are block notifications?
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LTC Pool With Friends?

Is there a way I could set up my LTC mining pool so that my friends could join? I've been having really good luck lately!
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How is it that concurrent miners do not subvert each other's work?

Every time a new block is added on top of block chain, the miners have to restart their work because the next block has to have a proper reference to previous block. Let's suppose that there is some ...
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Any supervisory power on earth to ensure that Bitcoin system will remain resilient if hashing conditions change rapidly?

Assume that Bitcoin value versus the “fiat money” is of great significance and imagine suddenly discounted by 50% or more, the current pools are not in money any more, stop hashing. The current ...
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Selling shares in bitcoin pools [duplicate]

What is the system that prevents that a miner "sell" the same share that he has found to many different bitcoin pools. And another question is, if while mining to find shares he happens to find a ...
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How to start mining pool? [duplicate]

Can I start p2pool in shared hosting? If yes, how to install p2pool ? I am newbe in this field. What are the pre-requirement for starting pool business ? Which is best script for pool ? Github is ...
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How often do miners update their block transaction list?

Assuming an interval where no block is found, do we know how often the typical miner updates his block transaction list with new transactions from the mempool? I found a reference which suggests that ...
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Is this a problem that a pool found 6 consecutive blocks?

Check this out: The pool will not make the 51% attack of course, for they are counting money on the system; but it's still a problem right?
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Splitting hashpower over multiple pools

Is it possible to split the mining hashpower of a rented mining rig over multiple pools simultaneously? Say, I rent a scrypt mining power of 5 Mh/s. What I want to do is point that rig to a stratum ...
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What is the latest and easiest to following guide to multipool mining with a Nvidia Geforce GT 730M?

I have a built in graphics card on my thinkpad Geforce GT 730M, I know its not all that great, but I'm usually on this thing at work for at least 8 hours a day. I want to be able to at least monetize ...
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Does bitcoin-qt support mining in a pool?

I am having difficulty getting guiminer to share a pool with me but if I mine on bitcoin-qt -gen 1 it starts hashing straight away. So I'd like to know if the official bitcoin client supports pooling? ...
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GUIMiner not moving from 'Connecting…'

I've setup bitcoin core, guiminer on my windows 7 intel i7 laptop just to see how things work. As there's no dedicated graphics card I just installed the OpenCL driver for the CPU, joined slush's pool ...
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How do I join a NXT mining forging pool? And how do I register for payouts from the pool?

I found the following pool: http://pool.nxtcrypto.org/howto.html But I'm a bit unclear on these instructions: To claim your earnings, simply send an AM (can be empty or put whatever you want in ...
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Bitminter - no rewards when more work was done?

Very new to this concept, why would something like this occur on Bitminter's pool? Completed Duration Difficulty Pay/Hour at 1 TH/s Total Thps Your Ghps Your work 2014-10-25 15:02 1h 46m ...
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Do Bitcoins mined in a pool automatically transfer to your wallet?

I've installed the GUIMiner app and the Multibit app. I am in a mining pool, and I have about 17 shares thus far. Do the Bitcoins transfer to my MultBit wallet automatically or do I need to do it ...
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Is multi-PPS the correct solution to the mining centralization problem?

See this post. Meni believes that this could be the correct solution to the mining pool centralization problem, and that are no known drawbacks. There is some work that needs to be done to write, test ...