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Tracing solo miners and anonymity

Can one, theoretically, write a program that is similar to a solo miner but instead it just logs IPs of other computers on the bitcoin net to trace IPs that might have bitcoin wallets on them and then ...
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is it necessary to stay connected to internet [duplicate]

it could be a basic question for you guys, but i'm new in this. is it necessary to stay connected to internet while doing solo-mining ? is there any method to keep mining without permanent internet ...
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multi coin solo mining

I'm wondering about switching coins while solo mining? Does switching before I block is mined effect the odds of getting a block reward, or is it always essentially chance?? For example, if I mine ...
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Solo mining works on Windows, fails in (identically configured) Linux

Solo mining (for any coin) works on Windows, but not on Linux. Why won't my Linux setup work even though it's identical? Here is a sample configuration file. This is from OSC (OpenSourceCoin), but it ...
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Mining on your own network, or creating your own mini pool

I have one computer set up and solo mining away. The bitcoin client is running in server mode, and bfgminer connects to it with -o 127.0.0.1:8332. I have a second computer that I'd also like to mine ...
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How to mine solo?

Now I assume that probably all cryptocurrencies that have any value at all are impossible to mine alone for any realistic mining cluster setup, for a normal individual. However, I have been curious ...
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Bitcoin.conf & JSON-RPC options

What does it mean in the bitcoin.conf file when it states, "server=1 tells Bitcoin-Qt to accept JSON-RPC commands?" If all one needs to do to solo mine is type setgenerate true in the console, then ...
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Bitcoin-Qt & Bitcoin.conf

Just confirming here ... Does Bitcoin-Qt require that I create a bitcoin.conf file in order to solo mine on my Mac? I created one after reading the wiki and placed it in Lib/AppSupp/Bitcoin but I am ...
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Bitcoin.conf & Connect=

When configuring the bitcoin.conf file, what should you put in connect= ? There are IP addresses listed here, so I removed the # sign and left them as is. I also entered my WAN address and my local ...
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Bitcoin-Qt & setgenerate true

Will Bitcoin-qt mine bitcoins if all I have done is downloaded and installed Bitcoin-qt, and typed in "setgenerate true" into the console? Are there other steps or configurations necessary? If so, ...
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is Bitcoind -gen solo mining ?

I am running "./bitcoind -daemon -gen" in my machine . Is it solo mining ? If so, what does it take to create 1 bitcoin ? When i run "./bitcoind getbalance" it is always 0.00000 . "./bitecoind ...
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Lottery Mining?

I know mining is extremely difficult now. I just wondering has anyone "won" by solo mining a block? How does the chances compare against say wining the lottery? Assume 3 Giga Hashes Per Second say. ...
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Number of transactions and transaction history don't match in XenCoinQt

I am solo mining XenCoin using XenCoin QT v0.6.3.3-g069d718-beta. The number of transactions shown on the overview tab is 9, yet there are 7 transactions listed in the transaction history. Also, ...
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Connecting to Bitcoin wallet outside of LAN to 'Solo' Mine

For educational purposes only... Scenario: My friend and I want to solo mine on 1 wallet. But, his computers are not on\in my LAN network. The wallet has been set to server mode: -server ...
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Effect of internet connection speed on solo mining [duplicate]

I have a set of PCs hasing at 100 kH/s and currently the network difficulty is 2674.36329706. My power usage is 200 W, and as per ...
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maxcoin CPU miner minerd “DEBUG hash > target <false positive>”

I have the minerd CPU miner solomining on the local maxcoind demon together with a cudaminer on 9800gtx+. The cpuminer is mining on intel i5 2500K. Both miners mining in quiet mode with debug ...
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Solo mining: gen=1 needed when using minerd?

I'm guessing maxcoind follows the same conventions as bitcoind. I've read up most everything except the actual source code but it seems that's the only place to find my answer! Anyways, so when I go ...
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How to dump all of addresses from wallet.dat for other alt-coins?

I'm on binarycoin now, with solo mining. Luck smile to me. I'm found 5 blocks. It is 100.0 binarycoins. I'm trying to use "aggressive" speed-up, my daemon compiled with -O3. After last block I ...
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Entry point hardware for profitable mining [closed]

A) Which hardware B) Which GH/s level will be profitable for 1) Pool mining 2) Solo mining Bitcoins as of February 2014? Links to sources where information can be checked over time will be great, ...
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Unable to connect to litecoin-qt server from more than 3-4 machines

I've created a litecoin-qt server with the following configuration: { "pools" : [ { "url" : "http://192.168.10.5:9332", "user" : "something", ...
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Complete Explanation of Mining [closed]

I have 6 miners, all with 3 R9 280x's. (Yes, not bitcoin mining, but there isn't a general mining stack site and it still uses cgminer so it's relevant) I've been working on getting them running ...
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Is my litecoin solo configuration working?

I've setup on machine1, litecoin-qt with litecoin.conf as described in http://cryptocur.com/litecoin/litecoin-mining/ (username, password, IP range allowed, etc, all different). rpcuser=something ...
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can i solo mine with minepeon?

i'm solo mining but it just doesnt feel right that i don't get any accepts while solo mining. is this right? (see picture below; the top pool with the blacked out adress) settings: bfgminer ...
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Not generating any blocks

I am running bitcoind, and I have cgminer solo-mining on it. I am mining on Testnet3. My hash rate (this is an OLD computer) is ~800Khash/s, so according to one online calculator I should be ...
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Join a pool or create my own pool with my 500 PCs?

I'm an internet provider for a village that doesn't have access to internet except through my service. I thought about using my customers' PCs for mining and splitting the profits between us. Each ...
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More than 1000 CPU solo mining = bitcoin? [duplicate]

I´m very new to all of this. I have a question: If I have 1000 (or more) machines with CPU (and no GPU) solo mining (12 hours/day), will it be profit? (these calculations are too complicated to ...
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Solo mining just for luck, realistic?

Just turned my attention to mining and the concepts are quite new to me. First of let me clear: I realize that my hardware setup is far from ideal for mining. This is also the reason why I do not want ...
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How do I use the blockchain file bootstrap.dat?

Once I have the 9+ Gb bootstrap.dat file downloaded, how do I use it? I'd like to attempt mining without joining a pool; do I have the right file for a solo effort? I can use Windows or Linux so ...
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What are the odds of discovering a block as a solo miner?

I understand that during mining, one does not discover individual coins, but rather blocks of coins, and I heard that one block equals many coins (but how many?). I am wondering though, as a solo ...
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BFGMiner, what will be displayed when solo mining?

I have started solo mining with BitcoinQt and BFGMiner on my Block Erupters. I would first like to determine, if indeed I am doing this right, what I should see, and to make sure if on the rarest ...
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Solo mining before wallet got sync'd

So the question is can i start mining(solo)/using my wallet for transactions or whatever when my wallet is not sync'd? I've tried to mine solo but it doesn't work =(.
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Wouldn't the expected return of a mining pool be no more than solo mining?

I don't understand the advantages of pool mining if you want to maximize your return. It seems like all it does is even out your return to make it more predictable by paying you smaller amounts more ...
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How is Bitcoin / Litecoin mining prize awarded when solo mining?

When solo mining and connecting to either the Bitcoin-QT server or Litecoin-QT server. If I actually do find a solution to the block, how is that prize awarded? I have not shared my public key via ...
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Solo mining on OS X with Diablo Miner

I want to test Solo mining on OS X with Diablo Miner, so I pass options: ./DiabloMiner-OSX.sh -u my_user -p my_pass -r 8332 and I get: [5/1/13 11:01:37 PM] Started ...
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Solo vs Pool mining for new crypto-currencies?

I have a not-so-good miner in terms of mining, like with CPU mining with LTC, it goes to 15 kHash/s which is pretty low. I thought nor pool mining nor solo mining will earn me much when at this ...
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How to solo-mine bitcoins with bfgminer?

I'm completely new to Bitcoin, so my understanding of mining is still improving. I downloaded BFGMiner, and now I would like to perform some solo mining. (I would rather have it use my GPU, but if ...
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Solo Mining Client For CLI

what is the best miner for solo mining WITHOUT a gui(I am using EC2)? I know ec2 mining is not worth it. NOTE: EC2 does NOT have GPU
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Overview of solo mining with no GUI's and with GUI's, short explanation.

So I recently have gotten into bitcoins and bitcoin mining am enthralled with the idea of the whole system. I even went out to buy a POS Evga 610 GT to start mining the day I found out about it. ...
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Is CPU mining worthwhile for Litecoin? FPGA? GPU?

I'm interested in solo mining on Litecoin. Where can I learn about (or what math is required) two tell if this is feasible/profitable? Currently I have 30+ CPUs running as solo miners for 40 hours ...
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How do I generate coins on testnet? CPU, GPU, FPGA? Are there pools?

Is it possible to mine coins on testnet using CPU? GPU? How about FPGAs? Are there any pools running on testnet? The reason I am looking for this is so I can master the new API's relating to ...
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Changing the first payout address when a reward + fees is generated

I would like all my mined coins (solo mining, testnet so far) to go to a different default account. I'm not referring to the distribution a mining pool will do to all of its miners (Pay per share, ...
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Does solo mining with multiple computers require different generation transaction addresses?

I've heard that what prevents the fastest computers from almost always dominating pools is that each miner is hashing different data because of the generation transaction. However, if I solo mine with ...
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Can a Butterfly Labs Mini Rig SC cause health concerns if stored in a bedroom?

Assuming heat and noise factors are not a concern, are there any additional issues (radiation) to be concerned about? How far should this device be stored away from children's play rooms and sleeping ...
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Tracking Hash/sec of major pools and individual (solo) miners

I'd like to get a list of the hash power of the major pools, solo miners, and if applicable undocumented hash networks. How can I obtain this information? If this information already exists, how did ...
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(litecoin) High hashrate but low amount of submitted shares in solo

I'm playing around with litecoin mining and have been mining at a pool but decided to mine solo using cgminer. When I mine at pools the amount of shares submitted to the pool sinks dramatically when ...
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What is the easiest to operate/fastest solo bitcoin mining client for a cluster rig?

I'm planning to set up a rig and need a solo mining client. Can you offer me some suggestions? (Please don't just tell me that solo mining isn't worth it).
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How do I solo mine on a mac?

I know it's pointless. I just want to learn how to do it. Are there any guides out there?
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“No more backup pools left. Using primary and starting over.”

I am not using a pool, I am using my graphics cards mining with poclbm over rpc. i do not understand why I get these messages. localhost:8332 15/08/2012 22:40:13, No more backup pools left. Using ...