I'm waiting for Bitcoin-Qt to synchronize with the network, but it takes a long time. I'd like to know if I can start using GUIMiner while it's Bitcoin-Qt is still synchronizing.

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The answer depends on whether you're using a pool to mine.

  • If you use a pool to mine, you don't need Bitcoin-Qt to mine, so you can mine straight away.
  • If you don't use a pool, you need Bitcoin-Qt to be at the most recent block.

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