While mining with a pool, I recently noticed among the numerous "Stratum from pool 0 requested" lines that bfgminer prints, one saying

 Accepted (hex number) CPU 2 Diff 288/2

Does this mean that I found a valid block? Or something else?

Looking at my BTC Guild account, I see no evidence of any blocks found by my computer.

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This means your pool server has accepted one block, generated your CPU, third thread, of difficulty 288 (with a minimum of two).

  • If this was generated by my CPU, that is odd because BTC Guild does not show any contributions from my computer.
    – Friendly
    Nov 10, 2013 at 15:55
  • That's odd, is your "worker name" correct in bfgminer? In BTCGuild, in the "Your Recent PPLNS Shift Statistics" window of the Dashboard page, are any of the numbers in the "Shares" column non-zero?
    – Novox
    Nov 11, 2013 at 19:10
  • Does the user need to care about the difficulty and its minimum?
    – Rasoul
    Dec 26, 2013 at 0:17

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