I am having issue with running ccminer with bitcoin-qt.exe (Solo mining)

I am receiving error below upon start:

[2017-01-26 14:23:57] 1 miner thread started, using 'bitcoin' algorithm
[2017-01-26 14:23:57] Binding thread 0 to cpu 0 (mask 1)
[2017-01-26 14:23:57] JSON-RPC call failed: Method not found
[2017-01-26 14:23:57] json_rpc_call failed, retry after 5 seconds

How to resolve this issue?

What I did:

my ccminer running parameters:

ccminer -a bitcoin -o -u USER -p 123456789 -R 5 -D

my bitcoin.conf file:


I have tried to add -P into ccminer running parameters, and the result is

* Rebuilt URL to:
* Hostname was found in DNS cache
*   Trying
* Connected to ( port 8332 (#1)
* Server auth using Basic with user 'USER'
> POST / HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Basic xxxxxxSOME_BASE64xxx
Accept-Encoding: identity
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 45
User-Agent: ccminer/8.05-KlausT
X-Mining-Extensions: longpoll noncerange reject-reason
X-Mining-Hashrate: 0

< HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
< Content-Type: application/json
< Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:19:41 GMT
< Content-Length: 76
* HTTP error before end of send, stop sending
* Curl_http_done: called premature == 0
* Closing connection 1
[2017-01-26 16:19:41] JSON protocol response:
   "error": {
      "code": -32601,
      "message": "Method not found"
   "result": null,
   "id": 0

[2017-01-26 16:19:41] JSON-RPC call failed: Method not found
[2017-01-26 16:19:41] json_rpc_call failed, retry after 30 seconds

I thought, maybe bitcoin-qt.exe does not accepting any connections, but when I run bfgminer with parameters:

bfgminer -S opencl:auto -o -u USER -p 123456789 2>logfile.txt

everything works fine...

P.S. everything is up to date:

Bitcoin v0.13.2 (64 bit)
ccminer v8.05-KlausT
pthreads static 2, 9, 1, 0
libcurl/7.50.3 WinSSL WinIDN

Thanks in advance

1 Answer 1


Above question was also asked at Github

Sorry, but Bitcoin solo mining is no longer supported, because they removed the getwork command. Trying to mine Bitcoin is useless anyway, the difficulty is too high.

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