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Bitcoin 0.14

Friends, tell me how you can mining without a pool at home on your computer? I have bfgminer and cgminer I'm trying to connect so

D:\bfgminer\bfgminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://localhost:18444 -u login-p password

D:\cgminer-4.10.0-windows\cgminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://127.0.0.1:18352 -u login -p password

but it does not work:(

bitcoin.conf

regtest=1
server=1
daemon=1
rpcuser=login

# Alice connects to Cory
connect=localhost:18444

rpcpassword=password
rpcallowip=127.0.0.1
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    Wait, are you sure you want to mine regtest? You can just do bitcoin-cli -regtest generate 1 to generate a block. Notice that regtest is a local network that is used for testing, and the coins aren't worth anything. – cdecker Sep 7 '17 at 23:44
  • Wait, I don't get it. If you are not in a pool then how can you be having a user name and a password? – Raven Dec 22 '17 at 2:19
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So Regtest as it says here on official bitcoin Developer notes. https://bitcoin.org/en/developer-examples#regtest-mode

Bitcoin Core’s regression test mode (regtest mode) lets you instantly create a brand-new private block chain with the same basic rules as testnet—but one major difference: you choose when to create new blocks, so you have complete control over the environment.

Start bitcoind in regtest mode to create a private block chain.

## Bitcoin Core 0.10.1 and earlier
bitcoin-cli -regtest setgenerate true 101

## Bitcoin Core master (as of commit 48265f3)
bitcoin-cli -regtest generate 101

So on Regtest mode you do NOT need to mine with an ASIC. It is like testnet but you decide when to and how many blocks to generate for your testing.

Hope this helps.

EDIT: Old Post below, as missed the regtest part of the config file

Yes u can solo mine, but you will need to run the bitcoin client so it knows what the latest work is. I should mention that u should not be solo mining btc without at least 250TH or so hashing power from last calculation I saw with current difficulty, so u would need many ASICs for this.

Otherwise your conf file and connection string look ok.

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  • I do not quite understand. Need regtest bitcoin – menfix Mar 11 '17 at 17:27
  • Download bitcoin core from bitcoin.org sync the blockchain, then start mining – Fuzzybear Mar 11 '17 at 23:32
  • Downvoted. This answer doesn't apply to regtest. – Pieter Wuille Sep 8 '17 at 1:48
  • @PieterWuille updated answer as missed the regtest line in the config – Fuzzybear Sep 8 '17 at 10:31
  • @menfix updated answer as missed the regtest line in the config – Fuzzybear Sep 8 '17 at 10:41

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