When running bcoin, how does one disable mining by default? I just want to run a full node without mining. There seems to be no config options to control it.

  • Why do you assume bcoin is mining by default? I'd be extremely surprised if it was capable of mining by itself at all. Feb 6, 2020 at 19:45
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    Mining is disabled by default, it must be switched on with rpc commands and like @PieterWuille said it can only usefully generate blocks for test networks.
    – pinhead
    Feb 6, 2020 at 19:58
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    @pinhead: I think that's an answer. :)
    – Murch
    Feb 7, 2020 at 15:14

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Mining is disabled by default, it must be switched on with RPC commands:


Keep in mind without additional hardware, bcoin can only effectively generate blocks on test networks (like simnet and regtest). A bcoin full node can be used by a mining pool operator to generate block templates and ultimately find valid blocks, there has been at least one block mined on mainnet with a bcoin full node.

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