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"Application-Specific Integrated Circuit" - An integrated circuit (chip) specifically designed for one task only. Similar to FPGAs, ASICs may be the low-power-consumption future of Bitcoin mining. As with FPGAs they are very power efficient but carry a comparatively higher up-front cost.

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Schedule programmatically ASIC mining

i'm looking to get into ASIC mining buying something around 1kW of power. I have photovoltaic panels at home and during the day I have excessive power I can use to mine. I'm not set on a specific ...
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Only 1 out 3 Chains are showing up on my S17 Pro

One day only 1 out 3 chains are showing up, don't know why this is and 1 out of the 3 powersupply fans are spinning. please help me
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Bitcoin mining pre-computation benefits?

I asked this question on another forum but did not get any responses so I thought I'd try here. I've been researching bitcoin mining for a while and I have a work-in-progress hypothesis that could ...
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How much voltage do I need to power up a Bitmain Antminer S19 Bitcoin hashing board?

I'm trying to repair a Bitmain Antminer S19 Hashing board. But how much voltage do I need to power this thing up for testing using a benchtop power supply?
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How loud (dB) are BTC ASIC facilities/rooms/shelves?

I am just trying to get an idea of how loud (dB) these ASICs are when many of them are grouped up in an area. I know it may vary quite a lot based on the number of ASICs, size of the area, and many ...
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How fast should miners computer generate work for ASICS?

how fast does the beaglebone black generate work? modern asic miners exhaust the nonce range in around 2-3 milliseconds. say if it does exhaust in 2 milliseconds, and we need to keep the asics busy ...
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How do I set up my S9 and full node for solo mining?

I keep seeming to get round about answers about this. I want to begin mining to my local general-use machine which acts as a node as it hosts the blockchain (aka.BTC-core). I HAVE an ASIC S9. I need a ...
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can i diy an asic miner?

Iam interested in mining bitcoin so Iam wondering if I can get a pcb for hashing and bring asic chip that algorithms are sha-256 and stick them together with some other electronics and have a control ...
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How many SHA256 hashes can a single thread compute?

ASICs use many threads to compute SHA256 hash functions in parallel. At the time of this post, Antminer S19 can compute 110TH/s. How many SHA256 hash functions per thread can the best SHA256 ASIC ...
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Communicating with mining pools

if I designed my own ASIC machine, what is the easiest way to connect it with the mining pool? I was searching but couldn't find any pool that has an API to communicate.
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May bitcoin mining on laptop be possible again?

This is not a stupid question as it might seem at first glance. I know how much the processing speed and power consumption on ASIC is superior to CPU and GPU. Recently, I've quite often heard ...
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Why is there still a lack of Bitmain chips for miners?

All of the ASIC miner producers still claim that there are not enough chips for miners to produce anything. But if China is allegedly fully back to normal and has been for some time, why is there ...
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How does an ASIC Bitcoin miner work on a fundamental level?

I'd like to understand how ASIC miners are more efficient at mining bitcoin. Having a background in CS, how does the ASIC miner work on a binary level on the CPU and why is it so much faster?
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Are ASICs Resistant to Malware Attacks?

One of the arguments made in favor of relying on ASIC mining hardware to secure the Bitcoin blockchain is that commodity hardware is more prone to a 51% attack since an attacker could easily infect ...
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Can someone explain the reason for this discrepency in speeds?

Can anyone shed some light on why this is happening? Firmware is reporting 15TH/s but BFGMiner says its only running at 200GH/s
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What pools will allow asic block erupters these days? [closed]

I'm a Ubuntu cgminer/bfgminer guy and purchased 6 asic block erupters and a newbie to mining. Could never get into slushpool, but have been mining for poolin for about a week and really don't see any ...
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Dragonmint T1, cannot find on network anymore (AngryIP Scanner) + NO SDCARD SLOT

I was using Braiins OS for a while, but couldn't get the voltages to settle down no matter what I did, so I went to Braiins OS website and noticed they would no longer be supporting the DM-T1, so I ...
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19 out of 24 words of BIP39 passphrase (brute-force last 5?) [duplicate]

I have managed to lose 5 words of my 24 word Ledger Nano S recovery phrase. I have words 1-19 but I am missing words 20-24. I have significant holdings on the wallet so would very much like to recover ...
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Why dont' nodes change the block version number when the nonce overflows?

After computing 4 billion nonces, the miner is supposed to update the merkle root. Why don't they choose a new nonce and assign it to the block version number and begin again? It would save time and ...
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How specific are ASIC's design? Can they single hash SHA256?

I understand that Bitcoin's ASICs are a highly optimized piece of equipment and, therefore, are also very specific. My question: are they able to do a single (or triple?) SHA-256 hash at all? And, ...
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Can I mine bitcoin testnet coins with my regular bitcoin asic miner?

Is it possible to use my bitcoin asic miner to mine testnet bitcoin coins? Is there special software I need? can I join a testnet pool or is there even such a thing?
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Hash rate of "Antminer S9" in "Antpool.com" is ZERO

I setup an Antminer S9 using this document: (Link to document). And I configured connection to antpool.com using this guideline: (Link to guideline). So, I filled out the fields as follows: Pool 1: ...
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What happens when I restart my asic miner?

I'm new to mining bitcoin with asic miner. My question is, what happens when I replug my miner? I have connected it to a pool. And when I replug it, the pool is showing that I stoped mining.
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Does asic API exists?

I have an antminer asic, and it has web interface. I could see temperature and hashrate through it. Now i want to retrieve and store that data (from multiple asics), within another program on another ...
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ASIC Speed measurement

Mining hardware manufacturers use "Hash rate" to define how fast the mining is with their ASICs, but do they mean 1 sha256 cycle speed or Bitcoin hash speed sha256(sha256(header)); ?
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Only one chain is appearing in Miner Status on Antminer S9

I just hooked up my miner after returning from training. when i first hooked it up all 3 chains were visible but then i moved the miner to a more permanent location and hooked it back up. now only one ...
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What is the differenct between 13.5TH and 14TH

I would like to buy an S9, checking the bitmain site found that they are selling two S9 versions. - S9i-14TH/s - S9i-13.5TH/s Apart from the obvious difference in Hash rate, is there any other ...
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Altcoin Solo mining Help / Advice

I am kind of stumped. I have been mining for about 6 months and have been trying out various methods in that time. I have used CPU, GPU (a combo of both) and most recently been using some older ASICS. ...
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ASICs not receiving all nonces

I have an Antminer S9 where one of the chains is not hashing. In the logs I see the following: get nonces on chain[7] require nonce number:912 require validnonce number:57456 asic[00]=00 asic[01]=00 ...
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Is it Possible to Program AntMiner S9 or Other ASIC Miners?

Is it possible to program the AntMiner S9 or other ASIC miners? For example, let's say I only want it to try nonces from 1 to 1 million (instead of all 4 billion possibilities) would it be possible ...
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why not make DIY, upgradeable, ASIC mining rigs?

being a miner myself, I see one of the big problems in the mining field. ASIC's are very unsustainable at making profit, and quickly turn into scrap as something better comes along. (even though they ...
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Antminer s3 no ethernet setup

So, Im the only tech savvy guy in my house unfortunately, and I live in the middle of nowhere, so my modem/ethernet data limit is limited to 10 gigs. My only way of feeding the internet to my computer ...
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Best ASIC miner for someone on a budget

Ive looked all over for decent ASIC miners under 150$. Ive gotten very mixed reviews on the ones Ive found and are very new to mining in general. I would like a simple ASIC usb capable of at least BTC ...
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Power Off Dash Miners for Short Time on P2Pool

I've been DASH ASIC mining (3 miners) for about 1.5 months. I have accounts with the NiceHash and SuprNova pools. I switched to the P2Pool (peer-to-peer pool) method just this evening. I have ...
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Is there any small, transportable mining hardware able to profit?

The place I work is huge and the energy consumption is not a problem. Since I spent 8 hours of my day there, I was thinking to build a crypto mining hardware to take it with me and let it mine. I don'...
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ASIC Miner Block Erupter & bfgminer: "no devices found"

Bit of an experiment. I have 2 x ASIC Miner Block Erupter 333Mh/s Rev. 3.00 plugged into powered USB ports. I've downloaded and installed CP210x_Universal_Windows_Driver from https://www.silabs.com/...
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asic mining with different cryptocurrencies after it is no longer profitable

If I have an Asic to mine bitcoin and I mine to the point that it no longer becomes profitable to mine them anymore, Can I use the Asic to mine a different cryptocurrency and will the difficulty ...
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Why is my Antminer S9 only using one Chain

I have 2 AntMiner S9's running. Each of them appears to be operating only at 4.9 TH/s. All 3 of the ASIC's appear to be in good shape, though each of the miners is only using a single ASIC board. Key ...
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Is bitcoin-gold more ASIC-resistant than Litecoin? [closed]

Bitcoin Gold's main point for existence has claimed to be ASIC-resistant in order to have mining power more distributed. But wasn't this tried already with Litecoin via Scrypt mining algorithm? I've ...
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GH/s is bigger than TH/s [duplicate]

How does BAIKAL X10 make more money than AntminerS9 although BAIKAL X10 Only 10 GH/s and Antminer S9 14 TH/s ? So, which one is bigger GH/s or TH/s? I am confused.
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Can an old bitcoin rig mine XVG?

I have an old block erupter, used to mine BTC with on Slush's pool. To operate it, I had to download their mining proxy onto another computer on my home network and configure the ASIC so it would ...
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Can A Raspberry pi mine bitcoin without an ASIC miner?

I want to know if a raspberry pi can mine bitcoin without using an ASIC miner.
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Powering the Butterfly Labs BFG0005G ASIC Miner

I got this machine since 2013. I want to put it in use just for the heck of it. It has a USB port for interface with my pc and a power jack. Unfortunately i don't remember where the adaptor is, so how ...
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How to select minimum difficulty when mining with Slush Pool

I am mining on a single Antminer S9 with Slush Pool. There is a setting called "minimum difficulty": When I read their manual, item #8 states The pool automatically assigns difficulty that ...
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How to calculate the average worker hashrate on a pool?

I just calculated the average hashrate of all poolminers on Slushpool by dividing the Pool Scoring Hash Rate by the amount of active workers: So with current values that is: 641.1 Ph/s / 30287 ~= 21,...
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Why no other company is producing Bitcoin ASIC except bitmain?

Except bitfury and 1-2 Chinese companies that looks fake or just a copy of Antminer. Nobody in Western produces miners? Why?
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Where can I look up the best ASICS under certain conditions

I have found a lot of helpful websites showing the best hardware for mining in general. However, is there a list of any kind where I can choose the criteria? For example: I want an ASIC that has a ...
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What parts of SHA-256 hashing an ASIC miner really does, and what remains a CPU job?

I know that ASIC does not perform transactions ledgering, it is a CPU job. I also know that SHA256 consists of two logical parts: a digest function, which reduces any big message, like ~1MB block, to ...
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Converting a bitcoin miner for other use [duplicate]

Is it possible if you purchased a bitcoin miner such as an antminer that cracks sha256 and edit the software so it could just crack normal sha256 hashes such as that you could use it with things like ...
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Setting up Bitcoin Miner in a data center

I have been running Antminer S9 in my apartment. It is too noisy, to hot, and it ruins the ambiance of my home. So I did some research and found a data center that can host my miner. At home I ...
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