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Questions tagged [asic]

"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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Using ASIC for password cracking - mad concept?

All ASIC for Bitcoin do a double SHA256 hash on an arbitrary string. But maybe they might be used for pen testing :-) Lets assume we have single SHA256 hash we want to crack. We also have an ASIC ...
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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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Problems with Antminer U1 - why doesn't it work?

I've got other Antminers working, this one just throws these errors in debug mode - is this fixable? [2014-01-30 19:03:10] Bmsc send golden nonce [2014-01-30 19:03:10] ANT0: GetResults (amt=0 err=-...
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Can cgminer be modified to mine pascalcoin?

Cgminer is the only mining software I’ve found written for ASIC and FPGA, it looks like tons of currencies have been added since it’s inception, could Pasc be added? Does anyone know if this being ...
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What bitcoin mining software is easy to use and start mining immediately with a pool & new ASIC boards?

I'm looking to just start mining with my cheap laptop, but wanted to just ask whats the easiest mining software to setup and let it run in the background when my machine is idle. And the software has ...
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Is bitcoin-gold more ASIC-resistant than Litecoin?

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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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 does AsicBoost work?

The AsicBoost paper by Timo Hanke and Sergio Demian Lerner describes a way of increasing ASIC performance by 20%. It's a bit sparse on the details, though. What are they optimizing?
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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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What is ASIC hardware good for besides mining?

Are there any other uses for ASIC hardware besides mining crypto? Also what are the consequences of the hashing power race?
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When will FPGAs and ASICs 'replace' GPUs for mining?

Please explain in detail, or provide an an estimate, at least.
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Would it be possible to convert low-end ASICs designed for mining Bitcoin into Litecoin mining rigs?

My friend and I have been discussing trying to mine Bitcoins or an altcoin. We've come to the conclusion that at the current difficulty one gigahash per second Litecoin mining will net ~$5 USD a day. ...
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Is it possible to convert Bitcoin Miner to Litecoin Miner?

I have 90Gh/s Bitcoin Miner and its almost useless for Bitcoin Mining with current difficulty. By changing the Linux software installed in it can I convert this Bitcoin Miner to Litecoin Miner? I am ...
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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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BFGminer can't find my NanoFury!

I recently purchased a Nanofury ASIC unit. I tried running it on my Linux system, as I just let the computer sit and run. I couldn't get it to work on Linux, so I decided to give it a try on Windows = ...
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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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In the ASIC-age, is it worth starting mining Bitcoin at home?

I have recently learned about Bitcoin and would like to get rich quickly into mining. I have control of a laptop library full of ancient computers powerful gaming PC cluster of GPUs an old ASIC, I ...
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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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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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How to connect to antpool?

So I'm using an antminer s3. I have been on btc guild for about a week. Today they announce they are closing. So I looked around and figured I would join antpool. The problem is when I changed all ...
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Can ASIC or FPGA boards be used to mine Litecoin?

I know that Litecoin was designed to be mined with a CPU but then someone figured out how to mine it with a GPU. Has anyone figure out how to mine Litecoin with an ASIC or FPGA boards, and if not is ...
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Zeusminer not being recognized with BFGminer

I'm trying to run bfgminer on a Raspberry Pi but the zeusminer is not being recognized. When I run the command: sudo bfgminer-5.1.0/bfgminer -S zeusminer:all -d? -D I get: [2015-05-31 19:47:42] ...
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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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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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What does “ASIC” mean?

I stumbled on the terms "ASIC" and " ASIC Miner", what do they mean? Is this something related to special hardware?
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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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What are ASIC miners actually doing?

I'm trying to understand Bitcoin mining (software-wise), and I wonder how ASIC miners are different? I'm going through this minimal Bitcoin miner Github repository. Which part of Program.cs are ASICs ...
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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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Why are companies selling mining hardware instead of using it themselves?

I'm not (yet) using Bitcoin, and I'm just approaching this world as of now. I stumbled upon some merchants that sell mining hardware (with some GH/s). But I've yet to understand what they gain, apart ...
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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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Where can I find a full list of all Bitcoin mining hardware ever used?

I want to know where I can find a full list of Bitcoin mining hardware. I don't want a list of the most profitable hardware, I just want a list with the greatest number of Bitcoin miners (don't care ...
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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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What is more effective than ASIC mining?

Considering that mining progressed from CPU, to GPU, to FPGA, and now ASIC mining... have we finally hit the end of the road for technological advancement? What future optimizations can occur after ...
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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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Would like to setup my own mining pool for PPC Peercoin [closed]

I have 8 different antminer ASIC's and I would like to setup my own mining pool. I would like to mine PPC aka Peercoin. Everything seems to be very old as far as tutorials and I am looking for ...
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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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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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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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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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Best tutorial and info on setting up ASIC Mining USB Block Erupters to join a mining pool?

I just got my usb block erupters and I was wondering what is the best tutorial on setting this up to join a mining pool? I'm currently on Windows. I want to be able to mine other alt-coins that uses ...
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How to setup bitcoind 10.2 for solo mining on LAN with Bitmain S3

Hy there, i do not exactly know if i am right with my setup, so please be patient with my questions as a noob. I have a Bitmain S3 with latest Firmware on the ASIC, and i do not exactly know how to ...
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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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CgMiner past version 3.4 cannot see USB Block Eurptors (Windows)

I've been using CgMiner 3.4.1 since late September. It can see my four USB Block Erupters, and works: cgminer version 3.4.1 - Started: [2013-11-20 07:48:07] ------------------------------------------...
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Is it possible to confirm a specific transaction with your own miner?

I sent a Bitcoin transaction a few days ago and it still doesn't have any confirmations. I actually have a ASIC miner. Is it possible to confirm a specific transaction, in this case mine, with my ...
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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 ...