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How to calculate the pool difficulty based on mining.set_difficulty method from Stratum protocol?

I am trying to build a simple python cpu miner and I have referenced a few other github repos (for learning purposes not for money purposes). I've noticed that many of them simply ignore the mining....
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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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In a closed, working test network, how would I generate a signed block that a Bitcoin miner would otherwise create?

I have a POC where the essential, critical, priority goal is to use C# and the .NET Core Framework (Bouncy Castle for crypto, or Microsoft primitives for BigInteger ) where I do the following Accept ...
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Is it "safe" to mine with your cpu on a laptop for a long time? [duplicate]

I am currently trying to use the CPUMINER program on a Chromebook (using Linux) with its CPU for educational purposes. The Chromebook has four cpu cores. I would like to know if it is safe for the ...
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Bitcoin migrating to a ASIC resistant mining algorithm like RandomX used on Monero

What would need to happen for Bitcoin to fork to a ASIC resistant mining algorithm like RandomX used by Monero for CPU mining only?
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I mined in early 2010 with a cpu miner and just found my keys after forgetting all thease years, no joke need info please

who is the best most reputable bitcoin recovery company? I have added details and questions about our situation below Thank you And God Bless what was the mining program from the devs back then? I ...
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The Legit & Safe—Windows Command Line Miner

I read over the "Is there a command line Bitcoin CPU miner for Windows?" post and GCMiner looked promising for a Windows command line scriptable solution that allows pool mining. I tried downloading ...
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CPU mining Core 2 Quad Q9550

I am new to mining and not actually mining Bitcoin right now but want to understand more about it. I have Core 2 Quad Q9550 CPU at 2.83 Ghz. I am mining with cpuminer only right now. I am getting 20 ...
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Why am I getting only about 3k to 300k hashes per second?

I have written a python script to mine bitcoin. I am however getting only 3k to 300k hashes per second Here is the code: import time import hashlib import random import string size_of_rand_input =...
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How do I mine VoteCoin?

First I am not trying to open a bank but I have a core i3 3210 @ 3.20 GHz and a gt 210(pretty bad).I know I am late at mining so I thought of alt coins,like people who invested in bitcoin first, now ...
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CPU mining in the background

I am thinking of doing cpu mining in the background when users are on my website. Also I am thinking of building a program which does everything in the background(cpu mining), that users can download ...
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Can High CPU Droplets from Digital Ocean be used for Bitcoin Mining? [duplicate]

Can the High CPU Droplets from Digital Ocean be used for Bitcoin Mining? Can they compete with GPUs? Digital Ocean High CPU Droplets
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Best GUI Miner - To use with slush pool

I have recently wanted to get into mining some crypto currency. And would like to use a GUI based miner for ease and convenience. But I haven’t found any that seem to be any good yet it that are easy ...
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can i mine any cryptocurrency in my pc [duplicate]

i need help to see that if my pc can mine any cryptocurrency. my spces: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 i3 2100 3.10GHz AMD Radeon HD 6450 3gb Ram If anyone needs more info about my pc they can tell me ...
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Mining new litecoin based altcoin. Internal Server Error 500

I apologise if I put this question in wrong place. I created new altcoin based on litecoin source code. All looks ok, wallet and wallet-qt are compiled and running. However when I trying to mine ...
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Scrypt CPU miner supporting segregated witness (for Litecoin testnet4) [closed]

I am interested in CPU mining on the Litecoin testnet (testnet4); the difficulty level is currently low enough to make this feasible. The standard Litecoin client no longer supports CPU mining. The ...
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Since which version is the mining functionality removed from the wallet?

As I'm starting to learn to create a new altcoin, I found there is a remarkable difference between old and new Bitcoin/Litecoin Core wallet: old versions (0.6.9 of Litecoin) have mining functionality ...
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cpu, ram or bandwidth -- what is most important for bitcoin mining?

[I know Bitcoin mining on a server is a losing proposition, consider this an academic question.] I've got some old proliant rack servers and VMWare licenses and thought I'd put them to use mining. ...
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Estimated h/s with a specific processor

I was just wondering how well this processor would do at bitcoin mining on cpuminer.
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how To mine Bitcoin With Server? [duplicate]

I have some server on hostinger. there is any software or script with that I can mine for with one time setting.... I tried for php script search in Google but can't find Sorry for my poor English Pls ...
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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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Very Slow Mining on CPU with 8 Core Xeon E5-2660 [duplicate]

I have a 8 Core Xeon E5-2660 machine with 16GB Ram (without GPU). I have used ByteCoin and MinerGate both of which gave me just 90-100 Hashes/sec. I see people talking about 2-4 MH/s whereas I am ...
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Why is my miner offline in Slush's Pool?

I just looked up how to mine bitcoin with my tablet and im using 2 apps: ARM Miner and Crypto miner, but my worker is considered offline when they are mining. Im getting KH so is that good? And should ...
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How to tell how many hashes/sec the bitcoin core app on osx is running?

I'm curious how many hashes per sec my cpu is able to perform, is there some way to check this? This is a follow-up to this question.
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Using GPU mining with the Bitcoin Wallet

After asking this question about using the Bitcoin wallet to mine, I am wondering how I can get my GPU involved with the mining work? Is this possible? or this there other, non-pooling software that ...
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Does this mean it's mining? [duplicate]

I'm using my personal computer and trying to mine bitcoins. I'm rather new to this and was wondering if I did everything alright. Thanks in advance.
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Minerd not showing boo or yay

I ran ./minerd -a sha256d -o stratum+tcp://stratum.f2pool.com:3333 -u (my username).node1. Here is a sample of the output: [2015-07-05 07:15:23] thread 1: 146649416 hashes, 2332 khash/s [2015-07-05 ...
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How to best mine on a smartphone?

As you perhaps already know, mining started at the beginning with processors then graphic card. I want to try to mining on a smartphone. Which electronic component will be the best to calculate hash? ...
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Does cpuminer do its work?

I have a question about using cpuminer to mine bitcoins. I know that it's not efficient, but I'm not about making any money from it (obviously), I just want to mine some fractions of a bitcoin. Now, ...
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mining alt coins. trading/exchanges [duplicate]

I am interested in starting to mine alt coins. I have little in funds to invest in hardware, besides a laptop that I got from bestbuy. are there any coins that would be able to be mined from such a ...
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What coin could I mine with CPU now-a-days? [closed]

I have computer where I have only CPU and don't need to pay for energy. What kind of virtual currency should I mine?
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How do I start mining?

I have only known about Bitcoin for maybe a month now. I don't know what I need to start mining, but I had these two programs that were said to be needed for the Bitcoins. I deleted these programs ...
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I have free energy; good idea to mine BTC/LTC?

I don't need to pay for power to my computer. Is it a good idea to mine LTC or BTC on Intel Core Duo processor? My CPU is 2 x 2.6GHz (computer woks 24/7)
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How do I set up GUIMiner to use my cpu?

I'm using GUIMiner. It's not using my CPU. My CPU is at a very low utilization (~10%). What I can do to use my CPU? Why isn't CPU mining turned on by default?
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How can I do CPU mining on testnet?

I'm trying to do cpu mining on testnet to debug coinbase transactions in my application. Tried running GUI miner, I get the below output: 2014-07-31 11:31:51: Running command: poclbm.exe testnetuser:...
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Does BitMinter not use CPU's for mining at all?

I just started using BitMinter on several computers. They have decent GPU's that are detected and working fine, but I'd like to be able to use my CPU's also and I can't seem to find any method to ...
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Isracoin: What hashrate should I be getting with intel core i5?

I'm only getting 13 kh/s using minerd with intel i5 and the lowfeemining.org pool. Shouldn't I be getting a better hashrate?
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Mining with multiple older computers

Is it worth using about 20 old dell workstations to mine at once? They have ancient hardware from about 2003-2005. Would it be better to use than one computer from modern time?
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Can I mine from CPU using 30 PC constantly on [duplicate]

I have internet cafe that has 30 PC constantly on 24 hours a day, they are basic PCs, can I use them to CPU mining botching?
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Best strategy for using hundreds of 1 kh/s CPU litecoin miners

Some friends and I currently run a webapp and we rent 50 dedicated servers that run a few dozen linux VMs each. During the night they are not used a lot so we thought we could use them for cpu mining ...
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No Dig option in Dogecoin-QT?

I have seen, in numerous screenshots of Dogecoin-QT, a "dig" pane (equivalent to "mine" in some others): However, my client has no such pane: Does anyone know where that option has gone? Was it ...
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Ubuntu Server vs Desktop for mining PC

Could anyone tell if Ubuntu Server has any advantages over Ubuntu Desktop for mining? Basically, here is explained that there should be no big difference since that the Server and Desktop are ...
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What are the most popular CPU/GPU miners with scrypt-jane support

There are a few github projects, but it doesn't look as though there's a 'mainstream' option with good support for varying protocol. Is there any one most popular?
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Is the RAM or the computing power more important for the hashrate?

I have done my research on the internet and failed to come up with any suitable answer. I asked on a few forums as well, but no results. So my question is, if I have two separate computers, one with ...
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Understanding Shares in Pool Mining

I just started mining today at Dogechain pool. I wanted to see what mining was like, so I'm only using minerd with my CPU. I don't expect a lot until I get a GPU rig going, but something doesn't seem ...
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Can mining with lots of laptops make money? [duplicate]

I have lots of laptops that are idle nearly all the time. Some of those laptops are new, some of them are old. Sometimes a word processor is opened and that's it. Is it possible to use these laptops ...
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Can I use my laptop to mine bitcoins?

I was just wondering if it is possible to mine BTC using my laptop. If so, what sort of graphics card should I get for this computer and what could I expect to mine in bitcoins a day with a single ...
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Can I do mining with a normal PC? [duplicate]

Can I do mining with a normal PC in my house? I will setup Linux (Ubuntu) for mining. It will be open 24/7. I don't have too many expectations. Maybe 0.1 in one week?
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How fast does a processor have to be to mine bitcoins [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air running 10.7(Lion) with an Intel Core i5 processor I want to try to mine bitcoins for fun. I understand that I alone will probably not be able to get any bitcoins from mining so ...
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Not generating any blocks on testnet

I am running bitcoind, and I have cgminer solo-mining on it. I am mining on Testnet3. My hash rate (this is an OLD computer) is ~800Khash/s, so according to one online calculator I should be ...
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