Questions tagged [difficulty]

This tag should be used for questions regarding difficulty which encodes the likelihood of one hash to succeed at mining a block. Indirectly, it is a measure of the total hashing power of all miners for a given cryptocurrency.

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Creating Mining Competition on regtest

As we know , Bitcoin core-Regtest is used to set up our own blockchain starting from Genesis Block. I have created Two nodes on my localhost running on different ports (I am using Windows 8.1). They ...
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Matching pushpool difficulty with stratum's

I have a new question for you. I have setup the stratum mining proxy, and all is working fine. (Actually found our first block recently!) However, I have pushpool running as well, and some of my ...
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Is there an up-to-date professional analysis of different “mining shield” technologies?

E.g. Digishield, Gravity Well etc. As a non-miner, I only hear bits and pieces about these algorithms. Is there a comprehensive resource with details on the history of these algorithsm and relative ...
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Getting rid of timestamps?

Bitcoin is supposed to be a clock on it's own right so it always felt sketchy to me that outside time is referenced. Could bitcoin be aware of it's own block interval through something like staleblock ...
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What is the formula for inferring hash rate from difficulty and block frequency?

Two parts to this question 1/ There have recently been concerns over drops in hash rate observed on sites such as blockchain.com. However, my understanding is that hash rate is inferred from the ...
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How difficult is it to confirm a Bitcoin Block?

If I have done the math right to come up with this hash, to confirm a true block and this is a confirmed hash. You can look it up here Bitcoin Block #570240 ...
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Estimated number of hashes

This is not a duplicate of previous, similar questions I've read on StackExchange, since none of those questions, nor the answers, go into the difficulty theory, as espoused on the Bitcoin Wiki. ...
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What needs to be done inorder to change difficulty?

I'm trying for a while to reduce difficulty of main network to do some experiments on transactions and maybe simulate some possible attacks.I came up to change nBits field in chainparams.cpp but it ...
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When update mining difficulty, Is the timespan of the past 2016 blocks approximated value?

I know how to calculate difficulty, and I know it is increased or decreased by checking the timespan of the past 2016 blocks. and I found actual code for calculating timespan: https://github.com/...
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Why mining pool has different connections ports for different difficulty

In the documentation of mining pool I found following Connect Details: (Difficulty 5 - GPU) stratum+tcp://stratum.btcprivate.org:3032 (Difficulty 10 - GPU Farm) stratum+tcp://stratum....
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Will there be a problem if bdiff and pdiff are slightly different?

Considering bitcoin target is 0x00000000FFFF0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 and pool target is 0x00000000FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF. Won't pool miner ...
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How to calculate DGB-Groestl difficulties?

I'm new here. I want to know how mining difficulties are calculated, specifically for DGB-Groestl, which uses Myriad-Groestl algorithm. I might understand how to calculate the Bitcoin difficulties ...
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Is there a chart available for the historical relationship between Bitcoin price vs difficulty?

All I've seen is this, from 2011-would like something more updated, if available. Is there empirical data about a relationship between bitcoin price and difficulty?
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Are there multiple representations of the same target value? Are they interchangable?

The block target in Bitcoin is encoded in block headers as a 24 bit integer raised to an 8 bit exponent: int(nBits[1:4]) * 2 ** (8 * (int(nBits[0]) - 3)) Are there multiple nBits representations of ...
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How to calculate nBits from difficulty?

I've created some code for generate target from difficulty. var maxTarget = (double)Diff1; // Diff1 is BigInteger var target = new BigInteger(maxTarget / difficulty); return target.ToString("X"); ...
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Finding target based on difficulty calculation

I'm trying to find the current target value, but it is not listed in any place. So far I found out that the only way to get target value is to calculate it from "difficulty" value, which is now: 6,379,...
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Estimating difficulty of “Memory-Hard Proof-of-Work” based on “size of memory”?

In Bitcoin proof-of-work, the difficulty of Proof-of-Work is estimated and calculated based on total hashing power of the participants. If total hashing power of the participants is higher, then PoW ...
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Probability of Finding a Block

I've been using cryptocurrency revenue calculators and have appeared to figure out that for all of the major algorithms, the probability of a hash being valid is 1/(D*2^u) where u is either 0, 13 (...
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Managing Diff variable on eloipool software

I'm trying to set up a pool of Bitcoin Mining. I use a software program eloipool. https://gitorious.org/bitcoin/eloipool I can not find the configuration file options to force a change of Diff. So ...
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why wont my hosted (shared) E-Wallet account show my bitcoin balance?

iv transferred 2 bitcoins in to deposit address with a hosted (shared) E-Wallet service. blockchain clearly shows its there but when im in the E-Wallet service its not showing. any know what the ...