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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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Mining: what is the lowest possible target? Could it be a block hash of all zeros?

I had a basic question about Bitcoin mining. I understand that as the bitcoin difficulty adjustment becomes harder the hash output will require more 0s in the beginning of the hash. Is it ...
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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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How does difficulty impact profitability? what is the formula?

I have an Antminer S9 ASIC miner , and I have visited this , but I want to know how difficulty may impact my profitability in the future. I would also like to estimate break even costs.
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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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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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mining difficulty is not changed on regtest

I want to see the automated mining difficulty change on regtest but it did not change even I generated 2016 blocks. How can I see it? // initial difficulty $ ./bitcoinA/src/bitcoin-cli -rpcuser=...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Peercoin: What is the difference and similarity between the PoW difficulty and PoS difficulty?

As of now the difficult for PoW block (Block #127803) is 183694752.0, and for PoS block (Block #127804) is 10.4918556213. Why are the two values so different? Is there any relation between PoW ...
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How to calculate litecoin pool difficulty from cgminer diff value?

How could I get litecoin pool share difficulty from the diff value reported by cgminer? For example when cgminer reports diff 16 pool diff is 2^-20. But i am interested how to calculate it?
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How to calculate difficulty re target?

I am trying to re-calculate difficulty and verify by using the formula T${new}$ = T${old} \times \frac{Time~ taken~ for~ previous~ 2016~ blocks}{2016~\times ~600}$ I used block #s 564697 and 562681 ...
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Distribute difficulty to mining devices via proxy

Slushpool has minimum difficulty of 128. Is there a way to split this difficulty via mining proxy to multiple devices? If I had 16 devices mining trough the proxy can I feed them tasks of difficulty 8?...