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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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How important is Graphics Ram for hashing [on hold]

Some altcoins are designed to be "memory intensive" to avoid use of ASICs to mine them. Does the RAM refered to here, mean the RAM of the computer or the RAM on the GFX card itself. When looking at ...
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How much memory(RAM) is used by the mem pool and UTXO pool

I know I can set -dbcache=<MB> when starting bitcoind. Does this effect how much RAM is allocated for the UTXOPool or UTXOPool + mempool? How can I know how much RAM does each database take in ...
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What's more important GPU cores or GPU memory?

I have been on the sidelines, watching on and off, looking to attempt mining a few coins. I have also looked at just buying coins, but found that's not so easy to do with anonnimity with all the ...
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Bitcoin Miner Storage Issue

I was installing a bitcoin miner on my surface pro 4 with 4 gb of RAM, and it took almost 14 hours before running out of space. I uninstalled bitcoin, but for some reason it's taking up like 100 gb of ...
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How to run bitcoind in a low memory environment

I have a Raspberry Pi with 925 MB of memory. Bitcoin Core, operating as a full node, uses between 600-900 MB. How can I reduce bitcoind's memory usage? I tried setting maxmempool to its minimum ...
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how do you get your computer not to run out of memory with the system syncing

after choosing a wallet Bitcoin core, they have a 7 years system sync which i am a first time user. I didn't know that and money was sent to the account. I can't access the money. It is not showing ...
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bitcoind crashing due to insufficient memory?

EDIT 3 Bumping my VPS to 1GB of physical RAM stopped the crashing issue... UNTIL said VPS ran out of disc space. I added prune=10240 to my ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf file such that the blockchain file ...
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How to tell bitcoind to use more memory and CPU

I just updated my node to 0.12 and its going through its long verification process but I noticed that its not using very much memory/cpu pi 602 10.5 19.4 352220 184312 ? Ssl 21:57 1:...
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What is the memory usage for checking transaction inputs?

Whenever a transaction is received by a node, the node verifies its validity. To that end, it checks for each transaction input whether that input is part of the UTXO set. It is my understanding that ...
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Running out of memory, how can I reduce the size of wallet.dat?

My wallet.dat is 260MB big. I am using 32bit bitcoind (bitcoin-0.10.2), linux. Bitcoind is having memory problems: ["errors"]=> string(89) "EXCEPTION: St9bad_alloc std::bad_alloc ...
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What requirements does a router need to fulfill to support a network of 50 miners?

I am running a network with fifty miners, and I am experiencing network problems with my current router from ASUS, because its memory fills up and it requires to restart in order to work properly. I ...
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Does CPU mining become efficient as memory requirements increase?

I am focusing on an anti scrypt coin called Vertcoin which increases it's N-factor at a set interval. On their main page on bitcointalk it states that CPU computation will make gains as N-factor (...
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Coins with memory-intensive mining

Are there coins that demand system memory rather than computing power? Which coin brings me the most mining profit if I have a lot of system DDR3 RAM (say 64 GB or more) in my personal computer?
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History of cold boot attacks on Proof-of-Stake miners

Have instances of theft due to cold boot attacks been recorded? If so, is this a common problem? If so, are miners installing memory encryption software like Trezor?
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Simulate an FPGA/ASIC on RAM for mining?

Just out of curiosity, would it be possible to use a lot of RAM and treat it as an FPGA capable of mining other cryptocurrencies, or would it be too expensive to implement and not worth it?
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How much does system RAM matter for Litecoin mining?

I know your system RAM cannot be smaller than your GPU RAM for LTC mining, but other than that, is it a problem if you have like only 2GB of RAM?
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What is the most important parts of the video card in Bitcoin mining?

For example, obviously it doesn't matter what type of adapters a video card offers when it comes to Bitcoin mining? Is the GPU speed or the amount of RAM the most important part in terms of megahashes ...