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How is mining the exact same hash on every computer avoided?

How does the mining clients make sure that the seeds are not the exact same computed on every mining rig in the world with for example a GTX 1080 with the same speed? So that it is not the quickest ...
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Only My Transaction in a block

I am thinking of broadcasting a Bitcoin transaction with a very important message. The message is so important that I want it to be the only transaction (other than coinbase) in the block. For example ...
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What is the last non-segwit block mined?

I wanted to know what the last non-segwit block mined is, and if there are still some non-segwit miners?
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Nicehash minimize to system tray on Windows startup

I have a small Web and Graphic design firm. I have 15 employees and around 25 computers in my office. Most of them have a graphics card. I have started mining with NiceHash and I am thinking to ...
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How do I set up my S9 and full node for solo mining?

I keep seeming to get round about answers about this. I want to begin mining to my local general-use machine which acts as a node as it hosts the blockchain (aka.BTC-core). I HAVE an ASIC S9. I need a ...
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mining and trading cryptocurrency from laptop

I would like to safely start mining and trading cryptocurrency from my laptop (Ubuntu 20.04). The solutions I found online are shady at best or unusable. The ecosystem that I would like to use is a ...
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Whatever happened to Bitcoin miners mining additional coins in combination with Bitcoin mining like pre-2015?

Back in the early days of Bitcoin mining, many people were dual mining namecoin with bitcoin and some other coins. Why don't we hear anymore of this dual mining functionality in 2021+? What were some ...
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How do I start mining bitcoins technically?

I've read a lot of comments/posts on the internet and most of which are talking about buying a professional mining-machine. However, I am just wondering, on the software side, how do I technically ...
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cgminer - How to stop mining from CLI?

I have been doing some scripting to help control my mines a little more effectively, but I seem to be unable to find the simple command to stop cgminer from mining (analogous to clicking "Stop ...
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Custom hardware mining on a block header

I am looking for a hardware miner that would allow me to send it a block header and it would loop through the nonce performing hashing and return either a success with the nonce number or fail (once ...
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How can I find Miners' Wallet addresses?

Is there any way to find miners' wallet addresses in Bitcoin Blockchain? I would like to find transactions that are related to the miners themselves. Thank you in advance.
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Why is my target different from a miner?

I'm developing a miner to study how mining works and I've connected it to a pool using Stratum. When I use the bits provided by the pool to calculate the target, it is different from the miner that I ...
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Bit Coin Mining

Sorry for being noob. I am in the process of developing Bitcoin Mining in Python, just curious about whether, can we able to receive the percentage of guess in Target Hash Function via API. For ...
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How to detect data insertion transactions in Bitcoin Blockchain?

I am wondering how I can detect data insertion transactions from the normal ones in blockchain.com UI? https://www.blockchain.com/explorer Thank you
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Is it possible (not feasible) to mine bitcoins with Bitcoin Core v0.21.1?

Before you tell me, yes, I'm aware CPU mining is dead in 2021 and attempting to do so will likely just burn CPU time for no good reason. However, my question is not whether mining is feasible, but ...
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How to quickly get the target of the next block to be mined from bitcoin-core over RPC?

The target for the next block is available in getblocktemplate but I can not figure out if there is a way to get the target without also getting all of the pending transactions, which can take a very ...
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In a mining pool, can there be any two or more nodes mining a block using the same nonce?

Me and my friend decided to try to mine cryptocurrencies using somewhat old (few years old) unused but somewhat decent gaming PC. We decided to create or join a mining pool to double our processing ...
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How to install the latest bfgminer binaries directly from terminal without 'aptitude' on a raspberry pi 4 8gb running raspbian?

months ago I found an entry on StackExchange or somewhere else on how to install the latest (!) bfgminer binaries directly from terminal. I can not find the stackexchange post, no matter how deep I ...
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Miner's pool and Mempool relationship

I am wondering why we need Mempool (central and aggregated pool) while each miner has its own pool? If we need the Mempool as an architectural design, how we can make sure that miners are sending ...
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Mining wallets - how to?

all I want to know is what do I do when using a mining software and it asks me for a wallet address... I've tried to use bitcoin address etc but it doesn't work! says invalid wallet! where to get a ...
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Classifying Miners based on their Location

Is there any way to classify the bitcoin miners based on their geographical locations? Is there any possibility of doing so for the participants in cooperative mining as well? Thank you
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Can one manually type the mined block on bitcoin core and broadcast it?

I get that all miners compete to find the block first, which is then broadcasted to other nodes who then verify it. But what spikes my interest is would it be possible to broadcast the block to the ...
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How wallets/ miners differentiate bitcoin and bitcoin cash (forks of cryptos)? (technical IT question)

I could not find the answer by web search. People usually interested in economic differences. I guess it is a question for those who know how mining algorithms works. Internet is kind of decentralized....
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How to generate a coinbase transaction?

I am creating a miner in C++ for solo mining, and am struggling to create the proper coinbase transaction. Say I have a bc1 address, like bc1qfc7fameteuguetm0kfzypnvf2ju6wppdvj6tkc , what would be and ...
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Reasons Behind Finding an IP addresses of Miners [duplicate]

I am wondering if Finding IP addresses of each miner, can help the transactions to be processed by them without waiting time in mempool or not? I do not understand clearly why people are looking for ...
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How do I compute the coinbase in for a stratum pool?

I searched around Google and didn't get a correct answer, some one says I should use: hashed_coinbase_ = coinbase1 + extranonce + extranonce2 + coinbase2; And some other pages says: hashed_coinbase_ =...
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Miner for Non-Standard Transactions

I understand that bitcoin-core introduced the IsStandard() check in v0.9(?) to prevent non-standard transactions from being broadcast (unless in a mined block). I'm interested to know whether there ...
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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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How Do I Stop My Voltage Converter From Overloading?

I have been trying to run miners that I obtained from Whatsminer They require 220V - 240V power source. Since I live in the United States, I have tried 110 to 220 V step up converters. I have tried 3 ...
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How to join a mining pool? [duplicate]

I'm running a Bitcoin node on my computer. Can I configure it so I can join a mining pool? If so, how to do this, or where can I find the documentation?
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Cannot connect to slushpool with bfgminer

I am a complete newbie and just want to see how mining works in principle. No profit required. I have created an account on slushpool and have username and password. Then I go to my Ubuntu machine (a ...
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Recommendation for educational mining

I've been running a full bitcoind node (Ubuntu) for a while now and would like to experiment with mining for educational purposes. Googling anything to do with "Bitcoin mining" is fraught so ...
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What is the relationship between bitmain-freq, Hashrate and Power Consumption?

I am running a few old miners (T9+) to heat my home and they are too loud and making a loss (which is ok, as I am interested in the heat). Following this suggestions (sticking with the standard ...
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cpuminer: Running two nodes -The requested URL returned error: 500 Internal Server Error, json_rpc_call failed, retry after 30 seconds

I'm trying to mine new blocks using cpuminer. My blockchain network runs on localhost on the testnet network with two nodes. When I'm trying to mine the blocks I'm receiving the following error: * ...
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Why are mined blocks not always full

Why do mined blocks tend to vary so much in size. If the miner's objective is to maximize their revenue from transaction fees they should add transactions starting with the one with the largest fee, ...
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Dragonmint T1, cannot find on network anymore (AngryIP Scanner) + NO SDCARD SLOT

I was using Braiins OS for a while, but couldn't get the voltages to settle down no matter what I did, so I went to Braiins OS website and noticed they would no longer be supporting the DM-T1, so I ...
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How were miners supposed to signal support for BIP148?

Under BIP141 (SegWit), you could signal support by setting nVersion bit 1 equal to 1. BIP9 counted: 20000002 100000000000000000000000000010 20000012 100000000000000000000000010010 30000007 ...
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Unable to replicate block header validation errors: time-too-old and time-too-new

we are playing with the regtest and we don't able to replicate the two blocks validation error managed here https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/5b24f6084ede92d0f493ff416b4726245140b2c1/src/...
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How do I disable mining in `bcoin`?

When running bcoin, how does one disable mining by default? I just want to run a full node without mining. There seems to be no config options to control it.
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Is it possible to mine using Asics on AWS?

As title says, I would like to know if mining with asics on aws is possible and how to do it? I don't mean profit because I don't really care and only do it for fun. Thanks!
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How do miners communicate in Bitcoin/ Decentralized Network?

1.)If there is no central authority maintaining database how miners differentiate among other miners. 2.)Do they have there own database which have details(Mac/IP address) of neighbouring miners . 3....
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How do i configure two (or more) Antminer S9s on one bitcoin.com account?

I just added a second Antminer S9 to my pool. I've been mining with one S9 and bitcoin.com for about a year. in Antminer-1 configuration I have my bitcoin username in the "Worker" Field / password "...
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How to perform CPU mining on bitcoin TESTNET on Linux?

I need approximately 100 Bitcoin Testnet to run an experiment on the lightning network. Any suggestion on how to run CPU mining? Should I use cgminer? Make any sense to perform solo mining on ...
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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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Does getting shares when mining mean that I have earned a reward? [closed]

So I have 13 Total Shares (Non Rejected) and my pool is Mining Pool Hub. It does not show that I have gained any Ethereum when I go to Dashboard (Under Ethereum) on Mining Pool Hub. Do accepted shares ...
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CPU Miner return Internal Server Error for getblocktemplate request

I was developing an altcoin using bitcoin v 0.17. I am using CPU miner for mining purposes. I started the miner using this command: ./minerd -a sha256d -o http://localhost:19230 -O adreno:adreno@123 -...
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Looking for old bitcoin [duplicate]

I briefly ran a node on my Mac in mid to late 2012/early 2013, but didn't understand it at the time and let it go. Is it possible that I still have bitcoin on my computer from that installation, if so,...
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How do I solo mine my own modified altcoin

I forked DASH a week ago. I am able to generate genesis block hash, merkle hash. I created one VM (ubuntu 16.04) for rpc server. Another one VM For mining. I am able to establish connetion between two ...
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Farming with CPU in my Lan

I have recently built an internet network for my entire condominium to use for a very cheap price, and i thought, why not farm bitcoins with it using users CPU? I heard about coffee miners, but i ...
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Problem in understanding other miners validating puzzle solving miner's claim

I understand that miner's role is to validate the block of transactions by calculating nonce based on difficulty level and finding hash of {block + nonce + hash of previous block} . Then it adds this ...
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