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Questions tagged [miner-configuration]

This tag should be used for questions about configuring and optimizing the software settings on mining rigs.

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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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Other people mining my coin without my permission, how to avoid this?

I have created an altcoin and i wanted to solo mine all coins myself. I disabled generate function in wallet, hidden the source code as private in github. I run one main node and i mine in my laptop. ...
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bfgminer does not mine any blocks

I have connected the BFGMiner to my locally running Bitcoin node. However the miner does not mine any coins in the Testnet (or Regtest) mode. The bcgminer connects successfully to the node through ...
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Bmminer setconfig doesn't work

I have an antminer s9 which runs bmminer, and i have looked up the api, which as i understand are the same as cgminer api, there is this setconfig command, but there is no detailed description how to ...
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How can I check what mining algorithm does an altcoin use?

Where in the sourcecode files can this be checked? For example, lets get a specific coin: Chronon https://github.com/ChrononGroup/Chronon In what file can one check the mining algorithm?
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Is a miner running a full node?

Is a miner just running a full node that is connected with the mining hardware? Or is there such thing as a miner node? Does it use additional software for transaction selection? Thanks in advance!
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who actually amasses or builds the blocks … and how do they get passed to miners?

The question is not about the block being included on the block chain, but who actually creates a block? Like what is the process here. Can someone walk me through this? I do know that blocks are ...
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Is it possible to simulate a mining pool with localhost in windows?

All I want to do is run the miner in CPU (without mining any real coins, no online pool, and no wallet) without connecting to any online miner. I tried using XMRig miner to do a localhost run but ...
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Alternative to Nicehash Miner for Linux

I have a high performance Desktop computer with a powerful NVIDIA GPU available. I wonder if there is some software similar to NiceHash Miner which I can install in Linux to make some little cash ...
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How to mine a masternode altcoin fork without “setgenerate”-feature in wallet?

I´m doing some educational altcoin development (for fun, NOT for money) and I have a similar problem like the guy in this thread: New altcoin. Cpuminer gives me "booo" I forked this coin: ...
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One Code, Two Different Compilations (One Dirty Version of BitCoin)

Right now i'm developing an AltCoin based on BitCoin Cash. I have one code, which i compiled in two different servers (A and B). The A server, compiles the Bitcoin as "Bitcoin ABC version v0.16.3....
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Calculating Hashrate / Threads correlating to Average Block Time

Wondering if anyone can provide some detailed fact based information on how pool mining using Fixed Difficulty affects the probability of N number of shares found over T time given the variables X ...
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I try to mine litecoin on wallet

I try to mine litecoin on wallet . I created litecoin.conf file testnet=0 rpcuser=username rpcpassword=password rpcallowip=127.0.0.1 rpcallowip=192.168.. rpcallowip=192.168.0.101 rpcconnect=127.0.0.1 ...
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Is there some way by which i can send mined coin to a particular address when i am using cgminer to mine the coins?

I have created a altcoin and i am using cgminer & sgminer to mine the coins. Now what i want to do is, send all the minned coins to a particular wallet address. I ran the script to send all the ...
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Unomp Error: bind EADDRINUSE

I have created new altcoin and iam trying to solo-mine in CPU all coins in mainnet using unomp. I am running daemon and unomp on the same computer. I managed to solve most issues but stuck here. I am ...
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What do I need to mine locally an altcoin based in Bitcoin with a CPU?

I've tried with cpuminer and even pyminer but it looks like they need a miner pool , isn't a way to mine from my machine only? I already have an altcoin node running in my machine.
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It is possible to enable CPU mining in Bitcoin Core?

I totally understand that mining bitcoins with CPU currently doesn't make any sense. But I'm developing an altcoin just for fun from BTC code and I understand that now BTC Core has CPU mining disabled....
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2 of my minings rigs keep shutting down when I use ewbf miner but there fine when using nicehash

I have 4 GPU mining rigs in total 2 with 6 x gtx 1060 6gb which i call rig1 and rig2 and 2 with 5 x gtx 1060 6gb which I call rig 3 and rig 4. All the parts are identical in each rig which is asrock ...
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Can a miner just download the blockchain once and then delete it (don't have a full node)?

I am wondering if all bitcoin miners need to be full nodes. Or is it possible for a miner to just download all the blockchain once, do all necessary computations to start mining and then delete the ...
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Solo Mining on fork

I am trying to solo mine on a new fork for fun and learning experiance, the genesis hash was generated fine and the daemon compiles well and rpc commands can be run against it, im having issues with ...
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Zero Hashes Per Second with Diablo-D3 Miner

I'm trying to setup Diablo-D3 Miner on my computer (I'm aware that there are other solutions available, but I need something written in Java for a personal project) and I see in console I'm getting ...
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Solo Mining with Diablo-D3 Miner and Stratum

I'm using Diablo-D3 Miner to solo mine for a personal project. I setup Diablo-D3 Miner on my machine but since I do not want to download the entire blockchain (currently, over 200 GB) I decided to go ...
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Carlos Guerrero bitcoin-miner question

I'm using the bitcoin-miner developed by Carlos Guerrero to learn more about mining and the blockchain. This has been a tremendous resource and many thanks to Mr. Guerrero for his time and efforts. ...
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Higher Hash rate, Lower electricity hardware?

In my home i can run maximum 1600W above that my electricity of house goes down. Which hardware i can use which have higher HASH RATE but lower electricity consume?
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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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Does a logical mining pool assign harder and harder difficulty to the same miner?

Although every mining pool can do things differently, I wanted to get a handle on how a logical pool would behave. If a miner joins the pool and solves a hash at a low difficult, submits the result ...
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Do miners need to keep a copy of all the blockchain? [duplicate]

Do miners need to keep a copy of all the blockchain? Why? Or why not? What are the incentives to have a full node.
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Is it Possible to Program AntMiner S9 or Other ASIC Miners?

Is it possible to program the AntMiner S9 or other ASIC miners? For example, let's say I only want it to try nonces from 1 to 1 million (instead of all 4 billion possibilities) would it be possible ...
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block decode failed (-22) error solo mining while submitting block

Hi I have developed hardware/software to mine bitcoin it's working and getting me the results (getting nonce since the design takes only .2sec to complete the task)i am trying to submit in my local ...
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Altcoin solo mining issue with Cpuminer

I have cloned litecoin to make my own altcoin for fun and i want to solo mine the new coin using cpuminer on mainnet. I have compiled and installed cpu miner in my Mac OSX and i am running the altcoin ...
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Minar cryptocurrencies without software or special hardware [closed]

I know that it is very difficult to mine at the moment without special equipment, but I think in a way, even if it is a hobby, to try to mine either by developing a program in Java or with Excel. I ...
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Mining first block of altcoin

I have created a forked altcoin for learning purposes. I have created a new merkle, hash, nNonce. When I try to mine the first block using a cpu miner for neoscrypt, I am not able to get it to run. ...
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GPU mining testnet

I've been trying to find information on this online but it is quite difficult. I want to GPU mine testnet for a short period of time, for learning and also to acquire some test coins. Maybe even ...
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How to mine any coin with computers on a network?

I have a network that I fully own with around 55 computers. I have heard of the ways malicious websites have used CPU power to mine for them with code in their sites. Since I have full ownership of ...
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How to mine your own Bitcoin fork?

I have my own Bitcoin fork. I have the src and I have the Linux, Mac and Windows clients. The Windows client is using Bitcoin Core for the wallet. How do I go about mining the fork I created? I have ...
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How easy is it to solo-mine new altcoins?

It seems to be pretty clear that CPU/GPU mining is obsolete for the big fellas (Litecoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum, arguably Dogecoin). This is a bummer for beginners like myself cause I'm keen to dive in ...
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Unable to execute getwork logic in java

I was going through this post in stack exchange How can I code a Bitcoin JSON-RPC “getwork” request in Java? I tried to write a simple snippet for just the getwork json rpc. public static void ...
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Most Efficient P2Pool Node / Mining Architecture

I've been DASH mining for ~ 1.5 months with 3 D3 ASIC AntMiners. Started on NiceHash (1 week before their wallet theft), switched to SuprNova for about 1 month, and now I am running my own P2Pool node ...
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Debug Bitcoin Core Mining

I'm running the generate command on a bitcoin core fork (with difficulty = 1) and bitcoind running in another window and outputting the best/vs. hashes as it should when generate is running. However, ...
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Gekko science USB miner

I connect to slushpool with Gekko science USB miner at 500 Mh/s, but my workers statistitcs on slushpool say workers disconnected.
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Power Off Dash Miners for Short Time on P2Pool

I've been DASH ASIC mining (3 miners) for about 1.5 months. I have accounts with the NiceHash and SuprNova pools. I switched to the P2Pool (peer-to-peer pool) method just this evening. I have ...
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As a miner, why would I forward transaction with high transaction fees to other miners?

Miners receive transaction and broadcast it to other nodes. Node that solves the puzzle will add that transaction into the block it mined. But as a miner why would I broadcast a transaction with very ...
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How mine cloned altcoin new algorithm?

Hi there i will created new clone for practice. Changed algo at cloned one For example nist5 to skein. I created genensis block. Created daemon and qt and nodes are connected. Everything is well to ...
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Avalon miner 741 setup problems

Recently I bought an Avalon 741 and I am having trouble getting the setup done correctly. The information sheet that comes with the unit is not the most descriptive thing I have ever seen. Presently ...
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Cooling GPU in a rig

I don't know if this is the correct forum for asking this kind question please let me know. Anyway, I have a small rig with two GPUs (SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 580 8G GDDR5 Dual HDMI/DVI-D/Dual DP ...
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Sapphire R7 260x gives max 170kH/s. Is there a way to bump it up?

For mining litecoin I am using R7 260x. But even after tweaking it gives a max of 170 kH/s. My setting looks like this: { "pools" : [ { "url" : "stratum+tcp://*************", "...