Questions tagged [miner-configuration]

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Mining behind a proxy and restrictive firewall (only http ports allowed) - possible?

I have a very restrictive firewall with an additional proxy here. Is there a GPU mining tool out there that supports proxy server? The best would be a SSL connection to the mining pool. A long living ...
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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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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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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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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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Setting up my BFGMiner with two AMD GPU's

I have two AMD Radeon 7770's in my rig. I am able to get the command prompt of BFGMiner to run fine up, to the point where I need to add my devices (GPU's). I am not sure what commands to use or where ...
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Transactions confirmed on Blockchain but nothing received to my Blockchain wallet

I need some info/help. I have sent some Bitcoins to my Blockchain wallet. They have all be confirmed and done with. But it has been 2 days now and nothing has shown on my wallet. This is the ...
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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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How to setup Antminer D3 to solo mine to CANN wallet

I am trying to solo-mine CANN using my Antminer D3 directly to the full node wallet. I would really like to start adding decentralization to small coins just for the heck of it, but I am having some ...
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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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Using Onboard Video but Mining with nVidia Geforce 8400GS

So, after much struggling and a few reinstallations, I got my nVidia Geforce 8400 GS mining by installing the correct drivers, nvidia-cuda-toolkit, openssl, automake/autoconf, and cudaminer. The ...
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How to Reset Dragon Miner 1TH/s IP Address?

How can I reset the IP address of a Dragon Miner 1TH/s machine? Mistakenly, I entered the wrong IP in the miner when changing the network IP address, and now my miner is not visible on the network. ...
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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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Solo Mine with an AntMiner

How do I solo mine with an AntMiner? AntMiners use cgminer, which certainly supports GBT, but when I use http://<my_local_net_ip>:8332/ and my bitcoind username and password for "Worker" and "...
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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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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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What open source miner applications are there?

What open source miner applications are there? Especially to see how the mining process works.
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Initial setup Antminer S7

I have a worker on slush's pool, I have my BFGminer running (Pool 0 is hiding block contents unsure if that's important) and my Antminer S7, but I can't seem to get it to see it as a device. It ask ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Better or worse to mine multiple workers on one machine?

I use cgminer on Ubuntu 12.10 to mine bitcoins in the 50BTC pool. I have three workers set up. If I run multiple instances of cgminer, each targeted at their respective workers (1, 2, and 3), would ...
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How can I participate in a mining pool that is mining Litecoins?

To date I've only participated in mining GPU-optimised crypto currencies. I wondered what happens when I pointed my GPU miner to a Litecoin mining pool worker, Litecoin being designed to be optimised ...
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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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My miner doesnt show up on network but running?

I have an S3+ and yesterday it stopped showing up on my IP scan and connecting to my pool. It still runs the fan (very low speed though) and shows the lights for a network connection, so does my modem....
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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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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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No OpenCL platforms found?

Is it possible to mine with Nvidia Quadro 600? Both GUIMiner and DiabloMiner report that no OpenCL platforms/devices were found. How can I check if GPU has OpenCL?
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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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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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Sgminer No Login Credentials Supplied

I just started using sgminer but ran into some issues trying to get it to run correctly. Upon running my bat file I get an error saying: 'No login credentails supplied for hash-to-coins.com'. Below ...
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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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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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Antminers - Can you monitor via SNMP, and set up configuration file Chron Jobs

I have an antminer and its very loud. Is it possible to set up a chron job to stop mining, apply a new config file with a lower clockrate and set fan speed overnight? Then to do the same at 7am but ...
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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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