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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to setup SOLO mining with Bitcoin QT

Where can I find instruction how to setup solo mining using bitcoin QT and an ASIC farm, everything is in the same local network. (I am aware that pool is better)
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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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KNC Neptune (mining hardware)

I have a two KNC Neptune miners that I can no longer log into, as I don't have a record of the username/password. In order to correct this, I need the executable firmware update files in re-order to ...
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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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How to setup cgminer.conf for solo mining?

How can I configure an ASIC such as S9 using cgminer.conf, in order to do solo mining? I would appreciate a guidance for creating the config file.
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How can i solo mine with antminer? Using local bitcoin core

I am having trouble setting up mining with antminer. I have a gpu rig which is successfully mining with 2060 rtx on bitcoin with bfgminer at a hashrate of 1.5gh/s Obviously 1.5gh/s is nothing compared ...
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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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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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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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When do miners include low-fee-transactions?

Are Low-fee-transactions low priority to be included in block? When do miners include low-fee-transactions? Do they have their own formula to get priority? Or just oldest transactions are first?
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Refusal to connect cgminer when connecting to a router

I have a miner and when I connect the miner's ethernet port to my router (which has internet) the cgminer API log shows cgminer socket connect failed => connection refused, but when I connect my ...
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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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BFGMiner No device detected

I am completely new to Bitcoin. I am trying to connect Slushpool using BFGminer, but its showing some USB device not detected? I am a newbie and don't know which device it needs. What should I do?
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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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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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Error on Centos Minergate Installation

I am new to mining and starting with installing minergate in my server which most of the time sits hosting. I figured I have some resource left over and installing minergate to dedicate 2 cores to it. ...
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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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clDevicesNum returned error, no GPUs usable

I get this error with BFGMiner, when running "bfgminer -D -d?:" [2013-04-25 09:47:31] ft232r_scan: Found 093a:2510 - not a ft232r [2013-04-25 09:47:31] ft232r_scan: Found 1d6b:...

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