Questions tagged [miner-configuration]

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Are incoming connections required for mining?

I am setting up a RPi3 Mining node for fun. I know that it will have less than 8 connections that are outgoing. I know that if I was able to configure my network and router to allow incoming ...
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RPi3 Mining Node Wallet Address Configuration

I am using a RPi3 as a stock bitcoin mining node. I am getting it all set up. I am not expecting to ever actually mine any coin. I am just doing it for fun and learning. I know that if my node were ...
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Is it possible to use the same payout address on multiple miners at the same time?

I just started out mining, and I'm using Nicehash to mine BTC, so my question is if I ran the Nicehash client on two different computers in my house, both using the same wallet address, does it add ...
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How might I reduce the percentage of rejected shares using an Avalon 741 with NiceHash?

I have an Avalon741 running on NiceHash with CGminer and I'm new to mining. The command I'm running is as follows: sudo ./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://sha256.eu.nicehash.com:3334 -u <address> -p d=...
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Should we still mine nowadays with CPU/GPU? [duplicate]

For the little bit I understood so far about the mining process, it seems to me that "finding" a block is very very very difficult for a CPU/GPU. However, since it is done by brute force, it seems to ...
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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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Does ASICBOOST only work on Bitmain miners and how does one enable it on these systems?

From what I read ASICBOOST gives you a 30% better hash rate, does this only work on all or certain Bitmain asic miners? And how does one enable this hidden feature in these miners?
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Why do people mod the bios of his RX 480 card? [closed]

I have a single RX 480 card that I use to mine ethash at miningpoolhub. On factory settings, I did 24Mhash/s If I overclock the memory to 2250 MHz, I got 27.5 Mhash/s Some people say that moding ...
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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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How do you configure the Antminer S1 to mine Dash?

Does someone mine Dash with an Antminer S1? How do you configure it? What pools can I use?
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Is it still possible to do cpu mining for experimenting?

Commercially speaking I know it worse than pointless! But please, be gentle and don't remind me. Neither bother about being insulting or patronizing because I ask such a 'stupid' question. Thank you ...
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Stratum Server with twisted: Worker Autoadd enabled, nut not working?

I have a problem with Twisted, It works but I have set the config.py the Param for USERS_AUTOADD = True but it doesnt works? Already restarted my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit, and Stratum too, but it ...
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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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ccminer JSON-RPC call failed: Method not found

I am having issue with running ccminer with bitcoin-qt.exe (Solo mining) I am receiving error below upon start: [2017-01-26 14:23:57] 1 miner thread started, using 'bitcoin' algorithm [2017-01-26 14:...
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In which circumstances is the identity of a miner known?

I started playing with the Blockchain real-time API and noticed that when new blocks were created, they often (systematically?) included a foundBy field. For instance, block with height 446731 (index ...
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How to figure from logs if solomining the wallet fails (linux)?

Is there a way to figure from logfiles if mining on a coin(d) ie bitcoind client on a linux OS fails?
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How to start mining

I'm new to cyrptocurrency and heard that gpu's are obsolete for bitcoin mining and I hear gridcoin is a good alternative. How do I start mining? And how long long until I start to break even? Also, I ...
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Bitcoins with several laptops with no electricity cost. Is it profitable? [duplicate]

English is not my mother language, so excuse me for any mistakes. My Job is to test laptops for reselling in the outlet market. Between me and my collegues we test an average of 16 laptops per day.(...
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Bitcoin hardware

I want to start mining but I am not sure about my calculations. Is it worth to mine with 4 nvidia gtx titan X without paying for electricity? I calculated it with a bitcoin calculator and the money ...
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How do you stake / forge in nxt / ardor using a public node without having to login publicly?

I have a public nxt / ardor node, but how do I set it to stake / forge with my account? I'm planning to create a separate account and just lease my balance to it to forge. What settings do I need set ...
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My own bitcoin miner

I am trying to write simple bitcoin miner on Java How to request miner pool? What is miner pool protocol? How to send data to stratum pool? (socket, post request or ect...) What need send there? ...
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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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Mining without pool where does the bitcoin/reward go if successful?

I was wondering 2 things: How to set up cgminer to mine without a pool? If if I am successful solving the block how do I claim it / send to my Bitcoin wallet? I don't have a huge 'rig'. I know you ...
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how can i do mining on vmware machine

I am new to bitcoin mining. i have gui-miner, setup a slash mining account, and i have a VM Ware machine setup for mining. i have my own reasons for using a VM Machine and not my own... now ...
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Turing an old laptop into a bitcoin miner [duplicate]

So I have an old laptop that was passed down to me, and I want to turn it into a bitcoin miner, I don't have any experience with bitcoin mining; its got 2gb of ram and some pentium. it will be running ...
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GetWork / Stratum

I want to try to use my Bitcoin miner (ANTMiner S4) to generate SHA256 hashes of arbitrary byte orders -- The first question is "is this possible?" If so, the best way I can see to do it is to ...
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Antiminer s3 won't show the correct interface once i connect to (showing a DLink interface instead)

Recently, I bought an Antminer s3 from eBay and I am having an issue with it. I am able to connect the miner to the internet just fine as its showing up on my router. However, it doesn't show the ...
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Mining with a geforce 315 [duplicate]

I have a simple computer: 4GB ram, Intel core 2 duo E4500 and a Geforce 315 (i also have a Geforce 9400 but I don't know which is better) and I was wondering if it would be possible (without ...
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GekkoMiner USB Help

I just received my first Gekkoscience USB Miner but I am having trouble setting it up. Could someone explain it too me how in baby words with download links and stuff? I got it to some what work but ...
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GPU mining slows down my ubuntu

I'm trying to mine using my CPU and GPU. When the CPU is set to use all its cores, I have no problems, but when I use my GPU, my desktop gets way too slow because unity uses it too I think, so I need ...
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Can you mine Monero using sgminer?

I've been mining Monero using my sgminer. I pointed it at https://moneropool.com/, but i when i visit the site to see my stats i see that my address is not found. Is my miner not working?
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How does one set up and configure a Butterfly Jalapeño for mining?

I just got some awesome new ASIC miners (2 Butterfly Jalapeño 5GH/s) and set them up, started running them, and only one of them was actually working. Yes I have all my cables correctly plugged in to ...
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BitMinter gpu mining error

I have recently gotten BitMinter on Linux, and was hoping to try GPU mining. However, as soon as BitMinter starts, it gives the following messages: BitMinter Client v1.6.1 started No OpenCl-...
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Antminer S5 Chain 2 stops after a few hours

I recently purchased an Antminer S5 on eBay that came with a Corsair GS 800 power supply. I set the miner up, connected it to a pool, and it seemed like it was working fine. After about 15 minutes I ...
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Very Slow Mining on CPU with 8 Core Xeon E5-2660 [duplicate]

I have a 8 Core Xeon E5-2660 machine with 16GB Ram (without GPU). I have used ByteCoin and MinerGate both of which gave me just 90-100 Hashes/sec. I see people talking about 2-4 MH/s whereas I am ...
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How to get best hashing results AntMiner S4

Does anyone have any helpful tips on getting the best hash rate out of my miner? My miner works fine, it just that I'm getting a crummy 1.65 to 1.89 TH/s rate.
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How to set up a private bitcoin network with mining on a single machine?

I created a testnet for mining using several ports in a single machine. However I see that the source codes [CAddrInfo, CAddr] are based on IP and not IP||port. Is there an easy change to make it do ...
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What is the difference between Gridseed ASIC and Scrypt ASIC

If you mine in wemineltc pool you have probably noticed that there are two different stratum server for ASIC miners here are the urls So my question is that what is the difference between an ...
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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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Can I upgrade the software on Cointerra TerraMiner IV?

I got in to bitcoin mining about a year ago by purchasing a used Cointerra TerraMiner IV. The price of bitcoin was higher than the electricity cost to run the machine. I don't know a lot about the ...
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How can I start to mine? [duplicate]

I want to begin to mine on a computer, I know that it is not efficient but I want to do some experiments and tests for a project. I tried all programs in the list https://www.bitcoinmining.com/...
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About traditional Bitcoin mining

I'm curious about traditional bitcoin mining, before pooling. Did an older version of the bitcoin wallet found on sourceforge have a mining feature built in which worked on a simple macbook? if so ...
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How can a share be 'harder'

I am on a pool that asks you to select a difficulty for your miner. How can some shares be harder than others if they are just a hash?
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Does this mean it's mining? [duplicate]

I'm using my personal computer and trying to mine bitcoins. I'm rather new to this and was wondering if I did everything alright. Thanks in advance.
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Why won't my bitcoin miner detect any of my hardware?

I recently set up a bitcoin miner on my gaming pc just to test it out and I can't seem to get it working. I am using bfgminer on Ubuntu and when I start it up it says this: NO DEVICES FOUND: Press 'M'...
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Why my mining has average so low

I bought a YellowJacket to mine bitcoins. I'm using my raspberry pi to test it. My actual configuration is: Raspberry pi using the usb from a laptop. With 1 yellow jacket. Software cgminer 4.9.2 My ...
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Minerd not showing boo or yay

I ran ./minerd -a sha256d -o stratum+tcp://stratum.f2pool.com:3333 -u (my username).node1. Here is a sample of the output: [2015-07-05 07:15:23] thread 1: 146649416 hashes, 2332 khash/s [2015-07-05 ...
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Avalon mining issue

Pretty much a newbie to mining and got an Avalon (Nano 3) to start, I'm running Windows 8.1 and using the LPC USB VCom port (COM3). AvalonGUI runs about 5 minutes at 3-4 GH/s - then closes/stops ...
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How to allocate hash power to an instance of bitcoind?

I'm not sure if those questions were asked this way before but ...: Is it possible to allocate CPU resources/hash power to an instance of bitcoind run on regtest?If yes, how? Assuming I'm going to ...
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How to connect to antpool?

So I'm using an antminer s3. I have been on btc guild for about a week. Today they announce they are closing. So I looked around and figured I would join antpool. The problem is when I changed all ...

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