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This tag should be used for questions related to mining rigs, CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and ASIC miners, as well as the production, and producers of such goods.

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Power consumption at different frequencies

How do I understand power consumption of miner (e.g. s9) when changing frequencies? Is there some formula how the power consumption will change when I adjust frequency on miner's boards (using same/...
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problem of hash board in dragonmint T1

-I cleaned the 3 hash board of dragonmint T1 using blower yesterday. then I assembled them . " when I turned on the power, the light of 3 hash board in On, but after some seconds only 1 hash ...
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Is their any way to identify whether the miner is using renewable or non renewable energy for mining?

Is their any way to identify whether the miner is using renewable or non renewable energy for mining ? in decentralized way?
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Is bitcoin the most powerful computer network in the world?

I read an article from twenty THIRTEEN saying, as of then, bitcoin had more power than the top 500 supercomputers. At that time, the difficulty was 21.3 million. Now, it is almost 11 trillion and ...
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How much money in terms of electricity and hardware was invested into blockchain? [closed]

Right now in this moment Thu 11 July 2019 22:08 UK time That's a sizeable number. Almost as big a fraud comitted by a single bank: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danske_Bank_money_laundering_scandal ...
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Estimating difficulty of “Memory-Hard Proof-of-Work” based on “size of memory”?

In Bitcoin proof-of-work, the difficulty of Proof-of-Work is estimated and calculated based on total hashing power of the participants. If total hashing power of the participants is higher, then PoW ...
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HTC Exodus - New phone Capable To Run Full BTC Nodes - is this possible?

https://mashable.com/article/htc-exodus-1s-blockchain-phone/?europe=true Hello people. I read about the above linked article on a new HTC blockchain-capable smartphone. Now my 2 questions are: 1)...
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19 out of 24 words of BIP39 passphrase (brute-force last 5?) [duplicate]

I have managed to lose 5 words of my 24 word Ledger Nano S recovery phrase. I have words 1-19 but I am missing words 20-24. I have significant holdings on the wallet so would very much like to recover ...
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What clients use version number “2” and version number “1” in their block headers?

Is Bitcoin Core the only protocol that uses these version numbers? Does anyone know what ABC and Unlimited use? Is there a place where I can see the raw version numbers for each client easily?
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Neutrino enables full mining nodes without storing the entire chain?

in follow-up to thread 85203: With a fully implemented Neutrino (BIP 157/8) in Bitcoin, would it enable one to operate a MINING Node without having to use/store the entire gigabytes of blockchain ...
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How specific are ASIC's design? Can they single hash SHA256?

I understand that Bitcoin's ASICs are a highly optimized piece of equipment and, therefore, are also very specific. My question: are they able to do a single (or triple?) SHA-256 hash at all? And, ...
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How has the hash rate for bitcoin continued to increase despite price drops and miners dropping out?

Despite price dropping in 2018, the hash rate for bitcoin tripled from around 15 EH/s to 45 EH/s. Why is this the case? I am aware that the network difficulty adjusts meaning that if miners drop off, ...
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how long can it take me to get 1 BTC on mining speed 30.9945H/s and 72.99451H/s respectively [closed]

im new to this biticoin mining, i justed to know is it going to earn me anything soon where my mining speed is at 30.9945165416H/s and 72.9945165416H/s really? how long can it take me to get 1 BTC ...
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What happens when I restart my asic miner?

I'm new to mining bitcoin with asic miner. My question is, what happens when I replug my miner? I have connected it to a pool. And when I replug it, the pool is showing that I stoped mining.
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Can i use the same hardware mining for bitcoin and Zcash?

I use bitcoin hardware mining. Can I modify the hardware to mine Zcash cryptocurrency or I should buy Zcash mining hardware?
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Is it possible to take advantage of FP16 for mining BTC or ALTs?

I know mining uses mostly Integers, not Floating Point Ops... but still, is it possible to use Graphics Cards that support native 16bit Math for mining? Will it improve the performance in specific ...
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I am web developer, can i use my working pc to mine and work at same time? [duplicate]

Guyz, i am a web developer, i have single pc but i am thinking to add a good GPU in it, my question is that if i add good GPU, will i be able to mine crypto currencies like BTC/ETH and work on my pc ...
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What are some proposed solutions when Bitcoin block rewards drop below 1 BTC? [duplicate]

Many proponents state that Bitcoin will not work in the long term when block rewards drop below 1 BTC or even zero and have mining rely on just transaction fees. I never did the math calculations ...
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How to connect to blockchain via a “rig” miner? [closed]

I would like to connect the following rig (please see the photos) to a blockchain platform (I prefer a platform which is simpler to use :) ). Maybe this rig would not be appropriate for Bitcoin, but ...
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Energy to confirm one block with state-of-the-art hardware at current difficulty level [duplicate]

An earlier answer claims it would burn around $2M worth of electricity to confirm one block using an ordinary CPU. See: Energy to confirm one block? Can anyone estimate what this figure would be for ...
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Antminer L3++ Where is Chain 1

Is there supposed to be a Chain 1 here also? My other miner has Chains 1 - 4. If so, any troubleshooting steps or way to buy new part? Thanks! :)
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Avalon 741 and/or later models without AUC3 converter?

Avalon models prior to the 741 normally required an AUC2 converter to work, but it was also possible to bypass that requirement by plugging the miner's data cable directly into a Raspberry Pi's IIC ...
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With the strongest hardware today, how long does it take to brute force or generate 10^18 bitcoin address as fast as possible?

I see this kind of question before on this topics, but lots of them seems very old. Arcording to Moore's law, computer speed doubles every two year, so i wonder how fast have they archive these days. ...
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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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ASIC Speed measurement

Mining hardware manufacturers use "Hash rate" to define how fast the mining is with their ASICs, but do they mean 1 sha256 cycle speed or Bitcoin hash speed sha256(sha256(header)); ?
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Whatsminer event code E011

I have a whatsminer M3 working for the past 2 months with no problems at all, but yesterday it started acting strange since it is restarting every 15 minutes, all temperatures are fine between 80 to ...
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Hardware-dependent block difficulty?

Is it possible to make block production difficulty not the same for every node, but automatically adjusting to the node's hardware speed? For example, node A and node B are both trying to solve for ...
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how to calculate hash rate of your rig?

First going the easy way, I would use any online calculator but most of these mining calculators require the hash rate of my device. I am unable to find a suitable answer or a guide to easily compute ...
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How easily can asics be ported over to other sha algorithms?

Let's say I want to rewrite the software behind the hardware of current asics. Would it still mine, for example, sha1 algorithms orders of magnitude faster than a normal cpu would?
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Can you use a mining hardware to find a string for a certian hash

Using a computer to brute force a sha256 will take very long time, but with a mining hardware, it still takes long, but at least chances of finding it are better. But the question is, are mining ...
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What is the differenct between 13.5TH and 14TH

I would like to buy an S9, checking the bitmain site found that they are selling two S9 versions. - S9i-14TH/s - S9i-13.5TH/s Apart from the obvious difference in Hash rate, is there any other ...
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How much time to re-mine blockchain at current hashpower?

It has taken 9 and half years to mine all blocks averaging 1 per 10 minutes. How long would it take to re-mine all current blocks at current hashing power?
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how to know if a webpage has mining code?

Until recently I have heard that lot of webpages are infected with the javascript which uses your computer's power to mine bitcoins. Whats the correct method to identify if the website i am browsing ...
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Is asic-resistance obsolete?

Since the early days of cryptocurrencies, we have seen attempts to utilize ASIC-resistant mining puzzles. The idea behind that was to keep rich influential custom-hardware manufacturers out of game ...
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Can I win some money mining bitcoin with an old computer [duplicate]

I went to nicehash.com, a website that allows users to mine bitcoins. I have my old computer on the side, it still work perfectly, but it's pretty slow. I could use it just for the fun of trying, if ...
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Higher cost running Antminer S9 w/ APW3++ when running at 220v?

There's plenty of discussions on 110v vs 220v on the web and I'm successfully running 2 Antminer s9's on a 30amp circuit at 110v (or maybe it's 120/125, I don't know how that works). I have not ...
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Where can I download the Antminer S9i Software

I would like to try putting some s9i software on my s9's but where can you download the s9i software or is that just the newest version of software that they have for the s9's. Where can I get the s9i ...
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Is it Possible to put s9i software on an s9

The antminer s9i achieves slightly better stats than the s9 but uses the same hardware. Is their a way to put s9i software and firmware on an s9? Also I am used to the Linux operating system and ...
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transaction broadcasts, declining node count, mining basics and costs.

I read a lot about bitcoins and mining and nodes but there are a few questions that are still not answered, which are the following: As I read when a transaction is broadcasted, at first it gets ...
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Where did Bitmain get the “Antminer” name from for all their ASIC miners?

Does anyone by chance know? Can't seem to find this anywhere and this question popped into my head.
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How do you enable ASICBOOST on an s9

How do you enable ASICBOOST on an Antminer s9?
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What are the Differences Between an Antminer S9 and an Antminer S9i

On the Bitmain Website they now list the Antminer S9i how is this different than the S9?
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Could you use ASICBOOST on Bitcoin Cash?

Can you use ASICBOOST on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain or would it not work.
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Does the amount of memory in a GPU influences mining?

I am really new to this and am willing to give it a go. I've seen some rigs online and I would probably go for one, especially if I can upgrade the GPUs. So, I understand the heavy lifting is done by ...
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Does an Antminer S9 use Asic Boost?

I recently got a couple Antminer S9's and I'm wondering if Bitmain sells their Antminer S9's with Asic Boost? I know of another miner called the Halong DragonMint Miner that achieves about 16 ...
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ASICs not receiving all nonces

I have an Antminer S9 where one of the chains is not hashing. In the logs I see the following: get nonces on chain[7] require nonce number:912 require validnonce number:57456 asic[00]=00 asic[01]=00 ...
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System administration of mining rig/s [closed]

Newbie question; is there anything helpful you guys could point me to related to sys administration of several mining rigs.. my venture with an 8 card mining rig is slowly becoming a farm :) What I ...
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What are those bitcoin mining hardware doing 24/7? [closed]

What are those hardware doing? Which open-source or closed source software to use on those? I want to buy one of those hardware for my learning and programming. Any advise?
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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 ...