Questions tagged [mining-pools]

This tag should be used for questions referring to mining pools. A mining pool is a way of sharing the work needed to find a block. Miners are rewarded in proportion to the amount of computing power they contribute to the problem, with various ways of calculating returns.

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Can a miner give themselves less than the maximum block subsidy if they wish to do so?

The current maximum block subsidy is 12.5 bitcoin. A mined block recently got rejected from full nodes after a miner tried to post the block subsidy as 13.26 bitcoin. But what about in the other ...
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How do I mine BTC using normal home computers if I have multiple computers? [duplicate]

I can get nearly 100s of computer at my place. how can I put them to work so that they can mine for me whenever its active.
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Slushpool Miner Hashrate always Lower than Local Hashrate

A Short Story There is an Antminer server farm I provide support for with over 100 BC servers—mainly S9 and T9 models. There are three specific S9 miners that are side by side right next to each ...
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Mining Pool Hub // Shares? (New Miner)

So I have 13 Total Shares (Non Rejected) and my pool is Mining Pool Hub. It does not show that I have gained any Ethereum when I go to Dashboard (Under Ethereum) on Mining Pool Hub. Do accepted shares ...
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How do mining pools connect to the Bitcoin network and miners connect to pool?

I couldn't find the answer anywhere so I start a thread. How do mining pools connect to the Bitcoin network to propagate transactions and blocks? Do they run their own full node? If yes, how many of ...
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What is a relationship with total hash rate(hash power) and average block generation time?

This chart - hash rate means total hash rate of All minor? I think the most significant factor for difficulty and block generation time is the hash rate of the biggest mining pool not total hash rate ...
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Mining Pools Transactions Fee

I am learning about mining pools and trying to understand their reward structure and transactions fees. Looking at the two largest pools, Antpool & BTC.com, as far as I understand AntPool uses ...
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What is stopping pool managers to fake a miner?

What if a pool manager introduces a miner that is not there and then uses the reward distribution?
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Is there a way that we can report a Bitcoin scam?

Good day Is there a way that we can report a Bitcoin scam? I was recently scammed over R200000 therefore I would like to report the person and the platform to alert people of her fraudulent platform.
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Private Bitcoin Mining Pool

I want to create a private Bitcoin Mining pool on a server, how should I proceed? please let me know if there are any libraries are there which can help?
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Does the pool miners in mining pool receive the same block in case of a fork?

For example there are 2 mining pools A and B and they mined a block in same time. Then, A mining pool got a block that A mining pool mined? Or nodes in mining pool receive independently so they ...
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Mining pool hardware and bandwidth requirements

Has anyone measured what are the hardware and bandwidth requirements to run a mining pool? Are there any statistics on that per amount of active miners, their hashspeed and other variables?
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What is the pool in Nicehash?

I am new to Bitcoin and recently have invested in bitcoins. I came across Nicehash when I was planning to get into Bitcoin mining. I understand that Nicehash gives you an option to rent hash power for ...
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Are there still miners or mining pool which refuse to implement SegWit?

It was well known that initially while SegWit got more than 50% of hashrate after activation that a part of the mining pools refused to implement it. But are there still blocks being mined by miners ...
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Stratum protocol - problem with mining.submit method

code was written according to documentation. I have following lines for submit method submit() { // ["<worker.name>", "<jobID>", "<ExtraNonce2>", "<ntime>", "<nonce>...
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Is the bitdigger chrome extension fraud?

Today, while I was watching a video on YouTube, I found the video on the bitdigger extension that mine bitcoins with chrome browser. I just want to know if it is fraud or legit? Is it possible to mine ...
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Bitcoin blockchain minner

Q. Is it correct to state that a Bitcoin miner has only two jobs: validating transactions creating a block to add into the blockchain
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Is Bech32 transaction on blockchain.info size accurate?

I have made a transaction and paid like 120 sat/B, on blockchain it says that I've paid 78.995 sat/B and noticed that transaction size is 191 (bytes) Transaction size supposed to be: 102 (input) + ...
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How is pool hashrate share name known?

Since it’s not possible to know mining pools nodes addresses, how do we know the that a specific node owing 15% of share belongs to btc.com for example ?
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Besides greater probablity of discovery, are there other **significant** optimizations a of mining pool?

Besides the benefit of increased attempts, are there any other significant, measurable optimizations that mining pools provide? I'm referring to intrinsic functions such as non-duplication of failed "...
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Slow but effective mining as a learning tool

Most discussion about mining is from the perspective of serious Bitcoin users who are trying to profit from it. I’m curious to try mining, only to experiment and become more familiar with ...
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HashRate After 24 hours reduce

I Have two whatsminner m3x , when I start mining hashRate be 12 , after 24 hours hash rate be between 2 and 3 , and I don't know why?? what I must to do? , my device connect to Slushpool
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Configuring GPU mining with CGminer

I know GPU mining is looked down upon, but I cant afford an ASIC. SO I would like to know how to mine Bitcoin with CGminer using my gpu. Any help would be appreciated. I already am connected to a ...
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Where can I get a visual example of the entire bitcoin network starting from physical network to the overlay network

*Note I am not a technical person so excuse any misunderstandings on my part here. I am looking to get a sense of how the entire system looks like as a whole starting from the physical hardware (such ...
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How to keep node mining automatically in qt wallet or console wallet

In the qt wallet, manually need to start the mining process in wallet console by giving generate nblock. so is there any other command or solution to automatically mine the block and how to confirm ...
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claymore miner accumulated shares?

I am a complete newbie, just started claymore gpu zcash miner. Has run for 2 days, accumulated shares keep ticking up. No coins yet. But if I close down the pc, and start claymore again, will I have ...
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Could mining centralization be countered by checking if the node connects to many ASICs instead of one?

In a mining pool, many ASICs and GPU/CPU from all around the world connect to the pool's node. Is it possible to force every node's client software to check if a node is connected to just one ...
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Startum protocol extranonce2 - where the extraNonce2 comes from

I'm curious where the extraNonce2 comes from in stratum protocol? In the official documentation, I found Extranonce2_size - Represents expected length of extranonce2 which will be generated by the ...
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What keeps mining pools from creating wallets that send transactions only to pool members?

Suppose one of the big mining pools, that holds e.g. 20% of the mining power, creates a wallet software that, by design, sends all transactions only to pool members - and does not relay it to nodes ...
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Why dont' nodes change the block version number when the nonce overflows?

After computing 4 billion nonces, the miner is supposed to update the merkle root. Why don't they choose a new nonce and assign it to the block version number and begin again? It would save time and ...
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How does a full node benefit from receiving a block with a version number in its header?

Block headers are special because they're synced by SPV wallets. They're also part of the mining algorithm used by miners, which can enable controversial things like ASIC boost. However, in the case ...
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Do pool operators usually set block version numbers before their clients hash?

I know that pool operators have the power to modify the actual transactions in a block. I also know that pool operators can decide on block transaction orderings and even commit double spends pretty ...
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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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If transactions are changed in memory how miners know it?

If Alice requests something to bob, then Alice sends her public key and Bob encrypts message by using Alice's key. Bob uses his private key and hash function to make a signature. After finishing this ...
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Can the fees in a coinbase be used to launder Bitcoins?

Generally Bitcoins coming from a coinbase are considered clean as they are newly generated. However while answering this question I realized that mining pools could offer to launder Bitcoins in the ...
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Locating Bitcoin mining activity

There is any systematic way to locate Bitcoin mining activity (either block creation or node activity). I stumble upon with Bitnodes code which implements a recursive search using some nodes as "seed",...
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How do I generate coins on testnet? CPU, GPU, FPGA? Are there pools?

Is it possible to mine coins on testnet using CPU? GPU? How about FPGAs? Are there any pools running on testnet? The reason I am looking for this is so I can master the new API's relating to ...
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How to run a private bitcoin network with low difficulty?

I want to test and develop an open source mining pool. I don't have access to an ASIC miner or GPU, so I have to use my CPU to simulate mining and see how the pool really works. The problem is the ...
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minimum hash rate of a pool to earn a reward

how much minimum hash rate of a new bitcoin pool should be to be able to compete with other pools to earn a reward? how can I calculate that value? any help appreciation
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How do you merge mine rootstock with bitcoin on an Antminer?

I hear that you can merge mine rootstock coins with existing bitcoin mining hardware by doing merge mining. Is there a tutorial on how to do this? Or is there a pool one can just join?
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Can I mine bitcoin testnet coins with my regular bitcoin asic miner?

Is it possible to use my bitcoin asic miner to mine testnet bitcoin coins? Is there special software I need? can I join a testnet pool or is there even such a thing?
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mining pool hub working but there is no active

i try run mining with Ethminer fork. and with version 0.18.0 -alpha.3 mining is correctly working. i'm waiting 10 minutes, and looking monitoring page on mining pool hub, but overview's hashrate is ...
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Hash rate of “Antminer S9” in “Antpool.com” is ZERO

I setup an Antminer S9 using this document: (Link to document). And I configured connection to antpool.com using this guideline: (Link to guideline). So, I filled out the fields as follows: Pool 1: ...
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Setting a wallet address in “antpool.com” mining pool?

In www.antpool.com after creating a Sub-Account, when I put a BTC wallet address (created by Bitcoin.com wallet application) and click on save button, then I receive the following message, but I do ...
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can one verify with certainity that pool is not cheating?

Can miner validate with 100% certainty that pool operator is not cheating like claiming that your share is smaller compared to other participants? i.e. telling you that your share is smaller than what ...
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Do you really need more than 50% mining power in order to attack Bitcoin blockchain?

My question is about concept, so code is not related, however, do you really need 51% of the mining power in order to attack/replace the real bitcoin Blockchain? For example, a blockchain has a ...
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Mining Block header bit reversing

While trying to understand the mining process and checking in python..... i am puzzled with which info from/to pool are in Little Endian, which one needs reversing in building the block header + ...
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When pool mining, how do I get paid?

Just for fun i decided to check out bit coins and do some mining. No visions of making millions or anything I just find the concept pretty cool. At any rate I have installed guiminer in windows and i ...
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Is it legal to use rented dedicated servers to mine?

I've got several dedicated servers which I'm renting for about 250 Euros from a big hoster (OVH). These server are used for things like ssh/scp, SVN and Git servers (for private repositories), HTTP ...