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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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How to choose between so many open-source bitcoin pool software

I am now in the venture of finding and setting up a bitcoin pool company. However, after some research, I found out that there are plenty of bitcoin pool software. There are: CoiniumServ Cryptonote ...
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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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Calculating Hashrate / Threads correlating to Average Block Time

Wondering if anyone can provide some detailed fact based information on how pool mining using Fixed Difficulty affects the probability of N number of shares found over T time given the variables X ...
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Is there any pool that rewards shares submitted during lower difficulty more than shares submitted during high difficulty?

I want to rent miner and buy hash and send them to pool. The thing is I want to do so only when difficulty is lower. Difficulty fluctuates and in general, the market take care of things well ...
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Can mining pool participants customize the coinbase of the block they're mining?

If a participant can customize the coinbase, how would that be done? Pool participants make certain decisions about how they mine. Some of those decisions are apparent in each block solved by that ...
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How to calculate the minimum recommended hashrate for p2pool network?

I'm trying to add the current minimum required hashrate for miners on my p2pool frontend. I've seen such calculation for the litecoin network here. For litecoin with quite a high p2pool rate and a ...
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Is CPUMINER's use of JSON files broken?

This is regarding using cpuminer v2.3.2 to do Litecoin mining. I recently upgraded my minerd from version 2.2.3 to 2.3.2 on both my win7(x64) and Ubuntu(x86) machines. Using the old version, minerd ...
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rpc.target.bits management?

I have a new question... Is the max settings for rpc.target.bits 20? I want to match this with our stratum mining software, and how many shares we're getting. Right now, pushpool is getting more ...
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Does PPS reward depend on specific block difficulty?

How is reward per share calculated on PPS payments system? Does it depend on specific block difficulty or average difficulty per day/week/month used? If I have mined two successive blocks with ...
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Is it possible to simulate a mining pool with localhost in windows?

All I want to do is run the miner in CPU (without mining any real coins, no online pool, and no wallet) without connecting to any online miner. I tried using XMRig miner to do a localhost run but ...
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Hashes and payment

I’m still learning about mining and all, but there’s one thing I still don’t understand. I was checking out the hashflare site and came across the store where you can buy hashes. What I don’t get it, ...
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Solo Mining with Diablo-D3 Miner and Stratum

I'm using Diablo-D3 Miner to solo mine for a personal project. I setup Diablo-D3 Miner on my machine but since I do not want to download the entire blockchain (currently, over 200 GB) I decided to go ...
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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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crypto currencies mining

For now i can't afford a great GPU for mining. But what i am thinking is... To mine a very low difficulty coin as much as i can with my old cpu and gpu and wait untill the currency price grow up. But ...
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How do block rewards work within a pool?

Suppose there is pool A with 10,000 miners and another pool B with just 10 miners. There are two miners in the pool A and B each having some mid range hardware with 500H/s (for monero mining its good ...
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Best GUI Miner - To use with slush pool

I have recently wanted to get into mining some crypto currency. And would like to use a GUI based miner for ease and convenience. But I haven’t found any that seem to be any good yet it that are easy ...
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Bitmain S9 BMMINER does not respond to Stratum set_difficulty command

We use a modified version of this library to implement the first SHA256 multi+merge mining pool. It works just fine with the S7 which has CGMiner 4.8 ("cgminer/4.8.0"). However, the S9 with BMMINER 2 ...
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Does Stratum cause mining to be more centralized than getBlockTemplate would?

I read the question "I don't understand the "51% attack" problem. Why does a mining pool have power with a 51% share?" and its anwers. That made me wonder that since the GBT protocol is ...
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How to make Simplecoin's powerpool to support Litecoin Segwit?

I tweek the code transation.py https://github.com/simplecrypto/cryptokit/blob/master/cryptokit/transaction.py#L150 add: if (self.default_witness_commitment is not None): data += b'\x00' ...
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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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How can I find out if a mining pool has been leaking user information?

To my surprise, I have received spam to an email address which I exclusively used with a mining pool that seems to be generally considered trustworthy and reliable. The spam is bitcoin related and ...
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Writing a GPU Bitcoin mining client (learning purposes)

I want to write a basic GPU miner from scratch for learning purposes. By "from scratch" I don't mean that I am unwilling to use libraries but I want it to be similar to real GPU mining software, and ...
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How do I make p2pool accessible from outside my network?

I want my pool to be accessible from the public, i have forwarded port 9332 and 9333 on both udp/tcp, and its still not possible, and the system firewall is open for that, for example i cant access ...
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Pool that seems to be stuck on a block

I'm running a Litecoin pool that seems like it might be stuck on a particular block... it's been working fine all along but is currently at like 312% Of Expected Shares, I've checked the cron jobs and ...
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Splitting hashpower over multiple pools

Is it possible to split the mining hashpower of a rented mining rig over multiple pools simultaneously? Say, I rent a scrypt mining power of 5 Mh/s. What I want to do is point that rig to a stratum ...
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I am new with peercoin and confused is it mining or not [screenshot]

I am new in peercoin and trying first time mining of any currency just to see how it works. I installed cgminer but there's an error Probing for an alive pool Network diff set to 91.5 like that ...
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How can I configure to solo-mine, and use a mining-pool as failover?

cgminer can be configured to have multiple pools. Is there a way, to have as first entry my private wallet, and as second entry a public mining-pool? Doing so gives strange output: [2014-01-29 12:...
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mining pool with eloipool, fires up port but cannot connect

I am trying to get eloipool up and running in a solo mining configuration using this installation https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158105.0 eolipool starts up error free but clients cannot ...
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Bfgminer 3.10.0 not submitting shares (scrypt)

Running bfgminer and notice that it is not submitting any shares to the p2pool. Mining a scrypt based crypto currency (Dogecoin). Noticed the same behavior when trying to mine litecoin. However, ...
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How do I set CPUminer to Scrypt instead of SHA256?

I have started litecoin mining with cpuminer on Ubuntu 12.04 and I keep getting this message. PROOF OF WORK: RESULT: false(booooooo) From what I understand litecoin uses scrypt however my cpuminer ...
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How can I create and setup an litcoin mining pool?

I am researching if it is viable to create a mining pool on some closed networks outside of normal operating hours. Is there a system which can be customise which shows accountability of running ...
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Pushpool GUI Miner failed to subscribe

I'm trying to setup a pool for me and my friends as a test to start with put i have it all setup but it's not working properly, GUI Miner Console output 2013-03-30 19:08:43: Running command: poclbm....
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no_db_file error in ecoinpool

I have successfully installed ecoinpool and couchdb on my server and both are working great just the problem is that when i try to create a worker i get the following error "Database information could ...
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Are the miners concerned with what the pool operators do with their hashpower?

I've stumbled upon a few posts on the Bitcoin forum about miners claiming that they don't care what the pool operators do with their hashing power as long as they are paid, and some others that are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How much is a ZCash Share worth in ZEC on average?

I want to calculate how much a share is worth in ZEC on average. I have already looked at the answer of this question, but it seems that the answer there does not work for ZCash, hence my question. ...
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How can you differentiate between a segwit node/miner and a non segwit node/miner?

Is there any way to differentiate between a segwit node/miner and a non segwit node/miner?
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How often should a mining pool be notifying workers about new work (cancelling current jobs)?

I'm trying to get a handle on the Stratum mining pool protocol. If I set up a mining pool client, I will initially get something to work on. Let's say it takes me a while (e.g. an hour) to solve the ...
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Penalty for submitting invalid share to the mining pool

What is the penalty for submitting invalid share(not stale share) to pool in pool mining? Some mining pool like Minergate Invalid Share policy penalize account balance for submitting invalid ...
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Distribute difficulty to mining devices via proxy

Slushpool has minimum difficulty of 128. Is there a way to split this difficulty via mining proxy to multiple devices? If I had 16 devices mining trough the proxy can I feed them tasks of difficulty 8?...
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Network of IoT devices

Theoretically speaking: Lets say I'm an IoT devices manufacturer. I know that single device could never have hashrate big enough to even get notified by a mining pool + no pool is supporting CPU ...
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Can you lose money from frequent payouts?

Is there a benefit to smaller payouts? I'm currently using SlushPool and have adjusted my "payout threshold" so that I receive a payout every 4 days. If I reduce this threshold to their minimum of 0....
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Why did GBT fail?

GBT was a way to stop miner centralization, but no one used it, everyone continued to use Stratum. Why did it fail?
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eloipool fails with module 'select' has no attribute 'EPOLLIN'

attempting to run eloipool by following the tutorial in the issues section. When running eloipool.py, I am greeted with this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "eloipool.py", line 84, ...
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What's the most fair mining algorithm

lots of people claim that Bitcoin's mining algorithm is unfair because ASIC has definite advantages over other chips. So, what can be the most fair algorithms that maximizes decentralization of mining?...