Questions tagged [mining-profitability]

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How much hash power exists in redundant mining hardware?

I'm trying to understand the feasibilty of a hostile nation-state performing a double spend attack on bitcoin. Assuming mining profitability is not a concern, I wonder if they could buy or borrow ...
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Where is there a graph of total miner revenue (BTC) per unit time (e.g. day)?

Basically I'm looking for this graph, but denominated in BTC https://www.blockchain.com/charts/miners-revenue or this graph plus the block reward https://www.blockchain.com/charts/transaction-fees I'...
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Why would anyone sell a Bitcoin miner instead of just mining themselves?

Every time I have asked Bitcoin experts about buying a "cloud mining" account, that is, paying fiat money to a company for them to mine Bitcoin for me, I get the response that it's a scam. &...
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Are all “hosted mining” services necessarily scams?

In 2014 or something, I paid a smaller sum of money to some company called "Cloudhashing" or something, which claimed that I was renting part of their Bitcoin mining pool and all I had to do ...
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Is bitcoin mining mostly a losing game for individuals? [duplicate]

I've just read about the new ASIC chips and how people are keen to get them. I assume whoever sells the chips would have made huge profits for years by now. The more miners start using these faster ...
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Are there any academic papers on the link between energy markets and Bitcoin mining?

I am keen to see if there have been any academic papers that have studied the link between bitcoin miners and energy markets, in-particular, if there is a so called 'no-arbitrage' requirement, or a ...
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What is the incentive for continuing to mine bitcoin as we get very close to the 21 million cap?

The Investopedia article on Bitcoin explains the Bitcoin issuance schedule and how it's halved every four years. Currently, roughly 18.5 million have been mined, with the total cap being 21 million. ...
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How mining works for a new born cryptocurrency [duplicate]

What I have learnt that mining is breaking a block which contains transactions using hashing algorithm (Sorry if this is wrong please do correct me). Now my question is how mining will work for a new ...
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What is the fraction of the Bitcoin mining power that might be engaged in Selfish-Mining?

Is there an estimate for the fraction of miners engaged in Selfish Mining within the BTC network? In light of the publication The Impact of Selfish Mining on Bitcoin Network Performance (2021), ...
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Any study on the relative expected return of bitcoin mining and running the LBC client?

Both bitcoin mining and running the Large Bitcoin Collider client require computing hardware and electricity. A difference is the LBC runs on CPU based hardware, mining profitably requires specialist ...
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Is there an easy way to estimate the number of mining nodes?

I was curious about the number of mining nodes on the network, yet I haven't seen it discussed. I tried two different approaches to approximate the count of mining nodes. I looked up the hashrate of ...
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Is Mining Bitcoin While The Price is Low or High better?

I have a few questions: Does the reward for Bitcoin increase/decrease when the price goes up and down? Is it more profitable to mine when Bitcoin is down, or when it is up? Thank you!
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Miners forego revenue in order to 51% attack the Bitcoin protocol by rejecting blocks

I was recently listening to Mike Green and Anthony Pompliano debate the future of Bitcoin on RealVision. And Mike raised an interesting point regarding Bitcoin (I'm paraphrasing). "Scenario: Let'...
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When the number of bitcoin reward halves after 4 years, doesn't the perceived value of a bitcoin about double?

Let's say the price of a bitcoin is US$33,000, and all the miners mine it or not mine it if their electricity kWh price is too high, and it is at an equilibrium that it is somewhat profitable and ...
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Do miners mine their own transactions or submit them to the network?

I am wondering how miners are behaving toward their own transactions. Do they send their own transactions to the mempool or can they process/confirm them directly? I am assuming that the miners are ...
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Is there any logical way that a “cloud Bitcoin mining” operation could be anything but a scam?

A few years ago, I paid (don't remember now if it was in Bitcoin or fiat) for a subscription to this "Cloudhash" scam. Basically, they claimed that I was "renting" a miner in their ...
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If I use a MacBook Pro to mine Bitcoin (and keep records for the blockchain), how much can I earn in 1 month? [duplicate]

I know people say it is not practical to mine Bitcoins using a computer any more, but graphics cards are usually used to mine them. But suppose just for fun, I do use a MacBook Pro to mine it 8 hours ...
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Why is Bitcoin not moving to an ASIC-resistant Proof of Work algorithm?

Bitcoin uses a Proof of Work algorithm that makes it the perfect victim of ASIC mining. As a result, hash power is not very decentralized (more than 50% of Bitcoin's hash power is concentrated in ...
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Can miners collude to bypass the penalty based revocation system of the lightning network?

The core lightning security assumption relies on a punishment mechanism called “Justice Transaction”. However, how can you prevent a malicious user from colluding with a miner, and producing a block ...
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Mining Bitcoin at 1000x Efficiency

Bitcoin secures its network by forcing miners to solve a cryptographic puzzle who's difficulty increases based on the total hashing power of the network. If someone were to develop an algorithm that ...
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What advantages do large-scale miners have?

Do established mining hardware companies (e.g., Bitmain) offer discounts to mining operations that place large orders (e.g., orders for 100s or 1000s of units)? Since this is a competitive business, ...
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Does bitcoin miner heat as much as a heater

If someone want to heat a room or some water for a defined amount of time and without a worry about the sound produced. Can a bitcoin miner be a good subtitute to a modern heather with the same power ...
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Do most small miners join mining pools? Is “pay-per-share” the dominant approach?

Is it correctly understood that most individual/small miners join mining pools? Is "pay-per-share" (or some variations thereof) the most popular mining pool approach, which means that the ...
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im planing to buy BTC miner but the place im keeping it in suffers of power cuts everyday for approximately 15 minutes. will it operate?

im buying bitmain s9 for the 1st time and i have 0 experiences. if the power cut off for like 15-20 min everyday and come back will the miner operate by it self ? or i have to do it my self everyday. ...
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Who is paying for the running costs of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin mining will consume around 70TWh for 2020 (~3 nuclear power plants). As far as I know, electricity is paid using fiat money. If 1 kWh costs 0.1 $, without counting hardware costs, that means ...
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nodes are run to get rewards or just to help bitcoin [duplicate]

I wanted to make a share of my help in bitcoin validation. my question is do Running A Full Node to validate transactions pays reward back or not so I can also benefits from my help to the community
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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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Does mining bitcoin on a laptop have an expected revenue exceeding the cost of electricity and wear and tear on the computer? [duplicate]

My understanding, from a relatively old source, that it used to be that hobbyists would get bitcoins from mining on their private computers, but that more recently there was a heavy shift to e.g. ...
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Beginner's question: Why must proof-of-work be useless?

I wonder why the proof-of-work under no circumstances may be usable. The argument I understand is: If the proof-of-work could be used, its results could be sold, and doing the proof-of-work would cost ...
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Can we check if a miner has validated the solution?

When a miner finds a solution for the block and broadcasts it to the other node, all the other nodes verify if it is a correct solution or not. The idea pops up a few questions in my head: I read ...
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In the future, if I pay a coffee with a very low fee, will it ever be paid?

So this is the thing, I am just learning about feedrates and how the miners pick their transactions with higher fees, so they can get more money. But, what will happen in the future when people pay ...
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What software should I use to mine bitcoins? [duplicate]

I'm really interested in bitcoins but I don't really trust any exchanges to keep my ID safe. I thought it would be a good idea to mine bitcoins for a day or two to get a couple of cents to send around ...
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How does the mathematical problem get harder for bitcoin mining over time?

How does it become harder for miners to extract bitcoin as time passes (excluding increasing computer capabilities and the competition between miners accordingly)? Is related to the amount of bitcoins ...
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How do miners earn partial bitcoins?

I know that the miner who has the hash matching with the bitcoin's root software gets to stamp the block and put it onto the blockchain (correct me if I'm wrong). Accordingly, that miner takes the ...
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BITCOIN MINING POOL OPERATION CONCERN

I have contributed Bitcoin into a mining pool that was being promoted on Instagram. The miner of the pool informed me that the process consists of 5 cycles. He set an initial amount of Bitcoin to be ...
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Mining pools communicating outside of network

Does anyone know of any papers / evidence of bitcoin mining pools communicating outside of the bitcoin network for financial gain? It seems plausible in practice, but I am not sure if that has ...
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What would the effect of a very long bear market be on the Bitcoin economy?

I don't mean to be a doomsday prophet or spread FUD, but I need to know if Bitcoin (or any PoW coin) investors should be concerned about the following scenario: Assume Bitcoin goes in a very long ...
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Why don't miners charge more for high value transactions?

I know high and low value transactions take up the same amount of space in the blockchain. But wouldn't btc be more economical and fair if miners deliberatly chose transactions based on the value/fee ...
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Is it profitable to mine Bitcoin on iPhone X? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to mining, so in just trying to explore our. I wish to know if it's profitable to mint it on iPhone X? What I mean by profitability is making between $1000 - $3000 monthly by mining. ...
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If I have 51% of the capacity of the entire network, can I mine absolutely all the blocks faster than the network?

I'm really wondering can I mine absolutely all the blocks in the network faster than rest miners with their 49% hashing power not for the purpose of conducting double-spend attack?
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What is Profit Ratio in BTC.com mining calculator

BTC.com website has a sophisticated Bitcoin mining profitability calculator and a simple calculator. The sophisticated one has a lot of settings. There is a particular setting named "profit ratio" ...
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Are miner builder/sellers profitability calculations true?

regarding to this question here How many hash calculation is needed to reach one BTC? , it takes about 1387 years with 1 TH/s power rate to reach 1 BTC. So if someone has a machine with 53TH/s power ...
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I'm running an antminer solo on my local bitcoind 'pool' will i get paid?

I'm running an antminer 'a' solo on my local bitcoind 'pool' plus an S5. Both are hashing away lovely, but only the S5 goes through bfgminer, 'a' is connected to my bitcoind 'pool' directly . My ...
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Is IQmining worth the investment? [closed]

I am interested in investing in crypto-contracts, is IQmining worth the investment?
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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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How much electricity and time would mining a bitcoin consume right now? [duplicate]

I live in an area where electricity is really cheap, I'm talking 0.003 USD per kilowatts/hour. I've searched myself around internet apparently it takes 15 000 kilowatts/hour of power to mine a bitcoin,...
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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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What is the minimum hash rate power should I have to get rewarded in btc.com? [duplicate]

I just want to know how much minimum hash rate power should someone have to receive reward in btc.com or other pools?
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Known cases of miners withholding blocks when used as randomness?

There are some applications that use the blockhash as a source of randomness, often with a payout similar to a lottery. I've heard of attacks where it would be more profitable for a miner to withhold ...
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How to perform CPU mining on bitcoin TESTNET on Linux?

I need approximately 100 Bitcoin Testnet to run an experiment on the lightning network. Any suggestion on how to run CPU mining? Should I use cgminer? Make any sense to perform solo mining on ...

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