Questions tagged [mining-software]

Related to the software used for mining cryptocurrencies

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Curious about building a mining software

I am trying to learn and understand more about mining software, and so I am trying to build a simple 1 to try it out. I have been reading resources from SlushPool and a bit from the google link they ...
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C++ source code for bitcoin miner software?

Does anyone know where to get the C++ source code of one workable bitcoin miner?
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Cryptomining in Games

Following the press last months, you could read articles about cryptomining via javascript. Basically, you open a web page, and a villiant person/company/organisation put some code in website which ...
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How to enable mining on daemon?

I forked bitocin and created a altcoin. Now I am running a node of it. There are currently 0 blocks because there are no miners. How can I enable mining on bitcoind? I tried adding gen=1 with config,...
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Can cgminer be modified to mine pascalcoin?

Cgminer is the only mining software I’ve found written for ASIC and FPGA, it looks like tons of currencies have been added since it’s inception, could Pasc be added? Does anyone know if this being ...
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Why doesn't the Bitcoin core team develop official Bitcoin mining software?

If I am right, the Bitcoin Core just maintains the software necessary to run a full node. Essentially it's the code for the Bitcoin wallet, which just verifies blocks, but doesn't mine. But mining is ...
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Why am I getting only about 3k to 300k hashes per second?

I have written a python script to mine bitcoin. I am however getting only 3k to 300k hashes per second Here is the code: import time import hashlib import random import string size_of_rand_input =...
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What program do I need to mining coins?

I see there are hundreds of coins in the market. Can I use one program to mine all of them?
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How do I mine VoteCoin?

First I am not trying to open a bank but I have a core i3 3210 @ 3.20 GHz and a gt 210(pretty bad).I know I am late at mining so I thought of alt coins,like people who invested in bitcoin first, now ...
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Is it possible to use hardware RNG with ccminer or similar mining software

So - I have one of the original LockBox devices - we no longer use. It's basically a micro atx motherboard and enclosure with processor and hdd and ram... simple stuff. There is a hardware RNG on it ...
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How to create your own bitcoin mining software? [closed]

Can we create mining software, if yes, how?
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How to resolve Minera cgminer “no devices found” error after installing additional GekkoScience USB-Antsticks?

I successfully completed my first attempt to configure my Raspberry Pi for Bitcoin mining with a GekkoScience USB Antstick and Minera; however, after installing additional Antsticks, my env somehow ...
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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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Compute capability error when trying to compile ccminer

I am trying to compile ccminer to work with a GPU that has compute capability 3.5. When I compile with the default nvcc_ARCH (compute capability 5.0 + 5.2), the code compiles but when I try to ...
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How can I solo mine using Bitcoin Core?

I want to mine Bitcoin using the Bitcoin Core client. I have followed the steps on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd4Opw0Upok, but when I type "setgenerate true" in the console, it replies with "...
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Bitcoin pool mining test [closed]

i write part of miner for check correct work private String generateCoinbase(String en2){ StringBuilder coinbase = new StringBuilder(); coinbase.append(coinb1); coinbase.append(...
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Need a CudaMiner release

I'm trying to mine with my gtx770 but now I know that I need the "cudaMiner 2013-11-01". I've searched on the entire web (well only google but you know it has everything on the web) and all links are ...
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Bitcoin mining algorithm - target - Java

Default share difficulty is 1 (big-endian target for difficulty 1 is 0x00000000ffff0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000) How to calculate this? How it look like on Java code? What ...
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How to mine a genesis block?

Following this guide, I'm trying to learn how to mine a genesis block, not to launch another altcoin or anything, blockchain databases are going to be important and I want to be ahead of the curve. I'...
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Can Armory be used for mining?

Can Armory be used for mining? I hear it is a wallet, but as it downloads the whole blockchain anyway should not you be able to mine with it, too?
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Using BM1380(or other) Mining Chips

I have an old AntMiner S1 sitting in my closest, which uses the AntMiner BM1380 mining chip. I have the data sheet for the chip, found here. https://bitmaintech.com/files/download/...
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Good Bitcoin Mining Software? [closed]

Does anyone know of any of the best Bitcoin Mining Software? I have been looking for mining software for a while, but I can't seem to find any. I'm using Windows 8 if that helps.
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Is the scriptPubKey of a previously unseen transaction in an incoming block checked? If so, where?

Today I was reading bitcoind src, and trying to find out where scriptPubKey is executed when a node received new block with transaction, for example transaction from new block may not be exist in ...
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Difference between wallet and mining software?

What's the core difference between the mining and wallet software out there? I haven't been able to find any information on this so anything - technical or non is appreciated. Though I'm talking about ...
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Why are there not miners on homebrew

Is there some reason why the mining software like sgminer, cgminer, or bgminer are not on homebrew? I guess I'm wondering if there is a "political" reason? or if it's just not been tried yet? or is ...
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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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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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Using GPU mining with the Bitcoin Wallet

After asking this question about using the Bitcoin wallet to mine, I am wondering how I can get my GPU involved with the mining work? Is this possible? or this there other, non-pooling software that ...
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How to mine using bitcoinJ?

I'm using bitcoinJ to create a custom wallet that works in Java, but I don't have any idea to mining using bitcoinJ. Anyone have any idea? Thansk for advice!!
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Want to write my own solo cpu bitcoin miner

I just want to understand how this mining process works (from the developers point of view from very start to end). Can someone guide me towards a doc or a open source code (I am newbie here so a VERY ...
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Java code for Bitcoin Mining?

I am a student and doing research on Bitcoin. I wanted to know how mining is done but I wanted it see the some basic java code. Can some one provide me with resources? I would appreciate if some one ...
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Get work on custom solo mining software

I'm making a bitcoin solo miner, what is the URL to get the current block header a with JSON call? I also need the URL where the work will be sent if a valid solution is found. Right now I'm trying ...
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How can I be sure that bitcoin mining software is not compromised?

I have been interested of generating Bitcoins but how can I be sure that the software that is available for this is not somehow compromised? My concern is that the software may have some backdoor (...
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How do I start mining?

I have only known about Bitcoin for maybe a month now. I don't know what I need to start mining, but I had these two programs that were said to be needed for the Bitcoins. I deleted these programs ...
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Will 64-bit miners work on 32-bit machines?

I want to distribute some miners, but I prefer not to distribute 2 versions of everything (32-bit and 64-bit). According to Microsoft, most 32-bit programs run on 64-bit systems. I'm not concerned ...
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altcoin execoin miner is infected?

looking for asic-proof alt-coins, I found one called EXE coin. however, it requires their version of the miner and it says standard miners won't work. firefox/waterfox claims the binary is infected. ...
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Does BitMinter not use CPU's for mining at all?

I just started using BitMinter on several computers. They have decent GPU's that are detected and working fine, but I'd like to be able to use my CPU's also and I can't seem to find any method to ...
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What was the first official BTC miner software?

I know that the first and official wallet is bitcoin-qt. This wallet has code here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin What was the first official miner software? I understand that bitcoin-qt never ...
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Gridseed Mac OSX software

Where can I find information on running a Gridseed miner on Mac OSX? Either BTC and/or LTC. I'm looking for rather consistent information, by this I mean instructions with links that point to the ...
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Can I emulate a graphics card using software, and use it for mining?

My name is Ben and I'm working with a server technician called Fab. We are using Team-viewer to work together on this question to make it as concise and to the point as possible. We have set up a ...
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Full example data for scrypt Stratum-client

I'm trying to write a Mining client for Scrypt-based mining using Stratum Communication. As of now, I have some trouble verifying all my bit orders and sequences. Hashes I'm generating get always ...
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Fees/Taxes on Each Block Found

Haven't found a clear answer to this, but I have heard that various coins charge a sort of "developer tax". I've looked through a bunch of various crypto's sourcecode, but I haven't found any hints as ...
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Do mining clients affect efficiency of mining?

Excuse my ignorance. I'm new to this. When trying to start mining, does it matter which client I choose to do the mining? If so, to what end?
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BFGMiner vs. CGMiner

What is the difference between BFGMiner and CGMiner in Laymen's terms? Also, the longterm outcome will be exactly the same if mining is done with or without a pool, correct?
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What happens on my computer when I mine in a pool?

When I mine in a pool, I see the number of shares and stale ones. What does this mean? What is a share? What the guiminer (the mining program) receives and what it sends? It sends it to whom? How the ...
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How often should I call getblocktemplate?

I'm building a basic Bitcoin client in c# to better understand the mining protocol. I need help understanding Getblocktemplate. I have read the Getblocktemplate wiki, but I'm still having an issue ...
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Trying to download miner but Google Chrome marks them as malicious/malware

First I tried GUIMiner-scrypt and then cgminer-3.9.0-windows.zip Both archives are marked as malicious in Google Chrome. I googled and have not found articles about that. Do other people get such ...
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Can I mine Quark on Linux?

Are there any Linux applications for mining Quark coin? I am running CPU Coin Miner and I have the Quark Wallet, both on Windows, but I would like to install these on Ubuntu or some Linux distro. Is ...
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Can I write my own pool software by using bitcoin API?

Theoretically speaking, if I know programming (C,C++,C# etc.) can I write my own mining pool software/server using only Bitcoin API or I need more information than that? https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/...