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Problem connecting on Slush's pool with GUIMiner, i tried many Host adress to connect, every time it says the target computer expressly reject it

I'm on Windows 10 with GUIminer, i want to mine on the slush's pool but every time i enter every host adress i saw it didn't work on slush pool. I entered the right login for my miner and on ...
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Writing your own mining software

I am interested in writing my own bitcoin mining software (I.e. a node). I do have some coding experience but I am less knowledgeable about crypto currencies and I have no clue where to start on ...
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What bitcoin mining software is easy to use and start mining immediately with a pool & new ASIC boards?

I'm looking to just start mining with my cheap laptop, but wanted to just ask whats the easiest mining software to setup and let it run in the background when my machine is idle. And the software has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to solo-mine bitcoins with bfgminer?

I'm completely new to Bitcoin, so my understanding of mining is still improving. I downloaded BFGMiner, and now I would like to perform some solo mining. (I would rather have it use my GPU, but if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mining on Mac OSX

Has anyone successfully set up a miner on Mac OSX? What are the most recent mining clients that will work on my 2011 MacBook Pro? I've tried DiabloMiner and poclbm but can't seem to get them running. ...
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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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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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What do `minerd`s feedback messages (LONGPOLL, yay, boo) mean?

I have been testing a script that essentially runs (incomplete command shown here!): minerd --algo scrypt -s 45 --retry-pause 5 --threads $threads --url ... Among the feedback messages, while minerd ...
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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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Is there a command line Bitcoin CPU miner for Windows?

Is there a Bitcoin miner that I can run using the command line on Windows? I want a CPU miner, not a GPU miner.
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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 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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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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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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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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Am trying to start mining litecoin with litecoin-qt

I have downloaded the litecoin-qt, since I read on a forum, with that I could start mining directly. But in my screen, there is not a button for mining. Have downloaded the cpuminer and have placed ...
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Is there Windows based mining software that allows you to set precentage of GPU/CPU or set low priority

Essentially the title is my question. I have 3 Windows boxes that already run 24/7 for specific low CPU usage tasks. Was hoping I could find mining software I could run on them that will not affect ...
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Is a mining program necessary for mining, or can bitcoind mine by itself?

I'm having a hard time understanding the relationship between daemons (such as bitcoind or litecoind) and mining. Some things I read make it seem that you need a separate mining app and some things ...
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How do I write a Litecoin mining client?

I want to write a program that gets a block header from the Litecoin client and increments the nonce until it finds a valid block. How do I do that? C# is preferred however C, C++, python will do.
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Problems with mining Bitcoin (OpenCL)

I have been having some trouble with mining. I have no OpenCL compatible hardware, so that severely limits the software I can use (for example, GUIMiner only allows OpenCL). Is there a way that I can ...
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Simple GPU miner with long pooling C++

I want to write own GPU miner, but I can't find any simple solution (cgminer and RPC miner are big projects with many useless to me functions). I need the sources of only one GPU miner with long ...
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Technical Review of Bitcoin

I am currently looking on how does Bitcoin work, and I would like to sum things up with your help. The point is, if I ever want to write my own mining agent, what do I have to understand in order to ...
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What is the best BTC miner for intel HD 4000 card?

Right now I am using GUIminer(and some guides said not to use it), it gets ~80Mhash/s but this miner is laggy, sometimes disconnects without a reason, and it is slow... So I would like to use cgminer, ...
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A Modern Miner's Software Stack

I'm interested in dabbling with mining. I see that there are at least 2 pieces of software that are used when participating in the Bitcoin network: InstaWallet BitcoinD (the daemon) I guess I'm ...
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is there a Java or C# library for mining bitcoins?

Hi guys is there a Java or C# library for mining bitcoins? I am hoping to incorporate it into an application. I have read the other questions that asked about libraries but i need to know if these ...
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I was getting 7 mhash/s on GUIminer.. but only 0.3 on bit minter?

I'm really new to bitcoins. I have a good computer, cpu based at least. 8 core AMD processor with 4 ghz a core with decent amount of cache. I wanted to make some extra money and use my computer to get ...
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Mining operations: what's allowed and what's not?

I understand that miner's compete to create blocks that meet certain (very specific) cryptographic criteria. However, I'm still having trouble seeing the "forest through the trees" here, and have a ...
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Mining without using client

Is there a way to mine bitcoins without installing a client, that is can I do it in PHP or Node.js by adding some libraries etc which replicate what the bitcoin client would do(more or less)?
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Bitcoin Miner Pseudo code

I want to understand how the mining process works so that I can code up my own bitcoin miner. Does anybody have pseudo code of a bitcoin miner that will help me achieve this? Also, help with an ...
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only getting 52khs on Litecoin mining with a Nvidia GTX670

I want to give mining a try with the current video card i have. I know its not good for mining but its a start. I use cgminer and link it with WeMineLTC. For some reason I only get 52 KHash/s. I saw ...