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What open source miner applications are there?

What open source miner applications are there? Especially to see how the mining process works.
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What is NTime rolling/nonce range? And what miners support it?

From Slush's pool's homepage: Pool now supports Long polling and NTime rolling. Older miners have many problems with those new features, which can negatively affect your rewards. Please update your ...
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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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Is this thing on? (How to tell if my cpuminer is working?)

I have pretty much no idea what I'm doing. But I've had cpuminer running on my laptop for a half hour or so, just playing around. I know it's not near worth the time or electricity, I'm just having ...
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Fastest CPU Miner

I have a Windows Server with 20 cores at 2.10 Ghz (AMD Opteron 4171 HE). I am currently using Ufasoft CPU miner and getting about 35 Mhash/s. I want to know what is the fastest CPU miner that I can ...
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What are some reasons that a rational miner won't switch to P2Pool?

Besides the initial time investment of downloading & learning how to use a new tool ... what are some more reasons for a rational not to switch to P2Pool? (Some reasons to switch is a slightly ...
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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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GUI Miner for OS X?

I'm pretty new to the world of Bitcoin; though, a few months back I tried mining. I had everything working, but then I stopped.. Anyway, now I'd like to start up again, though I've wiped my computer ...
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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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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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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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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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GUIMiner won't start mining on Slush's pool

I started co-mining on Slush's pool successfully for about 48 hours, but from there on I haven't been able to connect to it again. It logs in the console this, no matter if I'm using a valid worker ...
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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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Is it impossible to GPU mine without OpenCL?

I have an Nvidia 7300 GX and want to start mining with it. This card doesn't support OpenCL. Can I still use it for mining? With BitMinter I can only use CPU mining; it doesn't see the Nvidia card. I ...
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Mining as a screensaver

Strongly inspired by the SETI program, I was considering putting together a mining client that mines when a computer switches to screensaver. I know this would cost some PGU when the computer takes a ...
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How to simulate early bitcoin mining?

I would like to design an application that involves integrating with the bitcoin mining process. My problem is that I don't have an environment that legitimately mines bitcoins because of hardware ...
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Mining pool software for home use

I have tried to set up a mining pool with my home computers. I am running bitcoind on one machine, and the others, also running bitcoind, were started with --url and --userpass to my central bitcoind ...
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Example accepted getwork function input and output?

I'm looking for example getwork input and output of a successful block hash to verify a getwork client I've implemented. I'd also accept suggestions on better ways to verify this. I've looked at ...
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Bitcoin alternative designed for NVIDIA

Currently the best graphics cards to mine Bitcoins are all AMDs. What should be changed in the Bitcoin protocol to make the alternative version of Bitcoins better mined by NVIDIA graphics cards? Could ...
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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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How can I code a Bitcoin JSON-RPC “getwork” request in Java?

I'm not entirely sure whether to ask this question on Bitcoin-SE or Stack Overflow, but I decided to post it here due to the direct relevancy of the question to Bitcoin and the general prominence of ...
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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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Where can I download the Litecoin binary for OSX?

Where can I find a compiled litecoin minerd binary for Mac OS X? Perhaps a multi-coin implementation?
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Which mining software/script provides the greatest MHash/sec and power efficiency balance?

Hopefully this is not too specific.. Which mining software/script provides the greatest MHash/sec and power efficiency balance? (I'm currently using an old version of phoenix miner) Preferably for ...
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What does “PROOF OF WORK RESULT: false (booooo)” mean when mining?

I'm mining (Litecoin miner, shouldn't matter) with minerd, and got this in the output: [2011-10-13 07:12:02] thread 1: 5524 hashes, 0.96 khash/sec [2011-10-13 07:12:02] thread 0: 5415 hashes, 0.95 ...
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I built a miner, got a hash block, now what? Where do I send it?

So as an exercise I want to build a mining client, just because I'm curious. I understand that I'm supposed to create a hash, but once I have the hash, where do I send it? How do I submit it back ...
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Is there any way to install a GPU miner on ubuntu without using the proprietary drivers?

The question pretty much says it all. Any way to install a GPU miner (ATI) without A) Installing fglrx (which is a very bad driver for everyday use, and breaks my dual-monitor setup) B) Installing ...
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Relative performance of various mining software?

Has any measured the relative performance of various mining software? I figure such a study would be very beneficial for all the miners to choose the most optimal software out there to squeeze out the ...
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What is the easiest to operate/fastest solo bitcoin mining client for a cluster rig?

I'm planning to set up a rig and need a solo mining client. Can you offer me some suggestions? (Please don't just tell me that solo mining isn't worth it).
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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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Why did bitcoin programmers release mining code?

Why did anyone ever release bitcoin mining code, aside from promoting bitcoin and eventually raising investor awareness? Looking at a price chart, bitcoins were valued at just a fraction of a dollar ...
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Is it possible to detect mining of bitcoins on an enterprise network?

Is it possible to detect bitcoins mined where it may be against an organization's computer usage policy? E.g., Bitcoins mined secretly on corporate or university computers when the policies of the ...
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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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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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Is there a version of EasyMiner for Mac?

I'm thinking about possibly getting a BitForce Jalapeno (http://products.butterflylabs.com/4-5gh-bitcoin-miner.html) It says that it needs "EasyMiner" which is only for Windows. (The download page ...
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Could many large forks cause a DoS attack on the miner?

Suppose it was possible to influence a miner to create many forks. My understanding is that a miner won't retransmit the fork, but will track it internally. Where is this information saved in a ...
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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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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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cgminer doesn't detect GPU in ssh session

I have AMD Radeon HD 6450 card and Ubuntu is my OS. If I log in normally and start cgminer it works properly and detect my graphic card. Now my monitor is turned off and I connect to my computer by ...
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Bitcoin mining algorithm

I was looking at some sample mining algorithms and also some sample code and there was something which I didnt really understand. In Simple bitcoin mining algorithm he says , The simplest miner would ...
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Which mining pools use custom mining software?

Which mining pools use custom mining software? Do those pools require the users to use their software, or just encourage their users?
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Is there a miner with a controllable hashrate?

Sometimes people don't want to mine at a full load due to various reasons (computer noise, hardware concerns, etc). Are there any miners out there in which one can set a hashrate limit? I know one can ...
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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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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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Software for mining Quarkcoin on 32-bit Windows

Is there a software for 32-bit Windows to mine Quarkcoins as part of a pool?
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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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What ways does a miner differ from a wallet?

I'm trying to understand how transactions are broadcast, the time is synchronized, and the chain extended. I have a wallet on OSX that required me to fully synchronize with the network. Contrasting ...
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How do I install Phoenix 2 on Mac OSX Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to install the latest version of Phoenix2 on Mac OSX Mountain Lion (on a Macbook Pro Retna) and unable to get it to work What works: The BitMinter client says OpenCL works on my CPU and ...
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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/...