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Questions tagged [pool-operators]

Owners of mining pools.

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Are transactions in a block decided by mining pool operator?

My assumptions: Most pools have an operator. All individual miners part of the pool work on block with address of the coinbase transaction owned by pool operator. pool operator gets all the bitcoins ...
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Are mining pools evenly distributed across the planet?

Are mining pool managers evenly distributed across the planet? where are the biggest ones located? Like where are the servers physically located? Recently the backbone ISP for all of the Universities ...
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How to structure a Bitcoin charity miner?

I'm working on a project involving mining Bitcoins for charity. I'm writing my own miner, and though I may eventually set up my own pool for this purpose, for now I'm planning on using existing pools. ...
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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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What can a pool operator do with their miners' hashpower?

This issue came up in this question - Are the miners concerned with what the pool operators do with their hashpower?. What can a pool operator do with their miners' hashpower?
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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 ...