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Is Primecoin mining competitive?

Meaning, if more people mine Primecoin, does it get harder to mine? From what I understand, it shouldn't, but I want to be sure.
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Profitability comparisons for Quarkcoin and Primecoin?

I've found sites where you can put your hash rate for scrypt and SHA-256 to check which cryptocurrency would be the most profitable for you to mine, such as: http://dustcoin.com/ http://www.coinwarz....
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Is mining bad for the CPU?

I've started to mine some Primecoin on a couple of spare VPS's, and it's turning out to be profitable. I'm also mining a bit on my laptop when I'm not using it (e.g. during lunch break). Will mining ...
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Why haven't a large number of cryptocurrencies copied Primecoin's mining algorithm? [closed]

According to my understanding, generating an ever-growing list of prime numbers benefits mathematics and society in some mysterious way. Given this, why have more recently created proof-of-work ...
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What is the XPT protocol?

XPT (x.pushthrough) is used by some mining pools (e.g. ypool.net, primecoin). I have googled but could not find any reference to the details of this protocol. What is the protocol to be able to write ...
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How to build Primecoin from source code on a mac?

How should one build the client for the new cryptocoin Primecoin from source code on a mac? The source can be found here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/primecoin/files/
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Parallel primecoin mining

Is it possible to run primecoind as a server and connect other primecoin miners to it, so that they all mine for the same wallet (on the server) in parallel? A kind of solo mining in parallel. I am ...
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Where can I find a step by step tutorial on how to setup primeminer and join a pool?

I'm new to Primeminer and couldn't find a tutorial on how to set it up. I have downloaded the Primeminer software and it seems to consist of only two files: a .bat file an .exe file. Is that all ...
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Mining Primecoin with one server and no pool?

Is it possible to mine with just one server (for learning about mining, not for making a living!) and one wallet? I've configured a Ubuntu VPS on a server I had spare and run Primecoind. My primecoin....
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Please help me understand primecoin mining performance

I've just started mining primecoin over my hp proliant dl380 g5 server with e5420. So I'm using ypool.net as the pool and using their latest software: jhPrimeminer_RdBBeta4.0F2_x64.zip When I check ...