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What hash rate can a Raspberry Pi achieve? Can the GPU be used?

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized $25 (or $45, for the deluxe option) computer, designed for educational use. Has anyone tried running mining software on it? If so, what's the hashrate like? (...
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What are the minimal system requirements to run a full Bitcoin node?

I want to build a low profile system running as a full Bitcoin node, i.e. just running Bitcoin Core 0.9+ and pretty much nothing else. What is the minimal system (in terms of power consumption) that ...
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Could the $25/£16 Raspberry Pi computer be used to run mining equipment?

Raspberry Pi $25/£16 PC article I saw this article today and it looks like a really interesting development in budget computing. It's a $25 barebones computer that runs Linux, and can play games ...
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How to tell bitcoind to use more memory and CPU

I just updated my node to 0.12 and its going through its long verification process but I noticed that its not using very much memory/cpu pi 602 10.5 19.4 352220 184312 ? Ssl 21:57 1:...
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Is Bitcoin Core storage compatible across different machine architecture?

I want to run Bitcoin core on a raspberry PI (arm32v7), but the initial sync takes way too long. I am thinking importing the UTXO set from another of my node which run on x64. Would it work? Is it ...
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UTXOs set size for small node

For several months the size of the UTXOs set has been exploding with almost 20MB more every day. So I would like to know from what size it may be a problem for small nodes such as Raspberry Pi 4 for ...
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Bitcoin full node installation on Raspberry Pi3 not working

I'm trying to setup a Bitcoin full node including GUI & wallet based on guide on raspnode.com but I got stuck at the this point: 'i@raspnode~/bin/bitcoin$ make -j2' having this error: Making ...
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Overclock Antminer U3 running on raspberry pi

I have an Antminer u3 running on a raspberry pi using bfgminer. Its currently running at 47GH/s. Does anyone know if is possible to over clock it using BGFminer so that it will run at 55 - 60 GH/s? ...
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Is it possible to share blockchain data between multiple nodes?

I'm planning to create a Raspberry Pi Cluster in order to run several bitcoin nodes. Can I share parts of the ~/.bitcoin/ folder in order to not have to store the entire hundreds of GB for each of the ...
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Efficient way to migrate a pruned node

I would like to know what are the step to succefully migrate a pruned node. I have a Raspnode (rPi2B+) and it is so slow that it doesnt seem to sync the blockchain after several days... I want to ...
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Is it still possible to do cpu mining for experimenting?

Commercially speaking I know it worse than pointless! But please, be gentle and don't remind me. Neither bother about being insulting or patronizing because I ask such a 'stupid' question. Thank you ...
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bitcoin-cli very slow to respond to RPC calls (Raspberry Pi)

Running Bitcoin 0.11 on Raspberry Pi 2 (Quad core 900MHz 1GB RAM, 128GB Flash Drive for blockchain, 8GB SD Card for OS and software). Blockchain is fully synced, 13 connections. In htop, I see I'm ...
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How does bitcoind choose its data directory?

Sorry, noob question I am new to anything linux related. I managed to set up bitcoin core just fine on my raspberry pi 4 and I have an external HDD that I want to use as my data directory for the 250 ...
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Can you run a bitcoin lightning node on a raspberry pi zero?

Will a bitcoin lightning node run on a raspberry pi zero? Does it have to have the full Bitcoin blockchain synced or can it connect to a remote node? Also what are the minimum requirements to get a ...
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How to update my RaspNode? no GUI only CLI

I would like to know the best way to update my RaspNode (rPi 2 B+) to the 0.12.1 bitcoind version. I did sudo apt-get install bitcoind I also did this: Erased /bin/bitcoin folder then into /...
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Fine tunning a Rapsberri Pi 2 B+ full 0.12 node

I'm running a 0.12 Raspnode (raspberri Pi 2 B+ full node) I've made the full node syncing in a laptop to speed up the process. Then, after moving all the files successfully and starting the full node ...
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Raspiblitz slow sync performance

I'm syncing my raspberry pi 4 model B, 4GB and after 4 days I'm less than 50% synced. It seems as though there is something wrong with bitcoind as there are some weird symptoms going on. The pi is ...
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Transferring wallet.dat from PC to Raspberry PI

I have the Stratis QT sofware running on my computer. I also have a working version of stratisd running on a raspberry pi, which I set up following this tutorial If I try to swap my wallet.dat on my ...
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Why does getNewAddress take so long? Often times out python-bitcoinrpc

Bitcoin 0.11 on a Raspberry Pi 2: https://github.com/jgarzik/python-bitcoinrpc I am using this RPC auth proxy to talk to bitcoind from Python. I have a script that requests getmempoolinfo every 1 ...
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bitcoind no such file or directory when trying to execute on Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi 4

Trying to install and run Bitcoin Core Daemon on a Raspberry Pi 4 8GB w/ Ubuntu Server and unable to execute bitcoind. Below are the exact steps I am taking: Use Raspberry Pi imager to flash the ...
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Only 10 connections on my raspberry pi full node

I'd like to know why I only get 10 connections on my full node? Is there something missing in the conf file? $bitcoin-cli -netinfo Bitcoin Core v0.21.0.0-7d8a10a6f - 70016/Satoshi:0.21.0/ ipv4 ipv6 ...
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My lightning node is unreachable and lightning-rpc': Connection refused

I'm trying to use c-lightning on my raspberry. When start the lightning daemon I get two errors: the first one is: 2020-06-05T17:02:08.784Z DEBUG connectd: Failed to connect 10 socket: Network is ...
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Install bitcoin core on raspberry pi 3

Is it possible to install bitcoin core on raspberry pi 3 since I tried it once and it did not work out and I have an external drive for the bitcoin data for it? OS: raspbian (8 GB space with 1TB HDD ...
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Is it actually possible to install Bitcoin full node on a Raspberry Pi 3B+?

A Raspberry Pi 3B+ has only 1GB of ram and this official Bitcoin Core page shows that minimum requirement is 2GB ram and 200 GB storage with 100MB/s read and write speed. But I see a lot of articles ...
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EXCEPTION: 15dbwrapper_error

I'm running Bitcoind 0.17 on a raspberry Pi 3. Everything ran smoothly until I did something wrong (I guess) but can't figure out what happened. Now I got this error. Has someone experience with this ...
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I'd like to connect an LKETC USB Scypt Miner to my Raspberry Pi. Help?

I am new to bitcoin mining, but pretty good with technology as a whole. As a Father/Son project, I recently purchased a couple of USB LiteCoin Scrypt miners (I bought them here: http://www.aliexpress....
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Error: Disk space is too low!

I am trying to run bitcoind on a raspberrypi. I started by starting bitcoind on my laptop,downloading and verifying the blockchain. So far so good, bitcoind works as expected. Then I set prune=600 in ...
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How to fix kernel paging request error on raspberry pi miner?

I'm mining Bitcoin and Litecoin using Gridseeds. As a host/controller I'm running a Raspberry Pi with ArchLinuxARM. I'm using the latest Arch image and compiled cgminer from this github repository: ...
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Does a Raspberry Pi have enough CPU power to run a full node and an electrs server?

Very curious if anyone has this particular setup, currently am running the aforementioned on an old Acer laptop but it's struggling hard.
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Can't open bitcoin-qt GUI on Raspberry Pi

I installed the latest bitcoin node on my Raspberry Pi 4 following this guide: https://www.makeuseof.com/bitcoin-node-raspberry-pi/ Everything went well, only the last step where you need to start the ...
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Fully synced bitcoind 0.18.1 on RPI4 using 100% cpu ( 1 core only ) , is it normal?

I started playing with bitcoind 0.18.1 on a RPI4 and i can see that even when fully synced it is still using 100% cpu so one full core. Is this normal / expected ? Looking at the threads is the ...
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LoadBlockIndexDB: transaction index disabled

I'm trying to run bitcoind on a Raspberry Pi 3 but I'm stuck on an error. The raspberry has a Hdd for storage with a fully indexed blockchain that was synced on my laptop and than copied to the Hdd (...
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Avalon 741 and/or later models without AUC3 converter?

Avalon models prior to the 741 normally required an AUC2 converter to work, but it was also possible to bypass that requirement by plugging the miner's data cable directly into a Raspberry Pi's IIC ...
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Bitcoin-qt requesting reindex on already indexed blockchain data directory

To save time, I synced the blockchain on my laptop for import to my Raspberry Pi node. I had set txindex=1. When setting txindex=1 on my Raspberry Pi and pointing the data directory to my previously ...
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Bitcoin-Qt does not unpack the bootstrap.dat

I downloaded a copy of the bootstrap.dat for a node I'm trying to set up on a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian OS, based on Debian). I placed it in ./bitcoin, which is the right place according to what I read. ...
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Why won't my pool find my miners? [closed]

My main devices: 12x U1 AntMiner + Raspberry Pi B 512 MB (Included 32GB SD containing MinePeon) As normal I should: Plug in those miners & Raspberry Pi's micro USB-cable into hubs Connect the ...
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Why do I get this error when I try to install CGMiner on my RaspberryPi?

I am going crazy trying to install CGminer on my RaspberryPi (I use Raspbian) to mine Scrypt currency I downloaded it and when I perform: sudo ./configure finally I get the following error message: ...
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I Can't Get Inbound Connections to My Node

I recently set up a Bitcoin Core Node on a Raspberry Pi. It is fully caught up to the chain tip and has 10 outbound connections. I am using bitcoind to configure the node and have not been able to get ...
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How to properly terminate a bitcoin-qt process?

I run my bitcoin-qt on headless raspberrypi where it runs pretty smoothly. The Issue starts when Marco gui crashes via vnc so the Bitcoin-qt GUI is hanging although that deamon is still running as a ...
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Step by Step instructions on installing Bitcoin Core 0.14 on Raspberry Pi Zero and 1/2/3?

I couldn't find a concise tutorial on how to setup Bitcoin Core v0.14 on Raspberry Pi Zero or 1/2/3. Let's say I have a brand new raspberry pi without any image flashed. What are the step by step ...
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Is running a bitcoin node harmful to the local network?

I am running a raspberry pi 4 with umbrelOS and I have the bitcoin node running on it, however I was told to shut it down. However, the person who told me to shut it down-I'm afraid they don't know ...
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When i try to install package on raspibitz I receive the annoying warnings regarding locale. What can i do to fix that problem?

When i try to install package on raspibitz I receive the annoying warnings regarding locale. ₿ sudo apt install apt-transport-https ...
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I am updating RaspiBolt - Where is my old electrs config?

I am updating my RaspiBolt according to this guide. Unfortunately, the guide changed a lot since my last update. It is still great, though! I am upgrading from v0.8.10 to v0.9.3 and somewhere in ...
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bitcoincore with linux (tgz) or arm linux

I am running a node on a raspberry pi 4 model B 8gb with linux as os, should I update bitcoincore with linux (tgz) or arm linux.
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I can't start bitcoind on Raspberry Pi. Why do I need settings.json.tmp when I didn't need it before?

I've reset my raspberry pi because after configuring Samba, bitcoind started downloading the blockchain much slower. Removing Samba didn't return it to the original speeds so I figured starting with a ...
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Is it secure to generate a new address using SBC such as raspberry pi? any problem with TRNG?

I am trying to create a cold wallet using SBC such as raspberry pi (not raspberry pi). I wonder if the random generator is secure enough to generate random wallet address, for both BTC and ETH. I ...
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Error while syncing with the blockchain on my Raspberry Pi

So I already have the node set up on my raspberry pi. This night the transfer of the Blockchain from my laptop to the raspi's hard disk finished. Now I am waiting for the blocks to match the headers "...
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Is it possible to set up an Antminer S3 using a a Raspberry Pi?

Hey everyone I am new to mining and just getting into it. I have done loads of research and haven't found the answer to my question. I have seen an Avalon 6 being run through a raspberry pi and I ...
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Can A Raspberry pi mine bitcoin without an ASIC miner?

I want to know if a raspberry pi can mine bitcoin without using an ASIC miner.
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Estimated profit of a $400 21's RaspberryPi-ASIC computer? [duplicate]

So I'm thinking of buying one of the newly-announced $400 USD 21's RaspberryPi-ASIC computer. How can I know the hashrate of its ASIC? How could I calculate the BTC profits I would get from it, per ...
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