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Questions tagged [solo-mining]

refers to mining by yourself, not organized in a mining-pool

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how to setup solo mining software to mine aion coin?

how to setup solo mining software to mine aion coin in windows 10?? I need to mine aion coin without any pool .
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How to setup Antminer D3 to solo mine to CANN wallet

I am trying to solo-mine CANN using my Antminer D3 directly to the full node wallet. I would really like to start adding decentralization to small coins just for the heck of it, but I am having some ...
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How to quit CGMiner 4.10.0

How do I quit CGMiner 4.10.0 the correct way so That I can see the payment screen ?
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How do I generate coins on testnet? CPU, GPU, FPGA? Are there pools?

Is it possible to mine coins on testnet using CPU? GPU? How about FPGAs? Are there any pools running on testnet? The reason I am looking for this is so I can master the new API's relating to ...
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Lottery Mining?

I know mining is extremely difficult now. I just wondering has anyone "won" by solo mining a block? How does the chances compare against say wining the lottery? Assume 3 Giga Hashes Per Second say.
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Altcoin Solo mining Help / Advice

I am kind of stumped. I have been mining for about 6 months and have been trying out various methods in that time. I have used CPU, GPU (a combo of both) and most recently been using some older ASICS. ...
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How to confirm custom transaction with solo mining?

I'm looking to cgminer software (https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer) for understand that how mining works. It is difficult to understand and there are lots of codes. For this I'm asking this question ...
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How are nonces decided in mining?

I know that when I create a new block in a Bitcoin network, I change the nonce value to generate a block. The question is, do you randomly assign the values you assign to nonces? Or do you start with ...
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About traditional Bitcoin mining

I'm curious about traditional bitcoin mining, before pooling. Did an older version of the bitcoin wallet found on sourceforge have a mining feature built in which worked on a simple macbook? if so ...
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Does cgminer have to be on for me to solo mine for bitcoins

I see my antminer has cgminer built into it. Do I need to have cgminer on my computer screen while "solo mining" for bitcoins ? or can I just have the antminer on and hashing straight through the ...
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Is it possible to simulate a mining pool with localhost in windows?

All I want to do is run the miner in CPU (without mining any real coins, no online pool, and no wallet) without connecting to any online miner. I tried using XMRig miner to do a localhost run but ...
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Solo mining on created altcoin: not able to create block

I have forked the code of an altcoin to play with the param and understand the process Source here. Now I want to solo mine to create the blocks. The miner is on my PC and the server on a Ubuntu 16....
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Mining on your own network, or creating your own mini pool

I have one computer set up and solo mining away. The bitcoin client is running in server mode, and bfgminer connects to it with -o 127.0.0.1:8332. I have a second computer that I'd also like to mine ...
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What are the odds of discovering a block as a solo miner?

I understand that during mining, one does not discover individual coins, but rather blocks of coins, and I heard that one block equals many coins (but how many?). I am wondering though, as a solo ...
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Solo Mine with an AntMiner

How do I solo mine with an AntMiner? AntMiners use cgminer, which certainly supports GBT, but when I use http://<my_local_net_ip>:8332/ and my bitcoind username and password for "Worker" and "...
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When was the last time a block was solo-mined?

Was curious about it the other day, what would be the quickest way to check for the last block payout minus the transaction fee to know when the last block was solo mined? Thanks.
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What options are there to combine mining over multiple computers?

Assuming you have multiple (30+) computers, what options are there available to do a distributed solo-mine? Can I have them all checking into one bitcoin application over the network, or do I need to ...
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Can miners be paid transaction fees even if they don't solve the current block?

I was recently mining on ltc.tbdice site which is a solo type site. They only pay out when a block is found and nearly all goes straight to the miner. I had set up a specific wallet address for this ...
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How do mining pools work?

I understand the following Pooled mining is a mining approach where multiple generating clients contribute to the generation of a block, and then split the block reward according the ...
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Is it possible to get bitcoin by mining bitcoin and get fee? [closed]

I know it's hard to mining bitcoin. How about get bitcoin fee by mining bitcoin solo and without a pool? I survey two ways, and want to ask which one is better? Mining bitcoin solo without using a ...
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Why search for a nonce linearly (+1) vs searching only even or odd nonces?

As a solo miner, you have the disadvantage of a minuscule hash rate compared to mining pools. Is it not possible to searching for only even nonces? Of course you risk the chance of missing the nonce, ...
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Is it possible to confirm a specific transaction with your own miner?

I sent a Bitcoin transaction a few days ago and it still doesn't have any confirmations. I actually have a ASIC miner. Is it possible to confirm a specific transaction, in this case mine, with my ...
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How can i mine solo with Bitcoin Core

It's only a question, i don't want to mine solo, knowing that it's not efficient, but since Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 how do we mine solo? (using rpc maybe?)
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Fatal error setting up solo mining

Running Current Version .0.8.2 on 8-core Amd Fx-8150 8 GB RAM During Attempts to boot to Bitcoin Server through GUIminer ( Solo Utilities, client set to bitcoin-qt.exe) this occurs A fatal error ...
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Bitcoin mining specification to write own mining application

Where can I find the design specifications to write my own mining application for mining bitcoin. More I read I find there are number of implementations and some pools only work with specific mining ...
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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 to handle multiple share mining requests in solo

I was testing mining algorithm for solo and noticed that server keep sending the shares to work on (semetimes every 1 sec). In case of solo mining do I need to keep mining all the existing shares I ...
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Unable to connect to litecoin-qt server from more than 3-4 machines

I've created a litecoin-qt server with the following configuration: { "pools" : [ { "url" : "http://192.168.10.5:9332", "user" : "something", "...
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Is Solo Mining possible using Litecoin-qt?

Trying to "play the lottery" and solo-mine Litecoin by lighting up a couple of ATI graphics cards & putting them to work. (I know, I'll probably never mine any, but this way the upstairs gets ...
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BFGMiner, what will be displayed when solo mining?

I have started solo mining with BitcoinQt and BFGMiner on my Block Erupters. I would first like to determine, if indeed I am doing this right, what I should see, and to make sure if on the rarest ...
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Does mining without a realistic chance of solving a block provide any benefit to the network?

Okay, before anyone votes to close this as a duplicate, I would like you to hear me out. Since I began using Bitcoin, I always thought about miners as the people that effectively "host" the bitcoin ...
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Solo mining in Sep 2017 [duplicate]

Is solo mining still doable today? What is needed to tackle a whole block under a month alone, 100x Antminer S9, 100THash/s? Another question, does location play a role in this? Would it matter if ...
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How to dump all of addresses from wallet.dat for other alt-coins?

I'm on binarycoin now, with solo mining. Luck smile to me. I'm found 5 blocks. It is 100.0 binarycoins. I'm trying to use "aggressive" speed-up, my daemon compiled with -O3. After last block I ...
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Unable to mine on testnet

I want to try mining on testnet, I'm using cgminer and I got it working on the main network but when i'm runnig it on testnet I got (in debug mode): ] Testing pool http://127.0.0.1:18332 ] Probing ...
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How much internet traffic and bandwidth does mining with a pool need?

As you know the new Antminer S9 is available and its hash rate per second is 14TH. Now, my question is if I buy one of these, how much internet traffic and bandwidth do I need for mining by pool and ...
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Bitcoin mining sharing

How to share new block and get reward without pools? For example i find next block what do with it? Where i can send solutions to get reward? I can find new block in solo mining but don't know where ...
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Entry point hardware for profitable mining [closed]

A) Which hardware B) Which GH/s level will be profitable for 1) Pool mining 2) Solo mining Bitcoins as of February 2014? Links to sources where information can be checked over time will be great, ...
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Future of Pooled Mining

What do people think lies in store for the future of mining coins from the point of view of both pooled mining and mining individually?
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Problematic Levels of Miner Pooling [closed]

Was wondering what signs people look out for to indicate whether independent mining or pooled mining can become less feasible? and also, How can users detect problematic levels of miner pooling?
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Keeping valid shares for it's own when mining in a pool

How does a mining pool insure that the miner who will find the valid share for the current block will not use it for his solo mining?
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Mining without pool where does the bitcoin/reward go if successful?

I was wondering 2 things: How to set up cgminer to mine without a pool? If if I am successful solving the block how do I claim it / send to my Bitcoin wallet? I don't have a huge 'rig'. I know you ...
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Solo mining just for luck, realistic?

Just turned my attention to mining and the concepts are quite new to me. First of let me be clear: I realize that my hardware setup is far from ideal for mining. This is also the reason why I do not ...
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Mining my own blockchain? [closed]

I have downloaded bitcoin-qt and it has downloaded what I understand to be the blockchain: blk0001.dat and one or two other files in the .bitcoin folder in my home directory. If this is the ...
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Solo vs Pool mining for new crypto-currencies?

I have a not-so-good miner in terms of mining, like with CPU mining with LTC, it goes to 15 kHash/s which is pretty low. I thought nor pool mining nor solo mining will earn me much when at this speed....
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How do I use the blockchain file bootstrap.dat?

Once I have the 9+ Gb bootstrap.dat file downloaded, how do I use it? I'd like to attempt mining without joining a pool; do I have the right file for a solo effort? I can use Windows or Linux so ...
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Tracing solo miners and anonymity

Can one, theoretically, write a program that is similar to a solo miner but instead it just logs IPs of other computers on the bitcoin net to trace IPs that might have bitcoin wallets on them and then ...
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High Hashing Power: Okay to solo mine? [duplicate]

I plan to hash at around 250-550 gH/s, would it be profitable to mine solo, or would I make more money joining a pool? Are there any unexpected occurrences that I should look out for when mining?
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Complete Explanation of Mining [closed]

I have 6 miners, all with 3 R9 280x's. (Yes, not bitcoin mining, but there isn't a general mining stack site and it still uses cgminer so it's relevant) I've been working on getting them running ...
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Solo mining: gen=1 needed when using minerd?

I'm guessing maxcoind follows the same conventions as bitcoind. I've read up most everything except the actual source code but it seems that's the only place to find my answer! Anyways, so when I go ....