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Stratum: How many shares should I submit per job?

I'm implementing a bitcoin CPU miner just for fun in python. I've been reading a lot about bitcoin and the protocol pools use for communication and coordinating workers but there is a key concept I ...
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Is the block header in stratum protocol double hashed?

I'm trying to understand how the block header is done when mining in a stratum pool. Should the block header be hashed once or double hashed ? the block header consists of the version, previous hash, ...
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What is a correct extranonce2 value in the stratum protocol?

I'm developing a stratum mining client. I read on stratum v1 docs on braiins.com how mining work is done on the stratum protocol and that the coinbase is done by concatenating coinb1+extranonce1+...
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Any opensource Stratum v1 pools?

I am looking for a public opensource Stratum V1 pool implementations, for research purposes. Best candidate is not cluttered with coin-specific coinbase payouts and PHP code. Thanks in advance!
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How do I compute the coinbase in for a stratum pool?

I searched around Google and didn't get a correct answer, some one says I should use: hashed_coinbase_ = coinbase1 + extranonce + extranonce2 + coinbase2; And some other pages says: hashed_coinbase_ =...
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Can someone explain the reason for this discrepency in speeds?

Can anyone shed some light on why this is happening? Firmware is reporting 15TH/s but BFGMiner says its only running at 200GH/s
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Stratum protocol - problem with implementation in python

For a couple of days I'm trying to write simple script in python to communicate with stratum pool server. I'm using simplified code of NightMiner (https://github.com/ricmoo/nightminer/) and some ...
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Why does it make sense for mining pools to send empty blocks to miners in Stratum v1?

I am reading the recently released specs of Stratum v1 versus Stratum v2. One of the features is that "it is equally as efficient for pools to send full blocks for miners to begin working on as it is ...
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reconstruct block template from stratum mining.notify

I have a mining notification from a stratum pool. I wish to write a general script to extract the value of the block reward that the pool is taking. That is, reconstruct the block template, or at ...
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Startum protocol extranonce2 - where the extraNonce2 comes from

I'm curious where the extraNonce2 comes from in stratum protocol? In the official documentation, I found Extranonce2_size - Represents expected length of extranonce2 which will be generated by the ...
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Stratum protocol - problem with mining.submit method

code was written according to documentation. I have following lines for submit method submit() { // ["<worker.name>", "<jobID>", "<ExtraNonce2>", "<ntime>", "<nonce>...
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Do pool operators usually set block version numbers before their clients hash?

I know that pool operators have the power to modify the actual transactions in a block. I also know that pool operators can decide on block transaction orderings and even commit double spends pretty ...
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How does MPOS communicate with stratum server?

I'm setting up MPOS. There are 3 stratum server options: stratum-mining, NOMP, and CoiniumServ. How does MPOS talk with stratum server? AFAIK, MPOS does not speak stratum protocol. Is it through the ...
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Do pools distribute “jobs” to miners based on “failed” solutions which have already been submitted?

My question is this: How exactly does the stratum protocol distribute "work" to miners? More specifically, since mining can be compared (in many regards) to "brute forcing" a cryptographic hash (i.e. ...
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How to Build Block Header in stratum?

When I studied the stratum on here,I found that there were little difference between the stratum and solo mining for building block header. The stratum tell us that we needed to pad the header to ...
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How did Extranonce2_size change?

From stratum,I know that the coinbase is composed of "Coinb1 +Extranonce1 + Extranonce2 + Coinb2". How did Extranonce2_size change ? Will the Extranonce2_size change when I connect to a pool?
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Does xmr-stak use Stratum?

Using Wireshark to analyze packets sent by xmr-stak, I found them to be inconsistent with those of Stratum (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Stratum_mining_protocol). From Wireshark: { "method": "login",...
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What's an example of an ExtraNonce2 value that would be considered invalid?

I've been learning about mining as part of a pool and using the Stratum protocol to submit completed work back to a pool -- https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Stratum_mining_protocol . There is this ...
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What's the point of the “clean jobs” parameter in Stratum's “mining.notify” protocol?

As I learn about the Stratum protocol, which allows a mining pool to coordinate work with its workers, I was curious what the "clean jobs" param in the mining.notify method means. Per the spec -- ...
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What is ExtraNonce2?

I'm reading about the Stratum protocol where miners contribute to pools. Specifically there is a "mining.submit" method -- https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Stratum_mining_protocol, in which I miner will ...
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Solo Mining with Diablo-D3 Miner and Stratum

I'm using Diablo-D3 Miner to solo mine for a personal project. I setup Diablo-D3 Miner on my machine but since I do not want to download the entire blockchain (currently, over 200 GB) I decided to go ...
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How often should a mining pool be notifying workers about new work (cancelling current jobs)?

I'm trying to get a handle on the Stratum mining pool protocol. If I set up a mining pool client, I will initially get something to work on. Let's say it takes me a while (e.g. an hour) to solve the ...
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Does a logical mining pool assign harder and harder difficulty to the same miner?

Although every mining pool can do things differently, I wanted to get a handle on how a logical pool would behave. If a miner joins the pool and solves a hash at a low difficult, submits the result ...
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Mining without full node

In my understanding it should be possible to run stratum server over some kinda limited node (the one that doesn't carry whole blockchain) since stratum doesn't need many functions from the daemon... ...
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How do honest mining pools generally divide their rewards?

I've been reading a little about mining pools and the Stratum protocol for requesting work from mining pools and it got me to wondering. How does an honest mining pool divide up rewards? I see that ...
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Does each miner in a bitcoin mining pool has a chance to win the block reward?

Suppose there is mining pool XYZ. 10 miners 1 through 10 are subscribed to it and miners have varying hash power, some have 10 GPU mining rig while others have just a single CPU running 24 hours a day ...
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what is preventing me from changing difficulty every submit when pool mining?

If I do pool mining at difficulty=1000 and I find a share with difficulty=2000, I can tell the pool that I was mining at difficulty=2000 and then submit the share. I can earn more in this way. Does ...
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Stratum proxy on Windows

I am looking to do solo mining on a SHA-256 altcoin by purchasing hashrate from NiceHash. I have the client set up on a Windows Server 2016 VPS and the blockchain is synced. For NiceHash to point the ...
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How is a stratum connection secured?

Does stratum mining use something similar to "https" to secure traffic between the pool and the miners?
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Do pool servers check for duplicate shares?

Assume, for the sake of argument, that I am a miner and that I am ready to cheat. The (stratum) pool server sends me a notify message and I start mining. I find a valid share. I submit it to the pool ...
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What is a Stratum “mining.set_difficulty” command for?

On the Stratum protocol the server may issue the following notification: { "id": null, "method": "mining.set_difficulty", "params": [2]} What is this difficulty used for? from my understanding the ...
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How do I find a list of all Electrum public servers?

I'm developing software that will connect to "Electrum Servers", the same public servers that Electrum Wallet connects to. The user will be able to specify a custom host if they want, so it ...
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Bitmain S9 BMMINER does not respond to Stratum set_difficulty command

We use a modified version of this library to implement the first SHA256 multi+merge mining pool. It works just fine with the S7 which has CGMiner 4.8 ("cgminer/4.8.0"). However, the S9 with BMMINER 2 ...
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Stratum mining, jobID and stale/rejected shares

Let's imagine following situation: I've got a job from stratum pool, miner found golden nonce and sending it over the pool. While waiting for pool response, miner found another satisfying nonce ...
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Does Stratum cause mining to be more centralized than getBlockTemplate would?

I read the question "I don't understand the "51% attack" problem. Why does a mining pool have power with a 51% share?" and its anwers. That made me wonder that since the GBT protocol is ...
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What should a stratum server do with “mining.submit”?

I write some stratum server, for mining in the pool. The answer goes from the client to my server: {"method": "mining.submit", "params": ["g", "06a8", "01", "1d025f83", "c03f38ac"], "id":4} ...
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what's the link between iSCSI protocol and "stratum+tcp attacks

I found a strange file under/var/tmp directory, named ietd.conf { "url" : "stratum+tcp://188.165.254.85:80", "user" : "46Z6dQ77i2qAapF4kjLXaaYKCB59eajwaZbmtyyPsxDXWyxPS5nfYoe5t4R7yTgsvT ...
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Get transaction history of address using electrum commands

I am using electrum protocol to query history of a bitcoin address using blockchain.address.get_history. All is good I am receiving the tx data for every transaction. My problem is that I unable to ...
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Stratum Server with twisted: Worker Autoadd enabled, nut not working?

I have a problem with Twisted, It works but I have set the config.py the Param for USERS_AUTOADD = True but it doesnt works? Already restarted my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit, and Stratum too, but it ...
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Stratum Server Exception “[coin] is not connected”

When i running 'twistd -ny launcher.tac' i getting the following Exception. The connection okay. Please help me to fix this issue. 2017-01-30 19:33:43,094 INFO bitcoin_rpc # Checking for submitblock ...
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How can I earn BTCs inside my BITCOIN CORE WALLET desktop app? [duplicate]

HI. Yes this is my question, Bitcoin Core is not a Mining software?! So, how can I create profit at my wallet? I have CPUMiner in my windows 7 32Bits, there exist a stratum pool adress to mine btcs to ...
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My own bitcoin miner

I am trying to write simple bitcoin miner on Java How to request miner pool? What is miner pool protocol? How to send data to stratum pool? (socket, post request or ect...) What need send there? ...
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GetWork / Stratum

I want to try to use my Bitcoin miner (ANTMiner S4) to generate SHA256 hashes of arbitrary byte orders -- The first question is "is this possible?" If so, the best way I can see to do it is to ...
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What are some http mining pools out there?

The open source FPGA miner with source available at https://github.com/progranism/Open-Source-FPGA-Bitcoin-Miner does not support stratum, so in order to test it, I need an http pool. Are there any ...
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In stratum mining pools, are most miners working on the same set of transactions?

When miners connect to the server, they get a "job" message back with a merkle_branch field that has hashes that correspond to transactions that will be included in the block being worked on. What I'...
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How do I get merkle branches using the Stratum protocol?

I need to get the merkle branch quickly for a known TX. I have connected to various stratum servers, but whenever I send the method below I get "HTTP code 405 - Method not allowed". { \"id\": 1, \"...
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Is 250mb/month enough bandwidth to support the internet needs of 4 mining rigs?

So this question was posed in 2011; I figure by now there may be slightly different factors at work, but mainly I ask if i can use a prepaid hotspot plan for 250mb to connect 4 sp20 mining rigs each ...
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Does this mean it's mining? [duplicate]

I'm using my personal computer and trying to mine bitcoins. I'm rather new to this and was wondering if I did everything alright. Thanks in advance.
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Javascript Stratum Miner

I'm aware of some Javascript RPC Miners, but does anyone know of any Stratum Javascrip Miners for use in my website?
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Simultaneously Solo and Pool Mining

It's possible to send shares both to a localhost GBT "pool" (e.g., Bitcoin Core's) and to a remote Stratum pool.* Now, if I discover a block, won't both my localhost GBT "pool" and the remote pool ...