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Bitcoin regtest mining

You can build your miner with a bash command: $ while true; do bitcoin-cli -regtest generate 1; sleep 300; done You'l get a block every 5'. If you want a better simulation of mainnet you could use a ...
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Mining Bitcoin with scrypt, what will happen.. i

Bitcoin Core uses SHA-256d as its proof-of-work function. If you use a different hashing algorithm such as Scrypt, your work output cannot produce a valid block for the Bitcoin blockchain—you are only ...
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Bitcoin regtest mining

I am answering my own question for those who run into the same situation and for the sake of knowledge sharing. YES you can mine on a regtest network. The difficulty of mining on regtest is extremely ...
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Solo Mine with an AntMiner

You have run the BFGMiner on the local machine starting it as a Stratum proxy listening on port 3333 adn then point your AntMiner to it. Run BFGminer on the same computer as Bitcoin Core with the ...
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Mining without pool where does the bitcoin/reward go if successful?

Read the cgminer documentation about "solo mining". You'll need to install and set up bitcoind and sync the entire block chain, so see its documentation as well. As far as payouts, note the --btc-...
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How to know if cgminer is really mining?

CGMiner no longer has support for GPU or CPU mining at all. You are currently not mining anything. In order to do GPU mining, you will need to either compile it yourself to support GPU mining or get ...
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How might I reduce the percentage of rejected shares using an Avalon 741 with NiceHash?

If you live in the U.S. you need to connect to the US server. stratum+tcp://sha256.usa.nicehash.com:3334 NOT stratum+tcp://sha256.eu.nicehash.com:3334
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How to enable device in cgminer?

CGMiner doesn't come with support for that particular miner by default. I believe you have to get the driver for it. You can use bfgminer, which from 5.3.0 supports your miner out of the box. ...
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Whatsminer event code E011

Since the Whatsminer models aren't as common as some miners you probably will have to contact the whatsminerd company and ask them.
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Does cgminer have to be on for me to solo mine for bitcoins

cgminer is just the client software to control your ASICs. Where cgminer gets it's work from is your question and that depends ... You can run your own full node and point your hashing power there ...
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Why can't I get any miner to work on my PC?

You cannot mine Bitcoin on a desktop (or laptop) computer these days. If you are trying to mine Bitcoin on Slush, you will need an ASIC. You can potentially mine ZCash on Slush, if you have a high ...
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Configuring GPU mining with CGminer

CGMiner does not support GPU mining anymore because it is too inefficient to mine Bitcoin with. It does not make sense for the authors to continue GPU mining support so they stopped doing so and it is ...
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How can I mine a specific block?

Mining software generally do not work like that. They don't have any idea of what is in the Bitcoin blockchain nor know how to construct a block (i.e. selecting transactions). Rather these mining ...
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Can I mine Bitcoin from my Hosting server?

Since it is a dedicated server, I doubt that the company that you are leasing it from would care. But ultimately to answer that question, you need to take a look at the Terms & Conditions of the ...
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Antminers - Can you monitor via SNMP, and set up configuration file Chron Jobs

The Antminer software doesn’t support anything for automation like this, though you can ssh in and make these modifications manually. There is no support for remote monitoring with SNMP, but there is ...
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CPU Mining Test with CGminer

Q: What happened to CPU and GPU mining? A: Their efficiency makes them irrelevant in the bitcoin mining world today and the author has no interest in supporting alternative coins that are better ...
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Gridseed not mining bitcoin - no shares accepted

So, I'm not much of a miner myself, so please take this with a grain of salt. When I plug in your numbers into a mining calculator, 11Gh/s resolve to earnings of just below 0.001 btc per month. This ...
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Can you mine Monero using sgminer?

No you cannot. Monero uses a different PoW that is incompatible with sgminer, but also uses a different pool communication protocol that is Stratum-like but not actually Stratum.
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Antminer U3 not detecting in cgminer nor bfgminer?

From BFGMiner's README.ASIC file: The U3 does not support autodetection, so you will want to use --scan-serial to manually probe it. For example, to scan all devices, you can use: -S ...
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Can I set up cgminer to mine in different pools, by a defined ratio?

Set up 5 pools and set your pool management to rotate. You rotate every 144 minutes (or 2.4 hours). Pool 0, 1, 2, 3 are the same entries. Pool 4 is the one you are mining 20% of the time. Here's what ...
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How do you install cgminer on ubuntu

Go to the directory of cgminer. Type sudo -s Type your password Type chmod +x cgminer Type ./cgminer --help
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BFGMiner + CGMiner solo mining, how to specify payout address

It depends upon the parent's support of the coinbasetxn capability. When your (getwork or getblocktemplate) request includes the coinbasetxn flag, the response may (should) contain an address for the ...
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