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Bitcoin migrating to a ASIC resistant mining algorithm like RandomX used on Monero

The bitcoin community would have to decide that they don't particularly care about having significant security anymore. ASIC-resistance weakens the security of proof of work chains because it ...
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How to activate the mining process in the standard bitcoin client?

Warning: doing what is described below will not gain you any coins at all with exceedingly high probability, and just burn electricity (see other answer). Bitcoin Core still has a built-in miner. It ...
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In the ASIC-age, is it worth starting mining Bitcoin at home?

Bitcoin, as the answers imply, is long out of the reach of home miners, however other coins can use all your hardware, e.g. Gridcoin (GRC). Gridcoin rewards work done on the BOINC platform which is a ...
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How to code the Simplest BitCoin CPU Miner?

This is a great tutorial for that, if you are familiar with python: https://github.com/philipperemy/my-first-bitcoin-miner
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Can High CPU Droplets from Digital Ocean be used for Bitcoin Mining?

No, neither CPUs nor GPUs of any kind are of the slightest use in Bitcoin mining. This has been the case for several years, since the introduction of ASIC miners which are now many orders of ...
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Why am I getting only about 3k to 300k hashes per second?

You are limited by your machine clock speed and hashing library performance. Scripting langs are not a good choice for CPU intensive operations. Also, you are doing hashes sequentially, try ...
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Since which version is the mining functionality removed from the wallet?

Bitcoin Core removed it in version 0.13.0. You can see the change log at https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.13.0: Removal of internal miner As CPU mining has been useless for a long time, the ...
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How to experience the thrill of mining?

Run Bitcoin Core with the -regtest flag set: For situations where interaction with random peers and blocks is unnecessary or unwanted, Bitcoin Core’s regression test mode (regtest mode) lets you ...
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CPU mining in the background

First of all, I would recommend that your users are informed that you will be doing CPU mining in the background while they browse your site, and that they agree to let you do this. Secondly, you ...
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May bitcoin mining on laptop be possible again?

It is extremely unlikely that this will ever be possible. Fundamentally, any computation can be done more efficiently on hardware that was specifically designed for that computation than on general-...
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Bitcoin migrating to a ASIC resistant mining algorithm like RandomX used on Monero

Agree with David's answer, but the security detriments of ASIC resistance (of which there are many) is somewhat besides the point. The entire value proposition of bitcoin, and what makes it so ...
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The Legit & Safe—Windows Command Line Miner

There are no official CGMiner binaries being distributed anymore specifically because of this problem. You will need to download the source code and compile it yourself. Instructions for doing that ...
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CPU mining Core 2 Quad Q9550

-t 6 threads should be the best setting, half of the L3 cache. Give it a try and let us know how it goes. Also, see what the developer of xmrig (cpuminer 'competitor') says about it: xmrig commented ...
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Mining new litecoin based altcoin. Internal Server Error 500

The problem is that the Litecoin I used 0.8.4.7, does not have embedded mining software. I ended up with two solutions: Create mining pool and then: connect nodes to each other run the miner on my ...
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Since which version is the mining functionality removed from the wallet?

Removal of internal miner As CPU mining has been useless for a long time, the internal miner has been removed in this release, and replaced with a simpler implementation for the test framework. The ...
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cpu, ram or bandwidth -- what is most important for bitcoin mining?

CPU is basically the only thing that matters. The memory requirements for mining are trivial (enough to run bitcoind; SHA256 uses only a few bytes of memory). Having more that enough will add no ...
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Estimated h/s with a specific processor

Less than 1 USD penny per year.
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In the ASIC-age, is it worth starting mining Bitcoin at home?

In the ASIC-age, mining Bitcoin at home has become increasingly challenging and is generally not considered cost-effective for most individuals due to the following factors: Specialized hardware: ...
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How can I do CPU mining on testnet?

Testnet has a special rule, which makes it easy to mine in particular circumstances. If there are no blocks found for more than 20 minutes, the difficulty drops and you can easily mine a testnet block ...
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What is the status on webminers?

Here's a current option for adding mining to your website: https://coinhive.com/
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