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How to tell bitcoind to use more memory and CPU

It will by default use all CPU cores available. However, if the database cache is too small, your node will spend its time fetching and writing database entries from/to disk, rather than verification ...
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Is it technically possible to solo mine bitcoin using cpu without a pool? How? Ubuntu

For development it's often helpful to start both nodes in regression test mode (regtest mode). The developer has his own private blockchain and can choose when to create a new block. You can use ...
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Running a command line bitcoin CPU miner on ubuntu for slush's pool

After spinning-up my Raspberry Pi and registering an account at slushpool I've had success with the following process: sudo apt-get install automake autoconf pkg-config libcurl4-openssl-dev ...
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GPU mining slows down my ubuntu

Mining on a cpu at all is a bad idea, it can and will wear the cpu down, and is ridiculously slow compared to a gpu. Also mining with an Nvidia card isn't the smartest thing either as they are much ...
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GPU mining slows down my ubuntu

Just purchase a second computer specifically for Monero mining, and don't even run the GUI (Unity). If your mining efforts aren't profitable enough to warrant a dedicated computer, then you probably ...
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Can a Bitcoin ( or any other cryptocurrency ) be compromised with a large botnet/s?

Could a large botnet disrupt/hack the whole cryptocurrency system if the botnet currently holds more CPU power than the friendly nodes? Yes, this is known as 51% attack. The malicious attacker ...
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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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Why is the rate of reindexing chainstate not constant?

Updates to the UTXO are write cached, you will see pauses when this is flushed to disk periodically.
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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 ...
palmTree's user avatar
1 vote

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 ...
Gabriel Pita's user avatar
1 vote

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 ...
Nate Eldredge's user avatar
1 vote

Can bitcoind still do CPU-based mining or was that feature removed?

As of version 0.13.0, CPU mining has been removed from Bitcoin Core. Since which version the mining functionality removed from wallet?
Nate Eldredge's user avatar

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