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When did Bitcoin Core deprecate the mining function?

Arguably, never: Bitcoin Core still has a rudimentary mining function built-in, as it is used for testing purposes (on testing networks where the difficulty is lower). CPU mining has however been ...
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how can i do mining on vmware machine

Currently, all mining software have GPU and CPU mining disabled by default. You're going to need to recompile from source and enable CPU/GPU mining to be able to mine with your CPU/GPU. You should be ...
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What are stale shares and what can I do to avoid them?

The amount of data required for a standard rig isn't very high. There are a few things that I would suggest if you are having issues. Don't use wifi if possible. Connect your rig directly to your ...
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Bitcoin Mining using an iPhone?

Is it possible to start Bitcoin mining using an iPhone with 4G internet connection? Yes. It is theoretically possible to start mining with an iPhone. Your internet connection is almost completely ...
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When did Bitcoin Core deprecate the mining function?

The mainnet mining capability was removed in 0.13.0, The release note is dated 23 August 2016 https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.13.0#removal-of-internal-miner Removal of internal miner As CPU mining ...
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Could the $25/£16 Raspberry Pi computer be used to run mining equipment?

Reading this in 2017 with a chuckle. The Pi is pretty much the defacto controller due to its low cost and energy use. I have one running an ASIC over USB with cgminer, compiled on the Pi. Some of ...
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AntMiner connected via ethernet to wireless plugin adapter has trouble connecting to the BTC Mining pool without DMZ

You shouldn't need port forwarding for a client machine (i.e. the AntMiner) to access the internet. What pool is the miner connecting to? You would only need port forwarding if you intend to access ...
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Opportunity for cheap electricity | Want to create a small BTC farm | Help

Recently I got an opportunity for cheap electricity in an eastern european country. Price would be 0.05 EUR/kWH. This is realistic. Security in a 3rd world country While in general Eastern Europe ...
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Where do you get the transaction data & where do you submit your work?

when going into real production I guess you need data like the latest hash, info about the block and transactions and so forth. If you're using a mining pool, you would use Stratum to subscribe to a ...
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How Do I Stop My Voltage Converter From Overloading?

Does anyone have suggestions on what I can do to get my miners running? US split-phase homes are likely to already have a 220V outlet somewhere for high-powered appliances (laundry washers, etc). You ...
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How do I submit hashes to a stratum URL?

If you are mining with bitcoind then you are your own pool. If you find a valid block then you have to submit it to bitcoind. You got the block template with bitcoind's "getblocktemplate" ...
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setup bitcoin miner on older hardware

if it would be possible. no. this would be wasting energy for heating the room How much Bitcoin will I mine right now with hardware X?
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What are stale shares and what can I do to avoid them?

I was also facing the same problem that time. This problem was due to my usb device (modem) which give internet access to my rig, when I remove that usb modem and connect the rig with my phone via USB ...
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Are there any Mining OS to be started from USB?

It is an old question, but still showing up in Google, so it is time for an update for 2019. https://getpimp.org/ https://simplemining.net/ https://www.smos-linux.org/ http://ethosdistro.com/ ...
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PSU for Bitmain Asic miner

Use a converter cable. They have so many on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pci-e+converter+cable&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Apci-e+converter+cable
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Why does my Antminer S7 power down right after startup?

I'm guessing that the PSU kicked off from the overload circuit protection. I don't have this miner nor do I use 250V setup. However from observation your equipment setup appears correct. Could you ...
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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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