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Why do miners go offline?

One of the most common reasons for which miners go offline is when their profitability drops below the cost of electricity - this could either be the result of the BTC price dropping, or their local ...
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Why doesn't the Bitcoin core team develop official Bitcoin mining software?

Bitcoin Core does have mining components in it. In fact most available mining software actually rely on Core (or something abstracting Core's services) in order to get the block built before it ...
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How can I solo mine using Bitcoin Core?

You cannot. The mining functionality was removed in version 0.13.0 since it was hopelessly inefficient. See Since which version the mining functionality removed from wallet? It is not practical to ...
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Is the native Bitcoin client intended for mining?

Is the native Bitcoin client intended for mining? No. Long long A decade or so ago, back in the mists of time, in prehistoric days when dinosaurs roamed the earth, early versions of the Bitcoin ...
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Why do miners go offline?

Are there any more reasons why a miner might switch off his/her system given that the complete process is automated? I can think of a few more reasons a mining operation would be disrupted, they are ...
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Can we check if a miner has validated the solution?

Firstly, correct me if I'm wrong. When a miner finds a solution for the block and broadcasts it to the other node, all the other nodes verify if it is a correct solution or not. It's very trivial to ...
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Is the native Bitcoin client intended for mining?

I almost hate to provide a second answer to pair against RedGrittyBrick's beautifully worded answer, but there is a consideration that matters here beyond that of Mhash/s: profitability. Most people ...
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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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How to mine a genesis block?

How to make an altcoin on Bear's Den
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C++ source code for bitcoin miner software?

Two popular Bitcoin miners, BFGMiner and CGMiner are open source and written in C++. The source code repositories for both are linked.
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Minig 0.5BTC per month with a single AntMiner S9

it's not about software, it's about the capacity of your device. so a software can't add some wings to your device.
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Can I mine a block with no transactions other than the coinbase?

Yes. A block is valid even with no transactions other than the coinbase transaction. There have been many such blocks. This is especially true for early blocks of the blockchain. Close to 19% of ...
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How is crypto Mining actually validating the block?

How is crypto Mining actually validating the block? It isn't. Before a miner starts mining a block template, they must have already have validated the data in the block template. They must already ...
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Can we check if a miner has validated the solution?

I read somewhere that if mining pools find a solution, then peer miners in that pool don't verify the solution and straight away go for the mining of next block on top of it. This is kinda unfair for ...
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How is crypto Mining actually validating the block?

In the context of your question, you can think about mining in two distinct ways: the act of building block templates and 'mining' to find a valid block (this done by miners) the act of validating a ...
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Simple Python code miner which automatically mines and stops

here is an easy hashminer from hashlib import sha256 MAX_NONCE = 100000000000 def SHA256(text): return sha256(text.encode("ascii")).hexdigest() def mine(block_number, transactions, ...
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A little help Mining software libraries

Are there any secure libraries in C/C++ or Python ... https://developer.bitcoin.org/devguide/mining.html says Resources: The GPLv3 BFGMiner mining software and AGPLv3 Eloipool mining pool software ...
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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 to fix mining software make error? bfgminer bitcoin

error in miner file, something to do with cpus ./configure with enable cpu mining fixed this now able to make bfgminer note similar issue from other users: https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/issues/...
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Bitcoin mining algorithm - target - Java

The difficulty is a part of the block header called "bits". It is the 72nd to 75th bytes of the block header and looks like this in hex: bits = 0x76270618 Remember this is little-endian! Actual big-...
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Cryptomining in Games

This would be illegal if you didn't inform the user. Things like this also already exist, e.g. https://forum.unity.com/threads/uminer-ethereum-cryptocurrency-miner-inside-unity.499917/
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How to enable mining on daemon?

I believe you can still use the generate and generatetoaddress commands to mine a certain number of blocks. setgenerate was removed in version 0.13 because mining with bitcoin core on mainnet is ...
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What program do I need to mining coins?

I assume you know that mining with personal computer isn't profitable. On-topic: There are a variety of algorithms, first you need to find out which algorithm the cryptocurrency you want to mine is ...
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Where can I find proof of work in the Bitcoin Core source code?

The mining functionality that does background mining in the Bitcoin core was removed in August of 2016. See the following change log: https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.13.0 The mining code itself is ...
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How to create your own bitcoin mining software?

Yes of course. If you are looking for a place to start, look at the mining related functions of the Bitcoin RPC (bitcoin-cli help) for the input data you will need for any mining application.
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How to create your own bitcoin mining software?

Yes, it is possible Take an editor (notepad.exe is good one) Write a program Compile and test it Thats all. Profit!
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Why are there not miners on homebrew

Profitable mining is done by fairly few individuals today (unfortunately), and so there is not really much demand for an easily installable mining client. Most professional mining operations likely ...
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Can I upgrade the software on Cointerra TerraMiner IV?

The miner does not need a software upgrade to mine with Bitcoin XT. The pool or whichever mining solution you choose would need to connect to a Bitcoin XT node rather than a Bitcoin core node.
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Do mining clients affect efficiency of mining?

The mining clients does heavily affect the efficiency of mining. Different mining software has a various developer fee, some are better written than others, and some are working better for nVidia ...
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