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From the research I have done to understand the minimum difficulty it boils down to a balance between server/client bandwidth limitations and time to put at risk. The pool which you connect to distributes work for miners to solve. The more difficult each "package" of work sent to you, the longer you will take to find a solution and reply back to the pool ...


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That's just the minimum that the pool will assign that worker, not the difficulty that it's actually working on. You can find that in your miner status page, under "DiffA#" which shows the difficulty of the last accepted share. Generally you should not need to change the minimum. It's there in case the pool is having trouble determining what difficulty to ...


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These are called Namecoin blocks and you can see your reward for all those blocks by checking out your reward section. You'll see a toggle above the rewards table on the right to switch between Bitcoin and Namecoin blocks. These blocks have a much lower value than normal Bitcoin blocks and so your reward is very small. The number of confirmations needed for ...


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That simply means you grabbed a new share from the pool. In this case the share has a difficulty of 9, so it's essentially 9 shares at a difficulty of 1.


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Without seeing exactly what you are doing on GUIminer, this is just a guess because it is a very common problem beginners run into. When GUIminer was last updated, Slush was using difference credentials to mine on his pool. These are the current credentials to use as of this post's date, per Slush's home page: http://api.bitcoin.cz:8332 (Main pool URL)...


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