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Ever since the ropsten hard fork and upgrading to geth 1.7.0, I am unable to mine for test ether.

Geth
Version: 1.7.0-stable

Before the hard fork, I could manage to mine a few blocks each day. Post hard fork, haven't been able to mine a single block. Is there a new setting or config required on geth?

  • Same problem with my geth node v1.7.0. Transactions aren't working very well either. Some of them take hours to be mined or verified on etherscan. – Juan Ignacio Pérez Sacristán Sep 27 '17 at 22:51
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    @JuanIgnacioPérezSacristán yeah, definitely they're linked. I've noticed inconsistent transaction mining times also. If I'm not able to mine, then other people can't either. So just total pool of computers able to process transactions has gone down. – carlolm Sep 27 '17 at 22:56
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    It was mentioned a couple of days ago in reddit.com/r/ethdev/comments/72dnmn/… about someone mining only empty blocks. – Ismael Sep 28 '17 at 3:22
  • @Ismael Got it, thanks: ropsten.etherscan.io/address/… – carlolm Sep 28 '17 at 20:21
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As @Ismael (https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/users/2124/ismael) pointed out, some miner is blocking the network: Miner blocking the network

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