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

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. Sep 27, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 3:22
  • @Ismael Got it, thanks: ropsten.etherscan.io/address/…
    – carlolm
    Sep 28, 2017 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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