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An example about solo mining with my own pool:

When I stop the miner after about 3 days and start it again, is the mining time lost to find a block?

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Mining isn't like, well, actual mining, it's more like flipping a coin; each attempt at finding a block is independent of the previous one. As a result, there's no 'progress' to be lost by restarting.

  • What about if you're not solo mining, but rather are pool mining? And the pool pays a % based on the share of work your miner performs on a block. I think this is a common scenario. If I restart my miner, do I lose the work share that I have contributed to the block? – Evan de la Cruz Jun 10 '17 at 7:12

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