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Why does Ethereum plan to move to Proof of Stake?

The initial version of Ethereum (Frontier) uses a Proof of Work based consensus algorithm, but I see that there are plans to implement a Proof of Stake based consensus algorithm called "Casper" in a ...
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Where do I see the current DAG size?

Where do I see the current, exact DAG size? Is it being tracked on a website somewhere, or is it something I can check on my miner?
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Cannot allocate big buffer - Not enough graphics memory?

I am using Claymore's Dual Ethereum v9.5 Here is my config file: setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0 setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100 setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1 setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100 setx ...
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What kind of hardware is required to mine on Ethereum?

The Ethereum frontier network has a customised proof of work algorithm called Ethash. What kind of computer hardware is required to mine with this proof of work algorithm?
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Can you mine with 2GB cards or less? Thinking about the DAG issues

So I'm really new to mining and I tried setting up a Claymore miner on a rig with a 2GB card, it gave me a error saying something that the DAG wasnt enough and then I looked it up on google and I only ...
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What is an “Epoch Switch”

I have seen the phrase "Epoch Switch" when looking at an open source mining pool program. Just wondering what the term refers to. It would also be nice to know how a mining pool can calculate when ...
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what is the hardware requirement for miners in windows? [duplicate]

Are there any hardware requirements for using miners in windows? if yes, what are the requirements?
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mining with 2GB GPU with partial uploading

I see all older questions [*]. But I read in reddit Yes. But your efficiency is lowered. Use ethOS dagless mining. My question is whether this is true and which software allows this? I see ethOS ...
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ethereum ledger size

I don't understand quit well what are the requirements on the disk volume to run a full node of ethereum and what is its expected growth. e.g. for now I have the following volume distribution across ...
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How to make mining efficient in terms of memory, for a light weight client?

Since mining is resource intensive process, how to make it more efficient for a lightweight client in terms of memory. I am ready for a trade off even it takes more time to mine than what it would ...
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What happened in 2016 so that “2GB cards stopped working” for mining?

I know this is a terrible question. I am trying to figure out what a friend asked me. We were talking about mining ETH and he said: Back in 2016 2GB cards "stopped working" and that means that if ...
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Blockchain size versus DAG file size

I am a neophyte(noob) in cryptocurrencies so I'm here at stackexchange with this question, what is the difference between blockchain size and dag file size? Because what actually confused me was the ...