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Mining is the process by which it is ensured that the blockchain is the same across all nodes. A miner that solves a cryptological problem related to the previous transactions on the blockchain is rewarded with Ether.

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If you are a miner can you accept your own transactions at no cost? [duplicate]

Let us say I am a miner. Can I accept my transactions into the blockchain at no fee to myself? And what do I lose? Let us assume someone is running a dapp. Can they mine transactions of that dapp to ...
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Not sure if I'm mining;

I just started mining with my laptop that is not too bad but that i don't use i get that; what A0 anf cu0 0.00 means ? or what means 0:33 m 15:33:10 0:33 A0 0.00 h - cu0 0.00 i 15:33:11 Job: ...
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Why is'nt my minner recieving rewards?

My minner (lolminner) is working perfectly, but in 2minners I'm not receiving almost any rewards. Apparently, I'm finding block at an incredibly low speed (at least compared to the previous week). Can ...
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Is there an API to check the real-time hashrate of specific miner pools?

I would like to check the current hashrate of a certain miner, but couldn't find any resources online.
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Why do most of my SHARES while mining eth read 0.00?

Im new to mining. I have 15 rigs. 8 AMD 5600 cards on each rig. I am mining on RAVEOS. My workers are all hashing but only about half the cards on each rig show shares. Most say 0.OO shares. Is this ...
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Able to Produce Blocks but Still Balance is Zero

Kindly find the following results below from my Mac Terminal: miner.start(1) --> null miner.stop() --> null eth.getBalance(eth.accounts[0]) --> 350000000000000000000 eth.syncing --> ...
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Can you potentially mine for anything?

This is more of a general "blockchain" question and not specific to Ethereum so if I'm off topic here I would appreciate it if you could direct me to a more relevant stackexchange maybe. On ...
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Understanding the Phoenix miner log

I am running a phoenix miner for solo mining in my private network. I want to understand the logs of the miner. Can any one help me to understand the following more in depth especially the shares and ...
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Questions about upgrading an old PC for Ethereum mining

I am upgrading an old PC because I would like to start mining with it. Could the old mainboard Gigabyte MA770t-UD3 utilize the full potential of a high-end graphic card for mining purposes? At least ...
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Is eth-proxy still a thing in 2021?

I've been mining with my several GPUs on https://ethermine.org and while doing a research on how to increase mining efficiency, I've found ethproxy project on GitHub (https://github.com/Atrides/eth-...
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Does Geth Clique will get affected when difficulty increases to its maximum?

I have started own private network with clique consensus algorithm in GETH. Regardless of miners now sealer will do the job and I have period:5. Difficulty is set 0 initially but over time it is going ...
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How many miners are working on Ropsten (or other testnets)?

I'm curious how many miners or nodes are there on an Ethereum testnet. Is there any website which records such statistic or any method to estimate?
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ethash mixhash generation

is there a working block of code that goes from ethereum DAG, hash and nonce to the mixhash? I look around it seems to me codes are buried deep in pyethereum and go version of it. I coded with ...
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do I need install ethereum package?

I am a beginner and got confused. According to some online tutorial, I need to install "ethereum" and "geth" package in my linux (ubuntu) first before I run any mining program such ...
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Why is the frequency of new block header pow-hash on mining pools much higher than the average network block frequency?

I recently got back into mining on the ethereum network and experimented with a couple of mining pools in the process. One thing I immediately noticed when taking a look at the log from the mining ...
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Is it possible to know which will get the next pending block?

Is it possible to predict which miner will mine the next pending block on ethereum mainnet?
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Start multiple miners in GETH

Currently I have only one miners performing in my private network setup with GETH. I am trying to process multiple transactions at a same time. This keeps throwing an issue as Returned error: ...
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Mining with different generations of Nvidia cards

I've got one 1070, one 2070 Super and just recieved a 3060. Is is possible to mine with all three in the same rig? And is it good enough having one 750 W PSU? My 1070 is doing around 140 Watts and ...
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Transaction not being mined within 750 seconds

On the main net, after getting the error from the title, by making sure it's not in pending pool, how long should I wait until I can safely retry a transaction? Thanks
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How do I mine Ethereum safely?

I'm new to mining. I'm searching for a safe way to mine Etherium on my personal PC (Windows 10). I think the criteria are: it should be open-source from reliable, trustworthy developers no third ...
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Distribution of mined Blocks, its verification and the Longest Chain Rule

Hi all I am in need of a clear understanding of the distribution of mined blocks, the verification mechanism and the longest chain rule. How is a freshly new mined Block being distributed to the ...
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What is Miner Extracted Value (MEV)?

I came across MEV in this reddit posted by Flexpool (i think) because Flexpool was claiming MEV was a big improvement and good for miners. The close I could get to an explanation is that there are ...
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Blockchain synchronization never ends (Geth)

Ask me a question, please ... I installed Geth to mine Ethreum, I made all the settings correctly, but the synchronization does not end. I used the eth.syncing command and believed that when ...
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What is the difference between the “legitimately remaining gas” and the “total gas that remains”?

So, first we're told that g' is the "legitimately" remaining gas. But then we're told that g*, where g* >= g', is "the total gas that remains". If g' is the remaining gas, how ...
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Will a transaction that depends on another transaction be included in the same block by a miner?

Consider two transactions, A and B. A is valid given the state of the blockchain as of the last block. B is currently invalid, but becomes valid once A takes effect. A and B are from the same caller ...
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If a block header is 80bytes, then why does a full node need ~100GB of storage

So, I'm a little confused about how data is stored in a block. If You can get the state of all accounts from the State Root of a block header, then that means that you can get the state of every ...
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Miners in GETH increases performance?

I am trying to set up my own private network using GETH. I have a limited number of miners right now. Currently, 2 miners are running. I experienced quite slow in performing transactions. I added up ...
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transfer of ERC721 between EOA to contract

If I have contract A and contract B (which follows erc721 standards), both have implemented the OnERC721Received function, how does the transfer of any tokenId take place atomically? If I have a token ...
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Dual mining ETH/ZIL with 4GB?

I recently saw this video about dual mining of ETH and ZIL. The video especially targets GPUs with 3-4GB of VRAM. I still have to try it, but I'm wondering: isn't ETH dagger size bigger than 4GB? How ...
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ETH miner recommendation in 2021 (Nvidia RTX 2070)

As you may know, a few days ago I asked which ETH wallet you would recommend. You can find the question here: Ethereum wallet recommendation Unfortunately, I have not received an answer yet. Now I ...
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Only one GPU is recognized in Ethminer

There are two GPUs recognized as Nvidia-smi commends, and I have completed installing drivers and CUDA9, but as shown in the second picture, only one GPU is recognized and mined in the Ethminer. ...
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Is there a way to add currency to an account via external factors?

I'm working on a project where the generation of the currency is tied to an external action. I'm using the currency as a form of digitization so that it can be traded in the blockchain. Basically, I'm ...
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Mining undervolting 5500xt

I'm starting to mine ETH using my new sapphire rx5500xt 8GB with NiceHash. I'm trying to google the best settings for overclocking / undervolting but can't find anything that seems to work, most make ...
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i got a question about Etheriuem shares

hey i was wondering is it random time to get shares while mining eth depending on my pc power and pool im on because im mining on asia1.ethermine.org and i dont know if im meant to get shares quickly ...
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Locating the block my miner found?

I am using PhoenixMiner on Nanopool. It notes in the past week (2/10-2/17) I had a maximum reported share of 209622.1TH. I assume this share produced a block provided the average difficulty this week ...
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Low impact of difficulty in mining

Can someone explain why a year ago mining with a difficulty of 2Ph, a rig with a 240Mh/s hash rate gave 1eth per month, but now (complexity 5Ph) gives 0.8, that is, the dependence is clearly not ...
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How do pools calculate the “expected daily earnings”?

I've been looking at the "expected daily earnings per 100MH/s" on the hiveon.net pool and it was 0.006eth to more than 0.007eth for the past few weeks, but very recently it's gone down to a ...
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first time mining. stuck at generating ethash

I tried using phoenixminer and claymore. I am already in dmz mode and av is off. I can connect to the ethermine pool but stuck at generating ethash CUDA version: 11.0, CUDA runtime: 8.0 Available GPUs ...
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Sparkpool worker Doesnt show any income

So I just started mining and dont know that much. I use lolminer (windows version) and have set it up like this: set "POOL=eth-eu.sparkpool.com:3333" set "WALLET=0x4D6E#################...
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How is it possible for Centre and the like to blacklist Ethereum addresses when they themselves are not miners/validators?

There is no shortage of the news on stablecoin censorship, in particular blacklisting of Ethereum addresses: Tether has been blacklisting Ethereum addresses that hold USDT for a couple of years now—...
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Is there any way to find out what exchange a ETH wallet was created?

I added a ETH wallet address to Genesis Mining back in 2017 for a 2 year contract. After the contract was finished it still took them a year to add the ETH to said Wallet. (long story but I did not ...
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Added a new GPU of different brand now all jobs fail

If anyone could help i would appreciate it. I have a rig with two Gigabite GTX 1660 Ti 6gb and it was running well with cudo miner for 10 months, i have added an MSI GTX 1660 Ti 6gb card, now all jobs ...
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Why Titan X VGA card hash rate is to low?

I have a Nvidia GTX Titan X VGA card and I want to try mining Ethereum but I don't know why my hash rate is such low !!! it's something about 2/5 MH !!! I had read somewhere that this card's hash rate ...
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Which mining pool has been heavily shorting Ether?

This video shows that f2pool miners are guilty for suppressing Bitcoin's recent upwards momentum in price since f2pool is selling around 14,000 bitcoins per day. Can a certain Ether miner be similarly ...
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Overclocking and Incorrect/rejected shares

I recently started mining on my personal computer, hoping to get better results, I overclocked my GPU (I went from 48MH/s to 60MH/s) but after having done so, I started getting "Eth: Incorrect ...
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calculating ethereum mining historical

meanwhile i'm in despair and don't understand how some values ​​are used for the calculation. I sincerely ask for support on how I can calculate the amount of ethereum mined per day from historical ...
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Ethereum miner does not produce blocks

first time Mining! Watching a YouTube Tutorial about Blockchain basics and it shows how to set up a Genesis Block as well as how to start Mining. I've followed all the steps to the best of my ...
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If I send a transaction with a low gas fees and then send another one with high gas fee elsewhere?

Let's say, I send a transaction, all of my Ether, with low gas fees and it'll take hours for it to complete. Right away I send another one, from the same wallet or address, also all of my Ether, to ...
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Possible cause for the number of pending transactions decreases around every 3 hours

Curious, around every 3 hours, there is a drop in pending transactions. What could be the reason behind this? https://etherscan.io/chart/pendingtx
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Mining Eth with a pathetic laptop

I am a newbie in mining, I have a couple of shitty laptops around 8-16gb ram and an Intel graphics card. I don't pay for the electricity and don't really care if the laptop dies. I tried to search ...

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