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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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Why I still don't have payout?

I am new entry level Ethereum miner. I used MetaMask to set up my wallet. The software is lolminer. set "POOL=us1.ethermine.org:4444" set "WALLET=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx....
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Why can I no longer mine on the binance pool? [closed]

This question was closed due to being off-topic, which is fair enough, but I'll add the solution here in case it helps someone: Change protocol to stratum1+tcp. I have been using the ethminer client ...
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Fund an address and send a tx in a single block

Take the following situation 0xb... doesn't have any ethereum 0xa... send ethereum to 0xb... on block x with gas price y+1 0xb... make a transaction with a smart contract on block x with gas price y ...
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Dual RTX 2060 and 3060 GPU mining [closed]

I wonder is that possible to mine with RTX 2060 and RTX 3060 on the same PC?
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Block Reward in Proof of Stake Concept

I am doing some research on the PoS concept and it seems like validators in a PoS network are getting rewarded by receiving the tx fees of the blocks they are validating. However, most resources state ...
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Do miners simulate transactions before adding them to a block to calculate the actual gas price of the tx?

My question comes from observing that almost all Eth blocks are very close to the current limit of 15M gas used. I think I remember reading once that miners DO NOT simulate transactions in their nodes ...
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Is timestamp manipulation still possible? And if yes, can users spot that and did that happen?

I have readed an ethereum post from 2015 where it states that miners can manipulate the block timestamp up to 900 seconds. Can they in 2021 still do it and, if yes, can users see this and did this ...
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Errors in computation of blockchain algorithms, are detectable?

There is a class of fault-tolerant methods named Algorithm Based Fault Tolerance (ABFT), which augments input data with redundancy. Then if any errors occurs when those data are processed, just be ...
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After a miner validated a block where do they broadcast it?

For reference: Ethereum Mining - Number 5 Where does the certificate for the newly created block get broadcasted, so the nodes can verify it? As it states the new unconfirmed transactions first get ...
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Having a simple rig, ¿why mining ETH is not the best way to get ETH?

What are the factors that affect the profitability of mining different coins when later those coins are being converted, for example, to ETH? I've made some test mining ETH, RVN, CFX, AE, BEAM, GRIN, ...
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What is considered as a “state” in ethereum? [duplicate]

I am reading the Ethereum white paper and I am frequently seeing this word "state". The meaning of state is ambiguous to me. What does it mean? Does it mean the previous block? Does it ...
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How safe are the view functions, can anyone see the data I am sending to a view?

I would like to create a contract that uses the view function, however, I must make sure that nobody can see what data I am sending to a view since it is a sensitive content. The contracts simply acts ...
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Two desktop GPU cards, and the second is wrongly identified and unusable

I've got 2 GPUs inserted into my desktop motherboard: Device 0: Name: AMD Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics Address: 10:0 This one works, displays and mines OK. Then: Device 1: Name: AMD Radeon (TM) RX 480 ...
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Is it possible to get HMM (Heterogeneous Memory Management) to work with GPU's mining Ethereum? Trying to use low memory cards

Many GPU's are capable of doing the computing for Eth, but they lack the GPU memory to actually hold the DAG file. It seems like HMM (Heterogeneous Memory Management) may be able to resolve this issue,...
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What would be the cost for one to mine one of his own block?

Smart contract built countermeasures against flash loan attacks. But some of them are just requiring the money to come from an eoa and thus are at risk from peoples who own the funds for themselves. ...
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Hashrate drop when both GPUs are running

I'm just getting into mining and I've just built my first mining rig. I'm having a problem in that when I run both of my GPUs the hashrate drops right down. If I remove either GPU it shots back up, ...
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How to create and send Flashbot transactions?

So far, I only understand flashbot bundles are signed raw transactions with one of them being a bribe to the miner for the mining fee, but : Is the bribing transaction special in the way it is valid ...
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I want to develop Ethereum miner? what do I need?

I want to develop Ethereum miner . do I need to use "Ethereum" and "geth" ? can I do it with out Ethereum lab ? as I understand miner should has those task : 1-connect to pool 2-...
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What is --miner.noverify in Geth?

Here is a Geth command line option for miners: --miner.noverify The description in the documentation says that it "Disable remote sealing verification". But what does that mean? What is ...
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Can you mine Bitcoin on the Ethereum Virtual Machine?

Code can be written on a smart contract to be deployed to the network, where nodes do the computational work for a fee and a given gas work. I was wondering if it would be theorectically possible, to ...
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Who generates block details

Who generates/computes the block header and other details such as ParentHash, TxHash, etc.? I refer to above image for details but I am not sure who generates these details.
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Calculating ETH mining profitability

I'm new to the mining business and am just trying to calculate some profitability as an exercise. I'm looking at this Bitmain S17 Pro mining rig: https://shop.bitmain.com/promote/antminer_s17pro/...
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what happen if mining while receive a new transaction

If a miner is mining and receives a transaction with the same nonce and a higher fee, will the miner stop and replace the transaction?
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What does all those transactions with 0 mining fee corresponds to?

There have been many transactions with apparently 0 mining fees (gas price set to 0) lately. Including from F2Pool BabelPool and SparkPool. While miners had always been free to include any ...
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Clique network: Sign with multiple accounts in a single node

Is it possible to multi-sign a block, by a single geth node (with multiple unlocked sealer-accounts)? Suppose we have multiple sealer accounts (in a clique network). Is it possible to unlock some of ...
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Invalid device symbol on CUDA (ubuntu 20.04 ethminer)

I'm mining on ubuntu 20.04 with an Nvidia rtx 2060 6gb. The miner was working about 2 weeks ago on 18.04 but broke recently. I thought switching to a newer version of ubuntu would help, but I get the ...
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Introductory sources to understand and implement Ethash mining?

I am looking for a straightforward source of article or scripts like the excellent blog post "Bitcoin mining the hard way" to understand how Ethash proof-of-work works, how DAG generation ...
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How is the POW hash calculated?

I read up on the fields in Ethereum blocks, but I was unable to find exactly how the POW hash is calculated. I would assume that it is an RLP encoded value of the previous block hash, ommer hashes, ...
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Why higher gpu clock resulted in lower hash rate?

I have a couple of question, if you'd be so kind to answer: I've been searching the internet for the relation between GPU core clock & memory clock and the hash rate that it can do. All ...
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How long it takes on average until a new transaction is included in a mined block in the Ethereum MainNet?

On Bitcoin there are charts and statistics providing an estimation on the average time until a new transactions are included in a mined block, as https://www.blockchain.com/charts/avg-confirmation-...
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Do I need to sync with main ledger before mining

I am trying to setup ethminer to test some mining process. I am using the following guide https://zeronumbers.com/node/32 In this guide the author did not mention anything like syncing up your system ...
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Explain the relation between geth --miner.gaslimit and etherscan Gas Limit

Geth command-line options I am looking at geth command-line options for miners, specifically: --miner.gastarget value --miner.gaslimit value The default value for both is 8000000 on Ethereum ...
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Why does my average hashrate dip after 2-3 days?

I’ve just started to build a rig and using 3070s and 3060s with Windows and Phoenix miner mining at Nanopool. The first 12 hours has consistent average hasrate that’s in the ballpark of what the cards ...
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Is there a Easy Mining Command CLI tool that could use my web host idle CPU to like wineth

I'm using wineth from https://wineth.net/ it's really easy: download, type your ETH address and it starts mining but it's only for windows with good GPU. I saw this https://github.com/Genoil/cpp-...
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How exactly are Ethereum transaction fees and block rewards sent to the miner?

I know that when a miner mines an Ethereum block, they receive both the block reward and the transaction fees from all the transactions included in that block, but how exactly are all of these ...
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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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