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Questions tagged [mining-pools]

mining pools are a way for miners to pool their resources together and share their hashing power while splitting the reward equally according to the amount of shares they contributed to solving a block.

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Calculating the PPS reward

I'm trying to write a DAPP to calculate estimated rewards of miners. What is the right way to calculate PPS reward? Single Share Reward => (portDifficulty / networkDifficulty) * BlockReward Total ...
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How to mine ether on private network with CPU?

I have a private ethereum network and connected my own pool to it. Now I want to test the mining process with my CPU, what are some the ethereum mining software that support CPU mining and stratum ...
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Relation between GPU specifications and Hash-rate?

I connected two following ethOS miners to Ethermine mining pool (https://ethermine.org). You can see dashboard of my address here: https://ethermine.org/miners/...
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How to know the address of a miner with ethOS operating system?

How to know the address of a miner with ethOS operating system? (1) Is there a specific command to know the Ethereum address of this miner? And (2) Is it possible that I would be notified by an e....
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Is there an official and public pool of miners/“stakers” participating in the Ethereum blockchain?

With the last discussion about PoW vs PoS, Ethereum planning migrating to pure PoS (Casper), new actors in the scene (EOS)...I have digged into this PoS, pros and cons against PoW. One of the things ...
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How to define miners ACL on a private chain

is there a way to manage "allowed" miners in ethereum private chain ? the idea is to have some sort of access control list of miner addresses which are allowed to seal a block. in case the above is ...
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Naming of Mining Pool

could you please provide me with the info how can we name or to give the name for our new offical mining pool? For example to name it as Smartpool.by
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How can I maximize the probability that my ETH nodes stay synchronized with mainnet for as long as possible?

I run three full ETH nodes, one on my local, home network, and two in the cloud. All three make use of geth. My "local" node, is always in sync with mainnet, i.e. always showing the same last block ...
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Ethereum mining pool

Guys I want to build a mining pool for ethereum which is based on GPU mining. I've searched alot but I couldn't find anything except genoil(cpp-ethereum) which supports GPU mining but the creation of ...
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Why don't private blockchain networks that do not charge for transactions charge a fee when processing ethereum/ proprietary token on the network?

I ask this questions is there seem to be 2 flavors of blockchain: 1. Public think bitcoin and ethereum. 2. Private hyperledger, SAP Leonaro, etc. The public network charges for transactions which make ...
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Can I solo mine ethereum instead of pool?

I am running a single rx 480 at 22mh/s, this rig is not geared towards mining and I’m doing it for fun. Would I be able to solo mine ethereum blocks for a higher payout? Or should I stick to pool ...
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Solidity Smart Contract auto withdrawal (ETH)

I'm kinda new to smart contracts, searched a lot, but hope someone here can help me out. I'll try to explain as good as I can. I'm mining Ethereum with a couple of rigs. Each individual rig auto-...
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Do I need to have my account unlocked for a mining pool

I have a mining pool and I'm using geth. Do i need to keep my pool wallet unlocked in geth in order for the pool to work? Includes unlocking blocks and sending payments to miners on the pool.
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Share difficulty and hashrate

Can anybody explain relations or formulas between share difficulty, target and hashrate? Thank you.
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After leaving 1 hour my GPU mining ethereum via dwarfpool is it normal to be still at exactly zero?

Current understanding is that if you start mining a block on your own you might put your (single) machine in a very difficult situation in order to decrypt the block on it own and gain 5 ETH. That is ...
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How to set payout threshold and Rigname in ethminer?

I'm new to ethminer. I was just following the simple guides in ethermine.org. It says to start ethminer, we have to create a bat with the following contents, which I did: setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0 ...
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GTX 1070 Hashrate dropped from 30.8 to 28.3. Settings not changed

I was running at an overclock of +600 on the memory clock and was getting about 30.8 for my hashrate. I tried overclocking to +700 but it didn't seem stable as I got some minor artifacting after about ...
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Ethereum Mining Hashrates fluctuate wildly

Hi, I've just set up a new rig and I'm having very variable hash rates, which I don't think are normal? System: * GIGABYTE GA-B250M-DS3H Motherboard * DUAL Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB x2 Running ...
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Mining Nanopool almost without shares?

I'm using nanopool to mine ethereum classic, but Nanopool tells me that my device is offline because it doesn't get any shares This is my account : https://etc.nanopool.org/account/...
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Can I mine without synchronizing the blockchain by using a mining pool?

Since I'm not able to complete the blockchain synchronization, can I just mine using a pool? And if it's possible, how do I retrieve the coins? P.S. I made an offline wallet with a Rpi, given that I ...
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How to build a mining pool on private chain?

I have built up a private chain between by computers. And now I want to make one of these computers as a mining pool in this private chain. could you please tell me how to achieve this function?
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Ethereum Mining on Multiple PCs?

What would be the safest way to combine my mining efforts across approximately 30 machines? Should I... Have a separate accounts/wallet on each and consolidate my results frequently via script? Use ...
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How do I find the fees and payout info for mining pools? [closed]

I would like to start mining Etherium. But I just realized that it would probably take me years to find anything with my low hashing power. So I would like to join a pool. Most pools only seem to do ...
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ETH mining using Antminer S9 13 TH/s

I am planning to buy Antminer S9 13 for ETH mining. This mining machine produces the hash rate of 13 TH/s. Which is incredible. Some questions are raising in my mind. 1) According to cost and profit ...
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Cant see mining reuslt on ethermine

I've been trying different kinds of mining. I've tried to mine on windows using Claymore which, as I understand, uses a mining pool. After running for 1 hour, I can go to https://ethermine.org/miners/&...
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ethminer fails to allocate DAG buffer -only- when connecting to a pool

When I run ethminer -G it starts the miner as expected. It takes around 60 seconds to allocate the DAG, and then it starts pumping out hashes on the GPU (at a dismal 1MH/s but that's besides the point....
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Questions about geth for mining pool

I have a few questions to ask about setting up a mining pool 1) Will there be an issue if I set up two geth instances with the same coin base? Here it is not about private nodes, I am trying to do a ...
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Claymore hashrate always drops after socket closed; only driver re-install will recover

The prototype rig 2 x RX470 8GB Mining Edition GPUs (on Samsung mem) on latest Blockchain AMD drivers, flashed BIOS, etc. The Claymore .bat file timeout /t 15 setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0 setx ...
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how does a smart pool identifies the valid block in ethereum

I have been reading this paper https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/019.pdf. To my understanding, the miners send the shares in batches and later the smart pool verifies the shares with sampling with ...
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Byzantium related homework required for pool operators and developers

Is there a summary of what code and/or configuration changes need to be implemented by mining pools and associated code to properly support the upcoming hard-fork? Do packages like ethash need to be ...
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What ports do I need to open when setting up a mining pool

I am setting up a pool as a VM on my home computer using the instructions provided by https://github.com/sammy007/open-ethereum-pool/ I have followed the instructions and managed to get a test miner ...
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How to combine 2 rigs in single share with claymore?

I have 2 rigs 6 X RX570. Currently each generating 140 Mhs/s. But if I mine same in both rigs for Ethermine.org pool status showing for only for one rig hashrate (140 Mh/s) not combining both. I would ...
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Explanation on why I need an address, a pool and a wallet

I am very new to this world so this is a very newby question but as much as I have searched there don't seem to be any newbie getting started guide that spells this stuff out. I am trying to setup my ...
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Unable to process payouts: Invalid address length, expected 40 got 1 bytes

I installed open ethereum pool for mining Musicon, now pool found 3 blocks, but cant sent payments. Getting error: Unable to process payouts: Invalid address length, expected 40 got 1 bytes
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Ethereum mining but not receiving rewards

I have been mining using NiceHash for a while now and decided I want to mine ethereum into my own wallet so I dont need to wait for the payout threshold. I copied the claymore miner out of nicehash ...
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If mining in a pool with claymore miner, can I turn off the miner and give my computer a break?

If I close the claymore mining window while it is mining in a pool, will I lose all the shares of work attributed to me up to that point? I would like to give my computer a break for entertainment ...
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Add Miners in open-ethereum-pool

I am using open-ethereum-pool for creating the ethereum mining pool over an private ethereum network . but it always give me no. of miners in pool are 0 . How do i add miners in the pool , I do not ...
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Mining UBIQ and DBIX using open-ethereum-pool

Open-Ethereum-Pool is configured to mine Ethereum; how do I configure it to mine UBIQ (which uses ethash) and DBIX coins? Thanks for answers
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How do I create and manage my own mining pool?

I realize that there are already answers to the question, but I don't think they are detailed enough. For my use case, I have 4-5 gaming PCs, some desktop and some laptop, laying around the house. I ...
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ethereum pool - It seems your ethminer does NOT have function called eth_submithashrate

I'm currently using geth and ethminer to mine, and I just got latest version of ethminer (I think). I'm trying to mine on pool Ethereumpool, using these instructions. So my command is ethminer -G -F ...
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Single gpu mining on ethpool.org: payback questions

It has been some 8 hours since I started mining with an RX480. Nothing fancy, just a rig used by me and not used the entire time. Its hashing power is around 24-25 Mh/s. Partially confused with the "...
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When trying to connect to a pool it says ethminer.exe is written wrong or wasn't found

So I started 2 days ago with farming eth and I wanted to join a pool. So I searched up a good pool, for me I chose Nanopool and looked at the tutorials on how to connect. They say type this into your ...
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My first ETH mining rig RX 580 8GB [closed]

I'm building my first eth mining rig. I considered the following hardware: GPU: 6 Sapphire nitro + RX 580 8GB MOBO: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK LGA1151/ Intel Z270/ DDR4/ 2x CrssFX S3&U3.1/ M.2 ATX PSU: 1 ...
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Does the Poloniex minimum deposit amount apply to mining rewards?

I am setting up my mining pool and need to set a payment threshold. The minimum deposit for ETH on Poloniex is 1 ETH. Does this apply to mining rewards? Say (hypothetically) I set my threshold to ...
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Pending Balance Doesn't Payout to Miner

I was mining on my own pool with open-ethereum-pool. Now I had mined and I have Pending Balance on my account there. How can I payout it? When I make ./build/bin/open-ethereum-pool payout.json which ...
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Mining own Pool - Error reading from socket

When I will mine on own pool, I get this Error. First, my Claymore says 5-15 Shared found, like spamming this and than claymore says gpu 0 failed The Server says that: Error reading from socket: ...
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Issue “grabbing DAG” for ethminer (but not for expanse)

I installed Geth, and successfully synced the blockchain. However, regardless of whether I use Ethminer, Ethminer with Stratum Proxy, or qtMiner; I always get the same error. It doesn't really throw ...
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Did f2pool manipulate transactions during the Status ICO?

Blocks such as this one and this one appear to show preferential treatment being given to f2pool transactions in blocks mined by f2pool during the beginning of the Status ICO (at block height 3903900)....
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Customize minimum payout on ethermine

On the homepage of eterhmine it says that one of their features is "Customizable minimum payment threshold (Standard: 1 Ether, Minimum: 0.05 Ether, Maximum: 10 Ether)" and yet everything else I'm ...
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Why does f2pool mine almost empty blocks despite large amount of pending txs with 50GWei gas price

We currently (2017-06-21) have a constant large load of pending txs (over 10k on Etherscan). Many of these transactions seem to have 50GWei gas price. Despite that, the f2pool which ethgasstation http:...