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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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Submitted transaction not propagated to all nodes

I have a private ethereum blockchain network running set up in 3 nodes using geth. If i submit a transaction(smart contract function call) to one node and go to another node and type in eth....
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Extremely slow geth mining and synchronization for private blockchain

I am constructing a very simple 2 nodes private Ethereum network to study the mining behaviour. The consensus algorithm is ethash. In order for the 2 nodes to discover each other, I also setup a ...
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ethminer never seems to mine - repeated DAG generation

I've installed geth and ethminer to get started mining. I've got an Ubuntu 16.04 box with a couple Nvidia TitanX cards. When I fire up ethminer like so... ethminer --no-precompute -G --opencl-...
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Ethereum Wallet on Testnet to mine

I have installed the ethereum wallet on widows. But my account ether balance is 0.00 ether. Then I started mining from developer network(Test only). But it shows nothing, I could not get any ether ...
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Will mining Ethereum be profitable after Proof of Stake/ Proof of Authority?

What will actually happen when they move to Proof of Stake ? If I want to start mining with 8-10 rigs now would it be profitable if they move to Proof of State or POA ? In short...will I make money ...
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Unable to mine Ether on testnet

My blockchain is in sync and I'm mining using the Mist wallet on the testnet, but I have been mining for three days and have not yet mined any Ether. Am I doing something wrong?
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Can someone share your geth export file with me?

I need to setup an archival node ASAP but the download takes around 1-2 block per second. With this speed it will finish in 2 months (if it doesn't stall, but it does, I have to restart it manually ...
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Ethereum Wallet sync completed and ETH balance went to 0

I ran Ethereum Wallet for the first time on my Macbook Pro and, as it was syncing with TestNet, I selected Develop -> Start Mining. I saw the ETH balance increase steadily to 65 but then, it seemed ...
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How many times has the Ethereum mining difficulty bomb been pushed back?

Ethereum has a built in mining difficulty bomb to force an upgrade. How many times have the difficulty bomb been pushed out? And by pushing out this mining bomb, doesn't this create more ETH into the ...
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Miner accepting 0 price transactions

I am hosting a private blockchain and I am testing out the Geth functionality. I have deployed a Solidity contract based on the Greeter example. The functionality is not important, but suffice to say ...
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Private Net: Miners not mining pending transaction

I am running a private network. I send a lot of transactions to geth with miner on (with 10 threads). I could see my transactions getting mined properly for some time. And then I checked length of ...
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Running Ethminer on a private Ethereum network

I'm trying to carry out some tests on Ethminer and was trying to run benchmarks on it before it starting returning a hashrate of 0, from what I've been able to tell this is becasuse the GPU I'm using ...
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Geth private chain hashrate lower on higher versions

Using Geth I am running a private development chain (locally) with one node, starting it as follows: geth --networkid 12321 --datadir=".embark/development/datadir" --password config/development/...
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geth - admin,addPeer() and static-nodes.json don't work

I'm trying to connect two nodes (both miners) on my private network. They are based on the same VM in different data directories. They have different ports and are based on the same genesis file and ...
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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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Claymore Eth Dual Miner: Acceptable rate of incorrect Ethereum shares

When I use Claymore in dual mining mode (no matter what combination - Ethereum + Decred, Ethereum + Pascal, Ethereum + Lbry), I'm unable to achieve zero incorrect shares for Ethereum (Incorrect ETH ...
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Mining - One card gets a lot of incorrect shares even with stock BIOS

Just picked up a Sapphire Nitro+ 580 4GB, and after BIOS modding it was kicking out incorrect shares constantly. I went back to the stock BIOS and with a modest memory overclock it's still getting ...
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How many “shares” I got, submitted, or checked by this claymore display?

ETH - Total Speed: 175.728 Mh/s, Total Shares: 2117, Rejected: 0, Time: 14:13 ETH: GPU0 29.088 Mh/s, GPU1 29.468 Mh/s, GPU2 29.079 Mh/s, GPU3 29.058 Mh/s, GPU4 29.970 Mh/s, GPU5 29.066 Mh/s SC - ...
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Mining-pool for MacOS?

I would like to use a mining-pool like nanopool, but I have a Mac - what alternatives do I have? Is my understanding right, that whenever I want to be part of a mining-pool I need a miner provided ...
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Ethereum Wallet testnet not synching when mining

I am trying to mine on the testnet. Unfortunately, my Ethereum Wallet (latest version using Geth 1.5.3) kind of gives up doing anything when I click on start Mining on testnet. The time counts up is ...
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not able to mine transactions generated on remote node

i have connected two nodes locally on my private testnet using admin.addPeer() I0829 16:33:25.280649 eth/downloader/downloader.go:320] Block synchronisation started I0829 16:33:27.187839 core/...
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Is there a big difference in hashrate between mining on Linux and Windows?

I am wondering if there is an advantage in using an OS over the other? I would like to know if anyone might have run some test. I am mostly interest in performance differences between Windows 10 and ...
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How to reduce block time for existing ethreum blockchain network?

I had deployed my private blockchain network back in 2018-08-12 16:12:48 +0600 (1 year, 167 days ago). Since then it is working. At that time the block time was 20-30 seconds which was acceptable for ...
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miner.stop() returns null does not stop mining on private chain

I am using Version: 1.9.0-unstable of geth, and I noticed miner.stop() does not work anymore. I am sure it always worked. > eth.blockNumber 901069 > miner.stop() null > eth.blockNumber ...
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What is the point of switching to ProgPOW for ethereum, when POS is coming in the coming year(s)?

With the recent discussion of the new ProgPOW mining switch. What is the point of it when POS is coming in the coming year(s)? I understand it disables the ASIC miners, while benefiting the GPU miners....
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Private network: Using geth to mine for parity nodes

I want to set up a private Ethereum network using a parity client. Ideally, I want to resemble the "real" Ethereum network as close as possible. Thus, I want to set up a proof of work network. For ...
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Is there a temporal reward in Casper, that the earlier you place bets, the more you are rewarded?

In Casper, the consensus-by-bet proof-of-stake system, is there a temporal reward, that the earlier you place bets, the more you are rewarded?
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Why is 2048 the mining difficulty bound divisor?

Excerpt from page 6 of the yellow paper: The paper focuses more on the difficulty bomb ε but says little about the rationale of mandating 131072 and 2048 as scalars. I guess the former is merely an ...
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mining requires access to the entire blockchain?

I am reading the white paper and confused by two sentences bellow: In the Section of Mining Centralization: ... miners are required to fetch random data from the state, compute some randomly ...
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geth 1.8.8 miner hashrate 0 after join network where major miners ran on older version

I am planning to upgrade my miners from 1.7.x to 1.8.x. For testing purposes, I've made a copy of geth's data and then I run a new version of the geth miner against my copied data. After the new ...
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Ethos 1.3.0 drops hashrate on RX 560 4GB card

After upgrading my Ethos to 1.3.0 from 1.2.9, the hashrate of RX 560 becomes very low. Initially there was gpu clock problem error. After playing with the flags in local.conf, I was able to get rid of ...
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What does Vlad Zamfir mean by 'the fork-choice rule is stateful'?

Does he mean the rule to determine the next blockchain requires knowing the state of currently bonded validators? This “out-of-band authentication only necessarily once” property is what Vitalik ...
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Mining pattern on PoA

I've setup a small network with two nodes using authorityRound engine (parity). My question is about the mining. If I have two validators (A and B), who will mining the blocks? the node A or B? I ask ...
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Asus DUAL RX580 O8G troubles with vbios

Today I got a problem with my 2 cards and I don't know what to do. I have 2 Asus DUAL-RX580-O8G graphic cards. The first one mined ehtereum at 17-18 mh/s, second did it at 16-17 mh/s. I decided to ...
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Why light client can't solo mine?

Can a light client solo-mine in theory ? It could download the DAG and the latest EVM state. Given these two , it can mine without downloading full blockchain, right? If this is true, why hasn't this ...
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Does Proof-of-Stake mining also process contracts?

I've read that Proof-of-Stake (POS) mining 'secures the blockchain' but does it also process contracts and collect gas?
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Mining freeze gpu hangs in opencl call

Well I tried to setup my first ethereum mining rig. I bought 6 second hands rx480 8GB (some on eBay, some elsewhere..) And these new parts: -Z170 gaming K3 -Powered pci risers -8GB DDR4 ...
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Start Mining Operation = null (cannot mine private eth chain)

not sure if anyone has seen this before: I'm trying to mine a private chain. For whatever reason, after I was able to mine two blocks, I tried to mine the chain again and I get the following...(below)...
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Two out of three rigs having hard freezes

I'm a newbee.. Please pardon if I've missed any critical detail in this question. I have three ASUS Z270 AR motherboards and 21 Asus dual RX 580 GPUs. Out of these, one rig with 7 GPUs work really ...
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Ethminer 0.9.41-genoil-1.1.9, fails to submit Hashrate

I am new to this mining, I started yesterday with downloading the chains for geth and today it finished and so I got the newest version of ethminer. But when I start it this comes: JSON-RPC problem. ...
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Can I use geth light sync for mining purpose

Iam new to this, I wanna start mining ethereum, I have tried over 5 times to fast sync geth, with ethereum wallet and failed to do so, as it would get stuck, sometimes my pc froze, would take days ...
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Miner not picking pending transactions from pool when TPS is high

I'm running a private testnet with a high block gas limit and low difficulty. When I start pumping in a large volume of transactions (say 150 tx/s), after a certain point of time, I see the miner ...
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How does Ethhash compare to mining algorithms used in other blockchains?

When it comes to mining, I'm more or less aware of how Bitcoin's simple SHA256 mining works, how Litecoin & similar attempted (and failed) to introduce ASIC-resistance with Scrypt, and how ...
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getTransaction() returning null

On sending a number of concurrent transactions to geth running a private network with a small number of mining peers , i notice that transaction hashes are generated for each of those transaction , ...
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Trying to understand how to calculate the profitability of Ethereum mining based on hashrate

I'm very new to Ethereum/cryptocurrencies, I'm trying to understand how to rate the efficiency/profitability of GPU cards Question If I exclude power bills / hardware aquisition costs, am I correct ...
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Transaction null even after getting mined

I am invoking a smartContract method to issue coin(cryptocurrency example). When I invoke the method the transaction is getting submitted and mined. refer the below transaction logs. But after that ...
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geth taking a long time to mine a block

I'm using the embark framework to deploy some smart contracts to a private Ethereum network. The problem is, the network behaves differently on separate machines, even though they're similarly spec'd -...
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Mist 0.8.5 & Geth 1.5.0

Current Mist is 0.8.5 and it runs geth 1.4.17. How can I initial geth 1.5.0 by Mist 0.8.5 without manually start Geth 1.5.0 first ? It's all to do with instruct geth that chaindata is on an external ...