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Private PoW Miner OpenEthereum

For an Openethereum PoW private chain is there a simple configuration to make my node mine blocks? I know geth just needs a --mine but I would prefer to do this in Openethereum if easily possible.
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can a running blockchain fork from PoW to PoA?

can a running public blockchain hard fork from PoW to PoA?
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Creating ERC20 token: What determines price, PoW, Minting and changing code after deploying

I did a lot of research about this, but still don't understand some concepts around token price and proof-of-work. First of all, imagine I've created a token, which is ERC20 or 223 standard smart ...
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Finality in blockchain consensus

Is Absolute/ Immediate Finality a goal in blockchain consensus or does some areas work better under probabilistic finality such as Ethereum's Pow and to be PoS? (I know that some networks using BFT ...
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Which consensus algorithm (POW or POA) is better for private blockchain?

POW requires lots of computational power so as the chain grow long we will need more computational power which is not required for private blockchain.... On the other hand, POA is looking better ...
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PoA network confusion resolving using geth

I am planning to move from PoW to PoA consensus (clique) using geth. But I am confused of some of the topics - 1) Empty blocks are created periodically? What is the size of an empty block? 2) Is it ...