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How can i tell if geth is done running?

The way I check is: Find out what the last block is. https://etherchain.org Start geth with console (https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Command-Line-Options) When geth is running enter the ...
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Solo Vs Pool Mining With A GPU

short answer too, that will take the exact opposite stance as @nicolas-massart ;) in the long run you'll be always better off mining solo, ever because you get uncles and pay no fees pool mining ...
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10 Ether within 50 minutes

You are most likely mining on some test-net or your own private network. similar discussion here: https://forum.ethereum.org/discussion/5569/am-i-mining
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Mining solution found

This is because you are mining as part of a pool (nanopool), with that being said, any blocks found by the pool are mined collectively and the reward (5 ETH for a block + transaction fees or uncles) ...
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Solo Vs Pool Mining With A GPU

Short answer : don't try to solo mine with less than 100MH/s[1]. You will almost never get reward as, during the time you will spend mining, the difficulty raise will lower your luck of mining a block ...
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10 Ether within 50 minutes

The first thing to check is if the node you are working on is synced. If it is not synced, it will let your mine old blocks and you'r balance will grow untill yout get synced. It then zero's yout ...
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How can i tell if geth is done running?

Compare the value in the log file in the field named number with the value of the last block here https://etherscan.io If it equals or near to equal it means that your chain synchronized.
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Can you solo mine directly to an address you don't have the private key for?

Yes you can. You can set the mining beneficiary (aka etherbase or coinbase) to any address you want, even a one that nobody has a private key of.
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ETH mining using Antminer S9 13 TH/s

Antminer S9 13 is an ASIC-based Bitcoin miner - it won't work for Ethereum, I'm afraid. Ethereum uses a different hashing algorithm to Bitcoin, partly to ensure that ASIC-based hardware can't be ...
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Does my mining situation sound normal?

You should calculate your average block mining time on something like etherscan mining calculator before trying to mine.  It will take you an average of 117.39 days to find 1 Block But mining ...
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Solo Vs Pool Mining With A GPU

It's very easy to calculate reward probability with a little information. What is the Network's Global hashrate, Blocks/day, and your percentage of the global hashrate. Because of the law of averages ...
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Will I lose all mining time if I restart my miner?

Mining isn't like, well, actual mining, it's more like flipping a coin; each attempt at finding a block is independent of the previous one. As a result, there's no 'progress' to be lost by restarting.
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Calculate Mining Time of a Block for a Given Hash Rate

I'm not sure how you got 1.57 days :) Current network hash rate is 19678.50 GH/s, or 19678500000000 H/s. Your current hash rate is 10 MH/s, or 10000000 H/s. Block time is ~14.91 seconds. Plugging ...
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How can i tell if geth is done running?

You can use different methods. (1) Find out what the latest block is from someone who is up to date (or a online block-explorer like etherscan.io / etherchain.org), compare that to where your chain ...
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Is it possible to stop-start mining when going solo?

You can stop and start without hurting your chances very much. Mining doesn't take a fixed amount of time, there's no progress to be lost. Every 15 seconds you have a relatively fixed probability of ...
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Is geth --rpc --support-dao-fork still valid

On hard fork the PR 2813 was introduced to support the network split and those two options were added. This PR implements setting the --support-dao-fork and --oppose-dao-fork flags. As of now ...
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Manually calculating ethereum mining profitability. I have the formula, but how to get the data?

Here are some ideas. UserHashMh A couple of options, best described in previous answers. Might depend on which mining software you're using, or if you're part of a pool. How to quickly check ...
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Does ASIC miner works in ETH and ETC

In order to determine if mining will be profitable for you or not, you should use a mining calculator. (You can just search for 'mining calculator' online.) The reason why is that profit will depend ...
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How much hashrate is rquired to generate 1 ETH in two days

Ethereum has transitioned proof-of-stake, so you cannot mine anymore.
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Does running Ethereum Wallet support the network?

No, you are just syncronizing to other peers and updating your blockchain state.
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Has ERC20 mining been disrupted?

It does mean that an entity has found a way to mine as much, (or more) 0xbtc than some particular mining pools, however, it doesn't have to mean that the public address belongs to a particular ...
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Mining for local Parity node

Enabled Stratum on my node, then ethminer -G -P stratum+tcp://127.0.0.1:8008 worked for me.
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How to define miners ACL on a private chain

You mentioned a private chain on ethereum, Quorum from JP Morgan is a go at that. It's a permissioned, private fork of ethereum. Also, there is a little bit of a misunderstanding I feel(maybe on my ...
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Can I solo mine ethereum instead of pool?

There are several variables which you need to know before working out if this is a viable approach. You know your hash rate is 22mh/s, and an 8GB rx 480 has a maximum draw of around 170 watts. You ...
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Simple clock sync to avoid time drift.

For MacOS, the following should work to sync the computer's clock with a time server (though you seem to be on Windows): %> sudo sntp -s <time_server_hostname> The sudo is needed to execute ...
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What is the Relation between "Ether" and "ETH"? (or: What to do with farmed "ether"?)

Ether is a denomination of currency, like dollars and cents. ETH is a currency (arguably), like US currency and currency of Great Britain. Also, one ETH means one ether in the Ethereum main net like ...
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How to tell ethminer the specific account/address where Ether should be put in?

I think it would be geth -G --etherbase value (0 or 1) depending on how many accounts you have. You having 2 accounts, you choose which one you want. Default value is 0 so I'm guessing you want ...
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MIning Reward Pool vs Solo-mining?

The pool cannot pay you with 1 eth less fee if you get 1 ether. The principle is to share any gain between all participants, proportionally to their contribution in terms of valid share founds. So ...
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Is it worth to solo with 1Gh?

You can use a Poisson table to determine how many blocks you can expect to find in a given amount of time. For example, at 1 Gh, the expected value of how long it will take you to find a block is 9 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 building from source problem with CMake & Cuda K80

This was caused by somebody who tried to make copatibility with Fedora work. add --std=c++11 to the NVCC flags in CMakelists.txt in libethash-cuda folder So, actually, you have to make some change to ...
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