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Title: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on July 23, 2015, 03:17:48 PM
I know everyone says it's a waste, but electricity is cheap and it's only one miner so if you just want to say "you're wasting your time" then please suck on a pickle and take your sour attitude elsewhere  :D. The rest of my miners are working a pool and making good BTC.

So here goes. For the next YEAR I'll be solo mininng with an old S3 (actually have already been for a couple of weeks) running about 418 - 450ghs (seasonally adjusted). As of today the best share is 1,816,484,083. Only 49,000,000,000 off! LOL!

I'll post updates when anything interesting happens or if a block is found. Let's hope I pull that lotto ticket and get the luck of the irish!



http://i59.tinypic.com/21cgjdi.jpg


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: kingcolex on July 23, 2015, 03:27:19 PM
LOL I am doing the same thing with an S1 and am thinking of retiring the S3 to go over to solo mining as well, it is a lot of fun to open your wallet every so often and cross your finger and hope for 25 extra coins in it!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: nonbody on July 23, 2015, 03:31:23 PM
i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on July 23, 2015, 04:12:54 PM
i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck ;)

All it takes is one hash  :D
May as well buy your ticket and let 'er rip!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: kingcolex on July 23, 2015, 04:14:51 PM
i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck ;)
Not much electric cost on these, I say just add em to a pi if you have an extra one and roll the dice! It probably won't lead to anything but worth a shot!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: nonbody on July 23, 2015, 04:17:33 PM
i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck ;)
Not much electric cost on these, I say just add em to a pi if you have an extra one and roll the dice! It probably won't lead to anything but worth a shot!
havent got a pi to spare :( but i might just run them off my main pc :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: kingcolex on July 23, 2015, 04:25:14 PM
i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck ;)
Not much electric cost on these, I say just add em to a pi if you have an extra one and roll the dice! It probably won't lead to anything but worth a shot!
havent got a pi to spare :( but i might just run them off my main pc :D
Make sure you use a powered hub, too much power through a usb port can kill it sometimes and it would be a shame to hurt your main pc for 5gh/s and gambling.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: BTCBinary on July 23, 2015, 05:08:32 PM
Im willing to buy a couple of these... where can i find them at the cheapest price?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on July 23, 2015, 05:14:58 PM
A couple of what? Powered hubs? You can get them off Ebay and Amazon for less than 15 bucks now.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: kingcolex on July 23, 2015, 05:15:27 PM
Im willing to buy a couple of these... where can i find them at the cheapest price?
What are you talking about? Buying antminer s3's? The best place would be here on the marketplace and put a [wtb] tag, you will get offers and prices for your location.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: Mikestang on July 23, 2015, 05:36:13 PM
So here goes. For the next YEAR I'll be solo mininng with an old S3 (actually have already been for a couple of weeks) running about 418 - 450ghs (seasonally adjusted). As of today the best share is 1,816,484,083. Only 49,000,000,000 off! LOL!

I turned off my miners for the summer except a few usb sticks and one S3+ which I solo mine.  My best share on the S3+ so far is about what you have there, 1.8G.  Good luck! 

Code:
{"hashrate1m": "534G", "hashrate5m": "491G", "hashrate1hr": "510G", "hashrate1d": "484G", "hashrate7d": "439G", "lastupdate": 1437672803, "workers": 1, "bestshare": 243605588.35215861}


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: Amph on July 24, 2015, 06:36:32 AM
Im willing to buy a couple of these... where can i find them at the cheapest price?

s3 can be found for $90 or around that, it's probably better to search on the marketplace, there are many good deal for old miners


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: spazzdla on July 24, 2015, 08:13:45 PM
GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: VirosaGITS on July 24, 2015, 11:20:40 PM
GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!

I'm getting one of those sidehack stick;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=995675.0

Maybe i'll use it as a lottery ticket ;D

They use even less electricity so running them on unpowered USB should be a-ok!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: kingcolex on July 25, 2015, 05:32:44 AM
GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!

I'm getting one of those sidehack stick;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=995675.0

Maybe i'll use it as a lottery ticket ;D

They use even less electricity so running them on unpowered USB should be a-ok!
Great Idea, you aren't just gambling but supporting the independent miner maker and all the work he has done while not wasting much electric per stick!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: VirosaGITS on July 26, 2015, 01:26:35 AM
GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!

I'm getting one of those sidehack stick;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=995675.0

Maybe i'll use it as a lottery ticket ;D

They use even less electricity so running them on unpowered USB should be a-ok!
Great Idea, you aren't just gambling but supporting the independent miner maker and all the work he has done while not wasting much electric per stick!

Yep! :D

The electricity cost is absolutely minimal and there's future project from Sidehack i would like to see to completion. I guess it's a bit like kickstarting him except i get a little  something from it now.

I could also mine a few cents a week with it i suppose haha xD


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: edonkey on July 26, 2015, 03:11:43 AM
GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!

I'm getting one of those sidehack stick;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=995675.0

Maybe i'll use it as a lottery ticket ;D

They use even less electricity so running them on unpowered USB should be a-ok!
Great Idea, you aren't just gambling but supporting the independent miner maker and all the work he has done while not wasting much electric per stick!

Yep! :D

The electricity cost is absolutely minimal and there's future project from Sidehack i would like to see to completion. I guess it's a bit like kickstarting him except i get a little  something from it now.

I could also mine a few cents a week with it i suppose haha xD

This!

I'm thinking the same thing. Let's hope Sidehack can parlay the stick thing into the miner of substance that we all want to buy.

In the meantime, I'm also thinking about running my upcoming Sidehack sticks solo. Gotta play to win...

Hats off to the OP. He's got solid brass clankers, as we say in my family (we're Irish too)!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on July 27, 2015, 05:15:12 PM
Thanks for the support guys! Im encouraged to see so many like-minded people out there!  ;D

(side note, I hate that we can't multi-quote on this forum software. Bitcointalk.org should switch to Vbulletin!)


Difficulty change to 52.3 now so it's even tougher but that little antminer, she's still runnin! Paying her dime and taking her chance at about 441gh/s on average. No better share so far (68m since last restart) but that's ok. It'll happen  :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: Nexious on July 28, 2015, 03:40:30 AM
Thanks for the support guys! Im encouraged to see so many like-minded people out there!  ;D

(side note, I hate that we can't multi-quote on this forum software. Bitcointalk.org should switch to Vbulletin!)


Difficulty change to 52.3 now so it's even tougher but that little antminer, she's still runnin! Paying her dime and taking her chance at about 441gh/s on average. No better share so far (68m since last restart) but that's ok. It'll happen  :D

Wish you good luck :) might use a few U2's instead of buying lottery ticket ha ha


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: guytp on July 28, 2015, 07:35:14 AM
Got to love the optimism.  Theoretically you could end up minting half the blocks between now and next year - it's unlikely but fingers crossed :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: chinapeople on July 29, 2015, 02:35:58 PM
I hope you win a block with this. It's hard to solve but anything can happen.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: DrG on July 31, 2015, 12:46:13 PM
Other than the fun factor, the reality in numbers is that BTC should be purchased with fiat currently instead of chased with obsolete mining hardware.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 01, 2015, 12:34:31 AM
Other than the fun factor, the reality in numbers is that BTC should be purchased with fiat currently instead of chased with obsolete mining hardware.



Oh, I'm sorry. You failed to read the first post. But hey, thanks for playing! Here's your pickle  :D


http://i1.hoopchina.com.cn/u/1109/18/541/3655541/ef8c3f64big.jpg


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: SellEobotAccount on August 01, 2015, 08:24:23 AM
well heck now you done inspired me. Gonna throw in TWO S3's, they old as shit anywayz and get about 660GHS coupled so hey why not? Good luck to us all :) 


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: AtomicStrike on August 01, 2015, 11:56:00 AM
Good luck, friend!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: -ck on August 03, 2015, 12:54:02 AM
2 miners with less than 1TH have solved blocks on solo ckpool. Your chances are extremely low but there is almost no other way to profit with an S3 these days unless your electricity is exceptionally cheap, so solo mining is still a high stakes option.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 03, 2015, 02:25:28 AM
!!!!!BOOM BABY!!!!


Guess what boys? Not even a month into it and the old S3 CRUSHED IT!!!!

Best share: 61,391,307,854

Blocks found: 1



OH YEAH!!!!!    



http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/1954135/crazy-frog-bros-o.gif




To all the naysayers, I know it's cool to knock it but solo mining can be VERY profitable. You just have to pay your dime and take your chance. What do you have to lose? A couple of bucks of electricity? Pshaw, you'll probably spend more than that in beer anyway.

Now the question is this, should I keep this thread updated with any additional blocks? Is anyone interested?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: -ck on August 03, 2015, 03:20:07 AM
Best share: 61,391,307,854

Blocks found: 1
Hah, that was you on solo ckpool today? Congrats :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 03, 2015, 03:39:49 AM
Best share: 61,391,307,854

Blocks found: 1
Hah, that was you on solo ckpool today? Congrats :)


Who? What? So much for anonymity  :D

Yep! I use CK as my failover. After a power failure yesterday I'm still 2 weeks behind reindexing my core.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: Nexious on August 03, 2015, 03:52:08 AM
Congrats! Guess your "lottery ticket" really paid off. Gonna keep it running and try your luck for another?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: -ck on August 03, 2015, 03:56:12 AM
Hah, that was you on solo ckpool today? Congrats :)
Who? What? So much for anonymity  :D
Well you told us the difficulty of your block solve and it was identical to the solo ckpool one :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 03, 2015, 03:58:04 AM
LOL! Yeah, I know, but it was worth it for me to share with others. More people should try solo mining. It's fun if nothing else, but every once in a while BAM! You hit the big one. Thanks for providing the service. It's a great failover for solo miners everywhere.



Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 03, 2015, 03:59:13 AM
Congrats! Guess your "lottery ticket" really paid off. Gonna keep it running and try your luck for another?

You bet, this train is chugging for the next year non-stop  8) 

Thanks for the support guys! :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: u9y42 on August 03, 2015, 04:09:38 AM
Congrats! Guess your "lottery ticket" really paid off. Gonna keep it running and try your luck for another?

You bet, this train is chugging for the next year non-stop  8) 

Thanks for the support guys! :D

Congrats. Keep us updated if you hit another one. :D

So, how much from that is going into buying more miners?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 03, 2015, 04:17:53 AM
Congrats! Guess your "lottery ticket" really paid off. Gonna keep it running and try your luck for another?

You bet, this train is chugging for the next year non-stop  8) 

Thanks for the support guys! :D

Congrats. Keep us updated if you hit another one. :D

So, how much from that is going into buying more miners?

My miner buying days are over, thank goodness. I'll be selling off a few BTC to finish paying off some debt then burying the rest in the backyard for a rainy day :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: btcbrother on August 03, 2015, 07:56:52 AM
Thats nice man. Congrats!
Bitcoin mining is so hard now and I am glad that you found a block.
It costs so much and bitcoin price is still low to buy some of miners.
I never had a chance to buy or mine bitcoins. I guess its ok as most of my friends did not too even we trade some on exchange sites.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: Amph on August 03, 2015, 10:04:11 AM
!!!!!BOOM BABY!!!!


Guess what boys? Not even a month into it and the old S3 CRUSHED IT!!!!

Best share: 61,391,307,854

Blocks found: 1


if you were to mine that same block in solo not in a pool, you would not be able to catch it, finding a block in solo is different than finding  a block in a pool, it was explained already i need to find the post

btw DrG explained it


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: Nexious on August 03, 2015, 10:09:33 AM
!!!!!BOOM BABY!!!!


Guess what boys? Not even a month into it and the old S3 CRUSHED IT!!!!

Best share: 61,391,307,854

Blocks found: 1


if you were to mine that same block in solo not in a pool, you would not be able to catch it, finding a block in solo is different than finding  a block in a pool, it was explained already i need to find the post

btw DrG explained it

He did find the block solo mining?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 03, 2015, 12:43:19 PM
!!!!!BOOM BABY!!!!


Guess what boys? Not even a month into it and the old S3 CRUSHED IT!!!!

Best share: 61,391,307,854

Blocks found: 1


if you were to mine that same block in solo not in a pool, you would not be able to catch it, finding a block in solo is different than finding  a block in a pool, it was explained already i need to find the post

btw DrG explained it


This was solo, my friend. CK's pool is a solo pool. You don't find a block, you don't get paid. I still mine solo on my own node 99.99% of the time, but with a power loss my bitcoin-core database had to be reindexed (dumbest program ever) so for around two days I was on CK's solo pool. Now I have 25 BTC in my pocket.

I'm selling off about 10 BTC to pay off some debt, pay taxes (biggest hit, Thanks Obama!), and pay God 10%, then the rest is going in the rathole until I need it. I'll consider it a retirement account  :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: johnyj on August 03, 2015, 12:51:44 PM
That's a respectable hit  ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: VirosaGITS on August 03, 2015, 03:01:08 PM
!!!!!BOOM BABY!!!!


Guess what boys? Not even a month into it and the old S3 CRUSHED IT!!!!

Best share: 61,391,307,854

Blocks found: 1


if you were to mine that same block in solo not in a pool, you would not be able to catch it, finding a block in solo is different than finding  a block in a pool, it was explained already i need to find the post

btw DrG explained it


This was solo, my friend. CK's pool is a solo pool. You don't find a block, you don't get paid. I still mine solo on my own node 99.99% of the time, but with a power loss my bitcoin-core database had to be reindexed (dumbest program ever) so for around two days I was on CK's solo pool. Now I have 25 BTC in my pocket.

I'm selling off about 10 BTC to pay off some debt, pay taxes (biggest hit, Thanks Obama!), and pay God 10%, then the rest is going in the rathole until I need it. I'll consider it a retirement account  :D

Hey that's disgustingly lucky (by my own terms). Congrats. Do you throw alot of hashrate normally at solo mining?
Over here 25BTC would be like 3 years of spendable cash for me.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 03, 2015, 03:29:46 PM

Hey that's disgustingly lucky (by my own terms). Congrats. Do you throw alot of hashrate normally at solo mining?
Over here 25BTC would be like 3 years of spendable cash for me.


LOL! It was pretty lucky. I only have one S3 running solo. I did have an S3+ that was set to failover to CK's solo pool as well, but that was an oversight. He should have been hashing on a backup pool instead like the others.


Any of you guys wanting some BTC get over here and buy some of mine (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1141971) so I can pay off my credit card and tell them to kiss my butt!

 :D

I have 8.2 out of 10 BTC left!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: Mikestang on August 03, 2015, 10:02:26 PM
Holy cow, you did it!  I posted on the first page of your thread because I use one S3+ in the summer at ck's solo pool.  Glad to know it's possible (however unlikely it may be).


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 03, 2015, 10:21:31 PM
Holy cow, you did it!  I posted on the first page of your thread because I use one S3+ in the summer at ck's solo pool.  Glad to know it's possible (however unlikely it may be).



I know right?!?! And it's proof positive that CK pays too. His pool is a standup operation as far as I'm concerned. Good luck with your S3+! It's a fun deal  ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: -ck on August 03, 2015, 10:26:59 PM
And it's proof positive that CK pays too. His pool is a standup operation as far as I'm concerned.
Thanks. Considering the solo pool has handed out ~2075 BTC to date, it would be hard to get away with that much without complaint from the community ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: hodedowe on August 03, 2015, 11:07:23 PM
And it's proof positive that CK pays too. His pool is a standup operation as far as I'm concerned.
Thanks. Considering the solo pool has handed out ~2075 BTC to date, it would be hard to get away with that much without complaint from the community ;)


Sorry, ck! I didn't mean anything by it, just adding to the customer experience for new users, amigo!

Here's the story for anyone interested...Ok, I got two PMs for it so we'll pretend that's alot.  :D




I went outside to sit with my 2 year old while she played in the sandbox. She busied herself moving sand around and playing with the trucks (pink trucks, of course). Then a couple of the neighborhood kids came over to help her build pits and castles. Our sandbox is huge. It's kinda like this, but built out of 12 ft boards.

http://www.willygoat.com/imagescatalog/SportsPlay/243bb.jpg







So as they were playing I walked over and restarted the old S3. It had been "stuck" at 7m "Best Hash" for a while and when that happens I get grumpy with it. "How can 7m be your best hash", I say, "You're a freaking S3! Act like it!" Then I shut him down, counted to 20 seconds, and rebooted him. In a minute he was of and running again. ZOOOOMMMM went his fans....



I wandered back to see tha the kids had caught a toad (not a golliwog, a real toad lol) and were building a pit to put him in as a "house".
When they're babies like this they don't jump very fast is why the little kids could catch him.



http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/grapevine/attachments/wildlife-gardening/4641d1210106704-baby-toad-toadcropped.jpg










We spent the rest of the afternoon getting sandy feet and eating fried chicken (oh mama!) then I sent the other kids home. I scooped up my little kiddo and took her in for a bath. After peeling her out of sandy, wet clothes and scrubbing her down we spent another 20 minutes playing the "Where's the baby" and other silly towel games. (Throw the towel, dry my hair goofy, etc) .


https://www.tesco-baby.com/content/uploads/2013/12/b_bbd_peekaboo_am_L-520x292.jpg











Finally we settled down for dinner. Her with carrots and turkey and me with a big fat turkey leg and a hard cider. Nom nom nom.

http://i57.tinypic.com/i44f45.jpg











After laying her down for a well earned snooze after a good, laid back day with her Daddy I went to check on my experiment......and spit Pepsi all over my lap. "WOOHOO! It happened!!!!" I blurted, then slapped a hand over my mouth. Uhh.....


I just stared at it for 5 minutes, then I went crazy looking for confirmation. I wasn't able to figure out CK's site so I went to my wallet and poked around in there for a pending transaction. It wasn't showing up. I then found where CK said it arrived after 100 confirmations so I held my breath a bit and waited. As soon as I saw CK mention my wallet address I was uncontainable. I hopped on here and broke the news that solo mining IS profitable, it DOES happen, and in my opinion everyone and their mother should have an S3 sitting under their flower garden  ;D





And the rest is history. I sold all 10 BTC I needed to sell inside of a few hours, mostly for Paypal. Here's looking forward to the next one, never give up hope guys!

https://oacplayer.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/cheers.jpg


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on August 03, 2015, 11:53:38 PM
Haha nice story. I bet you got some grey hair while waiting for confirmation.

Sadly you winning the lottery doesn't mean solo mining is profitable per se. xD

Still enjoy your win and maybe i'll put a sidehack's stick on it solo ck's and we'll see what happen (or not happen xD)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go!
Post by: Amph on August 04, 2015, 06:28:58 AM
!!!!!BOOM BABY!!!!


Guess what boys? Not even a month into it and the old S3 CRUSHED IT!!!!

Best share: 61,391,307,854

Blocks found: 1


if you were to mine that same block in solo not in a pool, you would not be able to catch it, finding a block in solo is different than finding  a block in a pool, it was explained already i need to find the post

btw DrG explained it


This was solo, my friend. CK's pool is a solo pool. You don't find a block, you don't get paid. I still mine solo on my own node 99.99% of the time, but with a power loss my bitcoin-core database had to be reindexed (dumbest program ever) so for around two days I was on CK's solo pool. Now I have 25 BTC in my pocket.

I'm selling off about 10 BTC to pay off some debt, pay taxes (biggest hit, Thanks Obama!), and pay God 10%, then the rest is going in the rathole until I need it. I'll consider it a retirement account  :D

oh i didn't know that there was a solo pool, he must have a big hash to run in solo, but still if you're able to join the pool, this isn't solo anymore, and like i said if you were to running your own client and try solo, you will not be abele to find a block in the same way, and so easily


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: mallard on August 04, 2015, 10:24:20 AM
Going to solo CPU mine on my old Pentium 4.
See you in a million years!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: wlefever on August 04, 2015, 01:19:12 PM
Okay, I decided to throw my 2 S3+'s at solo.ckpool now for a few months, and posting here for good luck!  ;D

Congrats on the block find! 25BTC


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: nonbody on August 04, 2015, 01:26:14 PM
congrats on your win, i wonder if my 5ghs interrupters could do the same ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: GriffinHeart on August 04, 2015, 02:13:46 PM
I found an old 333 mh/s USB eruptor, I'll try this... yolo. See you in 1.2 million  years.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: jonnybravo0311 on August 04, 2015, 02:48:18 PM
Congrats on hitting that block over on ck.'s pool!  I still hold out hope that my little U2s will hit for me some day, but I know statistically I've got very little chance of it happening.  I was part of a group that pooled our resources and threw some pretty decent hash at the solo pool for a while and we hit two blocks.  Was fun, but certainly not as nice as seeing 25BTC appear in my wallet for hitting it on my own ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: IanFoxley on August 04, 2015, 03:30:47 PM
Just read your post!

Congrats!

Cheers

Ian


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 04, 2015, 03:57:57 PM
Haha nice story. I bet you got some grey hair while waiting for confirmation.

Sadly you winning the lottery doesn't mean solo mining is profitable per se. xD

Still enjoy your win and maybe i'll put a sidehack's stick on it solo ck's and we'll see what happen (or not happen xD)


I sure did. It was an exciting 5 minutes  :o  I'm of the mind that solo mining is getting a bad rap because of all the naysayers. "It's too hard" - they say. If Socrates had said that we wouldn't have society as we know it. How many of those naysayers have tried it recently?








oh i didn't know that there was a solo pool, he must have a big hash to run in solo, but still if you're able to join the pool, this isn't solo anymore, and like i said if you were to running your own client and try solo, you will not be abele to find a block in the same way, and so easily

Hash size doesn't matter in a SOLO pool. It's just like mining on your own client, only you don't have to store the entire blockchain locally. Again, I normally run my own client but due to a power outage my client had to be reindexed. The block was found when my miner rolled to my failover (secondary pool) which was CK's, to make sure they were still SOLO mining and the experiment continued uninterrupted.








Going to solo CPU mine on my old Pentium 4.
See you in a million years!
Okay, I decided to throw my 2 S3+'s at solo.ckpool now for a few months, and posting here for good luck!  ;D

Congrats on the block find! 25BTC
I found an old 333 mh/s USB eruptor, I'll try this... yolo. See you in 1.2 million  years.


All it takes is one ticket, my friends! Good luck! Please do post your results, including best hash since restart, anything interesting, pics of your babies in their setup, etc!



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Congrats on hitting that block over on ck.'s pool!  I still hold out hope that my little U2s will hit for me some day, but I know statistically I've got very little chance of it happening.  I was part of a group that pooled our resources and threw some pretty decent hash at the solo pool for a while and we hit two blocks.  Was fun, but certainly not as nice as seeing 25BTC appear in my wallet for hitting it on my own ;)


U2's have hit blocks before. One problem I think is that people get impatient and unplug after a week thinking Ugh. I'll never win. If I had given up after a week I would have never got that block. My S3 only kicks out 390-402 GHS but he picked a winner!





Just read your post!

Congrats!

Cheers

Ian



Thanks for the support Ian! You guys here are half the reason I kept going on this project. And now for a little update....Best hash since restart is only 82,418,370. Walkin' the dog, walkin' the dog!



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Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 04, 2015, 05:46:52 PM
you can solo mine with s1, s2, s3 but you have a stratum server  ;)
http://www.btcmining247.com/pool-home/ is a new bitcoin mining pool. we mine 24 hours 7 days week a so come on miners mine with us


This isn't true anymore. You can edit the cgminer configuration file to add your btc address manually or do what I did and just download Kano's updated software (doesn't show diff anymore though), and just add your btc address in the provided field.


:D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: vapourminer on August 04, 2015, 06:06:05 PM
I found an old 333 mh/s USB eruptor, I'll try this... yolo. See you in 1.2 million  years.
I ran my block erupter 333 mh/s miner for a few months at cks pool on my HTPC.. hey its on 24/7 anyway right?

its more like see you at the heat death of the universe.

well another reason was to setup and test .bats and .conf setting and make sure the latest cgminer works.. and I miss that dos box in my taskbar :)

my two sidehack compacs will mine there for literally years.. years at 12 gh/s must be close the same as 400 gh/s for months right? :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 05, 2015, 02:12:09 AM
Ol' Sparky is going down today so I can update his heatsink with arctic silver paste. He deserves it :)


To do this you have to turn off your miner and unplug all his plugs. Then grab your trusty Arctic Silver tube. I chose this because it's friggin huge and has enough to do all the chips plus several cpus.



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Grab your trusty bitcoin mining bad boy and set him on a smooth, flat surface.



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Flip your little buddy over on his side and remove the five screws on one side, then the five screws on the other.



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Then just pull off his back. He won't mind, it doesn't hurt. Kinda like getting a haircut  :D



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This is what it looks like under there. Scaaarryyy! Don't touch the sides, BRRRRRPPPP!!!!



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If you flip him back on his side and tickle his belly you'll see this huge aluminum heat sink. That's coming off.



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Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 05, 2015, 02:35:52 AM
Now take out the four screws holding it on. There are springs under each screw so take them out slowly or they might just SPROING! across the room  :o


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With the screws out it's just held on with the crappy thermal paste that was put on it in hit or miss fashion from the factory. Pull downward (toward your miner's case bottom) to break it loose without hurting the chips underneath. Then push it over to one side and lift it out at an angle.

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Now flip that heatsink over. It has little spots of goo on it. Wipe all of those off with a paper towel. If you want to get crazy with it you can use alcohol (not beer) on the towel to really get it clean.



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Now look at the board the heatsink was on. See all those little chips? Some of them have thermal paste on them too. They're ALL supposed to have paste, but hey, it was a rush job I guess! Clean it off too.

If you use ALCOHOL on them please wait till they dry before continuing on.



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Now grab your handy dandy Arctic Silver and squirt a dollop on the top of the chip. On computer processors you're only supposed to use a very small amount, scrap it off with a piece of rigid plastic, and then attach the heatsink to it. On these chips they're so wavy and the heatsinks are manufactured to such poor standards that you can leave a good amount on there to fill in the huge gaps. The heatsink will squish out what it doesn't need.



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Now call a friend over to hold a flashlight for you. You're about to need it. Ok, slip your heatsink back in but DONT LET IT TOUCH THE PASTE ON THE CHIPS YET. Remember you have to work it in the board area one side at a time.


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Remember the kid with a flashlight? While you hold that heatsink suspended in the air over the chips have the kid shine the light down the screw hole here so you can slowly lower it down on the chips reasonably precisely so as not to smear thermal paste from heck to breakfast. Align it with the screw holes as you go, obviously.


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Now put one screw in gently, don't screw it all the way down because it'll move the heatsink around.

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I like to put the next screw in on the opposite side to make sure everything is aligned. Now remember, these miners are pretty well designed but put together with crappy parts. These screws don't need to be super-torqued down. You will break them (good luck getting them back out if you do!) so just screw them back in barely snug.

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Do the same with the other side.









Now slip the cover back on him. You're almost done!



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And go around his sides putting his screws back in the case, remembering to tighten them only snugly. They don't need to be very tight or you'll break them as well. That's it! Tada! Go plug your new, harder working bad-boy back in and let him earn you 25 BTC! :D


Good luck everyone!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: valkir on August 06, 2015, 09:07:38 PM
Lucky man! Im solo mining since a long time and still no block!  :P

Wondering, Im not a pro but I think you but a lot of artic silver on 1 chip. I dont think it make a problem but you could probably save some.  ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 06, 2015, 09:19:34 PM
Lucky man! Im solo mining since a long time and still no block!  :P

Wondering, Im not a pro but I think you but a lot of artic silver on 1 chip. I dont think it make a problem but you could probably save some.  ;)


Hey Valkir! Well yes, there's a lot on each chip and I could probably have saved some but if you lay a straight-edge on the heatsinks and across the chips you'll see there is a huge amount of play in the distance between the chips and heatsink. Using a larger dollop (never do this with a computer cpu) you can use the squishy method and have it fill in the larger gaps along with the small ones without physically measuring each chip's gap. Yes, on some you get an overflow but it doesn't hurt the board. It might even transfer superficial heat from the board and solder points to the heatsink for dissipation. Less heat = longer lasting hashing! :)



Good luck with your miner! Are you using an ASIC too or usb/gpu/cpu mining?





Little update on my S3, Best hash since restart is a measly 5,536,611. I restarted 4 hours ago because I wanted to move him to a slightly cooler area.  


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: valkir on August 06, 2015, 09:22:49 PM
I have some S5 some S3 and a Avalon 4.1  ;)

Trying some solo when I have some time to play with them!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on August 06, 2015, 09:28:37 PM
Yes, on some you get an overflow but it doesn't hurt the board. It might even transfer superficial heat from the board and solder points to the heatsink for dissipation.
Most people that redo the thermal paste (make sure it's non-conductive!) do so specifically to remove the overflow.  Thermal paste is designed to fill microscopic gaps between a chip and heat sink, it's not meant to bridge large air gaps.  If your heat sink is that warped you should probably look to thermal pad (3M makes some nice ones) between the chip and heat sink - trying to use thermal paste like caulk is not effective or recommended.


Best hash since restart is a measly 5,536,611.   
10^6 to 10^7 are pretty normal shares to an S3, 10^8 happen frequently.  I've only seen a >10^9 share on mine twice.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 06, 2015, 09:39:01 PM
I have some S5 some S3 and a Avalon 4.1  ;)

Trying some solo when I have some time to play with them!


That's some serious hashing!





 I'm sure you'll hit if you keep at it. Best of luck!  


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Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 06, 2015, 09:48:07 PM

Most people that redo the thermal paste (make sure it's non-conductive!) do so specifically to remove the overflow.  Thermal paste is designed to fill microscopic gaps between a chip and heat sink, it's not meant to bridge large air gaps.  If your heat sink is that warped you should probably look to thermal pad (3M makes some nice ones) between the chip and heat sink - trying to use thermal paste like caulk is not effective or recommended.


Best hash since restart is a measly 5,536,611.  
10^6 to 10^7 are pretty normal shares to an S3, 10^8 happen frequently.  I've only seen a >10^9 share on mine twice.



Good point, Mikestang! Normally I would agree, but Arctic Silver Ceramique can bridge moderate gaps and due to it's aluminum and zinc oxide composition it provides better thermal conductivity between the chip and the sink than a thermal pad. I should have mentioned that you shouldn't bridge larger gaps with normal everyday paste. They claim 2 - 10c better cooling over metallic pads and pastes. I see 8c on CPU chips I build. I didn't measure the temps before/after with my little S3.


The only drawback is that it stays semisolid for the first 2 days or so until the formula settles into position. But some pastes and pads re-liquify with each cycle of the chip so it could be worse! :D


 


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: dothebeats on August 09, 2015, 05:05:20 PM
I saw this thread popped out weeks ago until I found this topic on the services section: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1144811.0
Since you hit a block with an old miner, why don't I do the same? (Even if mine are two old gridseeds that produces 10gh/s each) Since it's only stocked in the drawer, why don't I take the chance of the lifetime too? Congrats on finding a block, hope I find mine soon! :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Scaccomatt0 on August 09, 2015, 08:22:16 PM
holy crap lucky man :)
Good to know it's still possible to mine in solo!


great story


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: gecox22 on August 10, 2015, 01:17:49 AM
This is awesome to see that a block can be solo mined still with so little hash. My self since I just started getting into mining, I am only running a s3 and a s1 but both are on pool's. I have always been told don't do it solo because you wont make anything. I am glad to see some one prove them wrong even if it wasn't me. Congratz and I am glad to see you are supporting a Charity with some of you winnings!

Again Congrats, Make me want to start solo mining hehe.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: u9y42 on August 10, 2015, 10:33:06 AM
This is awesome to see that a block can be solo mined still with so little hash. My self since I just started getting into mining, I am only running a s3 and a s1 but both are on pool's. I have always been told don't do it solo because you wont make anything. I am glad to see some one prove them wrong even if it wasn't me. Congratz and I am glad to see you are supporting a Charity with some of you winnings!

Again Congrats, Make me want to start solo mining hehe.

Well, to be fair, this doesn't really prove them wrong: no one will deny that people win the lottery regularly despite the odds, but everyone knows beforehand it's only a gamble - potentially, a very profitable gamble but, if you can afford it, and you're into gambling, why not? :P


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 10, 2015, 04:47:27 PM
I saw this thread popped out weeks ago until I found this topic on the services section: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1144811.0
Since you hit a block with an old miner, why don't I do the same? (Even if mine are two old gridseeds that produces 10gh/s each) Since it's only stocked in the drawer, why don't I take the chance of the lifetime too? Congrats on finding a block, hope I find mine soon! :D

Thanks Dothebeats! Good luck with your mining. Don't listen to the naysayers. :)



holy crap lucky man :)
Good to know it's still possible to mine in solo!


great story




Amen brother! Thank for reading!



 
This is awesome to see that a block can be solo mined still with so little hash. My self since I just started getting into mining, I am only running a s3 and a s1 but both are on pool's. I have always been told don't do it solo because you wont make anything. I am glad to see some one prove them wrong even if it wasn't me. Congratz and I am glad to see you are supporting a Charity with some of you winnings!

Again Congrats, Make me want to start solo mining hehe.



I also have six miners working on a pool. This was a little 365 day experiment I thought I'd run on an S3. As of today it has paid for itself and the other miners, plus much more. I'm curious to see how it'll end up. You never know!




 
This is awesome to see that a block can be solo mined still with so little hash. My self since I just started getting into mining, I am only running a s3 and a s1 but both are on pool's. I have always been told don't do it solo because you wont make anything. I am glad to see some one prove them wrong even if it wasn't me. Congratz and I am glad to see you are supporting a Charity with some of you winnings!

Again Congrats, Make me want to start solo mining hehe.

Well, to be fair, this doesn't really prove them wrong: no one will deny that people win the lottery regularly despite the odds, but everyone knows beforehand it's only a gamble - potentially, a very profitable gamble but, if you can afford it, and you're into gambling, why not? :P



Actually any time you mention "solo mining" everyone will tell you it's not possible. Just NOT POSSIBLE unless you have X number of Petahashes at your disposal like the large chinese firms. People forget that it's a lottery, not a grind. All it takes is one share and boom, you're a winner. Even a little block erupter USB stick could get a hit.


Sure, you could put your hashes to a pool but really how much of that 25.x btc do you want to share with a pool?



Of course it helps to have some Irish Blood as another poster mentioned :D




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Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 10, 2015, 04:49:06 PM
Another little update. My counter reset last night with about a 9,000,000 best share (disappointing) but this morning it was up to a more respectful 251,623,641.

Walkin the ball down the field  8)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on August 10, 2015, 04:52:08 PM
As of today it has paid for itself and the other miners, plus much more. I'm curious to see how it'll end up. You never know!

There was a guy a few months back that hit 5 solo blocks with a little rented hash.  Sometimes the lucky are extremely lucky.  Me, I'm not greedy, I just want to solve 1 block with my S3+ like you did. :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: valkir on August 10, 2015, 06:54:06 PM
Another little update. My counter reset last night with about a 9,000,000 best share (disappointing) but this morning it was up to a more respectful 251,623,641.

Walkin the ball down the field  8)

 :o 251 mil with a S3+ ! Damn I got around 1.5th and not even near 251 mil  :P


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on August 10, 2015, 08:53:50 PM
Another little update. My counter reset last night with about a 9,000,000 best share (disappointing) but this morning it was up to a more respectful 251,623,641.

Walkin the ball down the field  8)

 :o 251 mil with a S3+ ! Damn I got around 1.5th and not even near 251 mil  :P

My S3+ best share as of a solo block solve on ck's solo pool yesterday, almost a billion share:

Code:
{"hashrate1m": "495G", "hashrate5m": "536G", "hashrate1hr": "506G", "hashrate1d": "497G", "hashrate7d": "484G", "lastupdate": 1439239840, "workers": 2, "bestshare": 807134337.89105356}


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 11, 2015, 01:27:25 AM
There was a guy a few months back that hit 5 solo blocks with a little rented hash.  Sometimes the lucky are extremely lucky.  Me, I'm not greedy, I just want to solve 1 block with my S3+ like you did. :)



Yeah, yeah, solve one block....how many times? :D Keep on keepin on!


:o 251 mil with a S3+ ! Damn I got around 1.5th and not even near 251 mil  :P


Whoah! That's unusual. Are you rebooting your machines? I only reboot mine about twice a week or so. The common misconception is that you can't get high shares with smaller machines, but those same people will turn around and tell you it's a lottery. Which is a contradiction lol. You can't be tied to low shares and also be in a lottery system.



My S3+ best share as of a solo block solve on ck's solo pool yesterday, almost a billion share:

Code:
{"hashrate1m": "495G", "hashrate5m": "536G", "hashrate1hr": "506G", "hashrate1d": "497G", "hashrate7d": "484G", "lastupdate": 1439239840, "workers": 2, "bestshare": 807134337.89105356}


Very nice pull Mikestang! Knock 'em dead buddy!




Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: valkir on August 11, 2015, 01:48:10 AM
Code:
{"hashrate1m": "1.51T", "hashrate5m": "1.53T", "hashrate1hr": "1.52T", "hashrate1d": "1.5T", "hashrate7d": "704G", "lastupdate": 1439257601, "workers": 3, "bestshare": 209820703.19915798

So far my best share!  :-\


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 11, 2015, 12:20:05 PM
Code:
{"hashrate1m": "1.51T", "hashrate5m": "1.53T", "hashrate1hr": "1.52T", "hashrate1d": "1.5T", "hashrate7d": "704G", "lastupdate": 1439257601, "workers": 3, "bestshare": 209820703.19915798

So far my best share!  :-\



Great best share Valkir! Mine restarted last night. New best share is 83,895,666.  :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: philipma1957 on August 11, 2015, 01:51:39 PM
http://solo.ckpool.org/users/1JdC6Xg3ajT3rge3FgPNSYYFpmf53Vbtje


this is with a lone u2 usb stick

1,432,961.7244733626


This stick has pulled a 2,000,000,000 plus share


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on August 12, 2015, 08:20:47 PM
http://solo.ckpool.org/users/1JdC6Xg3ajT3rge3FgPNSYYFpmf53Vbtje


this is with a lone u2 usb stick

1,432,961.7244733626


This stick has pulled a 2,000,000,000 plus share

I'm waiting for my Sidehack Gekko stick. That thing'll obviously pull such share as well! :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: jonnybravo0311 on August 12, 2015, 09:38:58 PM
Statistically even your CPU will eventually provide such as share as well, or even one that solves a block... or it could produce it in the very next second.  Of course, you've got a far better chance of it happening when that stick is hashing a thousandfold faster than the CPU is :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: valkir on August 12, 2015, 10:58:21 PM
Code:
{"hashrate1m": "4.25T", "hashrate5m": "3.76T", "hashrate1hr": "3.75T", "hashrate1d": "1.35T", "hashrate7d": "230G", "lastupdate": 1439420209, "workers": 6, "bestshare": 49886610.681030311}

Not to bad! Lets hope the week end will be a good one!  ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: nonbody on August 13, 2015, 04:17:07 AM
1EhZDTuBxoZhLm5kUJUQNfBgLWKF9d5n7V   3.02G    1.59G   914M   1.13G    383M   460,870.71
my u2,s dont seem to be getting very far D:


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: wlefever on August 13, 2015, 12:14:46 PM
Code:
{"hashrate1m": "1.28T", "hashrate5m": "1.35T", "hashrate1hr": "1.39T", "hashrate1d": "1.38T", "lastupdate": 1439471751, "bestshare": 48722494.822801866}

Not doing too well this go round!  I need some luck to come over my miners!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: valkir on August 13, 2015, 12:29:42 PM
Keep the faith guys!  ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: nonbody on August 13, 2015, 12:37:32 PM
Code:
{"hashrate1m": "1.28T", "hashrate5m": "1.35T", "hashrate1hr": "1.39T", "hashrate1d": "1.38T", "lastupdate": 1439471751, "bestshare": 48722494.822801866}

Not doing too well this go round!  I need some luck to come over my miners!

at least you got a little more than my u2's :0... jokes but does anyone know a probability calculator for soloing mining, obviously its a lot of luck involved but still :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 20, 2015, 01:41:47 PM
Code:
{"hashrate1m": "1.28T", "hashrate5m": "1.35T", "hashrate1hr": "1.39T", "hashrate1d": "1.38T", "lastupdate": 1439471751, "bestshare": 48722494.822801866}

Not doing too well this go round!  I need some luck to come over my miners!

at least you got a little more than my u2's :0... jokes but does anyone know a probability calculator for soloing mining, obviously its a lot of luck involved but still :D

Great hashes on average guys!


Little update here. Best hash is 3,942,183 after resetting with a power outage. Still chugging along!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: crazyearner on August 20, 2015, 04:44:31 PM
Congrats on mining a block their at 25 BTC not even a month into it and indeed smashed it. Its all about luck to be honest and hitting that magic number for producing a winning ticket. How do you have this set for solo mining as every time I have come to trying solo mining by setting up client it always rejects them or finding out that I have too much power going though. Is their any pools set for doing this kind of thing where can just point to some solo pool operation or will have to dig out 2nd pc make pool with it somehow?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: jonnybravo0311 on August 20, 2015, 04:54:29 PM
Just point your hash to solo.ckpool.org.  It can handle whatever you throw at it ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 20, 2015, 05:05:03 PM
Congrats on mining a block their at 25 BTC not even a month into it and indeed smashed it. Its all about luck to be honest and hitting that magic number for producing a winning ticket. How do you have this set for solo mining as every time I have come to trying solo mining by setting up client it always rejects them or finding out that I have too much power going though. Is their any pools set for doing this kind of thing where can just point to some solo pool operation or will have to dig out 2nd pc make pool with it somehow?


Because I like to support Bitcoin, I run a full node and not that devaluing XT version either. FULL CORE from Bitcoin.org (https://bitcoin.org/en/download). I set it up on a Windows machine then in the data directory I have a text file named bitcoin.conf. Inside that file is this:

Code:
rpcuser=bitcoinrpc
rpcpassword=OMGlongPassHere
minrelaytxfee=0.00000001


Then I start Bitcoin Server with this shortcut (right click on a shortcut to btc core, properties, then put this whole for the TARGET)

Code:
"C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\bitcoin-qt.exe" -server -RPCALLOWIP=192.168.1.10 -RPCALLOWIP=192.168.1.11 -RPCALLOWIP=127.0.0.1 -RPCALLOWIP=192.168.1.12 -RPCPORT=4928 -checklevel=2

Of course if you have different IP addresses for your miner you'll need to change the RPCALLOWIP, and you'll need to change the RPCPORT if you use a different port.

Finally allow incoming connections in your firewall (Go to Advanced in Windows firewall, or Allow Ports in most other firewall programs).


That's it. Mine away :)


I use CK's pool as a backup for those times when I lose power and need to reindex my core.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: crazyearner on August 20, 2015, 05:11:19 PM
Congrats on mining a block their at 25 BTC not even a month into it and indeed smashed it. Its all about luck to be honest and hitting that magic number for producing a winning ticket. How do you have this set for solo mining as every time I have come to trying solo mining by setting up client it always rejects them or finding out that I have too much power going though. Is their any pools set for doing this kind of thing where can just point to some solo pool operation or will have to dig out 2nd pc make pool with it somehow?


Because I like to support Bitcoin, I run a full node and not that devaluing XT version either. FULL CORE from Bitcoin.org (https://bitcoin.org/en/download). I set it up on a Windows machine then in the data directory I have a text file named bitcoin.conf. Inside that file is this:

Code:
rpcuser=bitcoinrpc
rpcpassword=OMGlongPassHere
minrelaytxfee=0.00000001


Then I start Bitcoin Server with this shortcut (right click on a shortcut to btc core, properties, then put this whole for the TARGET)

Code:
"C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\bitcoin-qt.exe" -server -RPCALLOWIP=192.168.1.10 -RPCALLOWIP=192.168.1.11 -RPCALLOWIP=127.0.0.1 -RPCALLOWIP=192.168.1.12 -RPCPORT=4928 -checklevel=2

Of course if you have different IP addresses for your miner you'll need to change the RPCALLOWIP, and you'll need to change the RPCPORT if you use a different port.

Finally allow incoming connections in your firewall (Go to Advanced in Windows firewall, or Allow Ports in most other firewall programs).


That's it. Mine away :)


I use CK's pool as a backup for those times when I lose power and need to reindex my core.

Will have to give that a bash when I get me other system back up and running. Thanks for the details as some of it I did miss out last time think my problem was accepting incoming connections. Just gone over to CK and going to look into it as just pointed to nicehash as found they do the same thing their and give details on submitted shares. Going to continue the adventure with you see if I can get something with 200GH less luck on hitting but who knows. Got be in it to win it :P


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: nonbody on August 20, 2015, 07:26:18 PM
i am thinking of adding a few antminer u3s to my solo mining set-up :D or maybe even an s3, if op is looking to sell his s3


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 20, 2015, 07:56:29 PM
i am thinking of adding a few antminer u3s to my solo mining set-up :D or maybe even an s3, if op is looking to sell his s3


LOL! Sorry Nobody, I can't sell my setup yet. Gotta mine more coins to pay for classes. You can find them on Ebay for about 150.00 shipped though.  ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 24, 2015, 09:18:28 PM
Another little update. With an early winter we're seeing a LOT more hashrate from the globe. Expect the difficulty to skyrocket this next time. :(

Best share right now is 30,879,119. It ain't great, but he's still chuggin along! Don't forget, he's got the luck of the Irish!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on August 24, 2015, 09:46:04 PM
did you add more miners? i have 3thz might consider to solo ?  ::)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 24, 2015, 10:11:12 PM
did you add more miners? i have 3thz might consider to solo ?  ::)

No, and I won't. This is a 1 year experiment with a single Antminer S3 to disprove the oft espoused theory that solo mining is dead.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on August 24, 2015, 10:21:38 PM
How long has it been running 2 months?.

How many hours is it off weekly ?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 24, 2015, 10:25:21 PM
How long has it been running 2 months?.

How many hours is it off weekly ?

It has been running since the first post, as of today that's 32 days. Off time averages about 30 minutes weekly. That includes all restarts, power outages, my fiddling with things out of boredom, and bumping the power supply plug accidentally from time to time and knocking the paperclip out of it.  :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on August 24, 2015, 11:11:44 PM

No, and I won't. This is a 1 year experiment with a single Antminer S3 to disprove the oft espoused theory that solo mining is dead.

Solo mining is dead, but even a dead horse get's lucky once in a while (isn't that how the saying goes?).

That being said, with my electric rate all I can do all summer is solo mine and cross my fingers, so it will never be dead to me.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: bmoscato on August 25, 2015, 12:11:45 AM
Congrats man, it's great to hear stuff like this!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on August 25, 2015, 12:30:56 PM
what is the diff on your pool? have you put it higher than your miner? i cannot get above 1k on a solo pool should i make my own and raise the diff?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 25, 2015, 12:36:41 PM
what is the diff on your pool? have you put it higher than your miner? i cannot get above 1k on a solo pool should i make my own and raise the diff?

My difficulty is 54 billion because I mine against the Bitcoin Core to support the network. See my earlier post on how to set it up. When I mine against the backup pool, CK's pool, it's 1000.

Setting your difficulty isn't necessary. It's done automatically from the software you're mining against. Don't get hung up on it. It's a non-issue.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on August 25, 2015, 01:00:10 PM
what is the diff on your pool? have you put it higher than your miner? i cannot get above 1k on a solo pool should i make my own and raise the diff?

My difficulty is 54 billion because I mine against the Bitcoin Core to support the network. See my earlier post on how to set it up. When I mine against the backup pool, CK's pool, it's 1000.

Setting your difficulty isn't necessary. It's done automatically from the software you're mining against. Don't get hung up on it. It's a non-issue.

Yeah i was trying to set up like you did, but i get alot of errors, it tries to lock the drive, i cant change the main file :/, do i need to downlkoad all blocks first?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 25, 2015, 01:07:22 PM
what is the diff on your pool? have you put it higher than your miner? i cannot get above 1k on a solo pool should i make my own and raise the diff?

My difficulty is 54 billion because I mine against the Bitcoin Core to support the network. See my earlier post on how to set it up. When I mine against the backup pool, CK's pool, it's 1000.

Setting your difficulty isn't necessary. It's done automatically from the software you're mining against. Don't get hung up on it. It's a non-issue.

Yeah i was trying to set up like you did, but i get alot of errors, it tries to lock the drive, i cant change the main file :/, do i need to downlkoad all blocks first?

You don't need to change any files. You just change the shortcut to add arguments (all those -RPCALLOW, etc lines) and add the bitcoin.conf file.

You do have to download all the blocks before you can mine against it. That takes me about a week.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: andysbizz on August 25, 2015, 04:30:03 PM
If you are so sure of this, then good luck.  ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 25, 2015, 04:35:59 PM
If you are so sure of this, then good luck.  ;)

Well it already hit once, so yeah. I'm kinda sure of this   ;)

Thanks for reading!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: wmtomlinso on August 25, 2015, 07:24:10 PM
My best share is over a billion.  what does that mean exactly?



{"hashrate1m": "1.71T", "hashrate5m": "1.59T", "hashrate1hr": "1.73T", "hashrate1d": "2.81T", "hashrate7d": "3.81T", "lastupdate": 1440526599, "workers": 3, "bestshare": 1040364338.2521818}


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on August 25, 2015, 08:12:03 PM
My best share is over a billion.  what does that mean exactly?



{"hashrate1m": "1.71T", "hashrate5m": "1.59T", "hashrate1hr": "1.73T", "hashrate1d": "2.81T", "hashrate7d": "3.81T", "lastupdate": 1440526599, "workers": 3, "bestshare": 1040364338.2521818}

That's the closest hash to the network difficulty your machine(s) has solved so far.  You need a best share > network difficulty and submit it first to successfully solve a block.

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+best+share+bitcoin+mining


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on August 25, 2015, 08:13:38 PM
what is the diff on your pool? have you put it higher than your miner? i cannot get above 1k on a solo pool should i make my own and raise the diff?

My difficulty is 54 billion because I mine against the Bitcoin Core to support the network. See my earlier post on how to set it up. When I mine against the backup pool, CK's pool, it's 1000.

Setting your difficulty isn't necessary. It's done automatically from the software you're mining against. Don't get hung up on it. It's a non-issue.

When true solo mining (against your own node) the only share you will see submitted is a share greater than network difficulty.  Otherwise, it's just cosmetic so you can see that your miners are, in fact, working.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: icematikx on August 25, 2015, 08:37:58 PM
Question is.. When will you find the next block? ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 25, 2015, 08:52:30 PM
I guess we'll see. Hashing away, hashing away.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: chaoman on August 26, 2015, 05:53:39 AM
you inspired me. I am now solo mining with my s5! wish me luck


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: alh on August 27, 2015, 07:05:23 AM
I wonder if/when you decide to sell your S3 if you can charge a premium, since it's obviously a VERY lucky miner!!!

 :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: okg on August 27, 2015, 05:23:36 PM
i followed your lead, but this is my best on sofar  :-\
my S3 working hard... give me a lucky hash!

                     
22h 23m 18s
417.73
426.98
0
13,624,841
13
5,987
93,566,308


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: bmoscato on August 27, 2015, 06:22:28 PM
i followed your lead, but this is my best on sofar  :-\
my S3 working hard... give me a lucky hash!

                     
22h 23m 18s
417.73
426.98
0
13,624,841
13
5,987
93,566,308

I'm not having any luck either, my largest share is only 455,166,546.

{"hashrate1m": "14.9T", "hashrate5m": "14.8T", "hashrate1hr": "14.4T", "hashrate1d": "9.39T", "hashrate7d": "2.32T", "lastupdate": 1440699647, "workers": 16, "bestshare": 455166546.82616019}


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: okg on August 27, 2015, 06:44:47 PM
You got abit more power then I, but i can happen to anyone  ;)



i followed your lead, but this is my best on sofar  :-\
my S3 working hard... give me a lucky hash!

                     
22h 23m 18s
417.73
426.98
0
13,624,841
13
5,987
93,566,308

I'm not having any luck either, my largest share is only 455,166,546.

{"hashrate1m": "14.9T", "hashrate5m": "14.8T", "hashrate1hr": "14.4T", "hashrate1d": "9.39T", "hashrate7d": "2.32T", "lastupdate": 1440699647, "workers": 16, "bestshare": 455166546.82616019}


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: bmoscato on August 27, 2015, 06:52:34 PM
You got abit more power then I, but i can happen to anyone  ;)

I only pointed the other gear at the pool yesterday, I was originally only pointing a few U3's and a couple of S1's at it.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on August 27, 2015, 07:41:41 PM
you are puttign to much hash for solo, i mean how much energy are you using for hoping for one block?.

i have an s3 coming so i prentend only to have a s3 mining solo rest will keep on mining.

You need to make something if you got money on the machines and wasting energy for " nothing ".

I say that 14th is alot for hoping on solo , put one machine for lottery and get some cash for the rest   :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: bmoscato on August 27, 2015, 08:25:38 PM
you are puttign to much hash for solo, i mean how much energy are you using for hoping for one block?.

i have an s3 coming so i prentend only to have a s3 mining solo rest will keep on mining.

You need to make something if you got money on the machines and wasting energy for " nothing ".

I say that 14th is alot for hoping on solo , put one machine for lottery and get some cash for the rest   :)

Thanks for the input, I've already ROI'd on the gear and I have very cheap power at the moment.  I'm only going to run this way for a couple of weeks.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on August 31, 2015, 02:58:33 PM
you are puttign to much hash for solo, i mean how much energy are you using for hoping for one block?.

i have an s3 coming so i prentend only to have a s3 mining solo rest will keep on mining.

You need to make something if you got money on the machines and wasting energy for " nothing ".

I say that 14th is alot for hoping on solo , put one machine for lottery and get some cash for the rest   :)


You can never put "too much" energy into solo mining. Remember, all it takes is one hash!


I really get a kick out of reading you guys running solo rigs and supporting the cause. "They said it couldn't be done. We proved them wrong!"


Another little update. I was bleary eyed this morning and opened my miner's page to look at the shares. He said, "Best Share 562,331,786" and because I was tired I read three more placeholders in that number. So something like this:

562,331,786,948


And I thought...Whoah! This guys the best miner in the world! But then I blinked and saw "FoundBlocks = 0" and had to re-peek at that share number again. oh well, it was an exciting 30 seconds! LOL!


Keep on hashing guys!   :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: bmoscato on August 31, 2015, 06:24:25 PM
So, I moved most of my hashing power back to my pool yesterday and this morning one of my S5's hit a friggen block!!!  GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on August 31, 2015, 06:26:30 PM
Back to back mega elec bills with my AC running and I've had to shut off all but my USB stick miners.  I'll fire the S3 boxes back up this winter.  GL, solo miners!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on September 04, 2015, 04:18:17 PM
so i just joined you whit an s3 i feel like th e bigger machines can keep running on slush pools.

i will put my own nodes aswell as soon as i make a clean install ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: wmtomlinso on September 08, 2015, 03:16:15 AM
In the CK Solo pool, how do you know when you've hit a block?  25 Btc in your wallet?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 08, 2015, 03:21:23 AM
In the CK Solo pool, how do you know when you've hit a block?  25 Btc in your wallet?

You can also monitor the pool's thread or your miner's status. Maybe there's a way to get a mail notification but you'll have to ask in ck pool solo's thread.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Daarn on September 08, 2015, 01:22:22 PM
you are puttign to much hash for solo, i mean how much energy are you using for hoping for one block?.

i have an s3 coming so i prentend only to have a s3 mining solo rest will keep on mining.

You need to make something if you got money on the machines and wasting energy for " nothing ".

I say that 14th is alot for hoping on solo , put one machine for lottery and get some cash for the rest   :)


You can never put "too much" energy into solo mining. Remember, all it takes is one hash!


I really get a kick out of reading you guys running solo rigs and supporting the cause. "They said it couldn't be done. We proved them wrong!"


Another little update. I was bleary eyed this morning and opened my miner's page to look at the shares. He said, "Best Share 562,331,786" and because I was tired I read three more placeholders in that number. So something like this:

562,331,786,948


And I thought...Whoah! This guys the best miner in the world! But then I blinked and saw "FoundBlocks = 0" and had to re-peek at that share number again. oh well, it was an exciting 30 seconds! LOL!


Keep on hashing guys!   :D

Hi I'm totaly new to Bitcoin mining.
became very interested to also start digging Bitcoins solo
have checked on this Minner
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bitmain-AntMiner-S4-2000Gh-s-at-0-69W-Gh-28nm-ASIC-BTC-Bitcoin-Miner-/251993468862?hash=item3aabfb2fbe

or can anyone give me some tips.
how much will you get in dollars when you sell one 1 Bitcoin?

Regard
Daarn


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 08, 2015, 04:09:07 PM
Hi I'm totaly new to Bitcoin mining.
became very interested to also start digging Bitcoins solo
have checked on this Minner
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bitmain-AntMiner-S4-2000Gh-s-at-0-69W-Gh-28nm-ASIC-BTC-Bitcoin-Miner-/251993468862?hash=item3aabfb2fbe

or can anyone give me some tips.
how much will you get in dollars when you sell one 1 Bitcoin?

Regard
Daarn

-241USD per at the moment.
https://bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/difficulty

-That unit is overpriced as hell.

-Your odds is a few years to one block. You'd be basically gambling.

Not recommended.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Daarn on September 08, 2015, 04:50:27 PM
Hi I'm totaly new to Bitcoin mining.
became very interested to also start digging Bitcoins solo
have checked on this Minner
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bitmain-AntMiner-S4-2000Gh-s-at-0-69W-Gh-28nm-ASIC-BTC-Bitcoin-Miner-/251993468862?hash=item3aabfb2fbe

or can anyone give me some tips.
how much will you get in dollars when you sell one 1 Bitcoin?

Regard
Daarn

-241USD per at the moment.
https://bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/difficulty

-That unit is overpriced as hell.

-Your odds is a few years to one block. You'd be basically gambling.

Not recommended.

okay so what do you recomand me to do?
And what minner should I buy?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 08, 2015, 05:55:08 PM
That depends on your electricity cost, budget, housing location. Give me/us more information and you will get a recommendation. The S4 isint bad, just the price its listed at is. And unless you're looking for a lottery, you will have to mine in a pool.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Daarn on September 08, 2015, 06:55:28 PM

That depends on your electricity cost, budget, housing location. Give me/us more information and you will get a recommendation. The S4 isint bad, just the price its listed at is. And unless you're looking for a lottery, you will have to mine in a pool.

Okay
I'm living in sweden
my electricity cost it 0.08 dollar/kwh
I have also 10kwh Solar array
my budget are little open depending on what recomendation people give but max 1200 dollars.
Internet connection are 100/100 mbit.
Something more you need to know?



Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: notlist3d on September 08, 2015, 08:28:58 PM

That depends on your electricity cost, budget, housing location. Give me/us more information and you will get a recommendation. The S4 isint bad, just the price its listed at is. And unless you're looking for a lottery, you will have to mine in a pool.

Okay
I'm living in sweden
my electricity cost it 0.08 dollar/kwh
I have also 10kwh Solar array
my budget are little open depending on what recomendation people give but max 1200 dollars.
Internet connection are 100/100 mbit.
Something more you need to know?



Most likely you would be better off to mine in a pool with the S4.  It's not a super efficient miner.  I would solo mine with something smaller then 1400 watts.

You could do it.  But most of us I think would suggest against it.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 08, 2015, 09:11:47 PM

That depends on your electricity cost, budget, housing location. Give me/us more information and you will get a recommendation. The S4 isint bad, just the price its listed at is. And unless you're looking for a lottery, you will have to mine in a pool.

Okay
I'm living in sweden
my electricity cost it 0.08 dollar/kwh
I have also 10kwh Solar array
my budget are little open depending on what recomendation people give but max 1200 dollars.
Internet connection are 100/100 mbit.
Something more you need to know?


Not really 0.08 is a bit high and kind of in limbo right now with the S7 coming in but being too expensive and the S5 soon to be devalued. Depending on how much extra power you get from your solar array, then you could go for S4/S5 if obtained at a good price.

I'm not sure whats your true expense is on your solar array but if you have wasted electricity that you dont get to use. Go for it. There's also SP20 units and such. S5 is just easier to quiet down a bit.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Daarn on September 08, 2015, 09:33:16 PM
if I count with the array then I down at 0.025 but it also depent how strong the dollar are to swedish kr
how much do you pay for one kwh in dollar?

when I looking in the diffrent antmine s4 have a higher gh/s then s5?
are s4 better then s5?

if I go for s5 should I mine in a pool and wish one?
and how much bitcoins will the s5 give me? dont need bo be exact just normal nr



That depends on your electricity cost, budget, housing location. Give me/us more information and you will get a recommendation. The S4 isint bad, just the price its listed at is. And unless you're looking for a lottery, you will have to mine in a pool.

Okay
I'm living in sweden
my electricity cost it 0.08 dollar/kwh
I have also 10kwh Solar array
my budget are little open depending on what recomendation people give but max 1200 dollars.
Internet connection are 100/100 mbit.
Something more you need to know?


Not really 0.08 is a bit high and kind of in limbo right now with the S7 coming in but being too expensive and the S5 soon to be devalued. Depending on how much extra power you get from your solar array, then you could go for S4/S5 if obtained at a good price.

I'm not sure whats your true expense is on your solar array but if you have wasted electricity that you dont get to use. Go for it. There's also SP20 units and such. S5 is just easier to quiet down a bit.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 08, 2015, 10:11:52 PM
More or less. I personally got more bang for buck getting a S4, on a GH/$ basis. However the S5 has 0.5~J/GH and the S4 is 0.7~J/GH. Which means per GH the S4 is less efficient. (Cost more to run per GH)

This is why what you pay for your electricity make all the difference. Over here i pay a flat rate up to a limit. So i pay nearly nothing for 2 kW, but the rate is 3~ to 5~cents per kWh for under and above 30kWh per day respectively, for residential and 3 to 2 cents per kWh for big industrial.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on September 08, 2015, 11:45:51 PM
i got a sp20 in sweden if you are seeking agood efficient miner.

 ::)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on September 09, 2015, 12:41:35 PM
if I count with the array then I down at 0.025 but it also depent how strong the dollar are to swedish kr
how much do you pay for one kwh in dollar?

when I looking in the diffrent antmine s4 have a higher gh/s then s5?
are s4 better then s5?

if I go for s5 should I mine in a pool and wish one?
and how much bitcoins will the s5 give me? dont need bo be exact just normal nr



That depends on your electricity cost, budget, housing location. Give me/us more information and you will get a recommendation. The S4 isint bad, just the price its listed at is. And unless you're looking for a lottery, you will have to mine in a pool.

Okay
I'm living in sweden
my electricity cost it 0.08 dollar/kwh
I have also 10kwh Solar array
my budget are little open depending on what recomendation people give but max 1200 dollars.
Internet connection are 100/100 mbit.
Something more you need to know?


Not really 0.08 is a bit high and kind of in limbo right now with the S7 coming in but being too expensive and the S5 soon to be devalued. Depending on how much extra power you get from your solar array, then you could go for S4/S5 if obtained at a good price.

I'm not sure whats your true expense is on your solar array but if you have wasted electricity that you dont get to use. Go for it. There's also SP20 units and such. S5 is just easier to quiet down a bit.



Daarn, You may not like it but - my friend - you don't know enough to start buying anything just yet. I'm sorry, but I want you to be successful and you won't be if you just jump in with both feet and eyes closed. The only thing you should do now is read, research, and learn. A good start is reading the first 2 pages of the forum here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=14.0

And here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=81

And finally the first two pages here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=40.0



This should take you 2 days if you stick with it. A week if you like to sleep. :)  After that you will be able to ask good questions and we will be glad to help! Good luck!

P.S. I envy you living in Sweden. Beautiful country and beautiful women :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Daarn on September 09, 2015, 03:07:34 PM
Okay thx
you mean I should read all threats that are on this two first page?

if I count with the array then I down at 0.025 but it also depent how strong the dollar are to swedish kr
how much do you pay for one kwh in dollar?

when I looking in the diffrent antmine s4 have a higher gh/s then s5?
are s4 better then s5?

if I go for s5 should I mine in a pool and wish one?
and how much bitcoins will the s5 give me? dont need bo be exact just normal nr



That depends on your electricity cost, budget, housing location. Give me/us more information and you will get a recommendation. The S4 isint bad, just the price its listed at is. And unless you're looking for a lottery, you will have to mine in a pool.

Okay
I'm living in sweden
my electricity cost it 0.08 dollar/kwh
I have also 10kwh Solar array
my budget are little open depending on what recomendation people give but max 1200 dollars.
Internet connection are 100/100 mbit.
Something more you need to know?


Not really 0.08 is a bit high and kind of in limbo right now with the S7 coming in but being too expensive and the S5 soon to be devalued. Depending on how much extra power you get from your solar array, then you could go for S4/S5 if obtained at a good price.

I'm not sure whats your true expense is on your solar array but if you have wasted electricity that you dont get to use. Go for it. There's also SP20 units and such. S5 is just easier to quiet down a bit.



Daarn, You may not like it but - my friend - you don't know enough to start buying anything just yet. I'm sorry, but I want you to be successful and you won't be if you just jump in with both feet and eyes closed. The only thing you should do now is read, research, and learn. A good start is reading the first 2 pages of the forum here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=14.0

And here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=81

And finally the first two pages here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=40.0



This should take you 2 days if you stick with it. A week if you like to sleep. :)  After that you will be able to ask good questions and we will be glad to help! Good luck!

P.S. I envy you living in Sweden. Beautiful country and beautiful women :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on September 09, 2015, 03:13:18 PM
Yes, that's what I mean. It will take a while but you will know enough afterward to really get involved. Bookmark this page so you can come back with questions! We'll help all we can  ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: nonbody on September 09, 2015, 03:29:44 PM

That depends on your electricity cost, budget, housing location. Give me/us more information and you will get a recommendation. The S4 isint bad, just the price its listed at is. And unless you're looking for a lottery, you will have to mine in a pool.

Okay
I'm living in sweden
my electricity cost it 0.08 dollar/kwh
I have also 10kwh Solar array
my budget are little open depending on what recomendation people give but max 1200 dollars.
Internet connection are 100/100 mbit.
Something more you need to know?


Not really 0.08 is a bit high and kind of in limbo right now with the S7 coming in but being too expensive and the S5 soon to be devalued. Depending on how much extra power you get from your solar array, then you could go for S4/S5 if obtained at a good price.

I'm not sure whats your true expense is on your solar array but if you have wasted electricity that you dont get to use. Go for it. There's also SP20 units and such. S5 is just easier to quiet down a bit.
0.08 cents per KW is fairly decent, its just below the profit line but you can still make some decent cash, also his solar panels would cancel out a large portion of the probelm


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 09, 2015, 10:00:24 PM
well solo mining is getting more and more insane each day people keep giving a shot into darkness and well i wish you luck to roi your investment .


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Daarn on September 10, 2015, 06:38:14 AM
Hi
read now alot of threat and see many people say it almost impossible to mine in your own house hold just becouse electric bill
But have discover that I have free power in a Storeroom that I rent and also that area have lots of free wifi:)

I read something about blockchain.info.
but didn't understand exacly what the problem with them where?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 10, 2015, 10:49:34 AM
Hi
read now alot of threat and see many people say it almost impossible to mine in your own house hold just becouse electric bill
But have discover that I have free power in a Storeroom that I rent and also that area have lots of free wifi:)

I read something about blockchain.info.
but didn't understand exacly what the problem with them where?


I'm not sure what you're really talking about, but for the prospect of mining in your house, that is pretty inaccurate. "Free electricity" certainly beat cheap electricity but mining on cheap electricity is very profitable.

Now, if you have wifi and a way to generate air flow to dump the heat outside, go right ahead. But i would recommend using your own wifi, otherwise you might find it pretty hard to manage your miner.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Daarn on September 10, 2015, 01:34:10 PM
I read this threat
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123726.0

I that threat they said don't trust blockchain.info.
but didn't understand why?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on September 10, 2015, 01:45:05 PM
I read this threat
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123726.0

I that threat they said don't trust blockchain.info.
but didn't understand why?


Any wallet that is controlled by another source (online, another person/company) can steal your bitcoins. There is no recourse. You lose.
They can also go down from time to time making it impossible for you to get to your coins. You should only use a local wallet like multibit or armory and encrypt your wallet.

If you really want to be safe, research armory cold storage.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 10, 2015, 10:07:07 PM
I read this threat
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123726.0

I that threat they said don't trust blockchain.info.
but didn't understand why?

Just start with something cheap. A small stick, gpu mining alt coins, maybe even CPU mining.

Use a software wallet, personally i use Multibit for BTC. SPV wallets are certainly the way to go for a new comer. Do a few transaction, figure out the value. Etc. Get a feel for it. I started my mining venture with a 560 ti on scrypt a while back.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Daarn on September 11, 2015, 12:17:13 PM
Have started to think that it the best way to go.
have plan to start maybe with a Bitmain U3


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on September 11, 2015, 02:03:52 PM
Have started to think that it the best way to go.
have plan to start maybe with a Bitmain U3

That could be a nice cheap way to start, but have patience. It took me a month to mine a block and that was lucky. Most people quit after 1 or 2 weeks.

As for alt coins, I recommend against any alt unless you're just trying to play around. Alt coins are like dog food. Sure you can eat it, but it tastes like poop on a cracker. Bitcoins are like steak. Takes longer to prepare right, but so worth the wait.  :D



http://i60.tinypic.com/ej6a06.jpg



Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 11, 2015, 10:11:57 PM
if i had those free energy for sure i would invest deeply on a miner maybe some spondlies miners,as i know the best at the market.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 12, 2015, 10:24:47 PM
if i had those free energy for sure i would invest deeply on a miner maybe some spondlies miners,as i know the best at the market.

Best how? They're loud, the SP20s are similar efficiency to S3. Then the bigger units are every louder and run on 240v on huge stuff. Its truly aimed at data center.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on September 13, 2015, 12:32:45 AM
if i had those free energy for sure i would invest deeply on a miner maybe some spondlies miners,as i know the best at the market.

Best how? They're loud, the SP20s are similar efficiency to S3. Then the bigger units are every louder and run on 240v on huge stuff. Its truly aimed at data center.


no sp20 is similar to s5 so you are way over the sea. the sp20 efficiency is really good, you can't compare the s3 to sp20 is like comparing a lada to mercedes.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 13, 2015, 02:09:43 PM
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on September 13, 2015, 04:08:22 PM
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.
'


yeah spoondolies has the biggest hash wise, bitmain aswell they are onto it pretty much the two most reliable companys out there .


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 13, 2015, 05:42:39 PM
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.

Yes you two are both "Outdated". You are probably referring to the monster SP35  that does 5TH~... for 3.5kW. Now bitmain has 5TH~ for 1200W in a smaller unit.

And to be fair, 3 antminer S5 was still better than one SP35, size wise together they are smaller, less noise, take less power and cheaper.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on September 13, 2015, 08:00:43 PM
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.

Yes you two are both "Outdated". You are probably referring to the monster SP35  that does 5TH~... for 3.5kW. Now bitmain has 5TH~ for 1200W in a smaller unit.

And to be fair, 3 antminer S5 was still better than one SP35, size wise together they are smaller, less noise, take less power and cheaper.

bitmain has not delivered yet those machines.

noise wise is to who ever can stand the noise.


you are comparing a 1 year old machine to a machine that is not even out yet.


were is the logic in that...


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 13, 2015, 08:07:02 PM
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.

Yes you two are both "Outdated". You are probably referring to the monster SP35  that does 5TH~... for 3.5kW. Now bitmain has 5TH~ for 1200W in a smaller unit.

And to be fair, 3 antminer S5 was still better than one SP35, size wise together they are smaller, less noise, take less power and cheaper.

bitmain has not delivered yet those machines.

noise wise is to who ever can stand the noise.


you are comparing a 1 year old machine to a machine that is not even out yet.


were is the logic in that...

You can place orders for it now and Bitmain doesn't do vaporware. But regardless i said S7 because thats the most current, but the S5+ fit the bill just as well, is already released and sold out AND also have better specs than the SP35.

Antminer S5+:
Hash Rate: 7722 GH/s ±5%


So regardless, Spoondoolies are NOT the biggest units.

Any more arguments? :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on September 13, 2015, 10:18:26 PM
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.
not talking about the noise im talking about the hash ,i dont look into them already a while but i remember spondolies tech has the biggest hash miner at some 15kdollars as i remember,now i dont search for it ,sorry if im a bit outdated rigs doesnt atract me anymore,sometime ago when i thinked into get one i searching now i dont look at them.

Yes you two are both "Outdated". You are probably referring to the monster SP35  that does 5TH~... for 3.5kW. Now bitmain has 5TH~ for 1200W in a smaller unit.

And to be fair, 3 antminer S5 was still better than one SP35, size wise together they are smaller, less noise, take less power and cheaper.

bitmain has not delivered yet those machines.

noise wise is to who ever can stand the noise.


you are comparing a 1 year old machine to a machine that is not even out yet.


were is the logic in that...

You can place orders for it now and Bitmain doesn't do vaporware. But regardless i said S7 because thats the most current, but the S5+ fit the bill just as well, is already released and sold out AND also have better specs than the SP35.

Antminer S5+:
Hash Rate: 7722 GH/s ±5%


So regardless, Spoondoolies are NOT the biggest units.

Any more arguments? :)


you are still comparing 1year old machines to a month old or so machine, so i don't see what the logic in your argument is , as there is non...

Besides you are way offtopic.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 14, 2015, 11:20:24 PM
well guys dont get bored as i said i dont search anymore for rigs the money i were going to invest into them i invest at bitcoin and altcoins,these ways i can get a better result without have a huge bill to pay and a noise disturbing me.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on September 15, 2015, 01:38:13 AM
Hey guys! Time for another update. Best share is up to 192,389,014 since last restart. I got bored with being in the 20m range for 2 days so I turned him off, waited 20 seconds, then turned him back on. 24 hours later he pulled the 192k. :D


As they say in Game of Thrones, Winter is coming so after next week I'll be moving the farm to my shop, including my solo buddy. They really warm it up in there during the cold months so I'm able to work in comfort and make a little more BTC in the process.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Nexious on September 15, 2015, 09:11:46 AM
Nice to see this still going :) Good luck for all who are still mining!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: nonbody on September 15, 2015, 11:22:58 AM
Nice to see this still going :) Good luck for all who are still mining!
4 GHS and still going strong, best share so far is 744425, which isnt too bad on 2 usb miners. hoping to get my hands on a u3 sometimes soon


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 16, 2015, 01:37:03 AM
well its amazing to know that there still exist some solo miners into the mining process,wont make you rich but will get an income ,that can turn into profit with some work.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 16, 2015, 05:03:25 PM
Nice to see this still going :) Good luck for all who are still mining!
4 GHS and still going strong, best share so far is 744425, which isnt too bad on 2 usb miners. hoping to get my hands on a u3 sometimes soon


Somehow trying with a S1 here. Best share is 2,847,775. Quite far from the target.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on September 16, 2015, 06:01:39 PM
4 GHS and still going strong, best share so far is 744425, which isnt too bad on 2 usb miners. hoping to get my hands on a u3 sometimes soon

I have an extra U3 I don't need, PM me if you want to buy it.  I can sign a message with a link to a screen shot of it hashing or something if need be.

Right now I only have 6 usb sticks going for a whopping 12GH/s solo lottery mining.  This will increase when my gekkoscience compac sticks show up.

Hopefully it will cool down here eventually and I can fire up some of the "big guns" again.  ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 16, 2015, 10:46:08 PM
well mine with usb for  is those profitable?I know energy consumed is lower then miners,but is it profitable did you made the calculation about it?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 17, 2015, 06:25:08 AM
well mine with usb for  is those profitable?I know energy consumed is lower then miners,but is it profitable did you made the calculation about it?

Well, its not any different to calculate than bigger miners. The math is the same. Cost of hardware/profit per day. If you get a 6 gh stick for 25 cents and you pay nothing-ish for electricity then you can ROI it in a few months. So is it "Profitable"? Yes. You will totally profit on your 25 cents once or twice over a year...

Yeah. You would need tons of sticks to make significant money but its not exactly impossible. Imo Stick miners (don,t confuse with USB, big miners can be plugged into USB too) are more like toys, units for testing, or such.

But typically USB sticks are very bad $/GH ratio so its typically not a good profitable investment.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 17, 2015, 11:43:07 PM
You mentioned paying nothing or renew energy,soo why would someone with such potencial buy such thing that will allow to roi but wont get more then we could get with faucets or others ways to collect bitcoins?I doubt any big farm with huge low cost energy and solar will invest some bucks into those sticks instead a better equipment .


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 17, 2015, 11:48:32 PM
You mentioned paying nothing or renew energy,soo why would someone with such potencial buy such thing that will allow to roi but wont get more then we could get with faucets or others ways to collect bitcoins?I doubt any big farm with huge low cost energy and solar will invest some bucks into those sticks instead a better equipment .

I suppose it depend on how big you're talking about. For actually big farms, they usually have sections of a specific miner since its easier to manage all the same miner than a bunch of different miners rag tagged together.

However for 100-300THs in someone's garage, whatever you get your hands on at good GH/$ would do. Me i'm even smaller than that so its easy for me to use different hardware but anything bigger than that. I can't imagine they would want to get small units or different units. Indeed.

But for solo mining, this is exactly what you should use.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Lenore on September 18, 2015, 04:41:58 PM
This thread is awesome by the way.  So may people say its not worth it to solo mine. I just think they are impatient.  You dont make much mining in a pool anyways.  And the electricity you use is really minimal.

Why not draw a lotto ticket and see if you can win.

Iv been thinking about it and I may just do this.  As I do waste a load of money on the lottery anyways.  And coffee.   lol


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on September 18, 2015, 05:06:35 PM
Nice to see this still going :) Good luck for all who are still mining!
4 GHS and still going strong, best share so far is 744425, which isnt too bad on 2 usb miners. hoping to get my hands on a u3 sometimes soon


Nothing wrong with that! I've been stuck at 600k as a best share for days before. If I get stuck at a low best share for more than a few days I restart now and watch it climb from 1000 up. It probably doesn't help, but it makes me feel like I'm doing something  ;D


However for 100-300THs in someone's garage, ....

That's a ton of TH for a garage. I bet it's toasty in there!

http://i60.tinypic.com/wujj1i.gif



This thread is awesome by the way.  So may people say its not worth it to solo mine. I just think they are impatient.  You dont make much mining in a pool anyways.  And the electricity you use is really minimal.

Why not draw a lotto ticket and see if you can win.

Iv been thinking about it and I may just do this.  As I do waste a load of money on the lottery anyways.  And coffee.   lol


Amen to the coffee bill.  ;D

And we all wonder why we have anxiety and heart issues, am I right? I say go for it. Most people quit after 2 weeks because when you're watching the machine it feels like two months. Just turn it on, let it ride, and think of it as a fun little project just like I did here.

As for Sparky, which is what we're calling my lucky little S3 as of today, his best share is only 54,505,143 after a grueling 5 day run in heavy heat. I'm making excuses for him but I'm going to restart his little butt tonight LOL! Nothing special to report yet I guess. Just chugging along...



Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 18, 2015, 06:25:55 PM

However for 100-300THs in someone's garage, ....

That's a ton of TH for a garage. I bet it's toasty in there!


Sure but then again, its your garage, so nothing prevents you from having the exhaust from the miners go straits outside, getting rid of absolutely all the heat, though not the noise ^_^".

If you keep it close, you would only need a couples of units to make it "toasty" thus unless its a cold winter, you better figure out a way to dump the heat regardless of how big your setup is.

Meanwhile 20 S7's is not that much. I just hope the construction is thick enough to block the sound from entering the rest of the house!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on September 18, 2015, 08:34:09 PM
That's true. You'd have to be good at brickwork etc to plug up the hole when you move unless you vent it out underneath the rolling door. It's an interesting thought. I guess you could put glass in it and make a window!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Lenore on September 18, 2015, 09:01:37 PM
Nice to see this still going :) Good luck for all who are still mining!
4 GHS and still going strong, best share so far is 744425, which isnt too bad on 2 usb miners. hoping to get my hands on a u3 sometimes soon


Nothing wrong with that! I've been stuck at 600k as a best share for days before. If I get stuck at a low best share for more than a few days I restart now and watch it climb from 1000 up. It probably doesn't help, but it makes me feel like I'm doing something  ;D


However for 100-300THs in someone's garage, ....

That's a ton of TH for a garage. I bet it's toasty in there!

http://i60.tinypic.com/wujj1i.gif



This thread is awesome by the way.  So may people say its not worth it to solo mine. I just think they are impatient.  You dont make much mining in a pool anyways.  And the electricity you use is really minimal.

Why not draw a lotto ticket and see if you can win.

Iv been thinking about it and I may just do this.  As I do waste a load of money on the lottery anyways.  And coffee.   lol


Amen to the coffee bill.  ;D

And we all wonder why we have anxiety and heart issues, am I right? I say go for it. Most people quit after 2 weeks because when you're watching the machine it feels like two months. Just turn it on, let it ride, and think of it as a fun little project just like I did here.

As for Sparky, which is what we're calling my lucky little S3 as of today, his best share is only 54,505,143 after a grueling 5 day run in heavy heat. I'm making excuses for him but I'm going to restart his little butt tonight LOL! Nothing special to report yet I guess. Just chugging along...



Oh yeah way to much caffeine.   Lol

But yeah when I get some extra cash I plan on buying a few miners.  Not sure what I want or can afford yet.  But do want to solo mine.  What all can it hurt besides me being out a few dollars.

Def gonna do hopfully here soon.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 19, 2015, 02:07:26 AM
Solo is currently like strategy game,at the moment ,with solar energy you can start your strategy investment.If you will be able to roi,yes you will but how long and how many days or weeks will last...i had almost bought a miner but i invested those and i own more bitcoin then if i were mining i suppose.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on September 19, 2015, 02:16:35 AM
Solo is currently like strategy game,at the moment ,with solar energy you can start your strategy investment.If you will be able to roi,yes you will but how long and how many days or weeks will last...i had almost bought a miner but i invested those and i own more bitcoin then if i were mining i suppose.


Coins are pretty cheap right now. I'd say buying is great at anything under $300 if you intend to buy and hold, or "hodl" as the kids say  :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on September 20, 2015, 01:02:42 AM
{"hashrate1m": "364G", "hashrate5m": "316G", "hashrate1hr": "312G", "hashrate1d": "296G", "hashrate7d": "264G", "lastupdate": 1442710892, "workers": 1, "bestshare": 573857913.48008144}

undervolted udnerclocked s3 2days


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 20, 2015, 01:20:24 AM
Well now we can choose on the time of firsts miners who enter in the begining of th process had earned some bitcoins ,on the time of the 1000 dollars and above 500dollars people invested into equipment dreaming to roi in 2 months or less,and well too many bitcoin mined and price went down in a short time,now new bitcoiners can choose to buy them or to mine them as looks bitcoin is stable on the 200 mark and able to reach 300 .


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Resak on September 21, 2015, 05:19:00 PM
Because of this thread I put one of my miners to work doing the old yolo solo. Just this morning actually.
Three chips aren't working right now....I suppose taking it apart and re-doing the thermal paste is an option?

{"hashrate1m": "400G", "hashrate5m": "371G", "hashrate1hr": "250G", "hashrate1d": "16.7G", "hashrate7d": "2.44G", "lastupdate": 1442854599, "workers": 1, "bestshare": 348082.79027760011}

Picture of my setup!
http://i.imgur.com/yCh38gE.jpg


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on September 21, 2015, 05:42:06 PM

Three chips aren't working right now....I suppose taking it apart and re-doing the thermal paste is an option?


No, that won't help for anything other than thermal conveyance.  I've had chips show as 'x' on my S3, I usually just power off the machine for a few minutes and fire it up again and they have always come back.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Resak on September 21, 2015, 06:09:02 PM

Three chips aren't working right now....I suppose taking it apart and re-doing the thermal paste is an option?


No, that won't help for anything other than thermal conveyance.  I've had chips show as 'x' on my S3, I usually just power off the machine for a few minutes and fire it up again and they have always come back.

I'll try that out, I just purchased them used. Most are ok, there are a couple miners that show a couple x's a piece, nothing major I assume. How do I know if the chips are over heating? They all have temps of around 39C.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on September 23, 2015, 12:10:55 AM
Another little update: After a few days of sitting at 19M I just checked and had another little grin. Besthash: 1,205,870,795

Not exactly a block, but it was a nice share just the same. I'm proud of my little Sparky!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: nonbody on September 23, 2015, 10:54:20 AM
Another little update: After a few days of sitting at 19M I just checked and had another little grin. Besthash: 1,205,870,795

Not exactly a block, but it was a nice share just the same. I'm proud of my little Sparky!
i think if you find another block you should sell the miner for around 10k usd as a lucky miner. or maybe its just you :D
no but seriously i hope you hit a block


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on September 24, 2015, 11:03:45 AM
Another little update: After a few days of sitting at 19M I just checked and had another little grin. Besthash: 1,205,870,795

Not exactly a block, but it was a nice share just the same. I'm proud of my little Sparky!

damn you getting close, i had like half billion as best share, not even in the billion game yet..


Toguth i started to mine normally now will continue after i roi the new machines ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: NoahWL1 on September 26, 2015, 09:22:38 PM
Wow!  Congrats on hitting a block!  You've inspired me to switch my miners over to CK's solo pool, which are 2 S3s and an S1.  Happy solo mining!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on September 26, 2015, 11:51:22 PM
I keep surprised how many people keep mining at this price that people says its unprofitable wow amazing keep the good work


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Sweminer777 on September 28, 2015, 11:53:28 AM
Best Share
2155592341

So far my highest yet  ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: jmintuck02 on September 29, 2015, 02:43:43 AM
I have been solo mining all night on CKpool solo version and found a new block on Stratum 0. Does this mean anything, or just verbosity of the cmd.exe doing this?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: jmintuck02 on September 29, 2015, 02:49:53 AM
if I count with the array then I down at 0.025 but it also depent how strong the dollar are to swedish kr
how much do you pay for one kwh in dollar?

when I looking in the diffrent antmine s4 have a higher gh/s then s5?
are s4 better then s5?

if I go for s5 should I mine in a pool and wish one?
and how much bitcoins will the s5 give me? dont need bo be exact just normal nr



That depends on your electricity cost, budget, housing location. Give me/us more information and you will get a recommendation. The S4 isint bad, just the price its listed at is. And unless you're looking for a lottery, you will have to mine in a pool.

Okay
I'm living in sweden
my electricity cost it 0.08 dollar/kwh
I have also 10kwh Solar array
my budget are little open depending on what recomendation people give but max 1200 dollars.
Internet connection are 100/100 mbit.
Something more you need to know?


Not really 0.08 is a bit high and kind of in limbo right now with the S7 coming in but being too expensive and the S5 soon to be devalued. Depending on how much extra power you get from your solar array, then you could go for S4/S5 if obtained at a good price.

I'm not sure whats your true expense is on your solar array but if you have wasted electricity that you dont get to use. Go for it. There's also SP20 units and such. S5 is just easier to quiet down a bit.



Daarn, You may not like it but - my friend - you don't know enough to start buying anything just yet. I'm sorry, but I want you to be successful and you won't be if you just jump in with both feet and eyes closed. The only thing you should do now is read, research, and learn. A good start is reading the first 2 pages of the forum here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=14.0

And here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=81

And finally the first two pages here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=40.0



This should take you 2 days if you stick with it. A week if you like to sleep. :)  After that you will be able to ask good questions and we will be glad to help! Good luck!

P.S. I envy you living in Sweden. Beautiful country and beautiful women :)

Thank you for the additional info. Need to brush up asap. Good source of info, methinks. Now I won't be that damn n00b down the road.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 29, 2015, 03:01:33 AM
Best Share
2155592341

So far my highest yet  ;D

Been pointing miners (S1/Sidehack) at solo.ck for a week now, Best shares is 8m and 3m. I'm pretty damn far from having solved a block, this is a lottery i'm not likely to win, damn.

Hopefully someone else in the sidehack pool club will do better than me lol.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on September 29, 2015, 05:01:31 AM
I'm pretty damn far from having solved a block, this is a lottery i'm not likely to win, damn.

You neither farther nor closer than anyone else, you just have less ping pong balls in the lotto machine.  8)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on September 29, 2015, 05:09:18 AM
I'm pretty damn far from having solved a block, this is a lottery i'm not likely to win, damn.

You neither farther nor closer than anyone else, you just have less ping pong balls in the lotto machine.  8)

xD I understand the semantics, but facts remain if i had gotten a 58335351233 share i would of said, OMG almost found a hash good enough. So close, damnit! Or something. ^_^"

But sure i get its not relevant to "progress to the next block found".


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on October 14, 2015, 09:31:37 PM
Im surprised these keeps running ,main question even getting more shares at each block does it still profitable ?I know most people stop mining when bitcoin droped from the 500 dollars ,and well sucess i keep letting an eye on this thread as i know you must have balls to keep mining.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on October 14, 2015, 09:39:02 PM
Im surprised these keeps running ,main question even getting more shares at each block does it still profitable ?I know most people stop mining when bitcoin droped from the 500 dollars ,and well sucess i keep letting an eye on this thread as i know you must have balls to keep mining.


The year's not done yet so yep, still mining. Difficulty is getting insane but like we've said many times "All it takes is one share". You could get it with a block erupter or CPU mining.

I made a crazy ROI already with the first 25 BTC mined so I'm not sweating it. Best share since I posted last was around 4 billion. Since that time I've been playing with Eloipool, trying to get it to work for me. Sparky went offline for a day playing with that, but it never worked so I put him back to work full time again. His best share right now is..... 253,120,154. Pretty good, but not a block. ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: acquafredda on October 14, 2015, 10:43:26 PM
Luck of the Irish!
Well done man!

Yes you won against numbers and odds.

I tried with my gpu for 2 months but I stopped everything. Good for you!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on October 15, 2015, 05:04:13 PM
main question even getting more shares at each block does it still profitable ?

This thread isn't about profitability or share count, he is solo mining so the only share that matters is one that is greater than network difficulty.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: notabeliever on October 17, 2015, 01:28:01 AM
When solo mining is your miner on non stop for the full year or did you reboot in between to clear HW errors. does rebooting add to your time  or does ckpool remember where you were last


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on October 17, 2015, 01:59:43 AM
When solo mining is your miner on non stop for the full year or did you reboot in between to clear HW errors. does rebooting add to your time  or does ckpool remember where you were last

What do you mean, add to your time? There is no progress toward finding a block in the first place, therefore it does not matter if you restart the miners all the time.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Raimonn on October 17, 2015, 10:08:29 PM
Solo mining its like a lottery, If you have more power you will have more numbers, but isn't about time. You can have good luck and solve it in your first month or it can take more than one year.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: wmtomlinso on October 18, 2015, 08:49:21 AM
I GOT A BLOCK!!!!    379339

I just logged into my Blockchain wallet and the coins were there...   I can order that new antminer now...


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on October 18, 2015, 06:10:43 PM
Great job wmtomlinso!


Remember this when you're spending 25 BTC and everyone tells you Solo mining is dead!

http://orig13.deviantart.net/a005/f/2013/298/2/5/kb_party_time___by_kittyloverrr-d6rrbpj.jpg


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on October 18, 2015, 06:47:17 PM
Im surprised these keeps running ,main question even getting more shares at each block does it still profitable ?I know most people stop mining when bitcoin droped from the 500 dollars ,and well sucess i keep letting an eye on this thread as i know you must have balls to keep mining.


The year's not done yet so yep, still mining. Difficulty is getting insane but like we've said many times "All it takes is one share". You could get it with a block erupter or CPU mining.

I made a crazy ROI already with the first 25 BTC mined so I'm not sweating it. Best share since I posted last was around 4 billion. Since that time I've been playing with Eloipool, trying to get it to work for me. Sparky went offline for a day playing with that, but it never worked so I put him back to work full time again. His best share right now is..... 253,120,154. Pretty good, but not a block. ;)

Well soo you both had found 25btc block amazing reward and well this answer to the question about if mining is dead,but one question to you now is after end of the year will you keep mining trying lucky or will stop ?
Im surprised and very happy even not had found any block or bought any miner,you both played the lotery and the prize well a great reward .


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: VirosaGITS on October 18, 2015, 10:35:55 PM
I GOT A BLOCK!!!!    379339

I just logged into my Blockchain wallet and the coins were there...   I can order that new antminer now...

Could you tell us what you were pointing on the solo pool? Maybe i would be inspired to put more hashrate toward this if its something i could spare.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: salaman112 on October 19, 2015, 09:57:51 AM
Wow nice you found a block im thinking of solo mining a small coin with my zeusminers 8)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on October 19, 2015, 11:34:00 PM
Remember that just some lucky members as these people who tryed a shot in the dark were able to find a block,the reward sure its amazing but,well its amazing to see solo mining giving rewars to small miners,making the game of mining interesting.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: lajz99 on October 20, 2015, 06:36:09 AM
Remember that just some lucky members as these people who tryed a shot in the dark were able to find a block,the reward sure its amazing but,well its amazing to see solo mining giving rewars to small miners,making the game of mining interesting.

Been thinking about putting my S3 solo for a while now, just too damn hot in the summer.

I'll try the fall/winter lottery.   ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: knowhow on October 20, 2015, 11:01:56 PM
Well sounds a wise chooise avoid the summer ,and well i hope you can keep us informed about how it will go on.I would like to be part of this solo miners but rigs very expensive here.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: jonnybravo0311 on October 21, 2015, 02:40:16 PM
Well sounds a wise chooise avoid the summer ,and well i hope you can keep us informed about how it will go on.I would like to be part of this solo miners but rigs very expensive here.
You could always try renting some hash and hoping to hit... might be a cheaper option for you than purchasing a rig.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: BitcoinNewsMagazine on October 26, 2015, 12:14:51 AM
Great thread, thanks for this.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: spazzdla on October 28, 2015, 03:24:17 PM
Pointing my S3 at ck solo pool, ahh yaaa.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: micky123 on October 30, 2015, 03:33:43 AM
Fantastic story OP! You realize that you are now a celebrity? Also, you have done for solo mining what no one else has done before - Giving hope! I am still looking at getting my first miner, the reason this decision was delayed this long was only because i insist on solo mining if i get a miner, which was not acceptable to the wife... explaining to her that potential earnings are either 100% or zilch and electricity cost going out of my pocket while this happened, was like trying to get pigs to fly. However, your story here has helped me convince the wife, especially because she saw that you put your tithes and we are very happy for you my friend! Here's to hope that i get my S3 soon! :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: GPlayer on October 30, 2015, 11:48:40 AM
Wow  :o

Good Luck


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on November 01, 2015, 06:37:46 PM
Hey everyone! Some of you have heard of Nicehash, a hash renting place that lets you rent mining power and point it wherever you want. You probably know I'm also very much against rented hash because of the opportunity for milking your money while not paying anything.

At any rate, Nicehash had a bug in their code and instead of giving the guy a partial payout and bug-finding fee they shafted him and just sent him his 3btc hashing fee back.  >:(

As a help to him the Sparky Experiment will be mining for "Fredi" (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=763510.msg12851884#msg12851884) from today until next Sunday, November 11th, at midnight. If a block hits for Sparky by then we'll be sending 15.5 BTC to Fredi with well wishes and goodwill.


To see the thread, click on Fredi above. Sparky was restarted right after posting this thread. Best hash right now is 47,028  ;D

Good luck fellow experimenters!


-Hodedowe


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on November 03, 2015, 07:15:55 PM
I know I'm behind on responses guys. I'm sorry! My time has been eaten up lately like a fat man at a barbecue.

I've put together a "solo pool" server packaged up on a VMware machine for home use. Basically you turn it on and point your miners at it and it'll handle all the pool-side stuff so you don't have to mess with changing your miner's soft/firmware.

Here's a link. You need about 100GB of free space (for the blockchain).


https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1235123


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: lajz99 on November 04, 2015, 02:44:48 AM
I know I'm behind on responses guys. I'm sorry! My time has been eaten up lately like a fat man at a barbecue.

I've put together a "solo pool" server packaged up on a VMware machine for home use. Basically you turn it on and point your miners at it and it'll handle all the pool-side stuff so you don't have to mess with changing your miner's soft/firmware.

Here's a link. You need about 100GB of free space (for the blockchain).


https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1235123

Awesome, thanks!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on November 04, 2015, 03:46:56 AM
With bitcoin price through the roof (and temps cool enough I actually had to turn my heater on tonight) I've turned my S3 back on as a solo mining dream.  Here's to hoping I can duplicate the success of this thread!  8)

Mine is oc'd just a little to run about 500GH/s.  It has pulled over 1G shares before, so all I have to do is cross my fingers and hope for 60x past results, lol.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: slide.0 on November 04, 2015, 04:00:38 AM
The irish is strong in this one! Congratz!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: RV1969 on November 05, 2015, 03:18:43 PM
I'll put in my Prospero X1 as my lottery ticket  ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: eternalgloom on November 06, 2015, 06:01:16 PM
Your post has inspired me to start solo mining myself with 2 antminer S3's :)
I hope I'll get as lucky as you..


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hopefullminer on November 07, 2015, 05:17:50 AM
You have also inspired me to put my s3 and s5 on here I hope to have some good stories by the campfire in the near future :)

May the force be with us small miners  ;D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: cptdome1 on November 09, 2015, 06:30:04 PM
how much BTC would an S3 generate as part of a pool?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: madmartyk on November 09, 2015, 06:39:26 PM
I have had 2 S5's running for about a week. Best share is, 3,071,411,404.57  Long way to go, but you never know!!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on November 09, 2015, 07:23:38 PM
With bitcoin price through the roof (and temps cool enough I actually had to turn my heater on tonight) I've turned my S3 back on as a solo mining dream.  Here's to hoping I can duplicate the success of this thread!  8)

Mine is oc'd just a little to run about 500GH/s.  It has pulled over 1G shares before, so all I have to do is cross my fingers and hope for 60x past results, lol.

Nice! Good luck Mike.



The irish is strong in this one! Congratz!


Aye, it is laddy. And the Scottish, so Aye waste nary'nt a penny evah!  :D


I'll put in my Prospero X1 as my lottery ticket  ;D
 

Good Luck RV1969! All it takes is on pull on the lever.


 
Your post has inspired me to start solo mining myself with 2 antminer S3's :)
I hope I'll get as lucky as you..



You have twice the chance! Knock 'em dead, tiger! :)


You have also inspired me to put my s3 and s5 on here I hope to have some good stories by the campfire in the near future :)

May the force be with us small miners  ;D

It wasn't so long ago that an S3 and an S5 would have been a powerhouse of hash. I think you have a great chance!



how much BTC would an S3 generate as part of a pool?


First, Who cares? Mining on a pool so you can collect 0.000000001 btc vs collecting 25 BTC mining solo. Hmm.
Second, I'd guess you could make about $0.02 USD per day at a pool.


I have had 2 S5's running for about a week. Best share is, 3,071,411,404.57  Long way to go, but you never know!!



Wow, that's an amazing best share Marty! Lot of hashpower too. Keep on truckin and you'll get it!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: okg on December 01, 2015, 05:45:41 PM
had a nice hit... but still no cookie

"hashrate1m": "391G", "hashrate5m": "427G", "hashrate1hr": "440G", "hashrate1d": "440G", "hashrate7d": "440G", "lastupdate": 1448991375, "shares": 494679019, "bestshare": 955767.5256295522, "bestever": 1110658356


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: PanneKopp on December 03, 2015, 01:36:46 PM
Hi Folks,


I stopped my nearly brandnew S3+ miners at BTC passing 400US$ (S1 -> S3 selfmade Upgrade),
though I have 2 pay high energy fees.

With the winter comming in, it got reactivated,
and the better one (~478GHs) is participating in this S3 Solo game (the other @nicehash).

... after 16 days, I got a respectable best share,

{"hashrate1m": "338G", "hashrate5m": "434G", "hashrate1hr": "447G", "hashrate1d": "460G", "hashrate7d": "433G", "lastupdate": 1449149542, "workers": 1, "shares": 178751257, "bestshare": 749187554.6695118, "bestever": 749187554}

but no goal yet.

... I will keep it running for about 120 days.

:D PanneKopp

P.S. I do not believe, it us useful to permanently reboot the miner - strong wishes do not provide good luck ^^


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on December 03, 2015, 02:53:29 PM
had a nice hit... but still no cookie

"hashrate1m": "391G", "hashrate5m": "427G", "hashrate1hr": "440G", "hashrate1d": "440G", "hashrate7d": "440G", "lastupdate": 1448991375, "shares": 494679019, "bestshare": 955767.5256295522, "bestever": 1110658356




1 billion! Very nice!



Hi Folks,


I stopped my nearly brandnew S3+ miners at BTC passing 400US$ (S1 -> S3 selfmade Upgrade),
though I have 2 pay high energy fees.

With the winter comming in, it got reactivated,
and the better one (~478GHs) is participating in this S3 Solo game (the other @nicehash).

... after 16 days, I got a respectable best share,

{"hashrate1m": "338G", "hashrate5m": "434G", "hashrate1hr": "447G", "hashrate1d": "460G", "hashrate7d": "433G", "lastupdate": 1449149542, "workers": 1, "shares": 178751257, "bestshare": 749187554.6695118, "bestever": 749187554}

but no goal yet.

... I will keep it running for about 120 days.

:D PanneKopp

P.S. I do not believe, it us useful to permanently reboot the miner - strong wishes do not provide good luck ^^


Welcome to the party, PanneKopp! Very respectable bestshare so far right there. The reboot has to do with the slowing of hashrate occasionally or changing of settings. But (and this is probably just mental) if my little Sparky doesn't pull decent shares after a week he's getting a reboot to make me feel better.  ;D



Update: Sparky's best share right now is 674,868,887. Not too shabby considering one of his chips is wonky and X's out after about 10 minutes.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on December 03, 2015, 06:24:53 PM
Not too shabby considering one of his chips is wonky and X's out after about 10 minutes.

Try powering it off for 5 minutes and then firing it up again.  Sometimes I get an X and this always has cleared it up.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on December 03, 2015, 06:31:21 PM
Not too shabby considering one of his chips is wonky and X's out after about 10 minutes.

Try powering it off for 5 minutes and then firing it up again.  Sometimes I get an X and this always has cleared it up.

Yeah, that works for a little bit. But it always comes back within 20 minutes. I've learned to live with it. Sometimes it's a -, sometimes an X. I just gave up on that little sucker. If the reboots from cold state and new high dollar thermal paste won't keep that one going it's just a bad chip.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: PanneKopp on December 04, 2015, 08:09:44 AM
Not too shabby considering one of his chips is wonky and X's out after about 10 minutes.

Try powering it off for 5 minutes and then firing it up again.  Sometimes I get an X and this always has cleared it up.

... try 2 switch down the timer one step (wt cold restart)

:)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: KeAdO on December 12, 2015, 11:30:04 AM
Just joined in on the solo mining with this setup, 6x S3+ runnning at frequency 231.25. Check out the picture.  Plan on keeping this going for a bit to see what i get.  With pool mining I have been averaging aroung 6$ a day worth of bitcoins at the current exchange rate.

{"hashrate1m": "2.93T", "hashrate5m": "2.85T", "hashrate1hr": "2.28T", "hashrate1d": "215G", "hashrate7d": "31.9G", "lastupdate": 1449919741, "workers": 6, "shares": 4519302, "bestshare": 22392908.006607991, "bestever": 22392908}

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr8/Ethan_Fi/20151212_062210_zpsyfn1nkg9.jpg


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: welshy82 on December 14, 2015, 12:26:00 AM
just read all of this and well done :)

Im gonna point my 2 x s1 at ckpool

Quick question the username is my btc addy can i put the same addy for 2 of my s1 or do i need to add a .etc or _etc afte my address or use 1 for the two

cheers guys



Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: ShrykeZ on December 14, 2015, 10:26:02 AM
Just joined in on the solo mining with this setup, 6x S3+ runnning at frequency 231.25. Check out the picture.  Plan on keeping this going for a bit to see what i get.  With pool mining I have been averaging aroung 6$ a day worth of bitcoins at the current exchange rate.

{"hashrate1m": "2.93T", "hashrate5m": "2.85T", "hashrate1hr": "2.28T", "hashrate1d": "215G", "hashrate7d": "31.9G", "lastupdate": 1449919741, "workers": 6, "shares": 4519302, "bestshare": 22392908.006607991, "bestever": 22392908}

Good luck with the solo pool, nice little setup you have there, does it get hot in the room?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: eternalgloom on December 14, 2015, 10:49:58 AM
Hi Folks,


I stopped my nearly brandnew S3+ miners at BTC passing 400US$ (S1 -> S3 selfmade Upgrade),
though I have 2 pay high energy fees.

With the winter comming in, it got reactivated,
and the better one (~478GHs) is participating in this S3 Solo game (the other @nicehash).

... after 16 days, I got a respectable best share,

{"hashrate1m": "338G", "hashrate5m": "434G", "hashrate1hr": "447G", "hashrate1d": "460G", "hashrate7d": "433G", "lastupdate": 1449149542, "workers": 1, "shares": 178751257, "bestshare": 749187554.6695118, "bestever": 749187554}

but no goal yet.

... I will keep it running for about 120 days.

:D PanneKopp

P.S. I do not believe, it us useful to permanently reboot the miner - strong wishes do not provide good luck ^^

Cool, keep us updated :) I'd love to see you find a block, since I'm also going to attempt solo mining once I get my S3.
I think 120 days is cutting it a bit short though.. Just my opinion.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: mewhoyou on December 14, 2015, 02:52:44 PM
Anyone,

it would help if anyone can help me step by step on how to start a solo mining pool??

Windows if possible but if it ubuntu i dont mind setting it up... i have '0' knowledge about ubuntu.

downloading ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: eternalgloom on December 14, 2015, 02:57:42 PM
Anyone,

it would help if anyone can help me step by step on how to start a solo mining pool??

Windows if possible but if it ubuntu i dont mind setting it up... i have '0' knowledge about ubuntu.
This is the closest I could find to what you're asking, it's not a guide for creating a solo mining pool, but it will get you started.
Luckily it's still up to date I believe.

http://blockgen.net/blog/setup-your-own-mining-pool/ (http://blockgen.net/blog/setup-your-own-mining-pool/)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: mewhoyou on December 14, 2015, 03:09:56 PM
Anyone,

it would help if anyone can help me step by step on how to start a solo mining pool??

Windows if possible but if it ubuntu i dont mind setting it up... i have '0' knowledge about ubuntu.
This is the closest I could find to what you're asking, it's not a guide for creating a solo mining pool, but it will get you started.
Luckily it's still up to date I believe.

http://blockgen.net/blog/setup-your-own-mining-pool/ (http://blockgen.net/blog/setup-your-own-mining-pool/)

thanks ... i was reading on it yesterday and still it was a bit confusing as i am using it for bitcoin and not litecoin. I will try it once my ubuntu finish download.. thanks


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on December 14, 2015, 03:12:43 PM
Not too shabby considering one of his chips is wonky and X's out after about 10 minutes.

Try powering it off for 5 minutes and then firing it up again.  Sometimes I get an X and this always has cleared it up.

... try 2 switch down the timer one step (wt cold restart)

:)

Clock settings nor resetting work on Sparky. He just has a bad chip. I've run the gammit on repair options, even re-applying thermal paste to his heat sinks. He just refuses to fire that one chip up for more than a few minutes. I've learned to live with it.





Just joined in on the solo mining with this setup, 6x S3+ runnning at frequency 231.25. Check out the picture.  Plan on keeping this going for a bit to see what i get.  With pool mining I have been averaging aroung 6$ a day worth of bitcoins at the current exchange rate.

{"hashrate1m": "2.93T", "hashrate5m": "2.85T", "hashrate1hr": "2.28T", "hashrate1d": "215G", "hashrate7d": "31.9G", "lastupdate": 1449919741, "workers": 6, "shares": 4519302, "bestshare": 22392908.006607991, "bestever": 22392908}



Nice hashrate! You've got a much better chance than me of hitting a block. Just don't give up!




just read all of this and well done :)

Im gonna point my 2 x s1 at ckpool

Quick question the username is my btc addy can i put the same addy for 2 of my s1 or do i need to add a .etc or _etc afte my address or use 1 for the two

cheers guys





You can use 1 for the two. The "sprinkling" of additional data each miner puts in to generate different hashes keeps them from working on the same results. Good luck!




Hi Folks,


I stopped my nearly brandnew S3+ miners at BTC passing 400US$ (S1 -> S3 selfmade Upgrade),
though I have 2 pay high energy fees.

With the winter comming in, it got reactivated,
and the better one (~478GHs) is participating in this S3 Solo game (the other @nicehash).

... after 16 days, I got a respectable best share,

{"hashrate1m": "338G", "hashrate5m": "434G", "hashrate1hr": "447G", "hashrate1d": "460G", "hashrate7d": "433G", "lastupdate": 1449149542, "workers": 1, "shares": 178751257, "bestshare": 749187554.6695118, "bestever": 749187554}

but no goal yet.

... I will keep it running for about 120 days.

:D PanneKopp

P.S. I do not believe, it us useful to permanently reboot the miner - strong wishes do not provide good luck ^^

Cool, keep us updated :) I'd love to see you find a block, since I'm also going to attempt solo mining once I get my S3.
I think 120 days is cutting it a bit short though.. Just my opinion.



Yes, 120 days is very short. You wouldn't try to catch a fish with only 15 minutes of fishing! :) When is your S3 coming in EternalGloom?




Anyone,

it would help if anyone can help me step by step on how to start a solo mining pool??

Windows if possible but if it ubuntu i dont mind setting it up... i have '0' knowledge about ubuntu.

downloading ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso


I've got a self hosted pool all set up on Ubuntu as a virtual machine here - I'll be posting another upgrade to it this week though so you might hold off if you go that route.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1235123

Once you fire it up and configure it you just have to point your miners to it and off it goes.




Update: Sparkys best share is - 408,491,826


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: mewhoyou on December 14, 2015, 03:21:53 PM
Awesome ... i will get a fresh windows 10 with vmware pro prep for your new update ...



Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: eternalgloom on December 14, 2015, 03:34:27 PM
Hi Folks,


I stopped my nearly brandnew S3+ miners at BTC passing 400US$ (S1 -> S3 selfmade Upgrade),
though I have 2 pay high energy fees.

With the winter comming in, it got reactivated,
and the better one (~478GHs) is participating in this S3 Solo game (the other @nicehash).

... after 16 days, I got a respectable best share,

{"hashrate1m": "338G", "hashrate5m": "434G", "hashrate1hr": "447G", "hashrate1d": "460G", "hashrate7d": "433G", "lastupdate": 1449149542, "workers": 1, "shares": 178751257, "bestshare": 749187554.6695118, "bestever": 749187554}

but no goal yet.

... I will keep it running for about 120 days.

:D PanneKopp

P.S. I do not believe, it us useful to permanently reboot the miner - strong wishes do not provide good luck ^^

Cool, keep us updated :) I'd love to see you find a block, since I'm also going to attempt solo mining once I get my S3.
I think 120 days is cutting it a bit short though.. Just my opinion.

Yes, 120 days is very short. You wouldn't try to catch a fish with only 15 minutes of fishing! :) When is your S3 coming in EternalGloom?
I'm still comparing different options at the moment, I'm set on getting an s3, it's just a matter of finding one at the right price with relatively cheap shipping.
Import tax is also something I need to factor in possibly (am from Europe).


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: mewhoyou on December 14, 2015, 03:43:57 PM
Option 1

2 S2 on 1 pool or

2 S2 on 2 pool ...

i think its more of a question of how luck do i feel :D


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: flagpara on December 14, 2015, 03:46:39 PM
Ok, you convinced me, I gonna try solo mine with a small miner like a usb stick =D

It's just too cool. Maybe I'll mine with an s3 ^^


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: KeAdO on December 14, 2015, 06:10:17 PM
Just joined in on the solo mining with this setup, 6x S3+ runnning at frequency 231.25. Check out the picture.  Plan on keeping this going for a bit to see what i get.  With pool mining I have been averaging aroung 6$ a day worth of bitcoins at the current exchange rate.

{"hashrate1m": "2.93T", "hashrate5m": "2.85T", "hashrate1hr": "2.28T", "hashrate1d": "215G", "hashrate7d": "31.9G", "lastupdate": 1449919741, "workers": 6, "shares": 4519302, "bestshare": 22392908.006607991, "bestever": 22392908}

Good luck with the solo pool, nice little setup you have there, does it get hot in the room?

Yes it gets pretty hot, I have a window fan blowing in cold air.  If it wasn't winter time I'm not sure what I would do about the heat.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: helloeverybody on December 14, 2015, 08:11:33 PM
Makes me want to give solo mining a try but the odds would be against me ever finding a block :(, Congrats on your block.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: AllysaNathalie on December 15, 2015, 06:10:47 AM
well its amazing to know that there still exist some solo miners into the mining process,wont make you rich but will get an income ,that can turn into profit with some work.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: sobe-it on December 15, 2015, 01:05:57 PM
someone hit a block on cks pool last night!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Blawpaw on December 16, 2015, 03:59:36 PM
It is just like playing the lottery. I many time did your miner spent mining before it found a Block? I take it that it took a long long time. Is it feasable?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: madmartyk on December 16, 2015, 04:04:35 PM
someone hit a block on cks pool last night!

That was me.  Rented 55T for 14 hours and hit the lottery!!!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Amph on December 17, 2015, 10:31:39 AM
someone hit a block on cks pool last night!

That was me.  Rented 55T for 14 hours and hit the lottery!!!

very nice, nearly 1/72 chance to hit it, where do you have rented such a huge amount of tera and what was the price?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: madmartyk on December 17, 2015, 11:40:09 AM
someone hit a block on cks pool last night!

That was me.  Rented 55T for 14 hours and hit the lottery!!!

very nice, nearly 1/72 chance to hit it, where do you have rented such a huge amount of tera and what was the price?

55T is not a lot, I have seen people rent 1P and not hit!!  You can rent from NiceHash or MiningRigRentals


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: SIRacer09 on December 17, 2015, 05:30:22 PM
Nice hit! Is ck's solo pool in the US or Europe?  I've never used NiceHash or MiningRigRentals. Which one is better?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: madmartyk on December 17, 2015, 05:33:19 PM
ck has a pool here in the US and one in Germany.  As for rentals, I have heard good and bad about both.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: sobe-it on December 17, 2015, 05:45:46 PM
someone hit a block on cks pool last night!

That was me.  Rented 55T for 14 hours and hit the lottery!!!

well congrats.... I have 3 s3s (24/7) and a s5 (every couple days) pointed there. I woke up the other morning and saw in cgminer some one hit, so being excited I logged into everything and it wasnt me. It would have brightened my world, the past few months have been rough since my father died a day before my birthday. Maybe I will go check out the rentals, I could use some good vibes.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Amph on December 18, 2015, 07:37:31 AM
someone hit a block on cks pool last night!

That was me.  Rented 55T for 14 hours and hit the lottery!!!

very nice, nearly 1/72 chance to hit it, where do you have rented such a huge amount of tera and what was the price?

55T is not a lot, I have seen people rent 1P and not hit!!  You can rent from NiceHash or MiningRigRentals

well yes because it is for few hours i guess, and even with 1 peta you need 4 days on average to hit a block, then you have to factor the diff increase...


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: eternalgloom on December 18, 2015, 08:25:40 AM
someone hit a block on cks pool last night!

That was me.  Rented 55T for 14 hours and hit the lottery!!!
Cool to see that you found one so fast with 55T, still pretty lucky I'd say :)
I've been renting like 2T for the last 14 days on Betarigs and no luck yet sadly.

On a side note: are there any other mining rig rental sites that you or someone else could recommend? Been having issues with deposits on Betarigs...


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: wlefever on December 26, 2015, 10:26:42 PM
Everytime I chcek in on these threads and see another rental block hit I want to rent some hash so bad!! I just don't think I will be as lucky as history has it lol.  Maybe I will start off the new year flipping my miners to the solo pool, and throwing a little hash that way as well.  Congrats to all with success hitting blocks.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: madmartyk on December 26, 2015, 10:28:31 PM
Everytime I chcek in on these threads and see another rental block hit I want to rent some hash so bad!! I just don't think I will be as lucky as history has it lol.  Maybe I will start off the new year flipping my miners to the solo pool, and throwing a little hash that way as well.  Congrats to all with success hitting blocks.

I was funny, I rented 1P three times for 24 hours each, got squat.  Then I rent 50T for 17 hours and hit a block.  That's why it called the BTC lottery!!!  A couple days ago someone hit a block on -ck's pool with 5T.  So I guess you never know!!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: hodedowe on March 28, 2016, 01:00:09 PM
Just logged in on Sparky and saw this:

Best Share 160361979568

 :-\

Just over 5 b away. At least the little booger is still trying. He's only got a couple of months left on this experiment!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: madmartyk on March 28, 2016, 01:03:00 PM
Just logged in on Sparky and saw this:

Best Share 160361979568

 :-\

Just over 5 b away. At least the little booger is still trying. He's only got a couple of months left on this experiment!

I saw that on -ck's page.  Damn, a couple of months ago that would have been a hit!!! 


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: jacobmayes94 on March 28, 2016, 03:15:48 PM
your sparky is a hard worker! 160 BILLION!!! that's fucking awesome. A month ago that would have been a block

Excuse my french


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on March 28, 2016, 05:53:26 PM
Holy cow, that's a great share and so close to being a block.  Close in difficulty to the current network diff, and close in time that it would have been a block had you got that share before March 18.  Well done!  My S3+ best share is only 44G.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: poochone on April 03, 2016, 02:22:57 PM
I gone try for 3 month right now my best its

{"hashrate1m": "1.55T", "hashrate5m": "1.68T", "hashrate1hr": "1.76T", "hashrate1d": "1.63T", "hashrate7d": "610G", "lastupdate": 1459693289, "workers": 10, "shares": 108279445, "bestshare": 46798241.040854007, "bestever": 46798241, "worker": [{"hashrate1m": "1.55T", "hashrate5m": "1.68T", "hashrate1hr": "1.76T", "hashrate1d": "1.63T", "hashrate7d": "610G", "lastupdate": 1459693289, "shares": 108279445, "bestshare": 46798241.040854007, "bestever": 46798241, "workername": "12ESTuNZaovpc5Bto2vwTBy6YiTxYSJB2x"}]}


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Josef27 on April 04, 2016, 04:45:13 AM
Everytime I chcek in on these threads and see another rental block hit I want to rent some hash so bad!! I just don't think I will be as lucky as history has it lol.  Maybe I will start off the new year flipping my miners to the solo pool, and throwing a little hash that way as well.  Congrats to all with success hitting blocks.

I was funny, I rented 1P three times for 24 hours each, got squat.  Then I rent 50T for 17 hours and hit a block.  That's why it called the BTC lottery!!!  A couple days ago someone hit a block on -ck's pool with 5T.  So I guess you never know!!

Congrats Madmartyk!! Inspired I might pull my Bfl Jalapeño out..lol .. Who knows ?  I'm definitely going to check out renting some hashes!


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: poochone on April 04, 2016, 05:31:48 AM
and today better :)

{"hashrate1m": "1.56T", "hashrate5m": "1.72T", "hashrate1hr": "1.7T", "hashrate1d": "1.67T", "hashrate7d": "705G", "lastupdate": 1459747831, "workers": 9, "shares": 130151835, "bestshare": 557873567.7574954, "bestever": 557873567,


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: Mikestang on April 04, 2016, 06:23:43 PM
This thread is not a "report your best share" thread.  Unless you have something impressive to show (like the 160G share on the OP's S3) then no need to post it.


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: pattim on April 09, 2016, 07:06:52 PM
Hey - I'm doing this too, a year later than you.

So here goes. For the next YEAR I'll be solo mininng with an old S3 (actually have already been for a couple of weeks) running about 418 - 450ghs (seasonally adjusted). As of today the best share is 1,816,484,083. Only 49,000,000,000 off! LOL!



Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: AtraxPool on September 20, 2017, 11:51:14 AM
Quote
   "hashrate1m": "521G",
   "hashrate5m": "499G",
   "hashrate1hr": "472G",
   "hashrate1d": "457G",
   "hashrate7d": "312G",
   "lastshare": 1505907835,
   "shares": 73729238,
   "bestshare": 9263586620.885941,

Here is my best share on a s3


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: parkers on October 26, 2017, 02:46:12 PM
good luck and have fun.  ;)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: jacobmayes94 on November 12, 2017, 10:47:56 AM
I know this is an old thread, but did the OP keep any of his coins mined from this block, given the current prices :)


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: apoteos on December 02, 2017, 10:49:08 AM
If you don't hit a block while solo mining, you're basically wasting your power right?


Title: Re: Solo Mining on an S3 with 51.1 Difficulty - here we go! UPDATE: Block Found!!
Post by: vapourminer on December 02, 2017, 04:13:38 PM
If you don't hit a block while solo mining, you're basically wasting your power right?

yes