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1  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 266 blocks solved! on: July 03, 2022, 03:47:56 PM
Oh thanks Smiley I'll give a try to electrum.

Also, got a Trezor One, can i assume there will be no issuea with that one right?
Using a Trezor address is fine
2  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 266 blocks solved! on: July 03, 2022, 02:31:13 PM
Guys quick question, until now i've always used the binance btc "regular" address for solo mining.

Since there is also an option to use "btc segwit" and the address is different, lets supose i mine a block, would it be a problem to use "regular" btc instead of segwit?

Which "wallet" do you guys use when solo mining?

Don't use an exchange wallet for this unless you are sure they allow coinbase (newly minted coins) transactions. In february/march we had a discussion about it because someone wanted to use their coinbase (the exchange) address. Ultimately the answer was:

Hello, is there a way to get notified over email if you hit a block?? It would be a nice feature. Thank you.

Just get a wallet with an app that notifies you of a deposit, nice hash, binance whatever
1) Those are third party sites and not under your own control: not your keys, not your bitcoin. Don't think that is very smart.
2) some sites do not accept coinbase transactions as a deposit so if one is to use one of those 'wallets' then make damn sure they allow it.

When you say make damn sure they allow it..... How does one do that?

Ask them  Wink

I received info back from Coinbase.com.   Answer: "you can not and should not use your coinbase account to receive any mining rewards or block reward."  So, that's out.  I am running a full node so i can always use that address.  Good to know that coinbase doesn't accept/allow that.  
 

Now, I don't know if Binance allows it or not but I wouldn't want to risk hitting and not getting it in the end. Use the bitcoin core client as -ck says or for instance the Electrum wallet. Both are completely under your own control.
3  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 266 blocks solved! on: June 30, 2022, 08:13:27 PM
With this payment, Nice Hash pool will give you this power for a few days at today's price
Now, according to the calculator book, with this power, at least 61 days of blocks can be obtained.
How many days did you manage to gain power with this money?
I think it will be 30 days, right? If I am right, your chances are 50/50 and this is relatively good.
In your first sentence you (correctly) state that they can buy a few days worth and in your last sentence you state 30 days, does not compute  Wink

So I don't know how you got 30 days but the group run uses about 0,18 btc and with that you can buy approximately 1 day and 17 hours (~1.7 days) worth of 25PH so the odds are something like 2.8% of hitting a block (1,7 / 61 * 100) or very roughly 1 in 36.


By the way, easier way to roughly 'calculate' this is to just divide the block reward (6.25) by the used amount (0.18) to buy hashpower: 6.25/0.18=34.7 The odds in reality are a little worse because of Nicehash fees and the fact that hashpower is more expensive there.
4  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 266 blocks solved! on: May 04, 2022, 07:34:03 PM
What is Bestshare really?
Why does 4 numbers appear after the dot?

Within the Asic diffA and diffR appear, why does it not match the CKPOOL data?
I'm trying to understand this but I can't find the information I need to fully understand it... Please someone explain it to me in the best possible way.
I use a translator, I am Spanish.
Bestshare is the value of the highest share you found since the last block was found by someone on this pool. Bestever is the value of the highest share you found ever and never resets. Assuming you are using an antminer then the bestever of CKpool should be equal to the bestshare in the summary of the antminer miner status. As to the 4 numbers behind the dot: share values are not integers but floating point numbers* and can be rounded down any way you want. CKpool rounds it down to 4 numbers behind the dot and antminer rounds it to whole numbers.

DiffA is the value of the last share Accepted by the pool and DiffR is the value of the last share rejected by the pool and both continually change up and down. CKpool does not show that information. What you are looking for, again assuming an antminer, is the accepted stat under pools. That should correspond to the shares stat on CKpool.



5  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 265 blocks solved! on: March 02, 2022, 02:54:34 PM
Hello, is there a way to get notified over email if you hit a block?? It would be a nice feature. Thank you.

Just get a wallet with an app that notifies you of a deposit, nice hash, binance whatever
1) Those are third party sites and not under your own control: not your keys, not your bitcoin. Don't think that is very smart.
2) some sites do not accept coinbase transactions as a deposit so if one is to use one of those 'wallets' then make damn sure they allow it.

When you say make damn sure they allow it..... How does one do that?

Ask them  Wink
6  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 265 blocks solved! on: March 01, 2022, 04:55:36 PM
Hello, is there a way to get notified over email if you hit a block?? It would be a nice feature. Thank you.

Just get a wallet with an app that notifies you of a deposit, nice hash, binance whatever
1) Those are third party sites and not under your own control: not your keys, not your bitcoin. Don't think that is very smart.
2) some sites do not accept coinbase transactions as a deposit so if one is to use one of those 'wallets' then make damn sure they allow it.

curious...when you say "coinbase" transactions, do you mean because the coin has just been mined and is brand new, so to speak?  Thanks.
Yes, in the past several exchanges warned against doing that because their systems couldn't handle it. For instance, most exchanges require 6 confirmations before they credit your account but a coinbase transaction (indeed newly minted coins) cannot be spent until 100 confirmations. Exchanges routinely move btc from your deposit address to a cold wallet or use them to payout other users and that can't happen when the 100 confirmations aren't reached yet.

It could be that exchanges have updated their systems but I would check with them first before doing so.
7  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 265 blocks solved! on: February 24, 2022, 05:24:29 PM
Hello, is there a way to get notified over email if you hit a block?? It would be a nice feature. Thank you.

Just get a wallet with an app that notifies you of a deposit, nice hash, binance whatever
1) Those are third party sites and not under your own control: not your keys, not your bitcoin. Don't think that is very smart.
2) some sites do not accept coinbase transactions as a deposit so if one is to use one of those 'wallets' then make damn sure they allow it.
8  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 265 blocks solved! on: February 22, 2022, 07:19:13 PM
Hello all, new Solo Miner here testing my luck on solo.ckpool with some CompacF's I was able to snag a few weeks ago. I had a couple newbie questions/clarifications for you guys if you dont mind...

- I came across a post that mentioned cgminer may not support BECH addresses for solo mining, only p2pkh addreses, is this still the case? (I am currently using my "bc1" BECH address)
ckpool solo supports bech addresses
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- Also want to confirm the - p (password) to be entered can be any random generated password and there is no need to enter this password in the cgminer backend?
Any random password will do. Don't understand the last part because the -p option is entering the password in cgminer so what backend are you talking about? the -p argument can be anything you want.
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- If I wanted to occasionally rent some hash I would use the same pool address (cgminer -o stratum+tcp://solo.ckpool.org:3333 -u xxx.0 -p xxx) with possibly a different "xxx.worker" name ?
Use the same btc address as worker name but use a different port. For instance Nicehash requires a higher difficulty port so use port 4334 as mentioned in the topic start.
9  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 265 blocks solved! on: February 07, 2022, 10:40:49 PM

So if this is me... and I understand this correctly.. I need my "bestever" at the bottom to be above the network difficulty.. which is currently 13,912,524,048,946?

{
 "hashrate1m": "17.4T",
 "hashrate5m": "17.2T",
 "hashrate1hr": "16.8T",
 "hashrate1d": "15.7T",
 "hashrate7d": "6.18T",
 "lastshare": 1644271442,
 "workers": 1,
 "shares": 1094767848,
 "bestshare": 1356097569.980436,
 "bestever": 1356097569,
 "worker": [
  {
   "workername": "XXXXX",
   "hashrate1m": "17.4T",
   "hashrate5m": "17.2T",
   "hashrate1hr": "16.8T",
   "hashrate1d": "15.7T",
   "hashrate7d": "6.18T",
   "lastshare": 1644271442,
   "shares": 1094767848,
   "bestshare": 1356097569.980436,
   "bestever": 1356097569
  }
 ]
}
Yes, but current network difficulty is 26,690,525,287,405 (https://btc.com/stats/diff) not the number you wrote. In order to find a block you need to submit a share higher than that.

The pool also requests you to submit shares higher than X but lower than the network diff, what you called a pool share. This is purely for information purposes* and load balancing. By submitting shares, although lower than the network diff and not good enough for a block, the pool can calculate your hashrate and show it to you, basically giving feedback and confirmation that you are mining. X is different for each miner depending on hashrate but is adjusted continually so that you submit 14 (or was it 18) shares a minute on average and in this way the server is not unnecessarirly burdened by submissions of every low share. If that wasn't done then the pool server would be flooded with diff 1 shares and probably smoking hot and dead by now  Wink

*in other pools where the block is shared it is also necessary for accounting and payouts.
10  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 265 blocks solved! on: February 04, 2022, 05:02:59 PM
Hi guys. So I see in my mining stat in the ck pool, there's

lastshare > last share high of difficulty what you have send

shares > the number of valid shares what you have send to the pool

bestshares > best share diff sinze the last block found

bestever > best share diff what you have ever found under this address

Some of it is self explanatory but what is the difference between say lastshares vs. shares?

See inline your text
Almost correct, Lastshare is the unix timestamp (=number of seconds sinds jan 1st 1970) of when you submitted your lastshare. Most of the people mining right now should see something a bit higher than 1643994000 (https://www.unixtimestamp.com/)
11  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 263 blocks solved! on: January 28, 2022, 12:55:23 AM
I found this explication //// BestShare: If your miner or pool computes a hash value that is lower than that maximum, then you or the pool have solved a block.

in this link : https://support.bitmain.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013577314-Miner-status-page-explained

is that mean  :  if my share is less than my best share so i solved a block HuhHuhHuhHuhHuh? Huh Huh Huh
Bitmain unfortunately doesn't explain that the hash value of a block is not a decimal number but a little endian hex value. The shares and difficulty we mostly talk about here and what you see in the miner status page however is a floating point representation that shows how much current target is harder than the one used in the genesis block. Basically in hex it needs to be lower then current diff (in hex) and in floating point it needs to be higher.

Bitcoin difficulty: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Difficulty
How a block hash is calculated: https://dlt-repo.net/how-to-calculate-a-bitcoin-block-hash-manually/
How Difficulty is represented in floating point: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/30467/what-are-the-equations-to-convert-between-bits-and-difficulty (<== I copied the explanation from one of the answers)
12  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 262 blocks solved! on: January 17, 2022, 11:35:25 PM
As Colin says that is correct. I do want to add that you do need to set a password as well but that can be anything you want.


If you have multiple machines then you can set workernames by adding something to the username for each miner like this:

38HRDQeecdfQnCyrnLEtKJGnEsrLG3XUCt.worker1
38HRDQeecdfQnCyrnLEtKJGnEsrLG3XUCt.worker2
etc
So a point after the btx address and then a specific name (you can choose which) per miner

You don't need to do this but it is handy if you want to monitor different machines and how well they are mining because with these extended usernames you get stats per worker on the ckpool site.

One question, what data can you extract to check if the Asics are doing well?
Thanks in advance
Only the hashrate. Basically it is a quick way to see if any of your machines are underperforming (use 1D or 7D average) instead of logging into each one separately*. If one is then you can log into that machine and troubleshoot.
13  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 262 blocks solved! on: January 16, 2022, 04:24:29 PM
I'm not a miner yet. But can I do it with my laptop? Or is that a bad idea? Because I don't know what the earnings are in a month qua BTC? Maybe stupid questions!🤣
Very very bad idea  Wink. cpu's are nowhere powerfull enough these days. In the early days of bitcoin it was mined by cpus but then mining with graphics cards came along and after that asics. To give you an example according to http://solochance.com/

cpu = very very low megahash range. For instance 1 Mhash gives you a chance of 1 in 3,641,973,524 years which is in the range of the remaining lifetime of our sun
gpu = high megahash range. For instance 300 Mhash gives you a chance of 1 in 12,139,912 years
asic = Terahash range (tera is 1 million times faster then mega). For instance current antminer s19j pro 104 Th device gives you a chance of 1 in 35 years

Your better off buying a lottery ticket then mining bitcoin with a cpu or gpu.

edit: -ck explains it even better in a stickied post in the mining forum:
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Mining BITCOIN is done exclusively with dedicated BITCOIN mining hardware based on ASICs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application-specific_integrated_circuit . You CAN NOT meaningfully mine bitcoin today with CPU, GPU or even FPGAs. Bitcoin difficulty adapts to match the amount of mining done on the network and has reached levels trillions of times too high to mine meaningfully with PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, webpages, javascript, GPUs, and even generalised SHA hardware. You will not find software in this section to help you mine bitcoin in this absurdly inefficient manner in this subforum. It would cost you thousands of dollars in electricity per year to earn only a few cents in bitcoin. Even if you combined all the computers in the world, including all known supercomputer, you would not even approach 0.1% of the bitcoin hashrate today. Any discussion outside of ASIC related mining, except in the interests of academia, will be moved to the altcoin mining section. There isn't any point attempting to mine bitcoin with CPU or GPU even in the interests of learning as it shares almost nothing with how bitcoin is mined with ASICs and will not teach you anything.[/]
14  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 262 blocks solved! on: January 14, 2022, 05:06:45 PM
As Colin says that is correct. I do want to add that you do need to set a password as well but that can be anything you want.


If you have multiple machines then you can set workernames by adding something to the username for each miner like this:

38HRDQeecdfQnCyrnLEtKJGnEsrLG3XUCt.worker1
38HRDQeecdfQnCyrnLEtKJGnEsrLG3XUCt.worker2
etc
So a point after the btx address and then a specific name (you can choose which) per miner

You don't need to do this but it is handy if you want to monitor different machines and how well they are mining because with these extended usernames you get stats per worker on the ckpool site.
15  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 262 blocks solved! on: January 14, 2022, 02:12:11 PM
Hello.

I am new in this chat and I have a doubt, I am trying to mine in CKPOOL but I don't understand one thing:
In Antminer I must enter in:
[mineAddr] stratum+tcp://solo.ckpool.org:3333
[minerName] ??
[miningPwd] ??
Where should I enter my BTC Address?
Please help me....

Your btc address is your minerName and for the password you can enter anything you want like an x or 123 or something. see also the topic start:

Set your username to your btcaddress with any or even no worker extension, and any password.
where username=minerName in this case

16  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 260 blocks solved! on: December 31, 2021, 06:20:16 PM
I've had an ultra low power lottery miner running for several days now on ck pool. However, I  get page not found when trying to get worker info on it. Does that mean the miner is not actually doing any work? Its receiving work from the pool, and submitting shares, but I  just can't get any pool side stats to confirm.
Is your best share below 10k which is the start diff for this pool? If so, then you haven't really submitted an 'eligible' share yet and the pool can't calculate your stats.

Two ways you can fix this:
1) just let it run until it submits a share >10k. After a while the pool will see that you're a low hashrate miner and will automatically adjust the diff down for submitting shares. Just takes time.
2) use the suggest-diff argument like in this example for a gekko 2pac (25 GHz):
Code:
./cgminer -c cgminer.conf --gekko-2pac-freq 100 --suggest-diff 7

It lowers the starting diff and you should see your stats almost immediately because you tell the pool to lower the starting diff for submitting shares.

All the above is from memory so could be wrong but that was the problem for low hashrate miners in the past afaik.
17  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 257 blocks solved! on: March 15, 2021, 01:44:18 PM
@vmanupelli check the CGMiner.conf file in the cgminer directory. I suspect there are multiple pools defined there. Failover is the default afaik so that is not weird, what is weird is that you have multiple pools if you didn't define them yourself. But, as I said, check the conf file and go from there.

edit: by the way, you are mining to the solo pool and at full speed too because afaik 45 GH/s is about the normal max for those babies.
18  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 257 blocks solved! on: February 23, 2021, 02:13:55 PM
@HarrySquater The difficulty set by the pool is basically just an accounting method which allows a bit of feedback from the pool to you. If the pool only accepted 21.7T shares then none would see their hashrate because the pool wouldn't know how to calculate it. By also accepting shares lower than the network difficulty however the pool can calculate your hashrate and give you an indication that you're actually mining and you can see how well your mining rig is performing. So no, you don't need to adjust the difficulty set by the pool.
19  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 257 blocks solved! on: January 23, 2021, 01:46:48 PM
Thx for quick response. GUIMiner says 536 shares were accepted so I would assume my stats would be visible?
hmm, forgot about the vardiff this pool uses so you could have accepted shares but then it'll be up to -ck to check what's going on and why your hashrate is not showng up.

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Laptop is not so stressed according to task manager and it's just warm so I probably could optimise it a bit. Anyway, I treat it as a lottery that costs next to nothing so the chance of winning is next to nothing.


If you view it like that than ok, just wanted to warn you.
20  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [∞ YH] solo.ckpool.org 2% fee solo mining 257 blocks solved! on: January 22, 2021, 02:56:30 PM
Hi,
I'm trying my luck on my laptop which runs anyway when I work from home. I'm running the below:
poclbm.exe 3KB75QPHs58ZHxqc16ZCfHxfeoWxBLUzTx.0:@solo.ckpool.org:4334

via GUIMiner

It looks like it's hashing alright with incredible 100 Mhash/s (I know it's next to nothing)

For some reason the pool stats are not available for me:
https://solo.ckpool.org/users/3KB75QPHs58ZHxqc16ZCfHxfeoWxBLUzTx

Would anyone know the reason why?
Your hash is so very very very very very (etc  Wink) low you haven't submitted a share yet that meets the minimum required and probably won't for a long time so there are no stats to show. You should ask yourself if it's worth it to stress your laptop in that way for an almost non existent chance of hitting a block. If you go to solochance.com and input 100 Mh/s than you're expected to find a block in 29,235,169 years  Shocked and that's only the average, it could be ten times longer and it doesn''t account for increasing difficulty.
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