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November 21, 2015, 09:18:34 PM
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Spondoolies Tech offers some very reliable and stable miners too.

Though bitmain has the advantage of being the first Spondoolies Tech grew enormously.

Seeing they focus on the 'rich' miners with their SP 50
http://www.spondoolies-tech.com/products/sp50

Was a decision I don't understand. With the SP 35 they claim to help the small miners. Then a month later they totally ignore the small miners..

Let's face it, it was more profitable to focus on the guys with the big bucks, then on the guys whom bargain for 1 or 2 miners.

For the future of bitcoin i hope more small miners will dominate the market though.

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November 21, 2015, 11:49:41 PM
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Yes the Miners of Spondoolies Tech are also quite reputable. The Avalons miners are also quite popular

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November 22, 2015, 01:35:16 AM
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I'm not investigating mining for myself.  I'm investigating how mining software evolves for a data mining project.  In order to understand that, I want to know which mining software is actually used by people worldwide to mine btc.  I understand cgminer and bfgminer are popular, but how do you know that they are the most popular ones?  Are there are any other ones that have traction as well? 

I think a lot are missing OP's posts.  He is not asking about miners but the software.  Look above what he put.  It's a little confusing.

But I don't think he is looking for a miner.  I'm not sure why he want's numbers on software... but if you read it that is what it comes to.
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November 29, 2015, 10:33:21 PM
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To me  OP wants both information and advice.

Regarding advice i would go for the S5 (second hand) start with it and learn about pools and mining in general, When you are a pro go for the big miners.
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November 29, 2015, 10:59:44 PM
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To me  OP wants both information and advice.

Regarding advice i would go for the S5 (second hand) start with it and learn about pools and mining in general, When you are a pro go for the big miners.

To me your looking for a post.  Look at OP's last login - November 01, 2015, 01:56:43.  There was zero need to bump this thread.  Also he was looking for the most popular not best, most popular.

Let this thread die as OP is not coming back.
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November 30, 2015, 06:20:39 PM
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i'm sure this has been posted, but you can check out https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison for a comprehensive list of miners available and past.

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December 01, 2015, 01:28:29 AM
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i'm sure this has been posted, but you can check out https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison for a comprehensive list of miners available and past.

He is wanting the "most popular" miner not best or a list.   As far as info I don't think we really have which one sold the most.  Just with most being private business's it does not happen on release of info.

But lets let this thread die.  Look at OP's last login - November 01, 2015, 01:56:43.  He is not coming back.  I wish I could click close button.
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December 06, 2015, 03:50:27 PM
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Hey notlist3d, thank you for your answer.  You understood my question.  Exactly, I am NOT looking for information about hardware, just software. 

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And just to understand are you talking about like big data stuff? Or are you talking about mining as in sha256?   Just making sure were talking about same thing.

I don't understand what you mean by this. 

Regarding why I want numbers on software.  I would like to understand the evolution of mining software.  Specifically, what types of changes to the code are made as time goes on.  This is possible to do with CGMiner and BFGMiner because they are up on Github.  If they are in fact the most popular miners, then that is sufficient.  But if 80% of the BTC are actually mined with a proprietary software that a pool uses, then analyzing the changes to CGMiner and BFGMiner would be misleading.  But it seems based on your answer that it IS in fact mostly CGMiner and BFGMiner...

Thanks again for the information, really appreciate it. 
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December 06, 2015, 07:24:12 PM
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Hey notlist3d, thank you for your answer.  You understood my question.  Exactly, I am NOT looking for information about hardware, just software.  

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And just to understand are you talking about like big data stuff? Or are you talking about mining as in sha256?   Just making sure were talking about same thing.

I don't understand what you mean by this.  

Regarding why I want numbers on software.  I would like to understand the evolution of mining software.  Specifically, what types of changes to the code are made as time goes on.  This is possible to do with CGMiner and BFGMiner because they are up on Github.  If they are in fact the most popular miners, then that is sufficient.  But if 80% of the BTC are actually mined with a proprietary software that a pool uses, then analyzing the changes to CGMiner and BFGMiner would be misleading.  But it seems based on your answer that it IS in fact mostly CGMiner and BFGMiner...

Thanks again for the information, really appreciate it.  

It is CGMIner and BFGMiner they are the ones most will  know this as it just is what everyone uses.  I'm not sure how you will ever get numbers though as far as how many use what.

A lot of asic companies never release how many miners they make.  So there is already a huge thing you really won't get stats for.  You could ask the makers of each progam... but I'm not sure how much they really would release just for you to know.  I would think they might want a better cause then a person just wondering to give out their info, but I could be wrong.
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December 07, 2015, 07:34:29 AM
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Pools don't mine.
Pools send work TO miners then gather the results.

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December 08, 2015, 12:28:04 AM
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Pools don't mine.
Pools send work TO miners then gather the results.


He's wanting to know the program that is being used.  I just don't think the data is there.  We have no idea how many machines have CGMiner running within them.  Just most companies don't release this.   Also people using BFGMiner or CGMiner of RPI's and such.

I do not think he will get the anwser he want's.  I would be very surprised if there is a accurate number out there.  If was all public companies on miner makers would stand a lot better chance, but most are private companies.
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December 08, 2015, 01:57:30 PM
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I had a S5 Antminers I was kinda happy with it.
But I sold it, because I just want to earn more bitcoin with out gambling. Also is to warm in my room so better not.



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December 08, 2015, 04:36:31 PM
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I had a S5 Antminers I was kinda happy with it.
But I sold it, because I just want to earn more bitcoin with out gambling. Also is to warm in my room so better not.

The S5 runs loud and hot.  I would not recommend it for a room you need quiet like bedroom or living room, etc.

There are some good miners for by you but a S5 is not one.  And you should never have to gamble to make ROI.  If your doing it where you have to gamble to make money you should not be mining.
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