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June 22, 2011, 01:02:04 PM
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it has a dual core cpu so it is pretty powerful.

what app is best for mining?

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June 22, 2011, 01:04:06 PM
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it has a dual core cpu so it is pretty powerful.

what app is best for mining?

Won't be worth it.
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June 22, 2011, 01:05:51 PM
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I don't think it's really feasible. CPU mining generates very low MHashes on the latest desktop processors. Even dual core phones are still vastly underpowered by comparison.
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June 22, 2011, 01:10:18 PM
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That's pretty much useless, I don't see any point in even trying. Remember, you don't get gradual payout, the only way you'd get anything is if you got an entire block of 50 bitcoins, and the chances of getting anything with something that weak are infinitesimal.

Your GPU is much more important than your CPU, as GPU mining is hugely faster, and considering that my computer with full GPU and whatnot would take years to generate a block at the current difficulty, smartphone mining isn't really worth thinking about. It is a cool idea though, sorry!

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June 22, 2011, 01:17:00 PM
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I suppose it wouldn't hurt if you want to complement your other CPUs and GPUs with a bit more power. After all, every bit counts, right?
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June 22, 2011, 01:25:26 PM
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Just an observation here, but this can't be a serious question that requires serious answers.

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June 22, 2011, 01:32:51 PM
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I have seen this:

http://www.bitcoinplus.com/generate

but as others already mentioned, it's not really worth it. If you want to mine, you need serious machinery.

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June 22, 2011, 01:34:07 PM
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... this can't be a serious question that requires serious answers.
It sounds like a reasonable question to me.

But there's no point mining on a smartphone. Running bitcoind on my Nokia N900 yields 0.13 Megahashes/second. On average that would generate a block once every 335445 days (about once every thousand years).

You might do slightly better on a smartphone with a GPU, but the next difficulty increase due in a few days will take care of that. The GPU on a smartphone is nothing like the GPU on a 5870 card.
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June 22, 2011, 01:36:22 PM
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it has a dual core cpu so it is pretty powerful.
I don't think it worth to try, but i would be interested in the results Wink

what app is best for mining?
I don't think theres an app for this Wink

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Cpu_Miner
You have to compile it.

If your phone has an GPU with openCL (like Ipad2) maybe an GPU miner works too.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Category:Miners


 
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June 22, 2011, 02:16:12 PM
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interesting.. probably not worth the effort and I bet your phone would get hot and you battery would drain like mad, but if your phone runs java, bitcoinplus.com could be an option to try.

I use it with my websites, but I only get a few Mh/s out of it.

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June 22, 2011, 02:19:45 PM
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Probably not although would be cool. Even viewing my wallet on my phone would be a step up though.
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June 22, 2011, 02:24:57 PM
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This will be more like playin lotten then mainig(in this case is beter solo mine) :-) but here was one guy who found 3 bloks in 1h whit 1gh/s set up.
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June 22, 2011, 02:25:29 PM
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what phone do you have?  There are apps for the iPhone that will soon allow you to view your wallet.
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June 22, 2011, 03:00:15 PM
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what phone do you have?  There are apps for the iPhone that will soon allow you to view your wallet.

haha, i highly doubt that.
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June 22, 2011, 03:02:09 PM
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Low mhash/s, more like khash/s but on the flip side VERY low power consumption.

I'd laugh if there was a run on ipod touches or something b/c of the cost vs. power. vs. hashing ability.
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June 22, 2011, 03:26:20 PM
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My goodness, I can't even begin to think how much this would drain the battery, especially with how short my battery life is already!  I honestly don't see any benefit in mining with a cell phone, unless you like to just do it to support the cause of BTC.

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June 22, 2011, 03:28:20 PM
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Battery life would be horrible...I have enough problems with my phones battery.

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June 22, 2011, 04:37:56 PM
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it has a dual core cpu so it is pretty powerful.
I don't think it worth to try, but i would be interested in the results Wink

what app is best for mining?
I don't think theres an app for this Wink

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Cpu_Miner
You have to compile it.

If your phone has an GPU with openCL (like Ipad2) maybe an GPU miner works too.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Category:Miners


 

This made me laugh.  Props for getting mining running on your ipad2.  Is this available for ipadx?  What's your MH/s or KH/s?
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June 22, 2011, 11:32:55 PM
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totally not worth it

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June 22, 2011, 11:43:08 PM
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Even if you run it on the charger it could never pay for your electricity.
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