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July 07, 2011, 06:14:06 AM
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What prevents modifying the GPU miner from contributing shares to a pool but if it solves the block it just keeps it?
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July 07, 2011, 06:26:09 AM
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What prevents modifying the GPU miner from contributing shares to a pool but if it solves the block it just keeps it?

The headers the GPU is actually hashing include a payout address public key, the private key of which is only known by the pool's server. If the GPU is hashing headers that give the generation payout to a public key the individual miner has a private key for, then the found solutions won't verify when resubmitted to the pool, and the miner will get no credit with the pool.

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July 07, 2011, 06:57:54 AM
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Yeah; basically you simply don't have the information required to submit the block for yourself.

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