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February 12, 2014, 06:38:39 PM
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I was just wondering if a pool miner can (theoretically) solve a block by themselves? I understand that it is extremely unlikely unless one has a ridiculous hash rate but I am just curious.
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February 12, 2014, 06:41:42 PM
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If I understand your question correctly, yes. You should have the same chances of finding a block if your in a pool or not. The difference is in a pool if you find it you dont get all of the coins yourself while if you solo mine you get the full reward.

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February 18, 2014, 07:55:15 AM
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just as much chance as solo mining, but the income will be shared
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February 18, 2014, 08:06:56 AM
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If you mean can a pool miner keep the block for himself?  No the hash found solves on a specific exact block and part of that block is the reward to the pool.  The hash the miner finds is useless for solving any other block.
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February 19, 2014, 04:37:15 AM
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Yeah, your miner can solve it, but to you it'll be little different unless your pool gives a reward for solving a block.

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February 22, 2014, 10:05:22 PM
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You will earn 25 BTC in a pool in roughly the same time you will solo mine a block.  However you want to get payed, steady payments or one big one.  If you're more of a gambler. Technically you could solve a block on your first share to a pool, or gbt from bitcoind.
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