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Author Topic: [CLOSED] BTC Guild - Pays TxFees+NMC, Stratum, VarDiff, Private Servers  (Read 898867 times)
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January 13, 2015, 07:38:03 PM
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A few (3) payments failed to process due to the spike in luck yesterday.  Since BTC Guild credits your account after 1 confirmation, but the pool can't actually send funds from those blocks until they have over 100 confirmations, the big spike in luck caused the pool's hot wallet to be emptied of spendable coins until more confirmations came in for our recent blocks.

The failed payments should re-issue in the next 30 minutes.  This *may* happen again due to the luck spike we're having today, it all depends on how many accounts cross an automatic payment threshold at the same time vs the timing of our blocks becoming spendable.

The pool always has full funds to pay all users balances, but only a fraction of those funds are kept in the hot wallet, while the rest are moved into cold storage.

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January 15, 2015, 01:01:52 AM
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Well it's been fun!

I just shut down a bunch of FrankenJup modules, old Bitfury rigs and an S2. I'll still limp along with my more efficient gear for a few more weeks. They'll add just enough heat so I won't need to use the furnace. After that, I'm done.

Thanks for running a great pool Eleuthria! Even with the current low price of bitcoin, I made a tidy profit over the past 18 months.
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January 15, 2015, 02:19:18 AM
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Well it's been fun!

I just shut down a bunch of FrankenJup modules, old Bitfury rigs and an S2. I'll still limp along with my more efficient gear for a few more weeks. They'll add just enough heat so I won't need to use the furnace. After that, I'm done.

Thanks for running a great pool Eleuthria! Even with the current low price of bitcoin, I made a tidy profit over the past 18 months.

Going to be an interesting time going forward.  I'm curious to see whether this huge price decline is going to further centralization to private farms (properly located huge mining farms can keep running at a profit WAY beyond *most* individuals), or bring the balance back towards individuals and pools which are made up individual miners.  So far, it looks like BTC Guild is growing a bit [hashrate and network % both] even though it's quite clear that a number of farms and miners are turning off.  But that may just be people hopping onto the pool after the lucky few days.

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January 16, 2015, 03:31:14 AM
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I just wanted to say that I've been using BTC guild with my humble 1 THs. Not a single complaint. Thanks a lot for being there.

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January 17, 2015, 02:16:38 PM
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I am new to mining and have been running my 1TH/s for 8-12 hours and I don't have anything yet...is this normal?
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January 17, 2015, 03:18:48 PM
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I am new to mining and have been running my 1TH/s for 8-12 hours and I don't have anything yet...is this normal?

Read the "How am I Rewarded" link on the web site.

https://www.btcguild.com/index.php?page=support&section=howamirewarded

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
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January 17, 2015, 08:02:19 PM
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An odd question about ID numbers in the splendid Hall of Fame section.
Someone joined my team with an ID number way up at ~1.5 million and I've not seen nearly such a high number before.
Does this mean that many accounts have been created at the Guild?

Also, let's all not talk about l*ck.

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January 17, 2015, 09:06:18 PM
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An odd question about ID numbers in the splendid Hall of Fame section.
Someone joined my team with an ID number way up at ~1.5 million and I've not seen nearly such a high number before.
Does this mean that many accounts have been created at the Guild?

A couple months ago the botnet that was being used to try to brute force logins using a database of leaked username+password combinations from other sites got smarter and changed their tactic from trying to log in to trying to register new accounts with usernames from that database, basically letting them know if they at least have half of it right.  As a result, the User ID's got bumped up by about 900k overnight (a few months ago).

RIP BTC Guild, April 2011 - June 2015
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January 18, 2015, 09:09:15 AM
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Well I'm nothing if not slow. Sorry you had these tiresome problems. Thanks so much

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January 21, 2015, 02:41:49 AM
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Another long slump today...  Huh
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January 23, 2015, 07:03:55 AM
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anyone see the 16nm testing on the teams page?

https://www.btcguild.com/index.php?page=rankings&section=teams

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January 23, 2015, 09:26:38 AM
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Now that the forums are back:  There were 2 sets of rolling restarts earlier today, with each pool server going down for about 5 seconds, though there were always 6-7 pool servers still online to failover to during the restarts.  Most users probably didn't notice the restarts, and the pool's stats before and after restarts seems to confirm that most miners these days will no longer stop functioning properly/failover permanently like they had a tendency to do in the past.

These restarts updated 3 things on each mining server:
1) Updated bitcoind [BTC Guild was a few updates behind, prefering caution to fast upgrades after what happened with 0.8].
2) Updated bitcoind settings to 900,000 byte max blocksize.  BTC Guild previously had this value set at 500KB.
3) Updated to a faster version of Matt Corallo's Relay Network on all servers (some were still using a python version).



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January 23, 2015, 10:57:20 PM
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Excellent work.
Thanks again for the open communications.

Now that the forums are back:  There were 2 sets of rolling restarts earlier today, with each pool server going down for about 5 seconds, though there were always 6-7 pool servers still online to failover to during the restarts.  Most users probably didn't notice the restarts, and the pool's stats before and after restarts seems to confirm that most miners these days will no longer stop functioning properly/failover permanently like they had a tendency to do in the past.

These restarts updated 3 things on each mining server:
1) Updated bitcoind [BTC Guild was a few updates behind, prefering caution to fast upgrades after what happened with 0.8].
2) Updated bitcoind settings to 900,000 byte max blocksize.  BTC Guild previously had this value set at 500KB.
3) Updated to a faster version of Matt Corallo's Relay Network on all servers (some were still using a python version).




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January 23, 2015, 11:35:17 PM
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Hi, I didn't see any mention of it in FAQ so I'll ask hear. Is there support for AMT Tubes? Thanks
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January 24, 2015, 04:26:06 AM
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Hi, I didn't see any mention of it in FAQ so I'll ask hear. Is there support for AMT Tubes? Thanks

It should work just fine?  I don't offer any support for specific devices, but there shouldn't be anything special needed.

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January 24, 2015, 03:33:21 PM
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Thanks I'll give it a try. I know they the extranonce issue on some pools.
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January 25, 2015, 03:13:09 PM
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Thanks, they work
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January 30, 2015, 04:39:20 AM
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Are withdrawals not working for everyone or is it just me?
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January 30, 2015, 04:45:58 AM
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Are withdrawals not working for everyone or is it just me?
Did you wait at least 30 mins.?  Autopayments happen once an hour. My last payment was about 3 hours ago, no issue for me.
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January 30, 2015, 05:03:16 AM
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Are withdrawals not working for everyone or is it just me?

There's been no issues with payouts.  Automatic payouts happen once per hour for amounts over 0.10, twice per hour for amounts under 0.10, and twice per hour for manual withdrawal requests.

EDIT:  Unless you have a different username, your account hasn't had a balance owed in 5 months, the last bit of the balance was withdrawn in August.

RIP BTC Guild, April 2011 - June 2015
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