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January 11, 2019, 11:39:53 AM
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Hi everyone. I'm new here so please forgive me if this is posted in the wrong section.
I'm curious if anyone here knows of any mining pools that are dedicated for only Raspberry Pi and other SBC computers to mine on?
I know that these computers are not very profitable but they are fun to work with and a lot of people have them lying around.
The reason I ask is that it would be interesting to see what sort of results would come about if you had hundreds of them mining together, like what their combined hash rate is, how many blocks they can discover etc...

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January 11, 2019, 11:52:03 AM
Last edit: January 11, 2019, 12:18:47 PM by Lund94
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Hi there.

Im not sure.. but i dont think theres any specific pools just for Raspberry pi's - although you can run a mining pool on a Pi.

You should join a "normal" mining pool with rpi

- Correct me if im wrong people :-)
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January 11, 2019, 12:20:59 PM
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I doubt that it is worth doing it but here are some resources that I found. Some people report that they had some success mining with a Raspberry Pi so have a look at this and decide for yourself.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Bitcoin-Mining-using-Raspberry-Pi/
https://monero.stackexchange.com/questions/6862/could-i-use-a-raspberry-pi-to-mine-monero/6888#6888
https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/77390/bytecoin-mining-on-raspberry-pi
https://www.thepolyglotdeveloper.com/2018/01/use-raspberry-pi-cpu-miner-mine-altcoins/

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January 11, 2019, 12:35:25 PM
Last edit: January 11, 2019, 01:13:18 PM by mocacinno
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You're posting in the general forum, so i'll be talking about BITCOIN mining.

An rPi3 has
cpu: 4× ARM Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz
gpu: Broadcom VideoCore IV

There are no benchmarks for these kinds of cpu's, but if you visit my profit calculator site: http://www.mocacinno.com/mining/
We can say that:
- at current diff, the "best" mobile cpu's (on average) mine ~0,00000002BTC/year (mining 24/7). Since an ARM cortex is not comparable to an intel atom, the real "profit" is probably a lot less
- there are no benchmarks whatsover for mobile gpu's (since nobody mines with them), but it's very hard to see them top an Nvidia Quadro NVS 135M. So the net "profit" would also be a lot less than ~0,00000002BTC/year

So, if you run an rPi3 on a pool and you run at full cpu and gpu load, you'll probably "earn" less than 4 satoshi's per year...

the minimum withdrawal fee of most pools is > 0.001 BTC... So you'd need to run 5000 rPi3's at 100% load (cpu+gpu) for a full year in order to reach the bare minimum withdrawal limit. I overestimated the hasrate of both the cpu and gpu, so it'll probably be even worse than this.

Conclusion: you'll need to spend thousands and thousands of dollars in hardware and energy to make $3.6/year, the diff is sooooo high, that most pool's minimum diff for a valid share is allmost impossible to hit with a mobile cpu or gpu... In other words: if you run a cpu miner on an rPi, it'll look like nothing is happening... Maybe once every couple of days a year, you *might* see a single share being submitted (if you're lucky), but that's about it.

If you want to mine just for fun, and see the shares running in and at least register on the pool's dashboard, have a look at sidehacks projects... You'll never ROI, but at least the pool will acknoledge you're mining with them (and they only cost a couple of bucks, so they're a nice learning tool or conversation piece...). For example, a 2Pac will make ~0,00040976/year drawing 14 Watt, you only need 3 of those sticks to be able to withdraw your "profit" after a year (in case the diff doesn't skyrocket).

Now, this was only about BITCOIN mining. There *might* be some ALTcoins that are minable on a mobile CPU (altough i doubt it'll be profitable or fun to watch).

EDIT: after i saved this post, i realised you would not hit a share every couple of days with that hashrate at current diff... If you're lucky you might hit a share a couple times  a year... So i edited the post with a more realistic prediction

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January 11, 2019, 12:38:47 PM
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I'm curious if anyone here knows of any mining pools that are dedicated for only Raspberry Pi and other SBC computers to mine on?

Usually even with the latest generations of CPU the mining is not really profitable. That means that after you sold the mined coins you still have to come with extra money just to pay for the electricity.
That being said, I think that Pi can be used only for hobby mining. And since that is not about profit, you'll have to find somebody that keeps a pool running 24/7 (electricity, bandwidth, hardware in use) basically for free.
So it won't be easy to find a pool.

If you'll find a miner software for Pi (which may already be a challenge) I advise you just find a normal pool, preferably for a very low difficulty coin.



PS. And as mocacinno said, stay away from Bitcoin and the most well known altcoins, you may get in years to be able to withdraw a few cents.

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January 12, 2019, 12:30:53 AM
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Thanks for the reply guys. I appreciate it..
I realise they are not profitable and it would be considered hobby mining. But when you search mining with a pi you see a lot of how videos and sites. I am more curious than earning a profit with them.
I am just wondering if there would be more people out there like me, that have one sitting around and want to put it to use and learn a few things.
It would be nice to know that you were mining in a pool with a level playing field and everyone has similar hardware.
I was thinking more along the lines of cryptonite coins than bitcoin as they are more suited to the pi
As for the electricity cost it would be negligible.

Thanks again
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