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April 09, 2012, 08:19:34 PM
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If I understand solo mining correctly then your IP address is recored as part of the block chain but what happens if your a member of a pool? Is any information stored in the block chain that can lead back to the original miner's IP?

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April 09, 2012, 08:46:18 PM
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If I understand solo mining correctly then your IP address is recored as part of the block chain but what happens if your a member of a pool? Is any information stored in the block chain that can lead back to the original miner's IP?



no IP addresses are stored in the blockchain.  Solo miner or pool. 
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April 09, 2012, 10:33:55 PM
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If I understand solo mining correctly then your IP address is recored as part of the block chain but what happens if your a member of a pool? Is any information stored in the block chain that can lead back to the original miner's IP?



no IP addresses are stored in the blockchain.  Solo miner or pool. 

Maybe I should expand my question. I noticed on https://blockchain.info/tx-index/3106819/933a81accbc74350099886f9382cf61e7309b2782ea06ecb3707281aca3d19c4 that relay addresses are stored for every transaction. I wanted to know if in anyway the address of a miner used in a pool would be made publicly available?


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April 09, 2012, 10:37:55 PM
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The simple answer is "no".

The more complex answer is that the relay address is just that.  The first node seen by blockchain.info to broadcast the block.  If your pool (or you as a solo miner) didn't want to be seen you could simply ensure your node never connects to blockchain.info and instead only connects to other miners so that they will be the IP address seen by blockchain.info.  The "mystery" bot miner did this.

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