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June 12, 2012, 04:52:28 PM
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I just checked the blockchain and the one mysterious miner that solved ~20-30 blocks a day is gone.

Was that a botnet that was somehow taken down? I'm curious.

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June 12, 2012, 05:00:27 PM
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I just checked the blockchain and the one mysterious miner that solved ~20-30 blocks a day is gone.

Was that a botnet that was somehow taken down? I'm curious.

BFL stopped "testing" all those backlogged singles?

I was never convinced it was a botnet.
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June 12, 2012, 05:05:52 PM
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Where is BFL located? Seemed like that IP was pointed towards the Netherlands.

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June 12, 2012, 07:52:44 PM
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There were several IP addresses used, one of which was an interesting one in Spain. Pretty sure most of the blocks were sent through other pools to disguise them, and proxies too. The general consensus seems to be that he stopped operating after P2SH was implemented, because it broke his pool script and he must not have wanted to bother fixing it.

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June 12, 2012, 08:21:14 PM
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This specific miner is more than likely still mining somewhat solo otherwise directing hashing to pools.

Network hashrate is still roughly on the same levels as when mysterminer were soloing like a beast.

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June 13, 2012, 12:11:02 AM
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those IP addresses don't really mean anything... weren't most of them to leaseweb?

i mean, i have some kimsufi in france, and hetzner in germany

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June 13, 2012, 12:20:11 AM
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This specific miner is more than likely still mining somewhat solo otherwise directing hashing to pools.

Network hashrate is still roughly on the same levels as when mysterminer were soloing like a beast.

Yeah, the block solving rates of the other pools went up significantly, especially deepbit.  Tongue

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