A little confused? Solo mining...

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CSZiggy
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by CSZiggy » Wed May 16, 2018 11:06 am

why bother, no one cares.
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markdil
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 11:09 am

2.5 TH/s

I did check, it alway says solo.

At my hashrate, I should be landing LiteCoins.
ryguy
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by ryguy » Wed May 16, 2018 11:17 am

How long have you been mining at that hashrate without getting a Litecoin block?
markdil
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 11:20 am

Two days on and off. Why am I getting merged mining blocks at more than 10 times the difficulty and no LiteCoins?

My math tells me I should. The systems does not agree.

Something is not right.
ryguy
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by ryguy » Wed May 16, 2018 11:25 am

Because the reported difficulties on those blocks don't seem to match up to the difficulties of the coin networks. Viacoin, for example, has a difficulty of 585K (at least according to WhatToMine).

At your hashrate, I'm seeing an expected time for a litecoin block at about 5 hours, so if you're coming in and out of mining that's likely the issue.
Unless you're running for many (possibly up to 24) hours in a row you only have a percentage chance of finding a block. At 5 hours you have about a 65% chance of finding a block.
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markdil
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 11:30 am

I can agree to difficulty miscalculations.

When the Scrypt pool is after LiteCoin, about 7 TH/s nails a block in about 15 seconds (from my observations, maybe I do not understand). With that said, based on my speed, I must really have terrible luck.
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by ryguy » Wed May 16, 2018 11:36 am

Where are you getting 15 seconds? I'm sure they'd love to find a block every 15 seconds at this pool, but that's not happening.
markdil
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 11:45 am

When this number (circled in red) hits 7, and STAYS there, a block is landed in 15 seconds or less, that is from the countless hours I have studied it.

Maybe I don’t understand.

http://rc9.net/litecoin.jpg
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by ryguy » Wed May 16, 2018 12:05 pm

The time for the last block is for the entire litecoin network, not for this pool specifically. That the network finds a block in 15 seconds or so is not that surprising given that it has hundreds of TH/s on it.
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Post by markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 12:17 pm

I guess it comes down to math. At the speed I am running, I should get a block in every 4+ hours. I am not. It just does not make sense to me. During my run times, I get a plethora of merged mining blocks, I guess with the difficulties in question.

Like I said, I am just trying to understand and I appreciate everyone who has responded.
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