A little confused? Solo mining...

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markdil
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A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 10:06 am

I am fairly new to mining. I have been mining LiteCoin solo. It seems I constantly get blocks from other coins with difficulties much higher than LiteCoin. But NEVER a LiteCoin block. Probability tells me I should. Maybe I am not understanding something. Could someone explain what is incorrect in my thought process?

Thanks!
ryguy
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby ryguy » Wed May 16, 2018 10:34 am

If you're getting blocks that aren't litecoin you're not solo mining.
markdil
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 10:38 am

It shows solo mining.

Here is my password:

a=script c=litecoin m=solo d=524288
ryguy
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby ryguy » Wed May 16, 2018 10:39 am

What are some of the other blocks you're getting? They might be the merged mining blocks.

Also just for reference, not that I think it would matter, but it's scrypt, not script
markdil
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 10:46 am

Leafcoin, Viacoin, Pesetacoin. I got five blocks in five minutes. Wish I could post a screenshot. Not sure how.

Something is not right.

I know it is Scrypt, my iPad loves to correct me.
ryguy
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby ryguy » Wed May 16, 2018 10:50 am

If you're on an iPad I believe if you hold the sleep/wake button and click the home button you can take a screenshot.

I think those are merged mining blocks, which would be fine to get solo.
markdil
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 10:52 am

I have the screenshot, the forum won’t let me attach an image. Here it is:

http://rc9.net/blocks.jpg

If it is possible to find that many blocks, in that short of time, with those difficulties, why no LiteCoin?
ryguy
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby ryguy » Wed May 16, 2018 10:56 am

It looks fine to me. You're getting merged mining blocks.
markdil
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby markdil » Wed May 16, 2018 10:59 am

But why no LiteCoin? Difficulty of LiteCoin is 10,420,961.

Look at the difficulties of the blocks I found!!

Always other harder blocks, NEVER LiteCoin. Probability tells me otherwise. Something is amiss.
ryguy
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Re: A little confused? Solo mining...

Postby ryguy » Wed May 16, 2018 11:05 am

Well I don't know what your hashrate is, but difficulty isn't the only factor in finding blocks.

However, as an example, presently if you have 100 GH/s solo mining LTC you'd likely find on average 1 block every 5 days. Viacoin with the same hashrate would get about 4 blocks per day. Also I think the reported difficulties are wrong. Viacoin's present difficulty is about 585K.
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