Profile

Cover photo
BitMinter
2,205 followers|471,412 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
Bitmain has a new miner intended for home mining, Antminer R4. Have a look: https://bitmaintech.com/productDetail.htm?pid=00020160829050856183dK8A4TFO0645
Antminer R4 The Bitcoin Miner for Your Home. Price: The shipping cost is not included in the retail price shown above. Please fill your desired quantity, shipping address and select your preferred shipping service while placing an order to learn the exact shipping cost. Discount:.
2
Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
We're seeing a ddos attack across all our mining servers simultaneously today. Let me know if you have any connection issues.
2
Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
AOL's OpenID service is down

AOL broke their OpenID service yesterday and it is still broken today. If you use AOL to log in, you can use the contact page at https://bitminter.com/contact to ask for help with adding a different OpenID identity provider. You could also contact AOL and implore them to repair their OpenID service. To verify that this is not a Bitminter issue, try logging in with AOL at http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com - you will get the same blank page.

For anyone not using AOL; it's business as usual.

Useful observation: only Google has provided stable login services for the entire time that Bitminter has existed.
2
Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
All our four namecoin blocks today have been orphaned. This happened because a mining pool named F2pool (also known as Discus Fish) decided to enforce BIP66 rules on the namecoin network before all the other pools. Since they have somewhere around 75% of the namecoin hashpower they are basically controlling namecoin at this point.

The last of our orphaned blocks was one of 11 blocks mined by the other pools, all orphaned as F2pool's fork overtook us with 12 blocks. I'm not sure how many blocks from other pools have been orphaned in total.

Bitminer is now running modified namecoin software to mimic F2pool's behavior and stay on their side of these forks. That should help us avoid any further orphans caused by this issue.
4
Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
Please read! Worker diff changing, getwork/gbt closing.

2015.07.11 at 10:00 UTC:

Your miners will get disconnected as this change goes live but will be able to reconnect immediately.

Default worker difficulty when miners connect: 512 (was 16)
Minimum worker difficulty: 64 (was 4)

This is to better support fast (1+ TH/s) hardware, some of which is very unhappy with low difficulty.

For old and very slow (40 GH/s and down) ASICs the new difficulty may be a bit high causing the live hashrate on the website to become very inaccurate. This may cause false alarms from the idle worker notifications if you use those. Mining will still work though.

2015.08.01:

Support for getwork and getblocktemplate (GBT) mining protocols will be turned off. Only Stratum will be supported. If you are already using Stratum you will not be disconnected or otherwise affected as this goes live.

What do you need to do if you use getwork/gbt today? Change the URL from http://mint.bitminter.com:8332 to stratum+tcp://mint.bitminter.com:3333

If you need help with this, use the contact form on the website to ask for help.
2
Al Wal's profile photo
Al Wal
 
very nice idea thanks !
Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
Trying out a new anti-DDoS solution at stratum+tcp://test.bitminter.com:3333

It would be very useful if a few people would try it out for a day or two. Let me know if it runs stable for you and whether the ratio of rejected work is looking OK.
2
Add a comment...

Communities

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today marks 5 years of Bitminter. Thank you to all who mine and have mined with the pool!
5
ArMaUfa Davletbaev's profile photoJimmie Simpson's profile photoBitMinter's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Jimmie Simpson Make sure you mine with modern stand-alone ASIC miners. Not a PC or old USB-based miners. Have a look at the Antminer S9 if you haven't heard of ASICs before.

Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
AOL fixed their OpenID service. AOL logins are now working again.
10
Vishal Patel's profile photoBitMinter's profile photo
3 comments
 
You will need to add https://bitminter.com 
note the https
But noone should be using the client anymore. Modern ASIC machines are standalone machines that don't require a PC.

If you are mining on just a PC or an old ASIC usb stick then you should switch to modern ASIC machines. A PC would take several million years to mine a single coin.

Connect your ASIC machines to the pool at stratum+tcp://mint.bitminter.com:3333
and as user name put your Bitminter user name, an underscore,
then a worker name, e.g. DrHaribo_asic3. Send X, 123, or
whatever you want as password - our server won't care.
Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
You've probably heard about the blocksize debate in the news. Mining pools have begun voting.

BIP100: http://gtf.org/garzik/bitcoin/BIP100-blocksizechangeproposal.pdf
BIP101/XT: https://bitcoinxt.software/

You can see how voting is going here: https://data.bitcoinity.org/bitcoin/block_size_votes/ BIP100 at the moment has over 50% miner support, but the stats take a while to show this.

I believe it would be a good thing for us to support BIP100. But I'd be interested to hear the opinion of miners in the pool.
6
Mark R's profile photoBitMinter's profile photo
2 comments
 
We could probably push up to 8 Mb fairly quickly. That doesn't mean that pools would be creating 8 Mb blocks, only that they would have the ability to do so. I think that's an important distinction.
Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
Maintenance 2015.07.25 at 10:00 UTC to 11:00 UTC.

During this maintenance miners will be disconnected one time, but able to reconnect after 2-3 seconds. Your miner should reconnect automatically after a few seconds, and you should not really notice this.

The website will have some downtime, expected to be less than 30 minutes, within the maintenance window.

Apologies for any inconvenience. I will try to make this as quick as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
3
Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
Another milestone: On 2015.06.26 Bitminter had been around for 4 years.

In the Bitcoin world this is a long time!

A big thanks to everyone who support Bitminter and all who did in the past. I hope to see you around in the future as well. The Bitcoin adventure is only getting started.
7
Add a comment...

BitMinter

Shared publicly  - 
 
Auto generation of workers now available.

How to use:
- Make sure the team effort perk is enabled, under "my account" -> "donations & perks" in the website menu
- Go to the workers page, under "my account" -> "workers" in the website menu
- Turn on "Auto generate workers". It's a checkbox just below your list of workers.
- Now you can set your miners to use new worker names and the workers will be created automatically. No need to manually create each one at the website. Note that this only works for valid worker names.

Valid worker names are 1 to 20 characters long, consisting only of letters and numbers.

Auto generating workers make it much easier to set up a large number of miners or to move miners over from a different pool. If you have the same user name in both pools you can even move miners by just changing the pool URL. For compatibility both . (period) and _ (underscore) are allowed for separating user and worker names.

Auto generation of workers can be combined with a default worker. If you mine with only the user name or id the worker name you set is invalid, then the default worker is used.

If you use only the user name or an invalid worker name and you do NOT have a default worker, then there will be an authentication failure and mining will not be possible.
1
Add a comment...
Communities
Contact Information
Contact info
Email
Story
Tagline
BitMinter is a bitcoin mining pool. Join us and make your own bitcoins!
Introduction
BitMinter is a Bitcoin mining pool. Join us and make your own bitcoins!
Links