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BitMinter is a bitcoin mining pool. Join us and make your own bitcoins!
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Today marks 7 years since the launch of Bitminter. Thank you to all who mine and mined with Bitminter over the years.
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Bitminter now has version-rolling ASICBoost support on all mining servers.

This means your DragonMint miners, and other future ASICBoost miners, will run full speed on Bitminter.

A big thanks to philipma1957 for helping with testing - it is much appreciated!

I believe we are the fourth pool to add this. It is still not supported by most pools.
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BCH (bitcoin cash) has been credited to accounts equal to their balance of BTC at the time of the fork (2017.08.01)

You can cash out your BCH using "my account" -> "send coins" in the website menu. First click "BCH" on that page. You will need to use a CashAddr style address. If your BCH wallet does not support CashAddr then you can use the address converter at https://cashaddr.bitcoincash.org/ - but note: DO NOT put a bitcoin address into this calculator. It is for BCH addresses from BCH wallets that do not support the new CashAddr addresses yet.

What is bitcoin cash?

Bitcoin cash (BCH) is a fork of Bitcoin (BTC). You can read more about it at https://bitcoincash.org/
It shares a transaction history with bitcoin up to the time of the fork. If a wallet had a bitcoin balance at the time of the fork then it is possible to unlock the same amount on the bitcoin cash blockchain. For every BTC prior to the fork there now exists a BCH.

Does this mean Bitminter will support all other forks?

No. Cash out your BTC to a wallet where you control the private keys, then you can take part in the forks you want. Always cash out. Take control of your coins.

Are we mining BCH now?

No. We are currently only mining BTC, plus NMC through merged mining with BTC.

It says my address is not a valid BCH address?

If you are trying to send BCH to a BTC wallet, stop immediately and get a BCH wallet you can send the coins to.

If you are using a BCH wallet that only supports legacy addresses, use the converter at https://cashaddr.bitcoincash.org/ to get a CashAddr type address.

If you are using a multi-currency wallet or online service that supports multiple currencies, make sure you are sending to a BCH address. Use the converter if necessary, but double check that you have picked a BCH address, not a BTC address.
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Bitminter now supports Bech32 addresses. So you can cash out to native segwit addresses - those are the addresses starting with "bc1" as specified by BIP-173.

Note that many services don't support Bech32 yet. It's especially annoying that some block explorers don't appear to be able to look them up yet. But I'm sure this will change soon.

If you are using Bitcoin Core then you need to upgrade to version 0.16.0 to get Bech32 support.

More about Bech32:

https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0173.mediawiki
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bech32_adoption
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This long round is getting rather annoying and several people have been trying to end it by renting extra hashpower, but had problems getting that to work.

Mining servers have been updated today to make rentals run more smoothly on Bitminter:

- Default worker difficulty is now 4096
- Auto detect Nicehash worker and use minimum difficulty 1 million
- Minor tweaks to difficulty auto adjustment algorithm
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"Send coins" fee reduced to 0.00002 BTC. It's been a very long time since BTC transactions have been this cheap, so this is a good time to cash out your coins!

Your hashrate on the website now shows with one digit after the decimal point.

I added a scam warning on the front page because of rampant scams taking place at the moment. There's several fake Bitminter representatives on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and probably other social media. I found a couple fake Bitminter pages on Facebook - got one of them closed today. There's a fake website too.

If some random person contacts you on social media, saying they work for or with Bitminter and that if you give them money then they'll mine for you - those are scammers looking to steal your money. Don't give your money to thieves.

The real Bitminter website is https://bitminter.com

If you need to contact Bitminter then write to support@bitminter.com or use the contact form on the website.
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The fee for sending BTC with "send coins" has been reduced to 0.0004 BTC. It is great to see bitcoin transactions becoming cheaper. Hopefully this development will continue.

There has been some changes to the stats, showing hashrates in TH/s instead of GH/s. In the livestats the comma separator has been replaced with space. So the difficulty is shown as 2 603 077 300 219 instead of 2,603,077,300,219. The comma was confusing to some users as comma and dot/point are used differently in different countries. In some countries 2,000 TH/s means you have 2000 TH/s, in others it means you have 2 TH/s. It depends on whether comma is decimal separator or group separator in your part of the world.

This is a work in progress, the changes have not been applied everywhere on the website yet.

As always, let me know if you have any suggestions/feedback.
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We are having difficulties delivering email to hotmail/live/msn/outlook addresses.

Many users of these services are reporting our emails as spam. Especially common is to create an account and when we send an email confirmation link, they mark it as spam. This in combination with Microsoft's very aggressive anti-spam system is making it hard to deliver email to these addresses.

It is highly recommended to use an email provider other than Microsoft.

If you keep using a Microsoft email service, please add support@bitminter.com to your contacts list and your "safe senders" list.
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We have a new fast mining server up and running in Winnipeg, Canada.

This should be a good option for the new mining operations currently starting up in Canada. It can also be a good option for some miners in the US, depending on where they are located.

You can connect your ASIC miners to the new Canadian server at ca1.bitminter.com:3333
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Today Bitminter experienced a critical failure with a central server.

The website was inaccessible for 1 hour 10 minutes. Mining was down for 13 minutes.

We apologize for the down time. Mining services are top priority and can normally be isolated from issues like this. But in this instance it was not possible to do so completely.
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