What Is Solo Mining & How It Works?

Solo mining is a solo process where the miner completely does his task of mining operations without any helping hand. This process is mainly done alone without joining a pool. These blocks are mined and generated in a way to the task completed by the miner’s credit.

Solo mining is the process of mining alone as we told earlier. We are aware that when you connect yourself to a pool, the process that mainly happens is that all miners get connected to the same bitcoin-client to confirm transactions. This helps to increase the probability of “finding” a block directly. Further, the block provides incentives from the shares from all miners.

If you do the process of solo mining, make sure to connect your miner to your local Bitcoin client. This is for getting the best results to “find” a block on your own. The probability will tend to decrease and lower, but in turn, you do not share the block incentive.

We all know how the Bitcoin network works. If your interest is to go for a long run solo mining and pooled mining you will get you exactly the same amount that you expected.

In this new digital world, the real option always goes with pooled mining because it is definitely the better way if you have the hardware which consists of small hash rate. The several tens of TH/s can be used to get more rewards from the solo mining than pooled mining.

The current hardware’s utilized for the process of solo mining can deliver an experience which is more like playing the lottery. But if you do it right you can exit with a lot of cash.

What you need to solo mine – How it Works?

Firstly, install the Bitcoin-core which is hardware used for solo mining process. Henceforth, start it and complete the download of the blockchain which is almost 20 GB.

Afterward, create a bitcoin.conf file: C:\User\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin\

Finally, use 127.0.0.1:8332 as the server and the username and password you chose as the credentials to connect CGMiner or BFGMiner to the Bitcoin_Core client and have it mine.

Therefore, this is how the process of Solo Mining takes place to do mining as a solo task.

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I am a Blockchain Researcher, Developer & Consultant. Founded Allchains, Blockchain-as-a-Service Company. Earlier founded SaaS-based mobile application security company Wegilant (Appvigil). I am very passionate about new technologies like Blockchain, IOT, Application Security, AI etc. I am also the part of Forbes 30 Under 30 list of 2016 in Technology.