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Solo Mining FAQ#

Why Aren't My Funds Showing in My Wallet?#

Mining rewards are initially tied to a time-and-pubkey lock script, not your standard P2PK address. To make these funds visible in your wallet, you need to send all the funds to your own address in the node wallet. Once the transfer is confirmed on the chain, the Explorer will display them.

Why Are Mining Rewards Going to an Unfamiliar Address?#

Mining rewards are initially sent to UTXOs (Unspent Transaction Outputs) associated with special scripts. These scripts lock the rewards to the miner's public keys for 720 blocks. You can see an example of such a script here.

These UTXOs are not part of the node wallet before the locking height, so they are not included in your balance. However, they are stored in a special node application with id = 9 (wallet application id = 10). You can find them via the /scan/unspentBoxes/9 API endpoint.

After 720 confirmations on the mainnet (or 72 on the testnet), the wallet will display the mined rewards, even if they are still associated with long scripts instead of short P2PK addresses.

How Can I Check If a Block Is Mine?#

You can retrieve your mining rewards address with the /mining/rewardAddress API call. The response should look something like this:

“rewardAddress”: “mPdcmQkPPvyMGoCDNg9oiasLyPpKJhHjgjpt89uJZE1oN9PJ9fKbdKDcfomtWoy3d1E7RFLTUbXbt1AS”
You can then check your rewards on the Ergo Explorer.

You can also retrieve your "raw" public key via the /mining/rewardPublicKey endpoint:

“rewardPubkey”: 03aa53abda9e6c958ed6046e6092b901662a26a01a2029c417b1c3f29b4b1c2799

Then check block headers (pk field) for this public key.

​/mining​/solution entrypoint#

  "pk": "0350e25cee8562697d55275c96bb01b34228f9bd68fd9933f2a25ff195526864f5",
  "w": "0366ea253123dfdb8d6d9ca2cb9ea98629e8f34015b1e4ba942b1d88badfcc6a12",
  "n": "0000000000000000",
  "d": 987654321
  • pk is public key as binary
  • n is nonce
  • w and d are not used anymore in Autolykos2 and constant.