Miner API

class web3.miner.Miner

The web3.miner object exposes methods to interact with the RPC APIs under the miner_ namespace.

Methods

The following methods are available on the web3.miner namespace.

Miner.makeDAG(number)
  • Delegates to miner_makeDag RPC Method

Generate the DAG for the given block number.

>>> web3.miner.makeDag(10000)
Miner.setExtra(extra)
  • Delegates to miner_setExtra RPC Method

Set the 32 byte value extra as the extra data that will be included when this node mines a block.

>>> web3.miner.setExtra('abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEF')
Miner.setGasPrice(gas_price)
  • Delegates to miner_setGasPrice RPC Method

Sets the minimum accepted gas price that this node will accept when mining transactions. Any transactions with a gas price below this value will be ignored.

>>> web3.miner.setGasPrice(19999999999)
Miner.start(num_threads)
  • Delegates to miner_start RPC Method

Start the CPU mining process using the given number of threads.

>>> web3.miner.start(2)
Miner.stop()
  • Delegates to miner_stop RPC Method

Stop the CPU mining operation

>>> web3.miner.stop()
Miner.startAutoDAG()
  • Delegates to miner_startAutoDag RPC Method

Enable automatic DAG generation.

>>> web3.miner.startAutoDAG()
Miner.stopAutoDAG()
  • Delegates to miner_stopAutoDag RPC Method

Disable automatic DAG generation.

>>> web3.miner.stopAutoDAG()