I am unable to earn money from solving blocks, but I think I could make money from transaction fees. The issue is that pools hide the transaction fees from the miners. The miners earn the solved blocks. How would I go about processing transactions on my own?
This will satisfy two goals:
- earn transaction fees
- any transactions I perform, I can process myself
The only way to collect money from transaction fees is to solve blocks; they are one and the same thing. The reward for being the first to successfully mine a block is:
- the coinbase reward (currently 25 BTC), and
- any transaction fees for the transactions included in the block
There is no way to separate these two.