The Best Cryptocurrency Mining Pools Of 2018
To choice of a mining pool user should give due attention and careful consideration as its characteristics will will affect the amount of profit from investment. Among them are the payment mechanism, fees and other conditions for participation in the pool, as well as feedback from other users. It is better to choose those services that have earned a positive and stability reputation.
Below you can see a list of the world's largest pools for mining based on the blockchain.info website diagram:
So, let's look at some of the most well-known on the Internet mining pools, in order to make it easier to choose the right one.
Mining pool BTC.com ranked first. Currently, it has more than 26.9% of the total global hashrate. The service supports Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. The system made payments daily from 08:00 to 15:00 (Beijing time) with a minimum pay-out threshold of 0,001 BTC.
Advantages are the independent choice by users of remuneration system of PPS (getting fixed payments for a share) or PPLNS (getting a reward by the participant based on the percentage of the share sent to the pool for a certain period of time). Service periodically decreases its fees i, as result we can see, reflects on its demand among the community of miners and puts it in the place of the largest pool in the world.
For today AntPool has the second highest of the world's largest pools for mining, its hashrate power accounts for 11.9%. It manages by Chinese manufacturer ASIC Bitmain Technology. AntPool has servers all over the world. The service makes payments once per day, with a pay out threshold of 0.001 BTC. Its clients may to mine such cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, ZCash, Bitcoin Cash and SiaCoin. The pool supports all the most common types of payments, including PPLNS and PPS. At the same time, the service offers some of the lowest commissions for miners, and also supports the Russian-language interface, which attracts users of CIS countries.
3. Slush Pool
Slush Pool started out in 2010 when it was known as Bitcoin Pooled Mining. For today, Slush Pool is the oldest mining pool with an impeccable reputation. Currently, Slush Pool takes the third place in the rank of largest pools and handles about 10.7% of the total network hashrate power.
The registration process is very simple. You can get to know the pool options thanks to the demo version. Supports Bitcoin and ZCash. The award is calculated according to the Score method. The minimum out pay threshold is 0.001 BTC.
The mining pool fee is 2%, which is slightly higher than in some other pools. Despite the fact that Slushpool is not the largest today, it has earned authority and is distinguished by the stability of the work in the space of cryptocurrencies.
ViaBTC pool was founded in 2016 and occupies a leading position in the mining of Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dash. Provides professional mining services with very low fees. Has a convenient interface with a high level of security, stability and transparency.
The main attractive feature of the platform is multicurrency, for today the pool supports 6 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. Payments are made using the PPS + system. To date, the share in the mining segment is 9.2%.
F2Pool provides services since 2013. Servers are located both in China, and in Hong Kong and USA.
The F2Pool hashrate fluctuates around 8.5%. This is a multicurrency pool that offers users to mine Litecoin, Zerocoin, Ethereum, Siacoin, DASH, Monero and this is not the whole list. Payments are made every day at midnight based on PPS with a commission of 3% with a threshold of 0.005 BTC.
The website has a convenient and accessible interface, but "non-Chinese" users who have problems with the operation of the service are advised to ask questions in the English thread of the BitcoinTalk forum.
The registration is difficult, because users need to add Captcha, and also verify your identity with the sms.
KanoPool operated since 2014. Despite the small amounts of hash (0.5%), it occupies a separate niche in the mining space thanks to low commissions and easy service setup.
In order to become a member of this pool, the user does not need to register in order to start work, it will be sufficient to enter the bitcoin wallet. KanoPool uses the PPLNS payment method. The fee for using the pool is 0.9%.
In addition, KanoPool is an active participant in the BitcoinTalk forum and very quickly reacts to questions related to the activities of the pool.
Thus, for a simpler and more economical mining, the best solution is to choose the most suitable pool, and then it will not be difficult to make profit from this business.