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Charity pools:

Mining Pool With A ‘Feed The Kids’ Incentive
http://eac.minebig.com

Extra information:
We are going to be donating 25% of the pool fees each week as well as accepting donations for the vegetable farm in the thread…..I am currently working directly with them and i believe we have now targeted a shelter in Sydney that is on their route for delivery each week…..I am going to start off with about a 20k EAC donation then we will work on a weekly setup.

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Normal pools:

Vircurpool
http://earth.vircurpool.com

  • Fees: 2%
  • Proportional Payouts
  • Stratum

Poolerino
http://eac.poolerino.com/

  • Fee: 0%
  • Stratum
  • VARDIFF
  • Proportional Payouts

            Extra information:

  • 12+12 Core Intel
  • Live-Chat!
  • DDOS Protection

Coinium
http://earth.coinium.org/

  • Fee: 0%
  • Stratum
  • PPLNS

            Extra information:

  • 3 servers in UK
  • DDOS protection

Dedicatedpool
http://eac.dedicatedpool.com

  • Fees: 2%
  • VARDIFF

            Extra information:

  • ddos protection
  • redundant servers
  • first class-support

Suprnova
https://eac.suprnova.cc/

  • Stratum

            Extra information:

  • Port 3333

Botpool (Chinese)
http://eac.botpool.net/

  • Proportional Payouts

            Extra information:

  • Chinese Pool
  • QQ群:173405002

Coinex
https://coinex.pw/mining/pools/EAC

  • Fees: 2%
  • stratum
  • PPLNS with 10min window

            Extra information:

  • Same account for trading at coinex.pw, no transfer needed!

Chunky
https://pool.chunky.ms/eac/

  • Fees: 0%
  • PPLNS

            Extra information:

  • cloud hosting
  • IRC – block notifications
  • scalable architecture
  • no downtime

Fast-pool
http://earth.fast-pool.com

  • Fees: 0%
  • VARDIFF
  • Proportional Payouts

            Extra information:

  • Support 24/7
  • Protection DDOS

Hash
https://eac.hash.so/

  • Fees: 0%
  • stratum
  • vardiff
  • PPLNS

            Extra information:

  • Fast servers
  • Professional server admin (no downtime)

Livechains
eac.livechains.net

  • Fee: 0%

Hashfast.de
http://earth.hashfast.de/

  • Fee: 0%

            Extra information:

  • Failsafe in a 5 star datacenter in GERMANY
  • DDOS protected

Coinpool.de
http://earth.coinpool.de

  • fee: 1%

Extra information:

  • Backups every 60 minutes of the databases and wallets to protect your earnings.
  • 24/7 support Just write us a mail at info (at) coinpool.de
  • All servers with a DDoS protection.
  • Get bonuses in our special offers
  • Stratum Vardiff
  • Fast servers Xeon 4 x 3,2Ghs 32 GB Ram, SSD
  • Manual and auto payout
  • 10+ Mining pools out of one Hand (SHA and scrypt)

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FAQ

Why do mining pools ask for fees?

A mining pool is run on a server and depening on the amount of people on that server, the server either needs to increase or decrease. To allow a pool operator to do so, he will ask you for a small fee so he can maintain the pool.

 

How do I choose a good pool?

A good pool is basically a pool where you feel confident. Bigger pools have the advantage of more users and therefore a more steady number of coins, smaller pools can be more lucky and therefore generate more coins. You are free to hop between pools as you see fit

 

What will I do with my coins?

It is strongly advised to keep your coins in your wallet, not on the pool. It is known that pools break down or even get hacked (although they do their best to prevent that). So once you have signed up for a pool, you should also set the automated payout to your wallet. This setting is usually found in your user settings of the pool.

 

I am mining but i don’t see and coins showing up?

Once you started mining, you will be come part of a “round”. This means that either in a certain period of time the coins found will be distributed over the users or the round lasts till the next coin is found. What you will see after a while, is that you are finding shares. These shares are a percentage of the overall shares found. Once a round ends, the percentage of your shares is translated to the amount of coins found. Meaning you will get that percentage of the coins found.

 

Can I automatically trade my coins for other coins?

Yes you can although you should be aware of the downsides. Traders who support such activity are Coinex and Cryptsy. They offer the ability to trade them directly where Cryptsy can do that automatically even. The downside however is that you will not profit from a price fluctuation where you could sell more coins for a higher value.

 

What does PPLNS and such mean?

  • CPPSRB – Capped Pay Per Share with Recent Backpay.
  • DGM – Double Geometric Method. A hybrid between PPLNS and Geometric reward types that enables to operator to absorb some of the variance risk. Operator receives portion of payout on short rounds and returns it on longer rounds to normalize payments.
  • ESMPPS – Equalized Shared Maximum Pay Per Share. Like SMPPS, but equalizes payments fairly among all those who are owed.
  • POT – Pay On Target. A high variance PPS variant that pays on the difficulty of work retuened to pool rather than the difficulty of work served by pool
  • PPLNS – Pay Per Last N Shares. Similar to proportional, but instead of looking at the number of shares in the round, instead looks at the last N shares, regardless of round boundaries.
  • PPLNSG – Pay Per Last N Groups (or shifts). Similar to PPLNS, but shares are grouped into “shifts” which are paid as a whole.
  • PPS – Pay Per Share. Each submitted share is worth certain amount of BC. Since finding a block requires <current difficulty> shares on average, a PPS method with 0% fee would be 25 BTC divided by <current difficulty>. It is risky for pool operators, hence the fee is highest.
  • Prop. – Proportional. When block is found, the reward is distributed among all workers proportionally to how much shares each of them has found.
  • RSMPPS – Recent Shared Maximum Pay Per Share. Like SMPPS, but system aims to prioritize the most recent miners first.
  • Score – Score based system: a proportional reward, but weighed by time submitted. Each submitted share is worth more in the function of time t since start of current round. For each share score is updated by: score += exp(t/C). This makes later shares worth much more than earlier shares, thus the miner’s score quickly diminishes when they stop mining on the pool. Rewards are calculated proportionally to scores (and not to shares). (at slush’s pool C=300 seconds, and every hour scores are normalized)
  • SMPPS – Shared Maximum Pay Per Share. Like Pay Per Share, but never pays more than the pool earns.

Source: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Comparison_of_mining_pools

 

What does stratum mean?

Please have a look at the following page: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Stratum

 

What does Vardiff mean?

Vardiff, short for “variable-difficulty”, optimizes the difficulty based on your worker’s capacity.

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