Its great that others are attempting to set up mining pools. We need more pools to be active. I will probably have a go at setting up my own during the Christmas break. More pools will encourage a bit of innovation and improve the overall pool quality as they sort of 'compete' to attract miners with new cool features or better up time. Its great to have fall backs when the usual pool goes down for maintenance.
I was on bitcoop yesterday pm and all last night and its quite refreshing to see a big NET credit to your account when they do find a block. (In fact I found a block about 3 minutes after starting up, then nothing for about 6 hours - go figure!) You still are mining at the same fraction of the overall network rate so statistically, as long as the pool is responding well, it shouldn't make much difference to how much you receive over say a 24 hour period. On a smaller pool, you just receive much bigger NET transactions much less frequently as you share the found block with fewer users.
I think their stratum vardiff might have been stuck on 16, unless that will change when more workers are running. I seemed to be submitting 2 or 3 shares per second on average. Maybe somebody can help them out with their vardiff?
Please take some time to support the new startup pools. If you try a pool, and it doesn't work out for you, please send them a support email letting them know why before you leave.
BigJ: is on the list to be added to the gaming platform vote.jalapen.io/coin/vote but WE NEED YOUR VOTE! Please take a minute and vote and don't forget to confirm the email so your vote counts and doesn't get removed. Go NET!!
Mar 31, 2018 6:33:51 GMT