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Mining Pool

A mining pool is a collective of cryptocurrency miners who pool their computational capabilities over a network in order to increase the chances of finding a block or otherwise successfully mining for cryptocurrency.

What is a Mining Pool?

SlushPool was the first mining pool to be established. On November 27, 2010, the user Slush posted it in the Bitcointalk forum. Safe Deposit's current CEO and co-founder is this user. SlushPool was first developed in Europe, notably in Poland, where Slush originated. Its inventor intended for it to bring together the forces of the powerless miners. This aims to combat the expanding practice of GPU mining, which began with Bitcoin. The outcome of this surprise revelation was that these miners were able to achieve better collective profits than they could individually.

How does a Mining Pool work?

Participants in a mining pool donate their processing power to the effort of locating a block on an individual basis. If the pool is successful in its efforts, it is rewarded, usually in the form of the cryptocurrency involved. The proportion of each individual's processing capacity or effort compared to the full group is frequently used to allocate rewards among those who contributed. Individual miners may be required to produce proof of work in order to obtain their rewards in some situations.

What are some Mining Pool methods?

Not all cryptocurrency mining pools are created equal. Many of the most prominent mining pools, on the other hand, follow a set of common protocols.

Proportional mining pools are one of the most prevalent types of mining pools. In this form of pool, miners that contribute processing power to the pool receive shares until the pool succeeds in locating a block. Following that, miners are rewarded in proportion to the quantity of shares they own.<

Pay-per-share pools work in a similar way, with each miner receiving shares in exchange for their input. These pools, on the other hand, pay out immediately regardless of when the block is discovered. At any time, a miner who contributes to this form of pool can exchange shares for a proportional payout.

Peer-to-peer mining pools, on the other hand, seek to avoid a centralized pool structure. As a result, they incorporate a distinct blockchain for the pool, which is designed to prevent cheating by pool managers as well as the pool failing owing to a single central fault.

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