Top 10 Mining Pools of Bitcoin

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Top 10 Mining Pools of Bitcoin
Top 10 Mining Pools of Bitcoin
The avalanche of all kinds of news, articles, analytics and forecasts on bitcoin this year surpassed everything that was published on the subject of virtual currencies in its volume earlier


Not only enthusiasts, but also serious financial organizations, who are trying to understand how serious the chances of a new type of currency in the future are watching for crypto-currencies. 


As Vesti.Ekonomika reported earlier, the historical rise of the crypto currency forced observers both in the technological world and on Wall Street to talk about the fact that the crypto currency is in the "bubble". 


One of the characteristics of bitcoin is that the release of new bitcoins is decentralized, it does not depend on any regulatory authority, the volume of emission is known in advance.


The activity to create new blocks for the opportunity to receive compensation in the form of issued bitcoins and commission fees was called "mining". 


It is believed that it is more profitable to obtain digital coins than to buy them. If we consider the most popular crypto currency, bitcoin, then the current level of complexity of its extraction is so high that it is already impossible to obtain profit in the solo minings. 


Modern group-mining technologies allow users to pool resources to increase the likelihood of extraction through joint block solutions. As a result, the reward received is divided between the participants, depending on the system of payments used by the service.


In 2017, there are more than 1500 pools for the crypto currency. All of them differ not only in interfaces and informativity, but also in power, types of currencies that can be extracted, the system of distribution of remuneration and commissions of service. 


Below we present the top-10 largest mining pools of bitcoins.


1. AntPool

AntPool is based in China, is controlled by BitMain and produces about 15% of all blocks. 


The main method of calculating the award is PPLNS without commission, there is also a PPS with 2.5%. 


Antpool has also original services - it is solo-minining for fans to play for good luck, and also node P2Pool - for those who want to support the decentralization of the network. 


There is an interface in Russian.


2. DiscusFish / F2Pool

DiscasFish, also known as F2Pool, is also in China. It accounts for 12% of all units in the last 6 months. 


This is the only one of the leading services that works with the PPS payout system, the resource commission is 4%. 


If possible, profit is best displayed immediately. 


In accordance with the terms of the service, all funds stored on the internal balance for more than 90 days are written off without warning in favor of the project.


3. BitFury Pool

The only project in the top five that is not in China. The owner is the company with the same name, which produces equipment for its own data centers located in Iceland and Georgia. 


Third-party access to the service is closed. It accounts for about 12% of the hash-beat of the bitcoin network. 


In addition, Bitfury leads the way in terms of the amount of investment received. For the year the amount exceeds $ 60 million. 


Almost all of them are used for the development, construction and maintenance of the data centers.


4. BTCC

The BTCChina pool ranks 4th in the overall ranking and 3rd in China. 


The pool of this trading floor accounts for about 7% of the blocks. 


This bitcoin-pool belongs to the Chinese exchange with the same name, one of the largest in the world. 


Thus, it expands its range of services, as well as conducts its own transactions, without relying on third-party services. 


The pool is open only to the clients of the exchange, in addition, it has significant own capacities. 


Unfortunately, its interface is very poorly translated even into English, not to mention other languages. Therefore, information on it is extremely limited.


5. ViaBTC

ViaBTC is a completely new pool, there is about a year. Its share is 6.5%. 


Via BTC is one of the largest mining pools in the world, experienced a 50% drop in hash capacity after placing all its resources for Bitcoin Unlimited mining.


6. BW Pool

BW was founded in 2014 in China, mines about 8% of all blocks. There is a partial translation into Russian. The basic charging system is PPLNS without commission.


7. BTC.Top

BTC.Top is also a new pool, which does not even have a website. Perhaps he does not accept third-party participants. The share is 6%.


8. Slush

Slush - the first mining pool, now its share is 6%. He remains one of the best and is very popular. 


Since Slush did not seek to make the project commercially viable, in recent years its share among such resources has significantly decreased. 


Despite this, the developers are constantly working on improvement, not so long ago was added support for Zcash. 


Uses its own payment system combining PROP and PPLNS. 


Service commission - 2%. Supports the production of crypto currency bitcoin and nimescoin. 


During his work he earned an excellent reputation and never failed the users.


9. Bitclub.Network

Bitclub.Network is a large pool with a share of 4.5%, but it has a bad reputation, so it is often recommended to avoid it. 


The company began operations in 2014. 


This pool allows you to earn a variety of currencies, not limited to bitcoin.


10. GBMiners

GBMiners - Mining Pool, who found its first unit in August of last year, is now becoming one of the competitive mining pools in the bitcoin sector. 


This is a pool with a share of 4.5%, which probably does not accept new members. 


This pool is based in India.

 
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