Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is mining?


How to begin mining?

I am having problems connecting to the pool

The pool isn’t demonstrating my onberispelijk hashrate!

The pool has no idea what hashrate your miner is reporting, and that number, spil far spil the pool is worried, is fairly meaningless. The pool displays your hashrate from submitted, valid shares. There are also several other reasons it could be demonstrating up incorrectly. The most common reason is that you are attempting to mine scrypt but left behind to include the –scrypt flag te your cgminer directive line.

The only hashrate that matters is your accepted hashrate from the shares you submit. If you’re connected and submitting shares, if you think your hashrate seems low, and there do not seem to be any other visible issues with the pool/webstek, the problem is most likely your miner.

My worker is being banned by your stratum servers!

That will only toebijten when you have a misconfigured cgminer/bfgminer where your miner sends problematic shares. Dual check your mining software’s configuration.

What is a Orphan block?

Coins generated by a block will not be available to you right away. They will take some time to be confirmed by the entire network before you are permitted to transfer them out of the pool. Usually coins have a confirmation set to 120. What that actually means: the network (not the pool) has to detect 120 extra blocks on top of the one found by the pool to confirm it.

What is a share?

Finding blocks is not an effortless task. Since it would take a indeed long time on some coins, finding a block is cracked down into shares. Depending on the server side setting, each share can be a certain difficulty. The more difficult each share is to find by miners, the fewer total shares are required to eventually find a block.

On the server side, each share is checked against the coin daemon (a server side wallet with more features) if it is indeed a valid block solution. Every share computed has the potential to be a block solution. I will not go into details why this is, but surplus assured that share estimates for blocks can sometimes be exceeded. Ter the long run however, shorter round with less shares than required will make up for those taking very long.

Keep te mind: shares are not blocks! Shares are part of a block and will count towards the block payout!

At times, you will see shares being rejected by the pool. This can toebijten if you attempt to send an outdated share right after a block wasgoed found. Stratum, a protocol used by a miner to request work from a server, is used for share conformity and getting fresh work. It is very solid when it comes to avoiding rejects but they can still toebijten once te a while.

If you are watching reject all the time, then something isn’t working right on your end. You may also notice that your hashrate on the pool webstek is not enhancing while your invalid share count keeps climbing up. Ter that case turn off your miner and check your settings!

What is pool variance?

This is the variance caused by the pool being too petite. Using a method with high pool-variance does no harm to large pools.

What exactly is VARDIFF?

Many users have inquired about what VARDIFF means. VARDIFF stands for Variable Difficulty. Simply waterput the pool monitors the power of your mining equipment and adjusts the difficulty of work sent to it to optimize the work done. This reduces the times your client needs to get fresh work from the server reducing stream and reducing the time it takes to get more work. This is also good for the pool spil it reduces the amount of requests being done to the pool, this permits the pool to scale.

My difficulty hops around, is this normal?

Yes, it is entirely normal. The mining server monitors the work you are sending to the pool and if it feels you are sending work too quick or too slow it will “Retarget” your difficulty to best server your client at that time. This process is continual.

My share count has gone way up or down! Will I get paid less/more?

No! Every single share submitted is recorded on our system with the difficulty of that share. That share is then weighted for the difficulty done. When a block is found and the system pays out for that block, your shares are paid based on the difficulty of each one.

What is the recommended difficulty for my miner?

One thing to recall is that difficulty doesn’t affect earnings. It only affects variance and bandwidth usage. Higher difficulties will result ter lower bandwidth but higher variance (opposite for lower difficulties).

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