Mining pools

In this article, we tell you about the best pools for mining BTC (Bitcoin) in 2020, by Crazy Mining team. Information about pools will be updated once a month, so you can always return to the website to check the current information.

First, we analyze the payment systems in order to make information is understandable for you:

PPS (Pay Per Share) is one of the most common methods for mining rewards, paying for each ball by pool, regardless will it find a block or not

PPS +: This is a combined payment method that combines PPS and PLNS. This method is more profitable than standard PPS.

PPLNS (PAY PER LAST N SHARES) – payment for the last N ball. When  block is found, miners reward according to their contribution to the last N ball of pool.

FPPS: Full pay per share is an improved PPLNS method, where the pool distributes transaction fees between miners, which adds 10-20% to their income.

FPPS +: Full pay per share + commission payments that are distributed among all miners evenly.

SOLO: In SOLO or single-player mining mode, where only the miner who found it receives a block reward. This is the first mining mode that appeared, even before the appearance of pools.

1) Trustpool

Russian pool, partner of Viabtc.

It gives 3% more than ViaBTC, the rest is a complete copy with own improvements.

Payout Threshold: 0.001 BTC

Payout System: PPS +

Fee: 1%

Servers: Moscow, Europe, China

Network commission: paid by pool

Ping stratum: 33/75 ms

1 TH * 24 hours in BTC = 0.00000850 BTC

Support: Russian, English

Coins: BTC, BCH, BSV, LTC, ETH, ETC, ZEC, DASH, XMR

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS –

Conclusions: The fact that this pool was created with ViaBtc support is credible, and in fact it is the same, only commission is 1%, 3% lower than ViaBtc. It has excellent ping due to its own servers in Russia, Europe, and China. It has a telegram chat where support responds instantly, due to good support, low commission, and good ping Trustpool is on the 1th place in our list.

2) Poolin

 Chinese pool, one of the biggest pools nowadays

Payout Threshold: 0.005 BTC

Payout System: PPS FPPS

Fee: 4%

Servers: America, Europe China

Network commission: paid by pool

Ping stratum: 45/95 ms

Coins: BTC, LTC, BCH, BSV, RVN, ETH, DCR, DASH, ZEC

1 TH * 24 hours in BTC = 0,00000838 BTC

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS +

Support: English, Chinese

Conclusions: The biggest pool, competes with F2pool and is often on the first place in terms of capacity, so you can safely say that this is a reliable pool, and your mining will be safe. Nice pool with a lot of support tools for mining. At the first side this pool seems to be the most profitable, based on the calculator on their website, but in fact, you will have 4% less due to the commission. Poolin is more convenient for miners who are located in South and North America. Support help works normally. According above reasons this pool on the  2rd place in our list.

3) EMCD

Russian pool. F2pool partners. A pool without commission, where the commission is distributed among all miners of the pool

Payout Threshold: NO

Payout System: FPPS +

Fee: 0%

Servers: Moscow, Europe, China, Iran, Kazakhstan

Network commission: paid by pool

Ping stratum: 40/80 ms

Coins: BTC, LTC, BCH, BSV (multi switch algorithm, mine which is more profitable now)

1 TH * 24 hours in BTC = 0.00000790 BTC

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS +

Support: Russian, English

Conclusions: Excellent pool without minimum payment threshold, with servers around the world, a convenient menu interface, good ping, also have nice software for working with ASICs. Besides Some people consider them as F2pool partners. They present their pool as a pool without commission, where commission is distributed among all miners of  the pool, but some users claim that EMCD pool takes 2% commission,  for this reason we put this pool on the  3rd place.

4) ViaBTC

Chinese pool

Payout Threshold: 0.0001 BTC

Payout System: PPS PPLNS SOLO

Fee: 4%

Servers: Moscow (not in public domain), USA, China

Network commission: payed by pool

Ping stratum: 68 ms

Coins: BTC, LTC, BCH, BSV, FCH, ZEC, ETH, ETC, XMR, CKB, DASH

1 TH * 24 hours in BTC = 0.00000829 BTC

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS +

Support: English, Chinese, Russian

Conclusion: A stable Chinese pool with a good support, which responds very quickly to requests.  ViaBtc has a nice bonus, at the same time when btc mining you accumulate following coins: NMC, SYS, EMC, ELA. Good and stable ping should also be noted. The reason we put ViaBTC on the 4th place is a large commission –  4%, as a result your payout is less than on previous listed pools. In common ViaBTC is a nice pool with a convenient and intuitive interface.

5) BTC.COM

Big Chinese Pool, a subsidiary of Bitmain

Payout Threshold: 0,0005 BTC

Payout System: FPPS

Fee: 2.5%

Servers: USA, China

Network Commission: yes

Ping stratum: 71 ms

Coins: BTC, LTC, BCH, ETH, ETC, GRIN, GRIN 31, BEAM, CKB, UBTC

1 TH * 24 hours in BTC = 0.00000839 BTC

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS +

Support: English, Chinese

Conclusions: Good ping, there are additional coins NMC, ELA, VCASH. He is called Antpool’s brother and is essentially a subsidiary of Bitmain. In addition to the commission, users pay commission of the network. It’s very difficult for beginners to connect to this pool, uncomfortable navigation on the website, uncomfortable admin panel in your account, for these reasons we put it on the 5th place.

6) F2pool

The biggest Chinese pool

Payout Threshold: 0,0005 BTC

Payout System: PPS +

Fee: 2.5%

Servers: USA, China, Europe

Network commission: payed by pool

Ping stratum: 75/254/259 ms

Coins: BTC, BSV, LTC, BCH, ETH, GRIN, ZEC, XMR, DCR, XZC, AION, DASH, SC

1 TH * 24 hours in BTC = 0.00000848 BTC

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS +

Support: English, Chinese

Conclusions: The biggest Chinese pool, big number of coins for mining, there is also the possibility of mining on HDD. However it has  low ping that provides hash loses, for this reason  we put it on the 6th place.

7) Antpool

Chinese pool, Bitmain subsidiary

Payout Threshold: 0.001 BTC

Payout system: PPS +, PPNS, SOLO

Fee: 4%

Servers: China

Network commission: payed by pool

Ping stratum: almost no ping from many countries, most ping loses

Coins: BTC, LTC, BCH, ETH, ETC, BTM, XMC, SCC, DASH

1 TH * 24 hours in BTC = 0.00000781 BTC

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS +

Support: English, Chinese

Conclusions: Antpool closes our last list position, because of terrifying ping, which doesn’t reach from many countries, high commission, low profitability makes Antpool  one of the most ineffective mining pools.