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 analyzed 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 share. When the 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) ViaBTC

Chinese pool

Payout Threshold: 0.001 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 = 0.00000910 BTC

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS +

Support: English, Chinese, Russian

Stratum for Smart Mining

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Conclusion: Excellent and stable Chinese pool with а good support, which responds very quickly to requests. Personally, I prefer ViaBTC as one of the main mining pools for three reasons: excellent ping, good support, well-known brand, and intuitive and convenient interface. ViaBTC also recently launched the Smart Mining function (the stratums for Smart Minng are higher, and see the video on how to launch this function on our Youtube channel). Depending on which coin is currently more profitable for mining, ViaBTC pool switches and mine it, then automatically converts everything to btc. Fromt the first side it seems that profitability is lower than on other pools, but if you take into account the Smart Mining – ViaBTC function, profitability is the highest, although just recently VIaBTC was on the 3rd place. ViaBTC also increased LTC profitability up to 110%, by providing 2000 DOGE coin for 1 LTC. For these reasons ViaBTC pool is on the top of our list.

2) Trustpool

 Russian pool, White Label of Viabtc.

Payout Threshold: 0.0001 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 = 0.00000908 BTC

Support: Russian, English

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

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS –

Conclusions: Just recently was on the top of our list. The poolis white label of ViaBtc, thats why they are credible, and in fact it is they similiar. It has an excellent ping due to its own servers in Russia, Europe and China. They have a telegram chat where support responds quckly. Profitability is almost similar to ViaBTC, but has less functionality for mining. Trustpool like ViaBTC also increased LTC profitability up to 110%, by providing 2000 DOGE coin for 1 LTC. Due to good support, high profitability, and good ping, Trustpool is on the second position in our list.

3) Poolin

Chinese pool, one of the biggest pools nowadays

Payout Threshold: 0.005 BTC

Payout System: PPS FPPS

Fee: 2.5%

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 = 0,00000826 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 2.5% less due to the commission. Poolin is more convenient for miners who are located in South and North America, check your ping before you start minung. Support help works slowly. According above reasons this pool on the  3rd position in our list.

4) EMCD

Russian pool. F2pool partners. 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 = 0.00000833 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. White label of F2pool. 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 at least, mixed reviews, according above reasons we put this pool on the  4th position in our list.

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 = 0.00000813 BTC

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS +

Support: English, Chinese

Conclusions: Good ping, there are additional coins NMC, ELA, VCASH. BTCpool is called as 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, according above reasons we put it on the 5th position.

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 = 0.00000807 BTC

Application: Googlemarket +, IOS +

Support: English, Chinese

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

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 = 0.00000775 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.