Mining pools

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

162.62.3.234

162.62.3.161

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.

TOP mining pools for Litecoin (LTC) mining

Since its creation in 2011, Litecoin remains one of the most popular cryptocurrencies among miners and holders. Litecoin can be mined using video cards (GPUs) or special devices (ASICs). But due to the high network difficulty, it is more profitable to mine coins together in pools than on your own. So we will talk about the best Litecoin pools that will help increase revenue for miners.

1. Trustpool

It is a young but fast-growing Russian Litecoin pool, founded in 2019. It is a partner of the well-known Chinese pool ViaBTC. Trustpool offers a yield of up to 115% when mining Litecoin due to additional 2000 DOGE paid for every extracted LTC coin. Thanks to this, Trustpool takes the first place in our rating.

One of significant drawbacks is the lack of a mobile app for easy management of mining and tracking statistics. However, this is easily compensated for by high returns and low pool fees. Trustpool also supports mining of Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin SV (BSV), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Zcash (ZEC) and Dash (Dash).

Market share: 0.2%

Hashrate: 0.6 TH/s

Yield per 1 GH/s per day: 0.0272052 LTC

Payout threshold: 0.001 LTC

Bonuses: 2000 DOGE for 1 LTC

Fee: PPS+ 1%

App: None

Website: https://trustpool.ru/

Interface language: Chinese, Russian, English

stratum+tcp://ltc.trustpool.ru:3333 (Ping: 19/105 ms)

Ports: 3333/25/443

2. ViaBTC

ViaBTC is one of the largest and most reliable mining pools, operating since 2016. This Chinese mining pool has a high reputation in the crypto community despite its young age. In addition to Litecoin, ViaBTC offers mining of BTC, ETH, BCH, DASH and ZEC.

Users can manage mining using a mobile app that can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Recently, the pool added the Smart Mining feature – the service automatically switches to mining the cryptocurrency that is most profitable at the moment. In addition, the site has a comprehensive FAQ where you can find all the necessary information.

ViaBTC supports three payout methods: PPS+, PPLNS, and SOLO. ViaPool increased the profitability of miners in a similar way to Trustpool – by paying additional 2000 DOGE per 1 Litecoin mined. The PPS+ pool charges 4% fee for mining, but by registering via our partner link, miners will only pay 3%.

Market share: 11.2%

Hashrate: 30.1 TH/s

Yield per 1 GH/s per day: 0.0266556 LTC

Payout threshold: 0.001 LTC

Bonuses: 2000 DOGE for 1 LTC

Fee: PPS+ 4%, PPLNS 2%, SOLO 1%

App: IOS, Android

Website:https://www.viabtc.com/

Server locations: China, Russia, USA

stratum+tcp://ltc.viabtc.com:3333 (Ping: 68 ms)

stratum+tcp://162.62.3.252:3333

stratum+tcp://162.62.3.96:3333

3. EMCD

EMCD is a small but reliable mining pool founded in 2018. The pool supports the AsicBoost automatic switching algorithm to increase mining profitability. Despite the relatively low hashrate compared to the largest pools, EMCD can compete with them in terms of profitability.

EMCD allows you to mine BTC, BCH, BSV, ETH, ETC, LTC, and DASH. The EMCD service also offers repair of ASIC miners with free diagnostics and consulting and other services such as remote monitoring of mining equipment and data centers for hosting miners.

Market share: 0.5%

Hashrate: 1,39 TH/s

Yield per 1 GH/s per day: 0.0280718 LTC

Payout threshold: None

Bonuses: AsicBoost algorithm

Fee: FPPS+ 0%

App: None

Website: https://pool.emcd.io/

Server locations: Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Europe and the USA

stratum+tcp://gate.emcd.io:3434 (Ping: 40/80 ms)

4. Poolin

Poolin is a major mining pool founded by developers of the Blockin blockchain platform. Poolin supports mining of 11 cryptocurrencies, such as BTC, LTC, ETH, BCH, DOGE, ZEC, and others.

Poolin is very popular among miners due convenient and effective toolset for cryptocurrency mining and low fees. The site has a simple calculator that can be used to calculate mining profitability.

The Poolin Smart Agent program allows you to synchronize the work of several miners over the network and manage separate accounts for different miners. One of the main drawbacks of Poolin is a higher payout threshold compared to other pools, equal to 0.01 LTC. In addition, when connecting to the pool, there is a long delay exceeding 149 msec, which affects the profitability negatively.

Market share: 19.2%

Hashrate: 51,7 TH/s

Yield per 1 GH/s per day: 0.0270533 LTC

Payout threshold: 0.01 LTC

Bonuses: 2000 DOGE for 1 LTC

Fee: PPS 3%

App: IOS, Android

Website: https://www.poolin.com/

Server locations: China, Europe, USA

stratum+tcp://ltc.ss.poolin.com:443 (Ping: 149/247/151 ms)

stratum+tcp://ltc.ss.poolin.com:1883

stratum+tcp://ltc.ss.poolin.com:25

5. F2Pool

Chinese mining pool F2Pool is one of the industry veterans, created in 2013. F2Pool offers a wide range of cryptocurrencies for mining. In total, the pool supports 57 cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, XVG, NMC, GRIN, XMR, DGB, and many others.

F2Pool is one of the main competitors of Poolin. Like many mining pools from our rating, F2Pool pays additional 2000 DOGE for every Litecoin mined, but the yield is reduced due to a high pool fee of 4%. In addition, the minimum payout threshold is set at 0.02 LTC. This is higher than most pools.

Market share: 12.4%

Hashrate: 33.4 TH/s

Yield per 1 GH/s per day: 0.0259711 LTC

Payout threshold: 0.02 LTC

Bonuses: 2000 DOGE for 1 LTC

Fee: PPS 4%

Website: https://www.f2pool.com/

Server locations: China, Europe, USA

stratum+tcp://ltc.f2pool.com:8888 (Ping: 618 ms)

Порты: 8888, 5200, 3335

TOP mining pools for Zcash (ZEC) mining

1. Luxor

Luxor developers have created a transparent and efficient mining pool that allows users to receive stable payments regardless of whether the block was mined or not. Luxor has also developed a Switch tool that allows you to maximize profits by switching between coins.

In addition, users can receive payments in BTC, and mine ZEC or other altcoins. There are 11 cryptocurrencies available to miners, including Bitcoin (BTC), Decred (DCR), Monero (XMR), Komodo (KMD), Dash (DASH) and others. The main drawback of the Luxor mining pool is the high minimum withdrawal threshold. Luxor servers are located in Europe and Asia.

Minimum withdrawal: 0.1 ZEC

Yield per 1 KSol/s: 0.00083180 ZEC

Fee: 3%

Payout types: PPS

App: IOS, Android

Languages: EN, RU

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://zec.luxor.tech:700

2. ViaBTC

ViaBTC is one of the six largest and most popular mining pools in the world. The advantages of ViaBTC include a low payout threshold. The mining pool also supports a convenient mobile app for miners.

The only significant drawback is the high fee for shared mining – 4%. However, for solo mining, the fee is only 1%, but it is not fixed. Also, you can get coupons from ViaBTC that offer discounts on fees.

Minimum withdrawal: 0.001 ZEC

Yield per 1 KSol/s: 0.00084183 ZEC

Fees 4% (PPS), 2% (PPLNS), 1% (SOLO)

Payout types: PPS, PPLNS, SOLO

App: IOS, Android

Languages: EN, RU

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://zec.viabtc.com:3333

stratum+tcp://zec.viabtc.com:25

stratum+tcp://zec.viabtc.com:443

3.Poolin

Poolin is one of the largest pools in the Zcash network – it competes with F2Pool. The pool owns more than 30% of the total network hashrate. Poolin was developed by specialists of the well-known Blockin project and in addition to ZEC, it allows you to mine other coins, such as BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC and others. Large pools are reliable and are in the lead in terms of block mining frequency, but their conditions for miners are not the most favorable.

Minimum withdrawal: 0.01 ZEC

Yield per 1 KSol/s: 0.00079986 ZEC

Fee: 3% 

Payout types: PPS

App: IOS, Android

Languages: EN, RU

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://zec.ss.poolin.com:443

stratum+tcp://zec.ss.poolin.com:1883

stratum+tcp://zec.ss.poolin.com:25

4. Trustpool

Trustpool is a mining pool created by Russian developers. The pool is small compared to the leading mining companies, but it provides miners with more favorable conditions. In addition, Trustpool servers are located in Russia, which reduces the latency when connecting to servers. Another distinctive advantage of Trustpool is the low minimum payout threshold. Miners can withdraw coins as soon as they accumulate 0.001 ZEC, which is 10 times less than the typical minimum threshold in the market.

Minimum withdrawal: 0.001 ZEC

Yield per 1 KSol/s: 0.00088523 ZEC

Fee: 1%

Payout types: PPS

App: None

Languages: EN, RU

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://zec.trustpool.ru:3333

stratum+tcp://zec.trustpool.ru:25

stratum+tcp://zec.trustpool.ru:443

TOP mining pools for Ethereum (ETH) mining

1. Sparkpool

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Sparkpool is the largest Ethereum mining pool, based in China. In addition to ETH, Sparkpool supports GRIN, CKB, and BEAM mining. The pool offers its users low fees, a cloud wallet for storing cryptocurrencies, and a hybrid payout system that increases profitability.

Sparkpool does not support Russian language, but it has an app for managing mining from your smartphone. The company also has a support service that helps users 24/7.

Minimum withdrawal: 0.1 ETH

Yield per 1 GH/s: 0.0824 ETH

Fee: 1%

Payout types: PPS+

App: IOS, Android

Languages: EN

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://cn.sparkpool.com:3335

stratum+tcp://cn.sparkpool.com:13335

cn.sparkpool.com:3333

cn.sparkpool.com:13333

2. Ethermine.org

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This  mining pool is presented by the official Ethereum developers. In addition to reliability and transparency, Etheremine provides users with a wide range of monitoring tools and applications, as well as with flexible mining settings.

Ethermine ranks second in popularity only because some time ago, due to the high load on the Ethereum network, the company had to stop accepting new users. Because of this, many miners were forced to choose other pools or solo mining.

Minimum withdrawal: No limit

Yield per 1 GH/s: 0.0813 ETH

Fee: 1%

Payout types: PPLNS

App: IOS, Android

Languages: EN

Connection URL:

eu1.ethermine.org:4444

eu1.ethermine.org:14444

eu1.ethermine.org:5555

3. Spiderpool

Spiderpool is another major mining pool from China. The pool was founded in 2018, and quickly managed to gain popularity and become one of the five largest Ethereum mining pools. The company charges low fees and has a relatively low withdrawal threshold, but does not have a Russian interface.

Minimum withdrawal: 0.05 ETH

Yield per 1 GH/s: 0.0828 ETH

Fee: 1.5%

Payout types: PPS+

App: IOS, Android

Languages: EN, RU

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://eth.pool.zhizhu.top:3867

4. F2Pool

Despite the fact that F2Pool is one of the largest and most popular pools, we placed it at the bottom of the rating due to high fees. But that’s F2Pool’s only significant drawback. F2Pool has mobile apps for iOS and Android and supports Russian-language interface, since the company is focused on onboarding a wide range of miners.

Also, the average yield per day provided by F2pool is higher compared to most competitors.

Minimum withdrawal: 0.1 ETH

Yield per 1 GH/s: 0.0887 ETH

Fee: 2.5%

Payout types: PPS+

App: IOS, Android

Languages: EN, RU

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://eth.f2pool.com:6688

stratum+tcp://eth-eu.f2pool.com:6688

Backup pool:

stratum+tcp://eth-backup.f2pool.com:6688

TOP mining pools for Dash (Dash) mining

This review presents the best Dash mining pools, sorted by conditions they provide to their customers.

1. Trustpool

A mining pool from Russia that uses only one payout system – PPS. Trustpool charges miners only 1% fee, and the payout threshold is no higher than that of other pools. The service has chat for users in Telegram, where you ask your questions.

Trustpool does not have a mobile app, but its servers are located in Russia, which makes it possible to achieve a fast and stable connection to servers, which affects mining profitability.

Minimum payout threshold: 0.001 DASH

Yield per 1 GH/s: 0.00011726 DASH

Fee: 1%

Payout types: PPS

Ping: 81-101 msec

App: None

Interface language: EN, RU

Location: Russia

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://dash.trustpool.ru:3333

stratum+tcp://dash.trustpool.ru:25

stratum+tcp://dash.trustpool.ru:443

2. ViaBTC

Hong Kong-based ViaBTC is one of the six largest Dash mining pools. The pool charges a fairly high fee for PPS – 4%, but fees for solo mining (1%) or PPLNS (2%) are acceptable. ViaBTC has a convenient mobile app. With it, miners can track the status and manage miners remotely. The service also offers cloud mining services for those who don’t want to deploy their own hardware.

Minimum payout threshold: 0.001 DASH

Yield per 1 GH/s: 0.00011440 DASH

Fee: 4%, 2% and 1% (SOLO)

Payout types: PPS, PPLNS, SOLO

Ping: 69-106 msec

App: IOS, Android

Interface language: EN, RU

Location: Hong Kong

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://dash.viabtc.com:3333

stratum+tcp://dash.viabtc.com:25

stratum+tcp://dash.viabtc.com:443

3. EMCD

EMCD.io has servers in many parts of the world: in North America, Europe, Asia, and in Russian Federation. This is why EMCD manages to achieve excellent ping. In addition, the pool does not have a minimum withdrawal limit and there are no fees, which results in high yield. The EMCD service has round-the-clock support service and AsicBoost technology, which allows you to increase mining profitability, but there is no mobile app to quickly and conveniently monitor miners.

Minimum payout threshold: None

Yield per 1 GH/s: 0.00011578 DASH

Fee: 0%

Payout types: FPPS+

Ping: 81-101 msec

App: IOS, Android

Interface language: EN, RU

Location: United States, China, Europe, Russia

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://dash.trustpool.ru:3333

stratum+tcp://dash.trustpool.ru:25

stratum+tcp://dash.trustpool.ru:443

4. Luxor

The Luxor.tech team provides its users with an extensive range of blockchain software. Luxor is in the top three largest Dash pools in the world and charges its miners a low fee. Servers are located all over the world, which enables fast connection to nodes: usually the ping does not exceed 62 msec. 

The only noticeable drawback of Luxor.tech is that the withdrawal threshold for Dash is high compared to other mining pools. In addition, Luxor does not have a mobile app for convenient remote monitoring. On the other hand the site supports the Russian interface language. You can also mine DASH and receive payouts in BTC.

Minimum payout threshold: 0.01 DASH

Yield per 1 GH/s: 0.00013130 DASH

Fee: 2%

Payout types: PPS

Ping: 40-62 msec

App: None

Interface language: EN, RU

Location: United States, Europe, Asia

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://dash.luxor.tech:700

5. Multipool

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Multipool can’t boast of such large hashrate as ViaBTC or Luxor. However, this mining pool offers its miners low fees and fast connection to servers located in different parts of the world.

Among the disadvantages of Multipool are the lack of a Russian interface and a high payout threshold.

Minimum payout threshold: 0.01 DASH

Yield per 1 GH/s: 0.00013500 DASH

Fee: 1.5%

Payout types: PPLNS

Ping: 27-33 msec

App: None

Interface language: EN

Location: United States, Europe, Asia

Connection URL:

stratum+tcp://www.multipool.us:3360