Once you get Ethereum mining hardware, your next step is to determine on which Ethereum mining pool you’ll join.
A mining pool helps you get more frequent payouts rather than only getting paid when you solve an Ether block.
Note that mining has a loterijlot of up-front costs, and if you just want Ether than it’s usually a better idea to just buy Ethereum.
You’ll also need Ethereum mining software to point your hardware towards your selected pool. And, an Ethereum wallet to receive payouts to. A hardware wallet like the Ledger Nano S would be the best option.
We’ve listed the top pools te order of hash rate share according to Etherchain:
Just a note about pools:
The pools below are mining pools. This means you need to own mining hardware. If you want another company to mine for you you need cloud mining.
Ethpool and Ethermine are two different sites albeit they emerge to be basically the same pool.
They are presently the largest Ether mining pool with about 25% of the network’s hash rate.
F2pool is also a Bitcoin mining pool. Its Ether mining pool emerges to only be available ter Chinese, so this is not a good option for most of our readers.
DwarfPool is the third largest Ethereum mining pool with about 13% of the network’s hash rate. Te addition to Ether you can mine a bunch of other currencies like Monero and Dash.
ethfans is another Chinese pool with about 8.6% of the network hash rate.
Just Want Ether?
If you just want ether, mining is NOT the best way to obtain coins.
Buying ether is the EASIEST and FASTEST way to get ether.
Get $Ten worth of free ether when you buy $100 or more at Coinbase.
Frequently Asked Questions
This section will reaction common questions about Ethereum pools.
How do I know which pool is best?
All of the pools are pretty good and ideally you will just want to choose one that is reliable, has low fees, and has a server near you.
Can I just join a Bitcoin pool?
No, Ethereum mining pools and Bitcoin mining pools are fully different!
How do I know if a pool is paying accurately?
You can check te your Ether mining software that you are truly being paid according to your shares contributed.
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(Trio) Qtminer (by etherchain)
Developer toverfee is 1% for Ethereum-only mining mode and 2% for dual mining mode. Every hour the miner mines for 36 or 72 seconds for developer.
You can use ethman software to manage several equipments.
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