All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
The Ghash.io mining pool that is a part of the CexIO Bitcoin cloud mining service has been silently adding new Scrypt-based pools, starting with a Litecoin (LTC) mining pool in the last few days. The initial addition of LTC pool was a sign of a possible upcoming LTC cloud mining, however after the addition of a DOGE, FTC and AUR pools to the service we no longer consider this to be the case. That and the fact that the account Balance section at CexIO did not get new currencies available hints to another thing.
It seems that the idea of the service is to attract new miners that are using GPUs for mining by adding Scrypt mining pools, miners that would apparently get paid directly in Bitcoins regardless of the Scrypt crypto they are mining. The Ghash.io pool even announced doubled rewards for LiteCoin mining in order to attract more miners, however when the countdown just reached 0 it started to increase, so we are not sure what and how is this going to work. The whole idea here is probably to attract more customers to purchase and trade GHS for cloud mining Bitcoin, but as long as you get an extra bonus why not take advantage of it while it lasts.
Update: it seems that they have fixed the countdown issues, now it says:
Doubled rewards for LiteCoin mining ends in [6 days, 22 hours, 5 minutes, and 53 seconds]
Also we’ve have received our first reward from found block and it was credited to the LTC account in Litecoin at CexIO, but we are not yet sure what is the situation with the other alternative Scrypt coins that already have pools setup and working. There has been an update for the the DOGE, FTC and AUR currency sign in the pools, but the account Balance page still does not have these new crypto currencies available. Note that the CEX and Ghash websites use the same account, so you only need one registration to be able to use them.