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Ethereum (ETH) has been experiencing some serious price fluctuations dropping significantly below its maximum top from a while ago, but still the network is strong and the number of miners is increasing. The same goes for mining pools with some new pools for mining Ethereum becoming available, so there is now more options available for you and the new pools are running promotions to attract more miners. You can find some more details about two of the new pools along a list of other Ethereum mining pools that have been available for longer time. Now that the latest miner software for Ethereum is getting failover support setting a backup pool or more than one might be a good idea as well, though the big mining pools rarely have issues it cans till happen.
The first pool you might wan to check out is PooLTo.Be Ethereum Pool. Still not a large number of miners and a lot of hashrate, but it supports ETH Stratum proxy as well as regular getwork mining and there is still zero pool fee for some time. The minimum payout threshold is 0.2 Ether and payouts run every 2 hours and the pool has already found a couple of blocks.
The other more recent launch in the fork of a dedicated Ethereum mining pools that you might want to check out is DonkeyPool. The pool apparently only supports getwork for the moment and it has found a few blocks already, though the number of miners and the hashrate is not that big yet. The pool will run without a mining fee until June 15th, 2016, then the fee will be 0.5%. The payouts are made once a day if a minimum 1 ETH balance is available.
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There is now a mining calculator available for HOdlcoin (HODL) our current favorite for a CPU-only mineable crypto coin. The calculator makes it easy to get a good idea on how much you might be able to earn using your CPU for mining the coin. The calculator gives you only information about what you can mine, but your profit can increase significantly thanks to the interest you get and if you deposit the coins for a term, taking advantage of the still quite high interest rate. Another interesting new feature with HODL is the recent introduction of a custom HOdlcoin block explorer that gives interesting and useful information on how things are moving with the coin and its network, so do check that out as well.
There are not that many CPU-only mineable coins out there and our current preferred choice for dedicating some spare CPU mining power is for HOdlcoin (HODL). The coin started with solo mining only from the wallet, but has since introduced pools and separate miners, so now it it easier to get started and there is development going on on new features. The interesting part about HODL is that you get interest rate on coins that are inside your wallet and there is also an option for making deposits for even higher returns, but unlike with PoS you do not actually need to keep the wallet running to get your bonus interest. The regular interest accumulates for each block with the coins available to be spent at any moment while the deposits lock your coins for a chosen period of time, but offer significantly higher interest when compared to the regular rate of about 5% APR. So we do recommend that you check out HOdlcoin…
– Ticker: HODL
– Symbol: Ħ
– Block Time: 154 seconds
– Subsidy: 50 HODL subsidy per block
– Halving: Every 4 years
– Mining Supply:Total of 81,962,100 HODL will be mined
– Interest Supply: Between 150,000,000 and 500,000,000 HODL will be paid in interest to HODLers
– Fair launch: No Premine/Instamine/Ninja/100 initial 1 HODL blocks
– Proof of Work: 1GB AES Pattern Search POW
– Port: 1989
– RPC Port: 11989
– Testnet Port: 8989