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There have been quite a few new mining pools for Ethereum mining appearing in the last few weeks since we have last updated our list of Ether (ETH) mining pools, so now it is time to refresh things a bit. As you will probably notice many of the new pools are based on the Open Ethereum Mining Pool by sammy007 with some of them retaining the base design and functionality and others further improving things. Below is a list of the new pools for mining Ethereum and after that you will see a list of the older ones that have been available for longer and are more established and well known and we have already covered here…
Newer Mining pools for Ethereum (ETH):
– Hitchpool – 0% pool fee promo, 0.5% afterwards, 0.1 ETH minimum payout, getwork and stratum support, no registration
– AlpEreum – 0% pool fee promo, 0.2 ETH minimum payout, stratum support, no registration
– Etherite – 0% pool fee promo, 1% afterwards, 0.5 ETH minimum payout, getwork and stratum support, no registration
– Geteth – 1% pool fee, 0.2 ETH minimum payout, getwork and stratum support, no registration
– Ethermine.Rocks – 0.1% pool fee, 0.5 ETH minimum payout, getwork and stratum support, no registration
– MSKpool – 0.5% pool fee, 1 ETH minimum payout, getwork and stratum support, no registration
Older Mining pools for Ethereum (ETH):
If you think that we are missing a pool or two feel free to drop us a comment with a link to the Ethereum mining pool, so that it can be included in the list as well…
The DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization, is an interesting project in the form of an Ethereum smart contract that is essentially a form of investor-directed venture capital fund. The project was started with what can be described as the largest crowdfunding campaign to date where over twenty thousand people invested over 12 million Ether coins and now have the right to control the direction of the DAO. These are essentially the investors that now have the right to vote thanks to their DAO tokens for what projects the DAO will provide funds in the form of Ethereum. The total number of DAO Tokens is over 1 Billion and 172 Million and now that the initial crowdfunding period is over no more tokens will be issued, however if you missed your first chance to get into the DAO you can still do so by purchasing tokens from one of the crypto currency exchanges that offers the trading of DAO tokens. Even though the DAO crowdfunding campaign has collected over 160 Million USD equivalent in ETH coins and can be considered a very successful venture there is still a lot of controversy surrounding the whole concept and the idea, buy still worth keeping an eye on the development anyway. So should you decide to invest in the DAO by purchasing DAO Tokens you should do your more detailed research before jumping head to invest, but if you decide to buy tokens you can find a list of exchanges where you can do so below.
These are pretty much the top exchanges where trades are happening, there could be some more that just recently listed DAO Tokens for trading or will list them soon and we are going to be keeping track on further development…
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.
List of other Ethereum (ETH) mining pools: