mtgox-btc-low-exchnage-rate

This is something interesting, usually MtGox has significantly higher exchange rate for BTC/USD than on other Bitcoin exchanges, but now the exchange on MtGox is actually lower than on other exchanges. The reason for that might be related to a problem that the exchange currently has with BTC withdraws, so maybe now more people are exchanging and withdrawing in cash. Below you can find the official statement regarding the problem from MtGox, the good news it that everything should be back to normal in Monday… hopefully.

Dear MtGox Customers,

In our efforts to resolve the issue being encountered by various bitcoin withdrawals, it was determined that the increase in the flow of withdrawal requests has hindered our efforts on a technical level. To understand the issue thoroughly, the system needs to be in a static state.

In order for our team to resolve the withdrawal issue it is necessary for a temporarily pause on all withdrawal requests to obtain a clear technical view of the current processes.

We apologize for the sudden short notice. All bitcoin withdrawal requests will be on pause, and the withdrawals in the system will be returned to your MtGox wallet and can be reinitiated once the issue is resolved. The trading platform will perform as usual for the needs of our customers. 



Our team will resolve this problem as soon as possible and will provide an update on Monday, February 10, 2014 (JST).



We deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused, and thank you for your kind support and considerations. 


Sincerely,

The MtGox Team

ltcrabbit-mining-pool

LTC Rabbit is an interesting pool for mining scrypt-based crypto coins that does the automatic profitability switching between LTC and a few other crypto currencies for you such as DOGE. What makes this pool different is that it does everything for you automatically and you end up being payed directly in Litecoin and not many different crypto currencies that you need to send back to an exchange and trade them. This pool solves the problem of mining many scrypt cryptos like in Multipool for example, then moving them to an exchange such as Cryptsy, and selling them either automatically or by hand. This method may be a bit more profitable, but is also more time consuming and riskier as the price may drastically change while you wait for your crypto currency to appear on the exchange. LTC Rabbit does everything for you and you end up being paid in LTC directly, regardless of the crypto currency being mined currently, and though this method may be a bit less profitable, it is much easier and safer, especially on the miners that are new and are still getting the hang of things.

LTC Rabbit has a 2% pool fee, and uses PPS (Pay Per Share) payment system with payments being distributed to users every hour respective to the submitted shares by their miners. You get paid for the LTC mining you would normally do in an Litecoin only mining pool plus PPS altcoin bonus on top of your regular earnings, and it all comes in the form on LTC available in your account. The pool has stratum servers in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia, and they are DDoS protected and stable. There is no minimum payout limit, so you can do manual cash out a any time you wish provided that you are ready to pay a 0.002 LTC transaction fee. We have been testing this pool for a while now and are quite satisfied with the results we are getting and it has already replaced our LTC mining pool as a default option instead of having it as a backup. What we would recommend is to give it a try and see if you would also like the ease of use and the profit you get from the pool that is doing everything automatically for you.

For more about the LTC Rabbit Automatic Altcoin Mining Pool with Direct LTC Payout…

maxcoin-alternative-crypto

It seems that since the launch of the MaxCoin some of the largest pools that added support for mining MAX cryptos are under constant DDoS attacks and that is preventing the normal mining of the currency by normal users. Not only that this is hurting the trust in the new crypto, but it is generally driving away users from pools, especially if the pools are not prepared for such attacks. As a result of the constant DDoS attacks ypool has announced that they are stopping the MaxCoin mining pool and they were probably the largest MAX crypto pool. Another big pool that reports issues from the DDoS attacks is the 1GH pool, but they are still holding up and have not yet announced that they will give up on MAX.

For more information about the MaxCoin alternative crypto currency…

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