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Mining pool comparison

This page lists all known mining pools along with many of the important details needed to choose a Litecoin pool which best suits you. It is usually a requirement to register an account on the pool, and configure your workers on the pool's portal account pages before mining. Each pool may have different payment methods--select the method which works best for you. A frequently updated list of each pool's hashrates, as well as a hashrate api are available. If possible, please help the network by mining with a pool that doesn't have a large part of the network hashrate.

P2Pool nodes

The following is a list of P2Pool nodes that can be used by the public. All nodes require no registration and can be connected to by simply passing your LTC address as the username and anything as the password. The nodes are also interchangeable due to the nature of P2Pool and, as such, it is recommended to setup more than one in your miner configuration as a fallback.

Name Fee % Launched Forum Website Location
Carnth's 1 2013-04-03 Link Link USA
Syari 1 2013-04-05 Link Link France 1 2013-07-20 Link Link Taiwan 1 2013-11-30 Link USA
>kyrio's< 1 2013-12-10 Link Link USA
Qhor 1 2014-02-04 Link Link Germany
CohibAA's 0 2014-08-27 Link Link USA

A more comprehensive list of P2Pool nodes is available from

Mining pools

"Green" pools are more likely to have active webmasters and be more responsive to the needs of their miners.

  • Name - The name of the pool and the pool's URL.
  • Reward - See Reward types.
  • Fee % - The percentage that the pool charges as a fee.
  • Launched - The launch date of the pool.
  • Forum - The pool's forum announcement and usually its general public support and info thread. Must be a 3rd party site.
  • Location - The geographical locations of the pool's servers.
  • VDF - Vardiff, short for "variable-difficulty", optimizes the difficulty based on your worker's capacity. Does the pool have vardiff?
  • STX - Blocks are not always 50 LTC because they can contain transaction fees. Does the pool share transaction fees with the miners?
  • STR - Stratum protocol reduces bandwidth usage. Does the pool support Stratum?
  • LB - Load balancing helps maintain uptime in case a server goes down. Does the pool have multiple mining servers?
  • SSL - SSL is an encryption protocol that protects your privacy. Does the pool have SSL on the main website?
  • BFR - Block Finder Reward. Does the pool have a reward for every block found ?

The list is sorted by the date the pool was announced (Launched)--clicking a column header will change the sort method.

Name Reward Fee % Launch Forum Location VDF STX STR LB SSL BFR
OzCoin DGM/POT 2 2011-10-17 Link US Yes No Yes No Yes  ?
Pool-X PPLNS 3 2011-10-17 Link FR No No Yes No No  ?
Coinotron PPS/RBPPS 5/2 2011-10-20 Link PL No No Yes No Yes  ? PPS 4 2011-11-05 Link UK, US-NY, US-CA, TOR Yes No Yes Yes Yes  ?
GiveMeCoins PPLNS 0 2013-03-11 Link US-AZ, FR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?
NetcodePool PPLNS 2 2013-04-06 Link US Yes No Yes No No  ?
WeMineLTC PPLNS 0 2013-04-06 Link EU, US, HK Yes No Yes Yes Yes  ?
LitecoinRain PPLNS 0 2013-05-01 UA No No No No No  ?
LiteGuardian PPS 2 2013-07-04 Link US-CA, BE, HK Yes No Yes Yes Yes  ?
HashFaster Prop 0 2013-07-25 Link EU, US Yes No Yes Yes Yes  ?
LTCRabbit PPS 2 2013-07-30 Link DE, US, AU, HK Yes No Yes Yes Yes  ?
CoinRelay PPS 2 2013-08-02 Link US Yes No Yes Yes Yes  ?
CryptoPrizePool PPLNS 1.5 2013-11-24 US, EU No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
LTCBox Prop 1 2013-12-06 Link US,EU Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes PPLNS 0 2013-12-08 DE, EU Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Prop 1 2013-12-26 US Yes Yes Yes No No  ? PPLNS 0 2013-11-15 Link US,EU Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Large mining pools

It is recommended not to use mining pools which have a large part of the total network hash rate. The site Learn Cryptography has more information behind the risks of having pools grow to a size of 51% or more of the total network.
Think of it this way, what made you decide to join one of these big pools? Was it because bigger is better? For mining, bigger doesn't mean it's better. Joining a bigger pool does not mean bigger or faster payouts, especially when the payment system is probably the same one used by nearly every other pool (PPLNS). Maybe because the big pools are established and trusted? Many of the large pools were created during the Litecoin rush of April 2013. There are numerous smaller pools that were created at the same time or earlier.
You can take a look at The Litecoin hash rate distribution chart and avoid joining the biggest pools. Or if you are currently mining them, please Spread the Hashes and consider switching to a pool with a smaller percentage of the total network.

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