KanoPool is a Bitcoin mining pool that uses the PPLNS payout method. The pool doesn't require registration for basic use but includes indepth stats for registered miners. See below for more information on miner configuration. You can get pool support on Discord (10 minutes after joining) on the Bitcoin talk forum here: BitcoinTalk or on FreeNode IRC: irc.freenode.net channel #kano.is
Our kano.is mining servers, web site and email, are all also available at kano.space It's a 'backup domain' in case you ever have any problems using the kano.is domain
Mining configuration: Click on the Login/Register link to register a username to mine with, or mine directly to the pool without registering, using a Bitcoin payment address as your username. No password is required, so just use X for your password in your miner.
e.g. if your miner has a web page, you would fill it in similar to this with your username instead of Kano:
If you have network issues using port 3333, you can also try any of: stratum+tcp://stratum.kano.is:80 stratum+tcp://stratum.kano.is:81 stratum+tcp://stratum.kano.is:443 stratum+tcp://stratum.kano.is:8080
The stratum server is in West-USA There are other servers located around the world that you may be closer to: stratum+tcp://or.kano.is:3333 (Oregon) stratum+tcp://nya.kano.is:3333 (NewYork) stratum+tcp://nl.kano.is:3333 (Netherlands) stratum+tcp://uk.kano.is:3333 (London) stratum+tcp://de.kano.is:3333 (Germany) stratum+tcp://jp.kano.is:3333 (Japan) stratum+tcp://sg.kano.is:3333 (Singapore)
As with the main stratum server, each of these allows mining to port 3333, 80, 81, 443 and 8080
To check how close nodes are to you, you need to use a tcping program, since some of the nodes you can't use a standard ping. When you do a tcp ping, use port 8080 on all the nodes you are checking.
On windows, check here for psping that will do a tcp ping: Microsoft psping e.g. psping -4 -n 10 stratum.kano.is:8080
Your worker name can be whatever you choose and will be created when your miner connects to the pool. Registered username or Bitcoin address, followed by a dot '.' or an underscore '_', followed by a worker name. If you supply an invalid Bitcoin address, you will be unable to authenticate and mine on the pool.
If you mine only with a Bitcoin address you can view user and worker stats: e.g. http://www.kano.is/address.php?a=1KanoiBupPiZfkwqB7rfLXAzPnoTshAVmb http://www.kano.is/worker.php?a=1KanoiBupPiZfkwqB7rfLXAzPnoTshAVmb_worker
Don't point CPU or GPU miners at the pool. Don't point rental miners at the pool. Only use firmware provided by the miner manufacturer.
Pool settings The pool is configured to start you mining at 4098 difficulty. The pool adjusts the per instance difficulty to maintain a share rate of approximately 18 shares per minute. However, there is a lower limit set on the difficulty of 442.