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Invalids:  238.1k (0.10%) · 9.7G (0.09%)
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Pool:  23d 21h 36m (Solo 842103)
Network:  3m 32s (845535)
Users:  121
Workers:  326

Solo Mining


You have the option to Solo mine on the pool instead of PPLNS mining.

Solo mining means that if you find a block, you get all the block reward minus the pool 0.5% fee.
It also means that if anyone else on the pool finds a block, you won't get any reward from that block.

Normally, this would be of use only for large miners who don't wish to share mining with others,
but are large enough such that the variance of Solo mining isn't too high.

It can also be used by large miners who want to have their own pool,
but wish to avoid the large overhead of having to setup and run a pool as reliable as KanoPool,
and avoid the high risk of having to find others to manage the pool.

Solo mining for a small miner is high risk and likely to incur a loss due to the low probability of finding a Solo block.
N.B. the expected return on renting miners is lower than the cost of renting them.
See the Help->Luck page here for more information about mining.

To create a Solo account, you register on the pool and switch the account to Solo using the Account->Solo page.
You will only be able to see the Account->Solo page if your are logged in to a new account
or you have already successfully switched the account to Solo.

There are some restrictions on switching your account:

The account must have been created in the last 2 hours.
You must not have pointed ANY miners at the account.
You must have verified the account email under Account->Verify.
You must have set a payout address under Account->Settings.

You will not be able to change the account from Solo back to PPLNS.

If you already have a PPLNS account on the pool and want to mine Solo also,
simply create another account and make sure it has a different new payout address for Solo.
If you just created a PPLNS account, make sure you wait a day before creating a Solo account.
Also, if you just created a Solo account, make sure you wait a day before creating a PPLNS account, if you want one.


This table shows the chance for a list of hash rates, to find a block in one day
at the current network Difficulty: Nd = 84,381,461,788,831.3 = 84.4T

Hash RateChance in a dayChance in a week
1GH/s1 in 41946252171 in 599232174
5GH/s1 in 8389250431 in 119846435
100GH/s1 in 419462521 in 5992322
300GH/s1 in 139820841 in 1997441
600GH/s1 in 69910421 in 998720
1TH/s1 in 41946251 in 599232
10TH/s1 in 4194631 in 59923
50TH/s1 in 838931 in 11985
100TH/s1 in 419461 in 5992
1PH/s1 in 4194.61 in 599.2
5PH/s1 in 838.931 in 119.85
10PH/s1 in 419.461 in 59.92
100PH/s1 in 41.9461 in 5.992
200PH/s1 in 20.9731 in 2.996

You can see that as the hash rate goes up 10x the chance gets 10x better.

Alas this table doesn't mean you expect to find a block in that many days.
Difficulty changes about every two weeks, so the chances also change every 2 weeks.
If the chance in 1 day was 1 in 1000, the Difficulty 1000 days from now would be nothing like it is now.
So clearly, while it may be a 1 in 1000 chance today, it wont mean you expect to find a block in 1000 days.

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