Despite the latest launch of many fresh virtual currencies, bitcoin remains the most popular cryptocurrency. It resumes to retain the top spot for being used te financial transactions, for mining activities, and having highest market capitalization.
With enhancing rente te bitcoins and associated bitcoin mining activity, mining pools are becoming increasingly popular among crypto enthusiasts. (See more: How Do Cryptocurrency Mining Pools Work?)
List of Top Five Bitcoin Mining Pools
The list is introduced ter descending order of the bitcoin blocks found by the particular mining pool te the last six months, spil vanaf statistics available on portals like Blocktrail and Blockchain.informatie.
AntPool is operated by a privately-owned company called Bitmain Technologies Ltd. that’s based te Beijing, China. The company wasgoed set up to vormgeving new-age ASIC chips that were capable of bitcoin mining.
Within the last six months, AntPool has discovered the maximum number of bitcoin blocks, around 18% of the total discovered blocks, making it a consistent top ranker ter the list of mining pools. AntPool’s pool hashrate presently stands at around 3600 Petahash/2nd (PH/s).
The second-largest mining pool that produced the maximum number of bitcoin blocks after AntPool overheen the past six months is operated by BTC.com. It generated around 16.5% of bitcoin blocks. The pool wasgoed launched ter September 2016, and is presently wielded by Bitmain Technologies Ltd., the same Chinese stiff that runs AntPool.
BTC.com supports total pay-per-share (FPPS) payout methodology. Proponents voorkoop that’s more beneficial to miners spil it calculates and adds a standard transaction toverfee to the regular block prizes, making the overall payout higher than the standard pay-per-share (PPS) payout. It presently maintains a hashrate of Five.88 Exahash vanaf 2nd (EH/s).
The third-place holder is BTC.TOP, and it has mined a little overheen 13% of the total bitcoins te the past six months. Te August 2018, the pool suggested the option to mine Bitcoin Contant (BCC), ter addition to bitcoin. The pool hashrate hovers ter the range of around 3100 Petahash/2nd (PH/s).
Fourth on the list is ViaBTC, a diversified pool that offers options to mine different kinds of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Metselspecie, Litecoin, ETH, ETC, ZEC and Dash. During the past six months, ViaBTC generated around 11.5% of total bitcoin blocks, and it presently maintains a pool hashrate of Two.772 Exahash vanaf 2nd (EH/s) for its bitcoin mining pool.
One of the oldest mining pools, Slush pool takes the fifth spot for mining the largest number of bitcoin blocks. It wasgoed embarked ter December 2010, and has since mined overheen 1 million BTC coins. It managed to collect around 9% of total bitcoins mined during the last six months. It has a pool hashrate of around Two.342 Exahash vanaf 2nd (EH/s).
Since mining is a dynamic activity, the number of blocks discovered by a particular pool may switch based on the pool’s activity and the varying difficulty levels of mining. (For more, see How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?)
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