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How long should I expect to wait for payout on p2pool

Basically, I have 20 GH/s running on p2pool I've had no pay out for about 4 days which seems a long time. The time to share is also 110 hours and stays at 110 hours. It never drops and so am getting ...
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Compared to Slush's pool, how exactly does Eligius payout owed bitcoins to the miners?

I have mined a bit on both pools. Slush builds up an amount in your account and once it passes a threshold that you set, Slush sends you a payout that comes from another wallet. Eligius sets the ...
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Middlecoin vs Wafflepool vs multipool.us [closed]

Which one actually has a better payoff? As I understand from their websites, their fees are: Middlecoin 3.88% Wafflepool 1% Multipool.us 1.50% So, clearly Wafflepool's the best, but how are ...
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What's the current PPLNS window of the LTC P2Pool pool?

Thanks to this answer I learnt that P2Pool is based on PPLNS but how can I find what's the PPLNS window of the LTC P2Pool network at any given time?
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Why am I getting payouts from 6 blocks with only 1 share found with a LTC P2Pool pool?

I was mining in a LTC P2Pool pool and found a share. As I understand it, if the conditions outlined in this answer would have been satisfied, I should have received a payout from the next block found ...
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Why is my p2pool share not payed out?

I'm mining Litecoins in the q30.qhor.net P2Pool node at a current rate of around 75 kH/s. I've been reading that decentralized p2pool mining differs a bit from centralized mining pools, e.g. that you ...
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Mining pool hashrate effect on a miner's income

Newbie miners have many misconceptions about how the hashrate of the pool they mine in will affect their mining income. If a big miner joins the pool there are some unhappy miners who think that now ...
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Is PPS or DGM better for pooled mining when difficulty has a high “beta”

According to this thread on BFL, BFL_Josh says PPS may be a better bet for you if you don't like variance. However if you are mining for the long haul, DGM will pay out more but your variance will ...
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If each miner has a different share difficulty in a PPS pool, how should I calculate and reward the relative effort of each?

For discussion purposes, suppose I have an ASIC miner, several GPUs and a CPU botnet all mining with different difficulties. When a share is returned to the pool, at what difficulty threshold should ...
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How much is a mining pool share worth on average?

I know that mining pool shares have no value on their own, but it should be possible to find an average value based on the pool's average payout per share. This site describes the expected payout per ...
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How to structure a Bitcoin charity miner?

I'm working on a project involving mining Bitcoins for charity. I'm writing my own miner, and though I may eventually set up my own pool for this purpose, for now I'm planning on using existing pools. ...
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What is pool hopping?

What is pool hopping and how do pool hoppers affect other miners? Are there ways to prevent it?
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How do mining pool payout methods affect the cost of executing a block withholding attack?

I'm wondering how each payout method (PPS, DGM, PPLNS, Proportional, etc) influences the cost of executing a block withholding attack. Does it matter how the payout method places variance between ...
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Is the “double geometric” payout method for pooled mining fair to part time miners?

The "double geometric" payout method as used on the Ozco.in pool is supposed to be fair and prevent pool hopping, but is this method fair to miners that only mine for a few hours per day, as opposed ...
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How to choose the most profitable pool?

Say I have a moderate amount of hashing power and I want to maximize my profit by using the pool that would give the best rewards for mining with them, what should I look at when choosing a pool?
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Can an SMPPS (Shared Maximum Pay Per Share) pool be hopped?

I've looked at the way SMPPS (Shared Maximum Pay Per Share) payout schemes work, and as far as I can tell, there is no significant way to hop such a pool to advantage. Yet I've seen several people ...
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What is a good mining pool/payout model for infrequent mining?

I usually mine only, when I do stuff using my PC so it is on anyway. So far I used Slushs Pool but they have a score based reward system, which seem to punish casual mining. If a long round ends >15 ...