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From what I understand miners submit their hashes to the pool. What prevents a miner to disengage the pool as soon as she finds the right hash?

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The payout address for the miners mined blocks is the pool's moderator address. If the miners are working on blocks with a different payout address (ex. their own), the pool moderator can tell and act accordingly by either banning them or simply ignoring their work.

  • Right! That was logical! – gurghet Jun 30 '14 at 11:53
  • And what happens if the pool moderator is the culprit? – Tom Au Jun 30 '14 at 17:30
  • @TomAu: Please ask as a separate question. I think that's an interesting thing to ponder. – Jacob Krall Jun 30 '14 at 18:31
  • @JacobKrall: Done. – Tom Au Jun 30 '14 at 18:45

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