As the title says, which pools offer payouts to miners directly in the generation transaction of the block, as in Eligius?

  • P2Pool for one thing, but that's not strictly speaking a pool...
    – ThePiachu
    Commented Jun 18, 2012 at 18:35
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    How isn't it a pool? It's a group of people pooling their hashing power and sharing rewards. That makes it a pool as far as I'm concerned. Commented Jun 18, 2012 at 21:38

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Luke recently posted that:

Fresh-mined coins for payouts were innovated by pools in the following order: puddinpop, Eligius, BitPenny, p2pool.

  • If puddinpop, Eligius, and BitPenny pay their miners via the generation transaction, does P2Pool have any advantage over them, security-wise? It would seem all these pools are equally immune to potential pool manager fraud, then.
    – Geremia
    Commented Apr 13, 2015 at 21:57
  • @Geremia: I think I answered my own question: non-P2Pool pool managers still have complete control over the payout queue, viz., who to include in the next block's generation transaction and how much to pay them. So, P2Pool is more secure against pool manager fraud, even than Eligius et al.
    – Geremia
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 2:53

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