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Questions tagged [pool-hopping]

Regarding the practice of switching between different mining pools in order to maximize personal profits at the cost to other miners in the pool.

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Why P2Pool fails to attract more users and other pools surpassed it?

Some people say that mining pool are going to violate the distributed principle of Bitcoin and make it more centralize. So why totally distributed pools such as P2Pool have not attract more users? I ...
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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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Is P2Pool vulnerable to pool hopping?

Some pools / payout mechanisms are vulnerable to pool hopping. Is P2Pool vulnerable?
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Pool Hopping Math

It's been discussed and argued at great length whether pool hopping is ethical, but there is no debate about whether it works - I even have some first hand experience that says it increases mining ...
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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 are the problems with naive pool sharing mechanisms?

@David's comment on this answer suggests that naive approaches to mining pool management don't work. What attacks are possible on such naive approaches, such as every miner gets a share proportional ...