1. What reward system does our pool adopt?
The assignment of rewards to miners follows a PPLNS scheme adapted to the multi-algo nature of Epic Cash.
2. Can I use the same worker name for multiple instances?
Yes, you can run several instances using the same command with the same worker name in your mining software.
3. How many mining modes are supported?
Our pool currently supports three different modes: solo, pool and party. Solo is the mode that allows you to receive only rewards from blocks found by your workers (not recommended for those who do not have enough power to find blocks). Pool allows you to receive rewards for all blocks found by the pool in the same mode, based on your shares in the last round determined by a PPLNS assignment. Party is very similar to pool mode, with PPLNS assignment for all those who mine in party mode. The difference between pool and party is in the job on which the workers mine: in pool is unique for each workers, in party all workers mine on an identical job.
4. Is there a limit of workers I can register?
Absolutely not. You can register an unlimited number of workers, however if they do not show any activity for a long time they will be removed from your account.
5. Where our stratum servers are located?
To favor a balanced hashrate distribution and to lower latency globally, we have stratum servers in the United States, Europe and Asia.
6. How is the difficulty of shares assigned?
The difficulty is set automatically once each worker starts mining according to his power to optimize its yield to the maximum possible.
7. Why do mining rewards need 24 hours to be confirmed and become withdrawable?
This is not an issue or an Epicmine's choice. Due to the nature of the Epic blockchain, block rewards require 1440 confirmations (approximately one day) to mature. Before 1440 confirmations, the funds are immature and unspendable, so we cannot make them available for miners to withdraw. Paying rewards before 24 hours means advancing funds at the expense of already confirmed and not withdrawn rewards of other miners.