Slushpool is widely known as the very first cryptocurrency mining pools and was launched in 2010 as “Bitcoin Pooled Mining Server”. It is currently ranked #4 and is estimated to mine 3% of all blocks. Slushpool is widely known across the web as one of most popular mining pools there is. It currently holds roughly 9.6% of all mining shares, sitting right below ViaBTC and comfortably above F2Pool.
Slushpool implements 24/7 monitoring, Statum, Vardiff, merged mining, and all transaction fees are shared with the miner.
The only merged mining option is NMC.
Fun fact about Slush: They have mined over 1,000,000 Bitcoin since December 2010! They also have the longest history of stable and accurate payouts.
Slushpool also allows a politically neutral voting system. All you have to do is direct your Hash Rate towards your favorite protocol proposals to vote!
They ensure a 99.9% active rate and achieve these by implementing the most innovative load balancing and fail-over systems.
Slushpool is AsicBoost compatible and they continually add new features to their platform.
Slushpool also allows users to activate a demo account so they can check out all of the settings and see what slush has to offer before pulling the trigger.
Located at the top of the website is a very transparent pool statistics section detailing all system facts, hash rate proof, block history, JSON stats, and more.
Slushpools fees are quite simple: 2% for Bitcoin and 0% for ZEC.
Mining pool minimum payout
0.001 BTC 0.001 ZEC
Slush Pool servers:
USA, east coast: stratum+tcp://us-east.stratum.slushpool.com:3333
China, mainland: stratum+tcp://cn.stratum.slushpool.com:3333
Japan, Pacific: stratum+tcp://jp.stratum.slushpool.com:3333
USA, east coast: stratum+tcp://us.zec.slushpool.com:4444