Bitminter opened in 2011 and have since then registered over 450,000 people, making Bitminter one of the oldest cryptocurrency mining pools.
Upon entering Bitminters website, you’ll notice it is a lot simpler and less flashy than most other mining pools. Although simple, Bitminter does include live up to date statistics regarding block information, shifts, luck, rewards, and even has a web service API.
Bitminter, sadly, seems to be falling off the radar. Bitminter mined less than 2 dozen blocks during 2017 and has only mined roughly 2 blocks in 2018 thus far.
How it works:
Sign up on the website and assign your machines to mint.bitminter.com:3333 with a username and a password. Alternatively, you can use one of the specific servers located at the bottom of this review.
Your work is then recorded in shifts and everytime a new block is finished, you will receive a share proportional to how much work you completed in the last 10 shifts. This reward system is widely referred to as PPLNS with shifts. 99% of the mining income (including transaction fee income) is paid out to miners.
From what I can find, Bitminter is the old, tried and trusty bitcoin mining pool. It doesn’t have a flashy website or super updated social media platforms. It doesn’t have a mobile app and it doesn’t have free downloadable tools. What it does offer though is a tried and true platform for easy and seamless Bitcoin mining.
us1.bitminter.com:3333 (United States)
us2.bitminter.com:3333 (United States)
- It doesn’t have a flashy website or super updated social media platforms.
- It doesn’t have a mobile app and it doesn’t have free downloadable tools.