Current results of our live mining pool profitability comparison

Best & most profitable mining pools for Ethereum, Monero, Zcash, Grin & Beam. All results are based on data gathered by actively mining on each pool during the last 14 days.
Currency Most profitable pool Weekly income
Beam Icon Beam Sparkpool Icon Sparkpool 0.304 BEAM
( )
/ 1 Sols/s
Ethereum Classic Icon Ethereum Classic Ethermine Icon Ethermine 20.864 ETC
( )
/ 1 GH/s
Ethereum Icon Ethereum Ethermine Icon Ethermine 0.560 ETH
( )
/ 1 GH/s
Grin (C29) Icon Grin (C29) Sparkpool Icon Sparkpool 0.317 GRIN
( )
/ 1 GPS
Grin (C31) Icon Grin (C31) Sparkpool Icon Sparkpool 2.880 GRIN
( )
/ 1 GPS
Ravencoin Icon Ravencoin Antpool Icon Antpool 5672 RVN
( )
/ 1 GH/s
Monero Icon Monero MineXMR Icon MineXMR 0.0425 XMR
( )
/ 1 kH/s
Zcash Icon Zcash F2Pool Icon F2Pool 8.76 ZEC
( )
/ 1 MSols/s
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Creating a fair and representative mining pool comparison is difficult

The naive method to compare pools by mining for a fixed period on one pool and then switch for the same period to another pool and compare income is flawed as this method does not take into account pool luck, network difficulty and mining rig luck.

Another common method is to point two identical rigs to two pools at the same time. While this method will give much better results, our experience shows, that even if two rigs are made from the same kind of hardware their hashrate might still differ by a factor as large as 10%.

Our unique approach to comparing mining pools

More Information

Initially this method of comparing mining pools came up as we wanted to evaluate the performance of our own mining pools (we operate ethermine.org & flypool). After realizing how important such information is for the mining community we decided to expand our comparison to other coins & pools and made it public.

Our current benchmarking setup

Coin Setup Benchmarked Pools
Ethereum IconEthereum 5 GPU mining rigs with 8 GTX1070 running ethminer (total hashrate of ~900MH/s, provided by Atlantic Crypto) Ethermine
Nanopool
Miningpoolhub
F2Pool
Sparkpool
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Grin IconGrin-C29 4 GPU mining rigs with 8 GTX1070 running bminer (total hashrate of ~110G/s, provided by Atlantic Crypto) Btc.com
Sparkpool
F2Pool
Grinmint
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Grin IconGrin-C31 4 GPU mining rigs with 8 GTX1070 running bminer (total hashrate of ~19G/s, provided by Atlantic Crypto) Btc.com
Sparkpool
F2Pool
Grinmint
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Zcash IconZcash 1 GPU mining rig with 6 GTX1060 running bminer (total hashrate of ~1.3kSol/s) Poolin
F2Pool
Flypool
Slushpool
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Monero IconMonero 1 GPU mining rig with 5 GTX1060 running xmrig (total hashrate of ~2kH/s) Nanopool
Supportxmr
Minexmr
F2Pool
Poolin
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Beam IconBeam 1 GPU mining rig with 6 GTX1060 running gminer (total hashrate of ~75 Sols/s) Btc.com
F2Pool
Leafpool
Beepool
Sparkpool
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Ethereum Classic IconEthereum Classic 1 GPU mining rig with 6 GTX1060 running ethminer (total hashrate of ~120MH/s) Ethermine
Nanopool
F2Pool
2Miners
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