• When are payouts? - Payouts are processed every hour on the hour. Up to 50 payments are made at a time so you might have to wait more than 1 hour.

  • What is the minimum payout? - The default minimum payout is 1 {{coin.symbol}}. You can change the minimum payout to as low as 0.002 {{coin.symbol}} using the "Settings" link located at the bottom of the page (or in top menu if you're on a mobile device).

  • What is the payout transaction fee? - The transaction (payout) fee is 0.001 {{coin.symbol}}

  • I don't know what my password to change the minimum payout is. - The password is whatever you put as the stratum password argument in your mining software.

  • My password isn't working to change the minimum payout. - Passwords are not stored permanently by the server so you must have submitted a share to the pool within the last 10 minutes in order for your password to be recognized. Other problems could be incorrect password. Make sure if you are using more than 1 miner that all of your miners are using the same password. The password of the miner that has submitted the most shares in the past 10 minutes is used if there is more than 1 password in use.

  • Why are so many confirmations required? - The confirmations required is a product of how many confirmations the coin requires before the funds from a block become available. MintPond has no control over this. In order to give funds earlier, MintPond would need to loan coins either from its own reserve or from the balance of other miners who have been encouraged to keep their coins in the pool via high payout fees. MintPond has no desire to act as a bank and prefers to keep the pools balance of coins as small as possible.


  • I don't understand the Balance, Round Est., Unconfirmed, etc. - The "Round Est." shows an estimate of how much you would receive from a block reward if a block were to be found right now. Once a block is found, your share of the reward appears in the "Unconfirmed" balance and will remain there until the block has been confirmed or orphaned. If the block is confirmed, the pool will transfer your share of the reward to your "Balance" where it will await payout to your wallet address. The "Total Paid" is the total amount paid to your wallet address.

  • Why does my balance show 0? - Rewards come from blocks mined. Once a block is found, your share of its reward is shown under the "Unconfirmed" field in the Miner group. When the block is confirmed, the pool transfers your share of the reward to your balance. If the block is orphaned, the pool loses the reward and the share is removed from the "Unconfirmed" field. If your balance is 0, it's because a block has not been found yet and/or the block has not yet been confirmed and the reward amount is still immature.

  • Why is my hashrate different in the pool than in my miner console? - The way your miner and the pool calculate hashrate are different. The miner has direct access to your actual hashing and so will be accurate. The hashrate shown by the pool is an estimated average based on the number of shares submitted over a 10 minute period and averaged over a 20 minute period. Shares are not submitted after a fixed number of hashes but rather when the miner finds a hash that happens to meet the minimum stratum difficulty. Because of this, the hashrate cannot be directly calculated from shares and is instead an estimate based on the estimated average number of hashes that might be required to find each share. Because of this, you may need to wait an hour or two for the hashrate to become more accurate.

  • I am mining with several rigs but they all show as a single worker. How do I specify worker names? - When you setup your mining software you can specify the worker name by appending it to the end of the username (wallet address) using a period to separate them. The miner name must be alphanumeric characters with no spaces and can contain dashes or underscores. (i.e. walletAddress.workerName)

  • I keep getting "Stratum authentication failed" errors. - Authentication failure can happen if you are not using a valid wallet address or your worker name or password uses invalid characters or are too long. Worker name and password may not be more than 20 characters. The worker name can contain alphanumeric characters, underscores and dashes. It may not contain any other special characters. If these constraints are not followed your authentication will fail.


  • What blocks are shown? - Blocks shown are blocks that the pool has found. This will show all blocks including unconfirmed blocks. Only the last 125 blocks are shown.

  • What is block "luck"? - The block "luck" indicates how much of the statistical expected work was done to find the block.


  • What transactions are shown? - Transactions show how much is added and subtracted from your pool balance. These will show matured block rewards added to your balance but will not contain immature block rewards. It will also show payouts and fees as subtractions from your pool balance.