Dashboard Infotips

These are all of the various infotips that are available in the pool dashboards.

blocks

Block Time

The Time column shows the time the block was found as recorded by the pool.

Displayed in local time.

Block

The Block column contains the block height value of the block. The value also serves as a link to open a simple block explorer of the block.

Block Confirmation

The Confirmation column shows the confirmation status of blocks found by the pool.

If the block is still unconfirmed then the value will be the number of confirmations so far followed by the number of confirmations required for confirmation.

If the block is confirmed then the value will say "CONFIRMED". If the block was orphaned then the value will say "ORPHAN".

Blocks must be confirmed before their rewards are unlocked and added to the miners balance. A block is confirmed when a minimum number of newer blocks have been added to the chain without the block becoming orphaned. The number of blocks required for confirmation is dependent on the specific coin.

The time it takes to confirm a block depends on how many confirmations the coin requires and how long on average the coin targets finding blocks. For example, if the coin requires 100 confirmations and takes 5 minutes on average to find a block then multiply 100 x 5 to get the average number of minutes it will take to fully confirm a block. Blocks are found at random and so the reality is it may take longer or less time in each instance than the calculated average.

Block Reward

The Reward column shows the rewards the pool received from blocks found. This is the amount that is distributed to miners who earned a share of the reward.

My Reward

The My Reward column shows the amount earned by the current Miner from a block.

The amount shown for confirmed blocks is based on transaction amounts generated by the pay processor.

The amount shown for unconfirmed blocks is typically accurate. However, it's still considered an estimate since the amount is generated by the web server for display purposes rather than by the pay processor which does not generate individual transactions for unconfirmed blocks.

Block Luck

The Luck column shows the deviation from the statistical estimate for the amount of work required to find the block. It is the Expected Blocks value represented as a percent.

A value less than 100% indicates that less work than estimated was performed and more than 100% indicates more work than estimated.

Blocks are found randomly and so there will be much deviation from 100% of estimated work. However when the luck is averaged over a longer period of time the result should be around 100%.

transactions

Transaction Time

The Time column shows the time the transaction was performed as recorded by the pool.

Displayed in local time.

Transaction Amount

The Amount column shows the amount applied to the miners balance.

Amounts added to the miners balance are shown in green.

Amounts subtracted from the miners balance are shown in red and are contained in parenthesis.

Payouts and fees are shown as subtractions from the miners balance and block rewards are shown as additions.

Transaction Type

The Type column shows the transaction type.

Transaction NTx Hash

The NTx Hash column shows the network transaction hash of payouts.

This value is left blank if the transaction has no associated network transaction.

miner

Miner Hashrate

The Miner Hashrate is the total hashrate of the miner's workers calculated using shares submitted over a number of minutes.

Miner Efficiency

The Miner Efficiency is the combined efficiency of all the miner's workers. It's calculated by dividing the number of valid share submissions by the total number of share submissions over a number of minutes.

Efficiency = validSubmits / totalSubmits

Miner Round Shares

The Miner Round Share is the miners current share percent of the block reward for the current round.

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Round Estimate

The Round Est. (round estimate) is an estimate of how much would be earned by the miner if a block is found right now. How it is calculated depends on the Pay System used by the pool.

The essence of the formula used is the same for all Pay Systems:

RoundEst = MinerShare / EveryonesShares * BlockRewardAndFees

The difference is in how the value of "MinerShare" and "EveryonesShares" is derived:

Unconfirmed Balance

The Unconfirmed Balance is the total amount of coins earned from currently unconfirmed blocks.

Unconfirmed blocks cannot be paid until they are confirmed and so earnings from them are not transferred to the miners pool balance until then. Once a block is confirmed its rewards are moved to the miner Balance. However, if a block is orphaned its rewards are lost and the value is removed.

The time it takes to confirm a block depends on how many confirmations the coin requires and how long on average the coin targets finding blocks.

For example, if the coin requires 100 confirmations and takes 5 minutes on average to find a block then multiply 100 x 5 to get the average number of minutes it will take to fully confirm a block. Blocks are found at random and so the reality is it may take longer or less time in each instance than the calculated average.

Balance

The Balance is the amount of coin in the miners pool balance that are awaiting payout.

Note: The amount will not be payed until it is equal to or greater than the minimum balance. The minimum balance can be viewed and changed via the "Settings" link at the bottom of the dashboard or via the top right menu.

Total Paid

The Total Paid value indicates the total amount of coin payed to the miner address.

Round Shares

The Miners Round Shares is the total shares submitted since the beginning of the round.

The value in parenthesis is the miners shares as a percent of the total shares submitted by all miners.

PPLNS Shares

The Miners PPLNS Shares is the value of the miners score-adjusted shares submitted within the current PPLNS (Pay-Per-Last-N-Shares) window.

Expected Blocks (Round)

The Round Expected Blocks in the context of the miners earnings shows the estimated number of blocks that are expected to be found given the the total work performed by the miners workers during the current round.

Expected Blocks

The Expected Blocks in the context of the miners Lifetime Summary shows the number of blocks you would statistically find given the amount of valid work submitted to the pool.

It is calculated by determining the work done towards finding the next block from each share submitted based on the network difficulty at the time the share was submitted. It is the same value used to calculate "Block Luck" and "Round Progress".

ShareExpectedBlocks = StratumPDifficulty / NetworkPDifficulty

ExpectedBlocks = Share1ExpectedBlocks + Share2ExpectedBlocks + ...

Blocks Found

The Blocks Found value is the number of blocks that were submitted by the current miner address to the pool.

The difference between Found blocks and Expected blocks indicates the luck in the jobs the pool assigned the miner. If the miner found more than expected then the miner was assigned lucky jobs. If the miner found less than expected then the miner was assigned unlucky jobs. The luck of the pools jobs are inconsequential to the miner and the Found value is provided primarily for statistical transparency purposes. It may also indicate a problem with the miners worker(s) if the Found value is significantly less than the Expected value.

Note: The Found indicator should not be misunderstood as an indicator of solo mining luck. The distribution of blocks within the jobs provided by the pool are unique to the pool. The miner simply performs work on the pools jobs to find the blocks within them.

Expected Earnings

The Expected Earnings is calculated by multiplying the Expected Blocks value by the block reward and subtracting the pool fee.

feePaid = expectedBlocks * blockReward * feePercent
expectedEarnings = expectedBlocks * blockReward - feePaid

Since blocks are found randomely, the actual earnings will be higher than expected during good luck and lower than expected during bad luck.

Inconsistent miners may also experience more deviation from the expected earnings if they happen to mine more often or add more hash to the pool during bad luck than during good luck.

Lifetime Earnings

The Lifetime Earnings is calculated by adding the value of balances:

earnings = unconfirmed + balance + totalPaid

Since Earnings includes the Unconfirmed balance, the value may reduce whenever an unconfirmed block is detected to be an orphan.

Miner Luck

The Miner Luck indicates the deviation of actual earnings from expected earnings. It is primarily affected by the pools luck in finding blocks. It can also be independently affected by the timing of a miner joining and leaving the pool.

For an example a miner (or worker) who is inconsistent and also unlucky enough to only join the pool during bad luck and leave before good luck will have worse luck than the pool.

This value is ideally near 100%

minerLuck = expectedEarnings / earnings

Block Luck

The miners Block Luck in the context of the Lifetime Summary is the miners luck in finding blocks compared to the statistically expected number of blocks they should have found. This value will be less than 100% when more blocks than expected are found and it will be more than 100% when less blocks than expected are found.

blockLuck = (expectedBlocks + 1) / (foundBlocks + 1)

Note that the miners block luck does not indicate how the miner would have performed mining solo. The miners luck on Mintpond is a result of the luck of the unique jobs generated by MintPond and the result from mining solo or on another pool will be random.

Earnings Luck

The Earnings Luck indicates the deviation of actual earnings from expected earnings where values less than 100% are better than expected and values greater than 100% are less than expected.

The value is primarily affected by the pools luck in finding blocks as well as orphan blocks. It can also be independently affected by the timing of a miner joining and leaving the pool.

For an example - a miner (or worker) who is inconsistent and often joins the pool during bad luck and leaves before good luck will have worse luck than expected given the pools luck.

This value is ideally near 100%. Since blocks are found randomely, this value will be lower during good luck and during bad luck this value will be higher. The longer you mine the more closely the value with fluctuate around 100%.

earningsLuck = (expectedEarnings + 1) / (earnings + 1)

Orphan Blocks

The Orphan Blocks value is the number of the miners Found Blocks that were orphaned.

Average Daily Earnings

The Average Daily Earnings shows the average of the recent daily earnings excluding the current day and trailing days with no earnings.

Average Weekly Earnings

The Average Weekly Earnings shows the average of the recent weekly earnings excluding the current week and trailing weeks with no earnings.

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Network Hashrate

The Network Hashrate is an estimate provided by the coin daemon of the total global hashrate currently mining the coin. The estimate is constructed from data in the block chain (Last N blocks) and does not represent a real-time value.

Network Difficulty

The Network Difficulty is provided by the coin daemon. Submitted shares must meet the network difficulty in order to be considered a valid block.

Network Block Height

The Block Height indicates the number of blocks currently in the block chain. It does not indicate the height of the block the pool is currently looking for.

Network Last Found

Last Found indicates the amount of time that has passed since the most recent block was added to the block chain by anyone based on the block time as provided by the coin daemon.

Network Est.Avg Time

The Network Est.Avg. Time (estimated average time) indicates how long on average it might take for the next block to be found by anyone. It is calculated based on the current network difficulty and network hashrate.

Coin

The Coin is the name of the crypto-currency coin of the pool you are currently viewing.

Symbol

The Symbol is the market ticker symbol used by the crypto-currency coin. In some cases, a market may need to use a different symbol because the symbol is already taken. This causes there to be more than one possible symbol. Only one symbol is used at MintPond and it will be the one the coin maintainers consider to be the official symbol or the most common symbol.

Algorithm

The Algorithm is the proof-of-work (POW) algorithm used to mine the cryptocurrency. This is the algorithm you should set your mining software to use.

Confirmations

The Network Confirmations indicates the number of confirmations required before a block reward can be spent. This will also be the number of confirmations required before a block reward will be added to the miners balance.

Homepage

The Homepage is the URI of the homepage or most common homepage of the cryptocurrency.

Reward+Fees

The Network Reward+Fees indicates the current block reward plus fees from current transactions. The fees should be considered an estimate since it's possible for various mining daemons to construct slightly different transactions and MintPond has several mining daemons.

pool

Pool Hashrate

The Pool Hashrate is the sum of hashrates of all miners in the pool calculated using shares submitted over the last number of minutes.

Pool Last Found

The Pool Last Found value indicates the amount of time that has elapsed since the pool found its most recent block. The time of the block is taken from the pools own records rather than the value provided by the block chain.

Round Progress

The Pool Round Progress indicates how much expected work has been completed towards finding the next block. The Round Progress will eventually become the "Luck" value of the next block found, at which point the Round Progress will reset and the cycle will repeat.

Pool Workers

The Pool Workers value indicates the total number of unique workers currently in use on the pool. This value is based on the names assigned to the workers and does not represent the number of unique connections to the pool.

Pool Total Found

The Pool Total Found value indicates the all-time total number of blocks the pool has found including orphans.

Pool Est.Avg Time

The Pool Est.Avg. Time (estimated average time) indicates how long on average it might take for the next block to be found by the pool. The value is calculated using the current pool hashrate and network difficulty.

Pool Fee

The Pool Fee is the percent taken by the pool from each block reward in exchange for its service.

Pay System

The Pool Pay System indicates how payments are distributed to the miners.

Miners Count

The Pool Miners value indicates the number of miners currently using the pool.

Miners are determined by the number of unique wallet addresses being mined into.

Round Shares

The Pool Round Shares value indicates how many shares have been submitted so far in the current round by all miners in the pool.

PPLNS Shares

The Pool PPLNS Shares value indicates the current value of all score-adjusted shares submitted by miners within the current PPLNS pay window.

Pool Luck

The Pool Avg. Luck values are averages of "Luck" values from the blocks the pool has found. Note: The "Luck" is the Expected Blocks as a percent.

TX Fee

The Pool TX Fee is an amount taken whenever a payout is made to compensate for network transaction fees.

Pool Balance

The Pool Balance is the sum total of all unpaid miner balances in the pool.

Total Paid

The Pool Total Paid value is an incrementing counter indicating how much has been paid out to miners in total from the pool.

Pool Current Block

The Pool Current Block value indicates the height of the block the pool is currently mining.

Unconfirmed Blocks

The Pool Unconfirmed Blocks value indicates the number of blocks found by the pool that have not reached the minimum number of confirmations required to be payed out.

Confirmed Blocks

The Pool Confirmed Blocks value indicates the number of blocks found by the pool that have reached the minimum number of confirmations required to be payed out.

Orphaned Blocks

The Pool Orphaned Blocks value indicates the number of blocks found by the pool that were orphaned and could not be payed.

Total Blocks

The Pool Total Blocks history values show the total number of blocks found within their respective time periods. The total includes orphans, confirmed and unconfirmed blocks.

Valid Blocks

The Pool Valid Blocks history values show the number of valid blocks found within their respective time periods. The value includes confirmed and unconfirmed blocks but excludes orphans.

Orphaned Blocks

The Pool Orphan Blocks history values show the number of orphaned blocks found within their respective time periods.

worker

Worker Hashrate

The Worker Hashrate is the hashrate of the worker calculated using shares submitted over the last number of minutes.

Worker Efficiency

The Worker Efficiency is the share efficiency of the worker. It's calculated by dividing the number of valid share submissions by the total number of share submissions over the previous number of minutes.

Efficiency = validSubmits / totalSubmits

Worker Difficulty

The Worker Difficulty is the difficulty assigned to the worker by the stratum. If there is more than one connection with the same worker name, the highest difficulty in the last number of minutes is displayed.

Note: The difficulty scale used by the pool stratum is not the same scale as the difficulty of the network. This is done to make the numbers easier to work with.

Worker Last Submit

The Worker Last Submit value is the elapsed time since the worker last submitted a share.

Note: The data is refreshed at a fixed interval and so the value will not immediately reset when a share is submitted.

Worker Software

The Worker Software value shows the mining software in use by the worker.

Worker Valid Submits

The Worker Valid Submits value shows the the number of valid share submissions by the worker in the last number of minutes.

Worker Invalid Submits

The Worker Invalid Submits value shows the the number of invalid share submissions by the worker in the last number of minutes.

Worker Expected Blocks

The Worker Expected Blocks is the statistical number of blocks that might be found during the current round given the amount of work performed by the worker.

Worker Valid Submits (Round)

The Worker Round Valid Submits value shows the the number of valid share submissions by the worker in the current round.

Worker Invalid Submits (Round)

The Worker Round Invalid Submits value shows the the number of invalid share submissions by the worker in the current round.

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Block Hash

The Block Hash is the unique hash identifier of the block in the block chain.

Block Confirmations

The Block Confirmations is the number of new blocks on the block chain since the block was found. Orphaned blocks are not part of the accepted block chain and have no confirmations. In this case the value will indicate that the block is orphaned.

Block Difficulty

The Block Difficulty is the network difficulty requirement the block had to meet in order to be valid.

Block Time

The Block Time is the approximate time that the block was found as recorded in the block chain.

Displayed in local time.

Block Size

The Block Size is the amount of disk space the block data uses in the block chain.

Block Finder

The Block Finder is the wallet address of the miner that found the block.

Software

The Software value shows the mining software that found the block.

Block Shares

The Block Shares is the total shares submitted by all miners in this pool during the round that found the block.

Estimated Shares

The Block Estimated Shares is a crude estimate of how many shares might be required on average to find the block given its difficulty.

Expected Blocks

The Expected Blocks is the statistical number of blocks that might be found during the round given the amount of work performed by the miners. It is calculated similarly to Estimated Shares except that it's calculated incrementally from each share submitted during the round using the network difficulty at the time of share submission. Its value is used to indicate the Round Progress and the Block Luck once the block is found.

Luck

The Block Luck shows the deviation from the statistical estimate for the amount of work required to find the block. It is the Expected Blocks value represented as a percent.

A value less than 100% indicates that less work than estimated was performed and more than 100% indicates more work than estimated.

Blocks are found randomly and so there will be much deviation from 100% of estimated work. However when the luck is averaged over a longer period of time the result should be around 100%.

Value Out

The Block Value Out indicates the total coin amount in the block outputs (total outgoing payments).

Value Created

The Block Value Created amount indicates the amount of new coin created by the block. It typically consists of the coinbase amount but may also include coins re-created as part of a privacy mechanism.

Fees

The Block Fees is the the additional amount of reward included in the coinbase from transaction fees included in the block. These additional rewards are distributed to the pool miners as part of the block reward.