# List of Mining Pools¶

Unless you want to solo mine, which is unfeasible for many people, you will need a pool to mine towards. Make sure to choose the one closest to you!

Here are some of the TurtleCoin mining pools (arranged alphabetically):

Pool Name | Total Fee and Method | Min. Payout | Location | Notes |
---|---|---|---|---|

CryptoNote Social | 0%, (Proportional) | 0 TRTL(anything higher than transaction fee) | California | No payments page Read `details details details` section carefully. |

Funky Penguin NZ | 0.0987654321%, Proportional | 1000 TRTL | New Zealand | - |

Hackerknowledge.de | 0.1%, PROP 0.25%, Solo 5%, PPS |
100 TRTL | Germany | - |

Mine2Gether | 0.1%, Proportional | 500 TRTL | Germany | - |

MineTRTL | 0.1%, Proportional | 500 TRTL | New York | No HTTPS |

TRTL Cryptohispano | 1%, Proportional | 500 TRTL | Spain | Customer support in Spanish |

TRTL Ninja | 0.1%, Proportional | 100 TRTL | France | - |

TRTL POOL PARTY | 0.05%, Proportional | 500 TRTL | Multi-Regional | Disable ad-block, interferes with stats tracker |

Turtle CryptoAsiaPool | 0% | 100 TRTL | Asia | No HTTPS |

TurtleCoin CryptoPool | 0.1%, PPLNS | Wallet: 100 TRTL Exchange: 500 TRTL |
St. Ghislain / Belgium | Supports XMRIG-Proxy |

Turtle Miners Club | 1%, Proportional | 500 TRTL | USA | No HTTPS |

Turtle MiningGarden | 0.01%, Proportional | 100 TRTL | Germany | - |

TurtlePool Space, EU | 0.1%, Proportional | 1000 TRTL | London | - |

TurtlePool Space, HK | 0.1%, Proportional | 1000 TRTL | Hong Kong | - |

YouPool | 0.2% | 1000 TRTL | China | - |

## Definition of Fees¶

Rather simple; the pool operator will take a percentage of the reward of the block found for himself.

Example-

- the fee is 0.1%
- the block reward is 30000 TRTL
- 30000 x 0.1% = 30

Therefore, the pool operator will take 30 TRTL for himself.

## Definition of Different Types of Methods¶

### Proportional¶

A proportional pool carries no risk to the pool operator as miners are simply paid out when a block is found. No blocks, no payout!

With a proportional pool the risk is all on the miners if it takes longer than expected to find a block then the miners earn less. On the flip side, if the pool is lucky (they will all average out the same eventually) the miners get more.

Example-

- A block is found after 100,000 shares
- You submitted 1,000 of those shares (you have 1% of the pool's total hash power)
- There’s 30000 TRTL per block

Quite simply you will get 1% of the block = 300 TRTL.

Now if the pool has a bad round (a round is the time taken to find a block) and it takes 200,000 shares to find a block (twice as long) and you have submitted 2,000 shares (as you’ve been mining twice as long), you still only get 1% of the block = 300 TRTL

This can also work in the miners favor too, as if it takes half the time (50,000 shares) to find a block and you submitted only 500 shares - again 1% - 300 TRTL.

Basically, you always get a percentage of the block and you win/lose depending on the “luck” of the pool.

The drawbacks to a proportional pool are that there is often a fee although some pool operators rely on donations only and you will have to bear the variance of the block times and luck unlike a PPLNS pool.

Also they are susceptible to “pool hoppers” where PPLNS pools are not.

### PPLNS (Pay Per Last *n* Shares)¶

PPLNS does not pay out per block found, rather it pays based on the number of shares you last submitted, and helps to dissuade pool hoppers.

How it works is,

- you start mining with a PPLNS pool.
- Rather than paying you out based on the number of shares you submitted since you started mining/the last block was found, it will pay depending on how many shares you submitted in a period of time, called the window, which is an estimate of the time in which the pool in question finds a block.
- So, after you start mining, it will take a few hours for you to earn your normal earnings - and since the effect of pool hoppers is lessened, you may make comparatively more than other methods.

Basically, you get paid based on

- the number of shares you submitted (how good what you're mining with is)
- and how long you have been mining.