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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ZetaCoin (ZET) SHA256 Pool Testing and Coin Information

 Detailed Coin Information:

  • No Premine
  • Based on Bitcoin source
  • Block target: 30 seconds (20x Faster than Bitcoin)
  • Difficulty re-targets every 4 blocks based on last 90 blocks (Quick difficulty readjustment)
  • Block reward: 1000 ZET, halving every 80640 blocks (about 1 month), not dropping below 1 ZET (inflationary)
  • Total coin supply:160 million ZET + small yearly inflation
  • 160 million coins will be mined in around first year
  • Thereafter around 1 million per year (inflationary). This small inflation is a better incentive to keep the network hashing than purely transaction fees.
  • P2P port: 17333

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Active Pool Comparison


All testing performed by an Antminer S4 @ 2.18 TH/s (218 Mhz) and my conclusion is this coin needs some support! It can be a good coin, it's only worth 1 coin / block but at the rate you can find them and the speed they are sent/received when the network is active it can be almost instantaneous. It's quite unfortunate that there isn't more of an active mining network. All pools provide near identical results, they all have different reasons for lower hashrates but you essentially get the same result in the end. Between 350-450 coins per TH/s a day. If you can solo mine that is the way to go, but otherwise just pick a pool that has the most users, doesn't get interfered with by a multi-pool switch, and ride it out. At the current exchange of 0.00000492/BTC it is not currently profitable but it was at one point already and can be again in the future. This isn't one to just look over and forget about.



  • Pool Hashrate: 1.3-2 TH/s
  • My Hashrate: 1.3-2 TH/s
  • 24 Hour Earnings: 1032 ZET
  • Fees: 1.5%
  • Average Round Duration: ~1 minute
  • Reward Method: PROP
  • My Thoughts: Very stable, no real issues here besides the fluctuating hash-rate, but all pools seemed to experience that with this coin, at least this one stuck towards the 2 TH/s side of things and payed out much better!


#2 MiningPools:

  • Pool Hashrate: 2 TH/s
  • My Hashrate: 2 TH/s
  • 24 Hour Earnings: 952
  • Fees: 1%
  • Average Round Duration: ~1 Minutes
  • Reward Method: PROP
  • My Thoughts: As usual MiningPools provides a quite stable environment, sticking right at 2 TH/s for my whole test. Still just basically solo mining though.


#3 E-Pool:

  • Pool Hashrate: 1.6-4.8 TH/s
  • My Hashrate: 1.3-1.5 TH/s
  • 24 Hour Earnings: 840 ZET
  • Fees: 1%
  • Average Round Duration: ~1 minute
  • Reward Method: PPLNS
  • My Thoughts: This pool pays out very quickly and shows up as direct mining, but it's just not very reliable at the moment as it operates as a p2p setup with only 2 nodes. But it does pay out more or less the same as the others.

#4 TomPool:

  • Pool Hashrate: 1.8-2.5TH/s
  • My Hashrate: 1.3-2TH/s
  • 24 Hour Earnings: 816 ZET (Estimated was 1000+ at 2 TH/s)
  • Fees: 1%
  • Average Round Duration: ~1 minute
  • Reward Method: PPS
  • My Thoughts: I had a constant 10% DOA rate this server and stuck around 1.8 TH/s. And since it's a PPS pay structure it can pay out much better! People coming and going from this pool only helps your situation.



  • Pool Hashrate: 1.3-1.8 TH/s
  • My Hashrate: 1.3-1.8 TH/s
  • 24 Hour Earnings: 727 ZET (Estimated was 1400+ at 2 TH/s)
  • Fees: 1.75%
  • Average Round Duration: ~1 minute
  • Reward Method: PPLNS
  • My Thoughts: My hashrate was lowered due to the DOA's, they were on average 25%. But that didn't seem to effect my coin intake too badly in comparison.


#6 CoinKing:

  • Pool Hashrate: 1-4 TH/s
  • My Hashrate: 1-2 TH/s
  • 24 Hour Earnings: 712 ZET
  • Fees: 1%
  • Average Round Duration: ~2 minute
  • Reward Method: PPLNS
  • My Thoughts: Some people came and went throughout my testing but for the most part I was solo mining. I actually had a low DOA and Orphan rate (2%) but didn't earn more on this because my hash-rate kept dropping towards the 1 TH/s side of things more than the 2 TH/s.

#7 SecurePayments:

  • Pool Hashrate: 1-4 TH/s
  • My Hashrate: 0.5-2 TH/s
  • 24 Hour Earnings: 698 ZET
  • Fees: 3%
  • Average Round Duration: ~1 minute
  • Reward Method: 97% to the finder
  • My Thoughts: There was one other user there with the same hash-rate as me, also fluctuating quite wildly. We were basically catching blocks on a 1:1 ratio as well, each of us getting a block every other minute. There was a high orphan rate here, between 5-15% and a bad hashrate on top of it.

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