Welcome to litecoinpool.org
Mining litecoins since October 21, 2011
New to Litecoin mining? Read our Beginner’s Guide!
Welcome to the first true pay-per-share (PPS) Litecoin pool. Some of our key features:
- Exclusive ultra-low-latency Stratum server implementation, written in C
- Support for Stratum over TLS, to prevent MITM attacks
- Merged mining (AuxPoW) of several altcoins, paying out in litecoins
- Support for the resume extension to Stratum
- Adaptive share difficulty (“vardiff”), with support for manual tuning
- Network of 8 geographically-distributed, redundant servers
- Detailed stats updated every few seconds
- Email notification of idle miners
- Fee-free automatic and manual (instant) payouts
- Two-factor authentication support
- Website and mining interface also accessible as Tor hidden services
- Extensive JSON API
The Reward System
Every valid share you submit to this pool is instantly credited to your account at the current pay-per-share (PPS) rate. This rate, expressed in litecoins, also takes into account merged-mined coins such as Dogecoin, resulting in higher payouts than a regular Litecoin pool. Thanks to merged mining, you have to pay no fee; in fact, your earnings may even be higher than with a 0-fee PPS system.
This is not a PPLNS, SMPPS or RBPPS pool: we always pay for your work, even if the pool has not yet solved enough blocks to cover the earnings generated. On other systems, miners are only rewarded when and if a block matures, but sometimes blocks get orphaned from the Litecoin network, and therefore yield no reward. A PPS pool, on the other hand, takes on the risk of bad luck so you don’t have to deal with variance and orphaned blocks.
A Bit of History
LitecoinPool.org was started shortly after the birth of Litecoin by Pooler, who is well known in the community as a member of the Litecoin core development team and for being the maintainer of the cpuminer software package. Since the very start, the pool used ad-hoc software: Pooler wrote the front end entirely from scratch, with security and efficiency in mind, while the mining back end was originally a heavily-modified version of Jeff Garzik’s pushpool. After two weeks of intensive testing, on November 5, 2011 the pool opened its doors to the public, becoming the first PPS pool for Litecoin. In April 2012 LitecoinPool.org also became the first pool to support variable-difficulty shares, a technique later dubbed “vardiff” by Bitcoin pools, allowing miners to drastically reduce their network bandwidth usage.
Thanks to its advanced features and its reliability, the pool quickly attracted a very high number of miners, to the point that during the first half of 2012 it often constituted over 40% of the entire Litecoin network. Due to centralization concerns, it was decided to temporarily close new registrations; later in 2012, registrations were reopened, but have since been subject to approval.
In August 2013 the back-end software was completely redesigned and rewritten from scratch to implement advanced efficiency and scalability optimizations that Pooler devised after implementing support for the Stratum protocol in cpuminer. This new implementation makes LitecoinPool.org the first Litecoin pool based entirely on software written from scratch, and the first pool to implement extensions to the Stratum protocol such as “resume”, “suggest_difficulty” and “suggest_target”.
In September 2014 LitecoinPool.org also became the first Litecoin pool to offer secure mining over TLS-encrypted Stratum connections, protecting miners from potential man-in-the-middle attacks.
We wish to thank all the people who have, directly or indirectly, contributed to the development of this pool. In particular, many thanks go to (in alphabetical order): coblee, DeLorean731, Derringer, diki, g2x3k, Graet, guruvan, inlikeflynn, jgarzik, LittleDuke, piperitapatty, pontius, rTech, shawnp0wers, ssvb, terrytibbs, WKnight, Xurious.
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** Daily fee covers electricity and maintenance costs. The contract will end if the total revenue from the past 30 days is less than the total daily fee for the same period.
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Litecoin Mining Pool (LTC)
All of our stratum servers utilize GeoIP routing which automatically selects the server with the closest geographical proximity to your mining operation, resulting in optimal latency.
|stratum+ssl://ltc.coinfoundry.org:3043||Secure ASIC Mining (TLS/SSL)|
Login: Login using your wallet address as username. An optional workername can be appended to your address separated by a dot character. Password can be left blank.
Static difficulty: To mine with a static (fixed) difficulty simply use d=xxx as password in your miner configuration where xxx denotes your preferred difficulty.
To open your personal mining dashboard, click the My Stats tab to the right of this page, enter the wallet address you are mining with and click Load.
- Navigate to the "Miner Configuration Tab" inside the Antminer’s web-interface and enter stratum+tcp://ltc.coinfoundry.org:3042 as the Url for Pool 1.
- Now enter your Litecoin address in the "Worker" field of the first pool. If you don’t know your Litecoin wallet address, read this section first.
- If you are mining on multiple machines/rigs, you can append an identifier of your choice to your wallet address seperated by a dot to make it easier to distinguish between your rigs when evaluating your results. Example: .
- Click "Save"
- You are now good to go to start mining
Before you can start to mine you need to create a wallet. Although Litecoin is an entirely digital asset, you still need a place to store them. This is done in a digital wallet. There are multiple methods to obtain a wallet which vary by ease of use and the security they provide.
Official first-party Wallets for all major platforms are available from the Litecoin Website. These wallets are released and maintained by the Litecoin Team.
Another possibility is to create a wallet at LiteVault. Please make sure to immediately backup your wallet keys after creating a wallet. We recommend using a password store such as KeePass or 1Password for that.
For long-term storage of Litecoin you can create a paper wallet. A paper wallet is extremely secure if you guard your private key by storing it in a password vault such as KeePass or LastPass or printing it out and depositing the sheet in a real bank vault.
A hardware wallet is a special type of wallet which stores your private keys in a secure hardware device. Hardware wallets offer robust safety features for storing cryptographic assets and securing digital payments. The most popular hardware wallets are the Ledger Nano S and the Trezor.
Registering with a Crypto-Exchange
There are multiple digital currency exchanges you can register with. Registering with an exchange allows you to create a wallet on the exchange for every currency the exchange supports.
Zpool litecoin mining
- Algo Switching
Welcome to v2 of zpool. Please leave feedback in our discord channel and don’t forget to read over our FAQ.
No registration is required, payouts are made to the BTC address you mine with as your username.
BTC is the only official payout currency however you can choose to be paid in any currency listed on our coins page.
Instructions – How to Mine here
It is possible to use valid wallet addresses from any of the coins we mine, however it is recommended to use BTC.
It is very important that you set your payout currency symbol in your miners password field so it matches the currency symbol of your payout address. For example, if you are using a Bitcoin wallet address you would set c=BTC as your miners password. If there is no c= set, your currency will be randomly chosen from any matching coins we have used.
Please be aware, c= doesn’t always work. If you fail to correct this and continue mining with the wrong currency detected you will NOT be able to change to the proper currency once an actual balance has been posted to the address.
If you want to mine only certain coin(s) you can use the option zap=SYMBOL in your password. See FAQ for more details.
To simplify the configuration process please use the stratum generator below.
Litecoin Mining Pools (2018)
Crypto currencies have seen a huge surge in value over the past year, with interest continuing to rise sharply.
This article give a brief overview of Litecoin, before looking more specifically at how to start using a litecoin mining pool.
What is Litecoin?
Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that works on open source blockchain technology.
Similar to Bitcoin and Ethereum, all Litecoin transactions are recorded on a public ledger and the need for middleman (such as a bank) for the fulfilment of the transactions is eliminated. The transaction takes place directly between two parties saving on time and costs.
Launched in 2011 by Charlie Lee, Litecoin was considered to be the “ Silver to Bitcoins Gold”, although there are some substantial differences due to the hashing algorithm and the GUI (Graphical User Interface). Litecoin showed phenomenal growth and by November 2017 had a market capitalisation value of more than $ 4 million.
Currently Litecoin is considered to be in the top 5 of all Cryptocurrency Market Caps. There are three basic differences between Bitcoin and Litecoin; Speed, number of coins and hashing algorithm.
Litecoin generates blocks about four times faster than Bitcoin, resulting in more blocks confirmed per transaction. This is due to the activation of SegWit (Segregated Witness).
The number of coins released into market define’s their value, on the same principal as a real world currency. The limit for the number of available Bitcoin’s is 21 million, while Litecoin has a limit of 84 million. This means a Litecoin has less value per coin than Bitcoin but is still considered a scarce resource.
The biggest impact of the different hashing algorithm is felt by miners. Bitcoin uses a Secure Hash Algorithm while Litecoin uses a memory intensive algorithm. Miners need to have different equipment to be able to mine Litecoin instead of Bitcoin.
For more information on Peer-toPeer cryptocurrencies and the differences between Bitcoin and litecoin check out this article.
The following video will also assist with understanding the fundamentals and origins of LItecoin:
Best Litecoin Pool 2018
We’ve written in depth about ethereum mining pools in the past, and while there are some ETH specific pools (like Ethpool and Ethermine) there are a number of other pools that will also feature on our list here. Similarly, there are a handful of pools that are specific to Litecoing.
Some popular Litecoing mining pools include:
These pools use a variety of payments methods, such as PPS and PPLNS.
Until earlier this year, F2Pool was the largest Litecoin mining pool, but has been recently been overtaken by Antpool (both of which mine for Litecoins, Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies).
Regardless of the size of the pools, Litecoinpool.org seems to be the most popular Litecoin mining pool currently in operation.
Working on a PPS payment method, most miners find the returns on investment in this pool the best. Litecoinpool.org is also the longest standing Litecoin mining pool, coming into operation in 2011 shortly after the launch of the cryptocurrency. For more information on how to start mining on Litecoinpool.org, check out their beginners guide.
Also check out our post on dogecoin mining pools for a broader understanding of the topic.
Litecoin Mining Pool Software
Litecoin can be mined on lower specification hardware than is needed to mine Bitcoin, making it possible for owners of standard consumer grade computers to become miners.
Litecoin mining requires a ATI/AMD video card and the higher the quality of the card, the more Litecoins that can be mined. Once you have determined the KH/Sec that your card can get, you can calculate your returns and possible income.
You will also need to download a Litecoin Wallet and the Litecoin GUI Miner.
For some guidelines on how to mine Litecoin, watch the following videos:
Litecoin is considered to be one the most promising cryptocoins currently available and has seen a huge surge in value since its launch in 2011.
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