About Pool

The services and options we offer.

Which coins can I mine on Slush Pool?
Currently you can mine Bitcoin and Zcash on Slush Pool. At this time we don't plan to support other altcoins such as Ethereum (ETH), Monero (XMR), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) or others.  We believe that Bitcoin is th...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2020 at 2:46 PM
Different types of hashrate (Nominal, Effective, Scoring)
Hash rate is the number of hashes generated per second. You will mostly observe the hash rate of your mining device in our statistics. However, you might also come across the “hash rate of the pool” or the “hash rate of the e...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2020 at 2:55 PM
What is a Share in proof of work?
Share is a unit which mining pools use for calculating the work done by a miner. When a mining device is connected to the pool, it receives a computational task to be solved - computing hash values with certain properties (th...
Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 at 1:37 PM
Do you have a referral program?
Referrals, dev-fee split, & whitelabeling. Slush Pool Unfortunately, we don’t run a referral program at the moment. Since Slush Pool accounts are free and pseudonymous, it would be hard to prevent abuse of such a program...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Is Slush Pool compatible with NiceHash?
NiceHash is a platform where you can buy hash rate which you can then use on our pool to mine - see What is cloud mining? for more information. Yes, Slush Pool is compatible with NiceHash services, meaning you can send hash r...
Thu, 20 Aug, 2020 at 5:12 PM
Can I solo mine on Slush Pool?
Sorry, we don’t offer solo mining as an option because we don’t want to dilute the hashrate and “weaken” the pool. The larger the pool, the more stable the rewards will be for all of its users. You can learn more about how po...
Thu, 20 Aug, 2020 at 5:13 PM
Is Slush Pool merge mining?
We are also using the Bitcoin hashing power to merge mine RSK (rootstock): a smart-contract sidechain (similar to Ethereum) that's based on the Bitcoin blockchain. We believe that sidechains have a lot of potential, which...
Tue, 25 Aug, 2020 at 2:26 PM
A Slush Pool agent has offered me an investment opportunity. Is it a scam?
We do not require any payments or investments from our users! We are a mining pool service, meaning you need to operate your own hardware and send that computing power to us in order to stabilize your mining rewards. See Intro...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2020 at 2:34 PM
What is an Orphan block?
An orphan block (block A) is a valid block, but it is not a part of a blockchain. An orphan block is created when two miners find a valid block (block A and block B) at around the same time and broadcast them both to the netwo...
Thu, 27 Aug, 2020 at 3:23 PM