1. Mining nodes
At present, AntPool has deployed mining nodes in many regions at home and abroad and is adding more nodes continuously. When connecting to AntPool, miners will be automatically distributed to their nearest nodes to ensure the stability of mining and to avoid delay of hash rate submission.
2. Mining addresses and fees
（default as 0.01）
PPS+: 4%PPS fees
AntPool supports fout payment methods: PPS+ (default), PPS，PPLNS and SOLO.
PPS (Pay Per Share)
PPS refers to a reward system used by bitcoin mining pools, where you are rewarded for your hashing power on a share basis. Bitcoin miners do a much speeded up version of the sha256 algorithm outlined here. Depending on the difficulty of the sum being done, bitcoin mining pools will pay a fixed sum for successfully completed hash. The more power you have, the more shares you can submit per second.
PPS+ (Pay Per Share Plus Transaction Fee)
PPS+ is an enhancement of the conventional PPS method, with an additional allocation of transaction fees. With PPS+, the pool pays the miners for each valid share they submit – like the pool is hiring them, and therefore miners will enjoy a stable payout. The pool bears all the risks of bad luck and orphaned blocks, hence a higher fee. Transaction fees will be allocated to miners by PPLNS as below.
PPLNS (Pay Per Last N Shares):
PPLNS is calculated by the proportion of miners’ hashrates in the pool’s total in the last N difficulty rounds, when a block is found. Transaction fees will be allocated to miners too. The pool charges 0 commission fees for PPLNS payment method. With PPLNS, miners’ payout is connected to blocks found. Miners may face unstable yields but in the long run they will enjoy higher payouts.
SOLO all block reward will be allocated to the miner who mined the block, The pool charges 1% commission for daily operation and maintenance.
3. Worker configuration
Format of Worker is “sub-account. miner ID”, miner ID could be letters or numbers or their combination. Once miner is configured and starts running, worker will be synchronized automatically in AntPool, thus there is no need to manually create. Password: You can leave it blank or fill in arbitrarily. If you would like to batch manage miners, it is recommended to fill in 123 as password. For example, if your sub-account is antpoolminer, you could configure your miners as: antpoolminer.btc001, antpoolminer.btc002... and so on.
4. Obtain miner IP
You could use “IP Reporter” software to obtain miner IP on the LAN.
Link to download the “IP Reporter” software:
5. Connect Miner
After you have obtained miner IP, enter the miner IP into the webpage browser on the computer in same LAN. Using default user name and password (user name: root; password: root) you could login miner backstage.
Format of Worker is “sub-account. miner ID”, miner ID could be letters or numbers or their combination. Once miner is configured and starts running, worker will be synchronized automatically in AntPool, thus there is no need to manually create. Password: You can leave it blank or fill in arbitrarily, such as 123.