Monero XMR Mining Pool Frequently Asked Questions FAQ - XMRPOOL.EU

Here is the list of the most frequently asked questions. Please take some time to read them before asking for support! Most of the questions we are asked are found right here.

What is this "Mining Loyalty Bonus" or this "MiningBonus" worker I see on my worker list?

Over the next few days some of our loyal miners may see an extra rig added to their worker list. This rig will be named as the "MiningBonus". These bonuses are sent directly from our own in-house miners. We are adding about 10% of our entire hash-power to our long term loyal miners accounts. As we add more mining rigs to our own farm, there will be more hashes to spread around. This is trial will last about 4 weeks as it needs to be a percent of contributed work and loyalty and we still need to make some mining revenue! Once the trial is complete, we envisage that the numbers will work out something like this... 8Khs MiningBonus will be awarded for somebody contributing 80Khs over a 7 day period with little connectivity or drops from the pool. Conversely 1Khs Mining Bonus would be awarded for somebody contributing 10Khs. I am sure you get the picture. A module will run once an hour and pick the top 20 loyal miners. Once this works correctly we will have it pick and add more to miners too. Do not expect too much to start with. Any additions or suggestions please join our private Slak channel and let the community know.

*** Update! Now the top 10 miners by hash-rate will all receive around 10% extra hashes. These are added to their hash-rate as a MiningBonus rig once they have mined in the top 10 for round 24 hours.

What is the CryptoNightV7 PoW and why do my workers keep getting banned?

Please check that you are mining using the CryptoNightV7 PoW as non compliance now incurs a 1 hour ban for the offending IP. We have had to introduce this as many miners are still submitting invalid bad shares.

A list of some Monero XMR CryptoNightV7 compliant miners can be found here.

The CryptoNightV7 PoW network upgrade was released on April 6th 2018, commonly known as just the V7 upgrade.
"Lately, A common reoccurring subject has been ASIC resistance and how we should react to any (potential) threat from ASICs. The article on the link below, sets out our (somewhat) formal stance on ASIC resistance and our intention to maintain ASIC resistance by swiftly reacting to any potential threat from ASICs and considering slightly modifying the PoW at every hardfork." More information here from the official Monero web site Monero PoW Change.

I've been mining for X hours and my pending balance has not changed yet. Why?

Your pending balance will increase only when the pool finds a block and the block is mature. A block is only Mature when another 30 blocks have been found in the whole Monero network. To make it easier to understand block on the "Pool blocks" page will turn green when the block is Mature. After that the pool will automatically calculate the shares and increase the pending balance of all miners taking part in mining. The automatic payment module runs every hour but be patient as sometimes there are hundreds of miners to pay in every cycle.

My IP is banned or I am getting the message "your IP is banned"

XMRPool validates every share that miners send. From time to time miners are sending invalid bad shares. If the pool detects that one of them is sending invalid bad shares, over a short period of time, it will automatically ban that worker for 10 minutes.

What is the reason of the invalid shares? Usually over-clocked or broken hardware.

I have a big list of unused workers. How can I remove the old workers?

Workers which are older than 7 days (last share submitted is older than 7 days) are removed automatically by scheduled script.

What is an address with a payment ID or what is an integrated address?

Address with payment ID. These types of addresses are usually used by exchanges where they have a single Monero wallet (address) but multiple payment IDs for the customers. Think of the Payment ID as a message attached to the transaction so that you can be spotted in their wallet. Most exchanges or systems that use a Payment ID like ShapeShift will generate a Payment ID for you.

Integrated address. These are almost the same as address with payment ID but id is merged into the main address - that's why this address is longer (106 chars) than standard wallet address (95 chars).

Minimum payment threshold for both address with payment ID and integrated address is 2XMR.

Do I need a payment ID to receive payout?

In most cases you do not need payment ID. If you are using standard Monero wallet (95 chars) NO - you do not need a payment ID to receive a payout.

If you are mining to exchange which is using a payment ID then YES - you need a payment ID to receive a payout.

What is an orphaned block? Why is the block red on the "Pool blocks" page?

A great explanation of what an orphaned block is, can be found here: What are orphaned blocks?

There is no reward for orphaned block.

I did not receive a payment but the transaction is on my payment page. What is going on?

In almost every case the issue with this type of problem is with the use of the old daemon / block-chain which is part of an old wallet. Most problems such as this have arisen since the V7 network upgrade along with the new Monero Lithium Luna Wallet Upgrade. Download the entire new wallet and re-install it. The installation will be fast but the syncing process may take a day or so as you may need to download the new block chain, which is around 65GB. A list of all the official Monero downloads are located here

I want to join the pool. How can I start mining on

This pool is anonymous and free for anyone. If you wish to mine with us simply start from "Getting started" page.