What does PPS, FPPS and PPLNS mean?
PPS (or Pay per Share) - a method based on a fixed payment for the power provided by the miner. The price is based on the total network complexity and the amount of the block reward.
FPPS (Full Pay per Share) - the method allows miners to receive a share in the form of transaction fees. The fee is calculated for a certain period, added to the block reward, and then distributed among the miners in accordance with the PPS model described above.
PPLNS (Pay Per Last N Shares) - payment occurs for the last N Shares. The difference from PPS is that there is no fixed payment for the share, and in this case the speed of finding the block plays a role. When the pool operates on the PPLNS principle, the share is paid not for the time between the two blocks found, but for “shifts” - a fixed number of time intervals. With such a system, if the block is not located for a long time, then the payment grows smoothly, and if the pool manages to close the blocks one by one, then the payment for each individual block is reduced. Here the probability theory comes into play, and the miner can’t influence the situation. You need to be patient.
SOLO mining is an individual mining of cryptocurrencies on your own equipment, without the assistance of other miners, in which a reward for finding a block is accrued entirely to one participant.
What is the fee on your pool?
At the moment we have the following commissions:
BTC: FPPS - 2.5%;
LTC: PPLNS, PPS, SOLO - 0%;
BSV: PPLNS, SOLO - 1%;
BCH: PPS - 2%, PPLNS - 1%, SOLO - 1%.
Do you have your own firmware?
Yes, we have firmware for the Asic miners L3, T9 and S9 series, as well as for T17 and S17.
Firmware is constantly updated and available on the site - https://sigmaboost.com/
Does your pool support NiceHash? How do I connect a hashrate to you?
Yes, it does! To connect capacities you need to set the complexity settings in your NiceHash account. You can find the actual values at this link - https://www.nicehash.com/pool-operators. The values must be entered in the connection parameters, where the name of the worker is specified, in the password field, this line: md = 500000, d = 500000 (an example for Bitcoin \ BSV is SHA256).
How do I know how much I can earn?
On the main page of our pool, under the charts with a common hashrate for each coin, there is a yield calculator. You can calculate the approximate profitability in it. Please note that the calculator does not include the cost of electricity.
How to configure payouts from pool to the wallet?
To do this, go to your Personal Account, then to the Settings section, and there, set the address of your wallet for payments. Note that after installing a new wallet, at least 72 hours must pass before the first payment. This rule is established for your safety, so that in the event of an account hacking, an attacker could not withdraw your funds.
What will happen if I will not specify wallet for payouts in settings?
Your balance will start increasing according to the amount of assessments. As soon as you set up your payout address, system will automatically transfer all the funds to your wallet. During collection of new assessments, auto-payouts will also be working. You may remove payout address at any time to prevent funds withdrawal from your account. During setting up wallet address, it is checked for validity, so funds are protected from being sent to non-existent address.
Do you have a referral program?
Currently our referral program being developed. You can always contact our support to stay updated.
Why do I have so many Discarded Shares?
Discarded shares is a meaningless stat unless you are using getwork (and even then it only matters to the pool operator, not the miner). It is an absolutely useless stat on GBT and Stratum. Discards are not rejects, they are not even shares. It means that your software had work prepared to hash but instead it discarded it in favor of newer/fresher work. You are not wasting any hashes when your miner discards work.
Can I get payouts in different currency?
Integration with ShapeShift is planned for the near future. After that you will be able to get payouts in most comfortable currency for you.
Does your pool support AsicBoost?
Yes, it does. Furthermore, you can get the full advantage of AsicBoost by using our own firmware, SigmaBoost - https://sigmaboost.com/
What is the minimum withdrawal threshold?
BTC - 0.002 BTC
LTC - 0.01 LTC
BSV - 0.01 BSV
BCH - 0.01 BCH
When do payouts occur?
Payments to the BTC pool are made once a day between 9:00 am and 12:00 am (UTC). The balance must be above the payment threshold at the time of the payment itself, and the payment address is confirmed.
Why didn’t my payout address change after I entered it?
Change of payout address and payout threshold need to be confirmed by clicking a link that is sent to your email. This works as additional lay of protection. Even if malicious user gets access to your account, he will not be able to change payout address so easily.
How long does it take for workers to appear on the website after connecting?
Workers might take up to 15 minutes to appear on the website after connecting them. If you are certain that everything is set up correctly in miner settings, but workers did not appear - contact our technical support.
I have a problem with pool/firmware/mobile app! What shall I do?
Our support specialists are here to help you 24/7. You can contact us by:
- sending an e-mail to email@example.com;
- use our telegram-bot @SigmaPool_Support_bot;
- or by using our online web-form.
Where can I follow the news?
With our Telegram chat you can always get the latest news to discuss with our team and community at @Sigmapool_EN