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Frequently Asked Questions
Getting Started
What devices are supported?
How do I get started mining?
How can I monitor the status of my mining?
Is the pool compatible with NiceHash?
Revenue and Payouts
How do I change my payout address?
What is the minimum payout?
Where can I check the TXID for my payouts?
Can I pause payouts?
Are there any payout or withdrawal fees?
How many coins can I mine per day?
What payout methods do you support?
What is PPS?
How often does the pool pay out?
I don’t see my payouts after changing my address! What happened?
What are the pool fees?
What cryptocurrencies does GorillaPool support?
Miner Configuration and Miners
Why is the hashrate shown on the pool different from hashrate reported by miners or farm management software?
Other
Do my payouts change based on number of blocks mined or pool luck?
Getting Started
What devices are supported?
Any sha256 ASIC miner is supported, ex. Antminer S9/S17/S19, Whatsminer, Innosilicon etc.
Hobbyist ASICs below 1TH/s can mine on our low difficulty port as well.
How do I get started mining?
Create a GorillaPool account.
Connect your ASIC miners to GorillaPool’s stratum server with your username, and anything as your password. To parse out your
ASICS into separate workers, give each one a unique worker name ad add it to your miner username when configuring the pool in your
ASIC. (ex: root.worker1 root.worker2)
Workers tab, click to see hashrate stats on a per-worker level. Workers > Load More
Type Configuration Notes
Stratum Server stratum+tcp://mine.gorillapool.io:3333 Europe (all but S19)
difficulty: 300000
stratum+tcp://mine.gorillapool.io:4333 Europe (Antminer S19)
difficulty: 300000
stratum+tcp://mine.gorillapool.io:3336 Europe (low powered devices)
difficulty: 21800
stratum+tcp://mine.gorillapool.io:3332 Europe (BSV Testnet)
Miner Username accountname.workername Do not forget the dot . separator
accountname = must match the name of the
GorillaPool account you created
workername = Choose any alphanumeric
name you want. A unique name per miner is
recommended such as a serial number or
unique location identifier.
If you enter a payout address that is valid a format, but you do not control or is for the wrong blockchain, . the pool will pay out to that address
Payouts to that address are , so please double check the address that you enter for the account. While we try to check address not recoverable
formats and prevent most errors, we are not responsible for incorrectly registered addresses. Be sure to double check the address before
These often require hundreds of confirmations and may have issues with saving. We do not recommend mining to an exchange wallet.
frequent small payouts. Use a BSV wallet such as Handcash, Simplycash, ElectrumSV, Volt.id.
How can I monitor the status of my mining?
For a summary information such as total hashrate over all workers, check the Overview tab.
For detailed information on workers, check the workers tab.
Is the pool compatible with NiceHash?
At this time our endpoint difficulties are below the NiceHash minimums and as such NiceHash is not currently supported. We may update this
policy in the future.
Revenue and Payouts
How do I change my payout address?
Go to the Settings tab
Enter the new payout address
Set a minimum payout value
Be sure to double check the address before saving.
What is the minimum payout?
The minimum payout is currently 218 satoshis.
Where can I check the TXID for my payouts?
You can go to the Payouts tab, and click the transaction to be taken to WhatsOnChain explorer showing details about the transaction
Can I pause payouts?
A user is not able to suspend their own payouts. Payouts are made to your registered payout address twice daily around 04:00 UTC and 16:00
UTC.
Are there any payout or withdrawal fees?
There are currently no fees.
How many coins can I mine per day?
There is no limit to the amount of hashpower you can point against the pool.
What payout methods do you support?
We currently only support PPS.
What is PPS?
PPS (Pay Per Share) is a system where the pool purchases hashpower from you and pays per every accepted, valid share your mining machine
submits to the pool. You are paid regardless of the rate of block production by the pool (we remove the luck and variance of Bitcoin mining for
you and provide a reliable mining income).
How often does the pool pay out?
The pools pays out at every 12 hours to the provided payment addresses. Payments are calculated and sent approximately 04:00 UTC and 16:
00 UTC.
I don’t see my payouts after changing my address! What happened?
Generally our databases change the address immediately. However, if you’re not seeing payouts, a few things could have happened
Payouts haven’t occurred yet.
The payout address was entered incorrectly (this is bad). The interface will check your address format some mistakes, but some errors,
such as entering a btc address for a bsv payout can’t always be prevented. The pool is not responsible for incorrect address registration.
There is an error in our system
If you’re concerned about your payouts, please submit a support request.
What are the pool fees?
Currently we offering 0% fees for an extended period as promotional campaign for the opening of our pool.
What cryptocurrencies does GorillaPool support?
We support Bitcoin SV (BSV). Other blockchains may be added in the future.
Miner Configuration and Miners
Why is the hashrate shown on the pool different from hashrate reported by miners or farm
management software?
There are a number of factors that can account for the difference between the local (a.k.a. reported) hashrate from the individual miners, and the
pool software.
Differences in timeframe used to calculate average hashrate. All hashrates (local and pool) are calculated based on an average over a
period of time. The period of time used may be different between the two numbers.
Multiple miners were configured with the same worker name. All miners will appear as a single worker with a large hashrate at the pool.
Network Delay
Valid (accepted) versus Invalid (Rejected) Shares
Changes in the mining difficulty
Other
Do my payouts change based on number of blocks mined or pool luck?
No. Using PPS your payouts are not affected based on how many blocks GorillaPool mines. GorillaPool absorbs all the risk of not finding a block.
You are always paid proportionally based on how much computation you submit to GorillaPool compared to the current overall network hashrate.