A look at the MMPool Bitcoin Mining Pool
Please note: This review is based on a relatively small amount of hashing, a few hundred ghs. The stats outlined in this review may not apply to larger miners. We hacked our antminer S1’s to mine nine pools concurrently, letting us run proportional power across a wide variety of mining pools. This review is part of our series of bitcoin mining pool reviews.
MMPool is a small bitcoin mining pool, which is available to mine on. They are very small in the grand scheme of things, with only a couple of dozen blocks found since they launched in 2014.
The pool uses a mixed approach to it’s payout, giving the lions share of the reward through the Double Geometric Method (DGM), with a smaller portion paid on a PPS basis to miners. There is a really simple interface to the mining pool, with a one time registration, and also Tor access. If you need to make any changes to your account, or wallet, you need to sign up with a new wallet.
The pool itself is very simple, with a minimum 0.005 bitcoin payout threshold, and as the name suggests, it also merge mines namecoins. However, given the fact that the pool only randomly hits a block every couple of months, payouts can be very erratic. The PPS does accrue on your account, and when blocks are found, more is distributed via the DGM method when a block is found. However, with these being so far apart, we reviewed the pool for several weeks, earning tiny amounts of bitcoin, but not able to reach the minimum payout method and abandoned our reviews.
The pool provides basic stats, and anonymous stats from across the mining pool. It also contains some limited documentation on the pool, as very infrequently updated news. Other than that, there really isn’t much more to the pool.
In conclusion, Merge Mining Pool is a minnow when it comes to the choices available in bitcoin mining. They rarely hit a block, have a tiny fraction of the mining power of many other mining pools, and it’s very random if you can get paid. That being said, there’s still a group of people who are keeping the pool alive and going, but after us having to abandon our mining as we couldn’t get a payout, we can’t recommend it to our readers.