The largest mining pools in the world
The crypto market is going through hard times, however, large mining pools continue to mine cryptocurrencies. Moreover, they are actively growing, adding new equipment. As a result, the hashrate of the Bitcoin network set new records for several times.
We present to your attention the list of the largest
mining pools in the world.
The largest mining pool, the hash rate of which is 20.1% of the total computer network complexity and equals 13.62 Eh/s. Located in China and owned by Bitmain - one of the most famous manufacturers of mining equipment. It was founded in 2013. BTC.com is the record holder for the number of blocks mined among pools. In total, they extracted 122 blocks of bitcoin. The company has established itself as one of the most reliable miners.
Bitmain specializes in creating ASIC miners and takes a leading position in the market, and also develops cloud services based on
blockchain and artificial intelligence. Bitmain owns 75% of all the equipment in the world created for mining, which, in particular, is used by other large mining pools. The company is not limited to the field of cryptocurrencies and is actively developing solutions based on AI: smart cities, face recognition, as well as in the field of medical care.
The second largest among the known pools. F2Pool owns 13.43 Eh/s. The pool, like BTC.com, was founded in 2013 and is located in Beijing. F2Pool became the first major
cryptocurrency mining platform in China. The company operates in the USA, Canada, Singapore, Russia and several other countries.
It occupies the third place in the size of the computer network with the capacity of 13.42 Eh/s, which is just slightly less than the leaders’. The pool is located in China. Over the past six months, it has extracted about 10% of the total number of blocks of bitcoin.
Poolin belongs to the international online platform Blockin, which develops innovative solutions in the field of blockchain and seeks to popularise the technology.
Another of the oldest pools, functioning since 2014. The power of the Antpool mining pool reaches 10.7 Eh/s. The pool offers a wide range of cryptocurrencies for mining and smart mining, which allows you to switch between different cryptocurrencies at the click of a button. Another advantage of Antpool is that its centres are located around the world, which allows to get a more stable connection when mining cryptocurrencies. Antpool allows you to independently choose the cryptocurrency that will be paid as a reward for mining.
Although the ViaBTC mining pool is much younger than the industry giants and has a hash rate less than the one of its competitors, it nevertheless falls into the list of leaders in terms of the number of blocks mined and closes the top five largest mining pools in the world. The company was founded in 2016. The main direction is cryptocurrency mining. ViaBTC also offers users a crypto wallet and block explorer. The company employs highly qualified professionals, one of which is the executive director of Haipo Yang, who was one of the developers of the "Chinese twitter" Weibo.
SlushPool is positioned as the first mining pool in the world. Launched in 2010. The power of the computer network is 6.41 Eh/s. All cryptocurrencies mined by users are stored in a special autonomous cold storage, which ensures high security and virtually eliminates the possibility of hacking and theft of funds. Among the shortcomings, one can single out high commissions when withdrawing funds.
SlusPool is owned by the Czech company Braiins. In addition to the cryptocurrency mining pool, the company has developed its own open-source Braiins OS, tailored specifically for users of cryptocurrencies and crypto devices.
BTC.top is a large private pool that does not allow other users to connect for mining. The hash of the pool is 6.15 Eh/s, and 7% of all bitcoins were mined during the existence of the pool. Founded in 2017 by former China Mobile employee Jiang Zhour. Little is known about the company itself, and the site only supports Chinese.
The mining pool is owned by Huobi, which owns one of the largest international crypto exchanges in the world in terms of
trading volume. The pool was founded relatively not long ago - in 2017, but has already entered the top ten in terms of computing power. Huobi.pool owns 5.66 Eh/s.
The pool offers users low fees and debit cards for cryptocurrency owners. Huobi.pool also owns an EOS voting platform.