Happy 3rd Birthday, LitecoinPool.org!
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2014-11-05 16:34 UTC (3 years ago)
It gives me great pleasure to witness the third anniversary of the official launch of LitecoinPool.org. Developing and running this pool has been an amazing journey, and a real adventure. As I'm sure many of you know, maintaining a pool can be a very hard task, and a pool operator is constantly faced with challenges: from ensuring the reliability and security of the network infrastructure to keeping server software up to date with the latest innovations; from providing a featureful yet straightforward user interface to helping miners configuring their hardware. While this has often left me with very little free time, it has been a very enriching experience: it has forced me to find out new ways of managing computer systems, and has helped me deepen my understanding of cryptography-based technologies.
Today the pool is still under constant development, as I am always eager to implement new, useful features. As you may remember, we were the first pool to offer variable-difficulty shares back in early 2012. This tradition for innovation lives on. Let me name a few of the features introduced during the past year:
- support for advanced compatibility settings for “picky” ASIC miners such as Titans;
- merged mining of Dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies, which has allowed us to remove the nominal fee and boost the PPS ratio to over 100%;
- secure mining over TLS encryption, to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
On this occasion, I would like to extend my gratitude to all those people who have contributed to the success of this pool: fellow developers, testers, and of course miners. To all of you, a huge and heartfelt thank you.
What else to say? Happy birthday, LitecoinPool.org!