Happy 3rd Birthday, LitecoinPool.org!
2014-11-05 16:34 UTC
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!