What is the ae-team's attitude and measures for the mining pool?


How to prevent the emergence of super mine pool?

Any suggestion how to build a mining pool for AE mining?


Here is the answer from our dev team: Cuckoo Cycle is very unfriendly algo for open pools. There are no partial, self-describing solutions that may be a base for payment to pool participants.



More decentralization


Is that means the massive GPU farm will not be profitable in AE mining?
And does all miner have to mining on their own, and you just can mining a block or not, not contributing together with other miners to get one block?
Does that means the mining is more on one’s luck.

  1. no, quite opposite, massive GPU farm will be profitable, but it will work best if it is trusted farm

  2. with Bitcoin-NG consensus we will use PoW to determine a temporary (one generation, ~2-3 minutes) leader. The leader will confirm all incoming transaction. Another miners don’t contribute during that phase. They try to be the leader for next generation.

  3. No, mining is correlated mostly with miners’ memory (hence large setups of GPUs have biggest chance to mine a block)


@ae-vlad hello, vlad, there different opinions, which is right ? And is there has logo tag for ae-team’s forum members ?


Hi, I am from aeternity team. I need to sort out the avatar.

There are not precise opinions, but not contradictory :wink:

Cuckoo is not friendly to open pools. It is fine, tho, to create private pool (the one where you trust workers to do their job)

Why cuckoo is not friendly? It is two step PoW:

  1. find solution to a graph (~1sec effort)
  2. hash it to check if it is below the target ( -> 0 sec)

We didn’t contribute much effort to research how to proof that workers indeed do their work. If someone finds less difficult hash it still doesn’t represent underlying work on graph. So, this is something to figure out for public pools.


Thanks your ansewer, michalzee


Cuckoo is not friendly to open pools.

do you mean the open pools like suprnova is not friendly? i don’t want to have the solo mining, as we are using these open pools, what could happen to us ?