Difference Between Cloud Mining and Pools

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Aug 11, 2019 at 10:38 // News

Cloud mining provides an established system to mine a digital asset like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, etc. without installing all the hardware and other necessary equipment. There are some firms which enable people to create accounts with them and go ahead to take part in the practice of mining for a simple cost. The practice enables the process to be globally accessible by massive participants. There are so far 3 models including hosted, virtual host and leased hashing power.


This kind of practice automatically makes people partakers in pools, however, the process includes purchasing a particular quantity of hash power. Every contributor possesses a fair share of returns in fraction to the allocated hashing power. As cloud mining is strictly carried out through cloud, it disallows concerns like the maintenance of paraphernalia, power expenses, etc.


Cloud computing is among the highly rising trends in which computing services like storing equipment, servers, catalogues and software are obtained through the cloud or in another cases via internet. Those firms also make charges based on usage basis – the way other companies pay for the goods or services (water, electricity, rent) they use.


Many people choose cloud mining due to the absence of need for buying an expensive equipment which would take lots of space at their homes. Anton Makarchuk, the CMO of
CryptoUniverse, the Eurasian largest multifunctional cloud mining service, who has been working in the company from the beginning and has strong knowledge in mining processes, thinks that “cloud mining helps to popularize mining and crypto as a whole.”


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He told Coinidol:


“Pool mining is an excellent and reliable method for obtaining cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, in today’s world there are not that many places where the infrastructure and cost of electricity allow for sufficiently profitable mining.

This is exactly why cloud mining exists. This kind of mining allows people who are interested in crypto, but are unable to mine on their own equipment, obtain cryptocurrency remotely. Cloud mining is much more accessible than doing it at home. For many people around the world, cloud mining becomes their entry point into the crypto market.”


Are There Scams in Cloud Mining?


Generally, mining is the pillar of digital asset models like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, etc. This is a practice by which transactions are securely confirmed and put to the public ledger called blockchain. Furthermore, it is through this process that fresh tokens are released. Therefore, the mishmash of the two allows people from different corners of the globe to carry out mining with less technical know-how and hardware setup.


Mining pool is the combining or pooling of assets or resources by miners that split their processing power over a system, to divide the reward by the same token, depending on the quantity of work they added to the prospect of getting a block.


Pools have more
variables than cloud mining. Therefore, the latter differs from the pool in a sense that participants pay a service provider to the miner for them and they get the rewards. Participants pay for their hashrate (hashpower), and then be paid a particular amount in cryptocurrency on a daily basis.


The process of cloud mining is somehow easy and just needs an individual to create an account with any firm through its official website and choose particular stuff such as the contract time, hashing power, etc. Albeit, the existence of deceitful firms or phonies, scams, Ponzi and Pyramid schemes, including
Genesis mining, Hashflare,
Bitcoin Savings and Trust,
OneCoin,
Bitconnect, etc.cannot be disproved, and so, participants have to be very certain of the cloud mining firm. Participants should be careful before investing in such projects.

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