Status as of Saturday, June 9, 2018
Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:59 am
A few brief points:
- Chris successfully released support for Tradesatoshi last night and has started to add coins from the exchange. Because there are so many coins for this exchange, we will be limited by the ability to search the Internet and figure out each coin's algorithm, rather than by programming support for the exchange. Chris will do that over the next few days.
- We will do one more release tonight. The purpose of this release is to resolve an issue where some customers still received "undefined" workers in the "live worker status" box. These workers were caused by duplicate worker name errors being handled improperly. Also included in this release will be performance improvements and the ASICBOOST code that can be enabled once someone provides a miner with which to confirm it.
- Our initial data reveals that the NiceHash adjustments will allow us to pass on another 1% to miners. Sometime in the upcoming week, we will increase the payout rate by 1% across the board. We don't want to do it today because it's possible that the huge number of new TradeSatoshi coins will cause us initial losses because Chris enters the wrong algorithm or makes another mistake. These coins themselves should also push profits up a few more percent. We are already at LTC + 8% on scrypt even before these changes.
- The "live coin status" box was changed to add additional protections against unauthorized bot use. As indicated in the documentation, use of endpoints that are not explicitly listed in the "API" section through the use of automated bots is against our terms of service, and the 'live coin status" is one of these. In addition to the existing protections, the box now has a random delay. The delay is short enough for customers to still be able to use it to determine which coins are in error and to see how the system is to performing, but long enough so that bots can't abuse this data to switch "c=" arguments and reduce the profitability of other customers.