For all of the tests that will be included in this table, I'll perform two periods of mining on the same 24 hour period, on days when the bitcoin difficulty does not undergo an adjustment. The mining will be close to the same amount of time on both systems, but may not be exactly equal because sometimes Chris simply is busy on a call and can't immediately turn off the test miner. The amount earned at the pool with the longer duration is prorated so that the comparison is fair.
For Prohashing, the procedure is to create a new account, set the payout proportions to 100% bitcoins, and to use only the password argument "n=test." For the other pool, the procedure is to use default settings as much as possible, except where indicated in the table.
|Site||Equipment||Time tested||Notes||Earnings||Prohashing's advantage|
|ViaBTC||Antminer S7 (SHA-256)||Prohashing: June 14, 8:04am-10:46am EDT
ViaBTC: June 13, 2:04pm - 5:24pm EDT
|Used "auto-switch" mode at ViaBTC and used current exchange rate at HitBTC to convert to bitcoins||Prohashing: 0.00000467 BTC in 162 minutes
ViaBTC: 0.00000527 BTC in 200 minutes
So far, the table indicates that Prohashing miners earn 9.41% more than ViaBTC miners did on SHA-256. I'll update this table as tests are run at other pools and with other algorithms.