Ahashpool is different than Zpool, Hashrefinery and other autoexchange pool. It is certainly different to the vastly superior Miningpoolhub that pays shit, but there is a hidden catch that will make you unhappy. When you look at their profitability – either in the table showing the last 24h, or under it on the front page, where you can check the hourly profitability, the numbers are always higher than in the other pools. Yet if you leave a miner there and in hashrefinery, at the end of the day you;d probably have pretty much the same if we discard the luck factor.
My explanation – numbers don’t include the conversion fee. It is so much better if you mine a coin directly and sell it yourself, but as many others – I hate doing it, the time it takes me just doesn’t justify the hard work.
What worries me more, and it kind of sucks as it’s a problem with Miningpoolhub (MPH from now on) is that both pools fail to recognize your hashrate on certain algos. And since I’ve spent it mining, I expect to be paid for it. It is not just a problem on the frontend, at the end of a given period you simply receive much lower amount. Phi and nist5 – no problem, they are spot on. X17, neoscrypt, skein, blake2s make me cry for lost numbers. I mean – the card is 20 MH/s, no matter if I leave the vardiff or I use d=xxx in the password field, it’s always off on the website. In addition, the pool made using the difficulty setting in the ccminer password field a bit obsolete on some algos, as if it deems it too low, it will force the miner to use a new value. I got no problems on nist5 – using 0.588 mostly give an accurate picture of my hashrate, and even leaving the vardiff to work it managed to nail it. But use it on Skein? Always wrong on the front end, always lower than the real speed, and always less coins at the end of the day.
Oh, and it’s not really easy to reach to ahashpool staff, they don’t keep a tight thread in Bitcointalk.
Do you have similar observations?