Welcome to CKPool
CKPool is a bitcoin mining pool that uses the PPLNS
CKPool was created by the two main developers of cgminer: ckolivas and kano.
The pool doesn't require registration for basic use but includes indepth stats for registered miners.
See below for more information on miner configuration.
You can get pool support on FreeNode IRC: irc.freenode.net
or on the Bitcoin talk forum here: BitcoinTalk
mining servers, web site and email, are all also available at kano.space
It's a 'backup domain' in case you ever have any problems using the kano.is
Click on the Login/Register link to register a username to mine with,
or mine directly to the pool without registering, using a bitcoin payment address as your username.
No password is required, so just use X for your password in your miner.
e.g. if your miner has a web page, you would fill it in similar to this with your username:
e.g. when running cgminer directly:
./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://stratum.kano.is:3333 -u Kano.worker -p x
./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://stratum.kano.is:3333 -u 1KanoiBupPiZfkwqB7rfLXAzPnoTshAVmb_worker -p x
If you have network issues using port 3333, you can also try:
./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://stratum80.kano.is:80 -u Kano.worker -p x
./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://stratum80.kano.is:80 -u 1KanoiBupPiZfkwqB7rfLXAzPnoTshAVmb_worker -p x
You can also try any of:
Your worker name can be whatever you choose and will be created when your miner connects to the pool.
Registered username or Bitcoin address, followed by a dot '.' or an underscore '_', followed by a worker name.
If you supply an invalid Bitcoin address, you will be unable to authenticate and mine on the pool.
If you have an Asicminer Tube, you will need to mine to:
It won't work properly on any other mining port. Don't point normal miners here.
Your Tube miner stats will show up in your account without their worker name.
If you mine only with a bitcoin address you can view user and worker stats:
The pool is configured to start you mining at 1042 difficulty.
The pool adjusts the per instance difficulty to maintain a share rate of approximately 18 shares per minute.
However, there is a lower limit set on the difficulty of 42.