Answers to frequently asked questions
You can read about SOLO here: https://bsod.pw/en/news/view/?id=33
PARTY mining information is available here: https://bsod.pw/en/news/view/?id=35

If you have to ask, the answer would be: always go shared!
Go SOLO only if you know what it implies, have a very substantial amount of hashpower, and you understand that you may have to wait a long time without rewards.
Read this article: https://medium.com/@bsodpool/dear-miners-43502c2aacfd

"Effort" is a way to calculate "Luck" and basically are different names for the same thing. We call it effort, as it is more accurate. Effort is a measurement of how many hashes the pool made to find a block. Each block has it's own "luck". The longer the block, the higher is the effort. Effort equal to 100% means block was found exactly as expected, less than 100% means we made less effort than expected to find a block, therefore we were "lucky", effort higher than 100% means we were "unlucky".
Current low/high effort on pool does not impact or tell anything about its quality or future luck!
Mining is very unpredictable, and sometimes we may have few blocks in a row with high effort (even as high as 300%+). This is normal and expected. We can also get a few blocks with extremely low effort. So the short-term incomes may vary. Again, if you are mining for a long time in the same pool, you are only concerned about the overall averaged effort.

Pool fee is 0.9%. If you mine in solo or party mode fee is 1.9%.
Due to specific of VEIL blockchain, network doesn't correctly announce PoS/PoW blocks. When the block disappears from website, something like this happens, in simple terms: blockchain confirms PoW block at first, then it decides that actually it wanted this block to be PoS, so PoW block is orphaned and disappears from website. The reason we don't show them is because it looks ugly. We did that at first, but then decided to hide them, because it looks much better.
0. Shutdown your wallet
1. Make sure you're using latest version. Check official GitHub of the coin in question and download latest version.
2. Backup your %appdata%/COINNAME/wallet.dat
3. Delete everything from %appdata%/COINNAME except wallet.dat, masternode.conf, and backups folder
4. Run the new wallet and wait for it to sync
Global mirrors:

Extra mirrors (not recommended, should only be used in case of problems):

here's a .bat example for autoswitch (using luxcoin)

t-rex -a phi2 -o stratum+tcp://pool.bsod.pw:6667 -u wallet.rig -p x -r 2
t-rex -a phi2 -o stratum+tcp://eu1.bsod.pw:6667 -u wallet.rig -p x -r 1
goto loop

-r specifies number of reconnect tries

Don't worry, if you have multiple rigs mining on a different servers it will not affect your profit!

We understand it can be frustrating, but a block in miner actually mean "possible block found", meaning you sent a share with a difficulty matching a block, but there are many things that could have gone wrong with it afterwards: it could be orphaned, rejected by the network, someone solved it before you or even not be a block at all, which is often the case with some ASIC firmware mistakenly showing blocks found, when in reality they didn't.
We can see why you might be disturbed by this, for shared mining it would be bad, but worry not! For solo it doesn't matter, here's why: you only need to find blocks in solo. "Empty" shares (shares without a block) are needed for the pool to see that you're still connected and to calculate your hashrate more precisely. There is no reason to set lower difficulty in solo mining, and you can still monitor your hashrate in the miner. You could also try Party mining, hashrate calculation there is same as in shared pool mining.
For VEIL mining you need to create mining or base type of address. In order to do that, open your VEIL wallet, go to Settings -> Advanced Options -> Console and type command getnewminingaddress or getnewbasecoinaddress.
After that you will have either bv* or V* address which you can successfully use for mining VEIL!

Dear miners, today we are once again expanding our service. We have heard your suggestions and present to you: party mining!
For those of you who remember our story about Peter and Maria — now Maria has a real chance to mine together with friends on a private pool, distributing profit among themselves*.

Party mining on bsod.pw — what is this?

Thanks to party mining you have a possibility to combine your hashing power and mine together, but at the same time you shouldn’t worry about profit distribution. bsod.pw will do that automatically depending on hashing power of each user.

Party mining on bsod.pw — how to use?

First, you need to create unique password. Passwords “bsod_rulezz”, “bsod#1” are hard to brute force but not really unique**. (:
After you have created your password, just add it to your miner configuration: “m=party.<PARTY_PASSWORD>” in the password field.
CMD\BAT file for party mining would look like this:

-a <ALGO> -o stratum+tcp://<location>.bsod.pw:<PORT> -u WALLET.worker -p m=party.<PARTY_PASSWORD>
Don’t forget to share your password with your friends! As soon as they add it to their mining software — you will immediately start mining together on your own private pool.

How to monitor party’s mining stats?

Additional info is accessible from the wallet page by clicking on the “Extra” column:

Here you can find info about every wallet which belongs to this party and check its stats:

*Recommended computing power 1% of the network or more.

**Password: 0–9 and A-z

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This is normal and can happen occasionally. The reason for this is that the pool doesn't know your real hashrate. It shows you an estimation based on the shares you send. It depends on your number of shares, their difficulty, even your luck at solving shares and if there were any rejects. All of these aren't constant, so the hashrate on the pool will not be constant but can fluctuate during the hour. If you look on the 24h average it should be +- the same to what is shown on your miner, if you weren't having a huge unlucky streak and/or lots of rejects.

It's frowned upon to mine to an exchange wallet. That wallet is given to exchange users to make a deposit from a local address, not to mine to it, and exchanges don't like it. We can't forbid you to mine directly to an exchange, but if any problems arise it's on you. We recommend to always install a wallet locally and generate your own address to which you control a private key.

Pool payment methods used: Prop24, Solo, Party

Solo: Block finder gets the whole block reward.

In Prop (Proportional) payment method, everyone mining on a pool gets paid according to the amount of work they have done at the time block is found since the moment last block was found on a pool.

The modified Prop payment system, the differences are described below:
1. Shares older than 24 hours at the time when the block is found will not be taken into account when paying a block reward.
2. When a block is found - the shares are reset to zero and the round begins anew, the 24-hour countdown also begins anew.
Brief summary: when using the Prop24 payment system, we eliminate the influence of the “old” shares as much as possible, which will allow us to calculate the reward more precisely when the block is located for miners connected to bsod.pw.

Party: Same as Prop24, but only between party miners (private Prop24 pool)

Payouts are made automatically every 2 hours for balances above 0.1. For balances above 0.01 payouts are made on Sunday 19:00 UTC. The process is automatic and can't be controlled.