Switch stratum allows seamless profit switching for all machines at once. You can switch between different coins within the same algorithm and you can also include popular multi pools to the switching process, such as NiceHash, Mining Pool Hub, and Zpool. The estimated rewards for the switching process are provided by CoinSRC, a private coin source repository provided to you by minerstat. You can see real-time data in the API we provide at the minerstat Coins API website.
Your stratum will be created and you will be able to see the address to which you can connect your machines.
Here are some tips on how to define different Stratu.ms parameters.
Under coin you can select any coin that is mined with the algorithm you selected in the stratum's settings. Beside coins, we will also list multi pools. This means that you can, for example, set up profit switch between BTC, BCH, BSV, and NiceHash SHA-256.
Pool should be defined with full address and port. For example,
Different pool requires different user identification, so this parameter can either be the username you are using on the pool or the wallet address with which you identify on the pool.
The worker's name can be used as worker from machine, user from machine, or as defined.
If your pool requires setting up a password for your worker, use the exact password as defined on the pool. Some pools also allow you to pass the difficulty parameter in the password or the coin in which you want to get paid. Use the password field as defined in the pool's instructions.
Enter the fee that you are paying on the pool. The fee will be deducted when calculating which coin or multi pool is the most profitable.
Similar to Mask stratum, the Switch stratum also comes handy when you want to improve your latency and/or increase anonymity. All coins you add to the profit switch are also backup options. If the pool for the most profitable coin is down, the Switch stratum will switch to the second-best coin.
Switching on a stratum level comes most handy to the owners of the ASIC machines. Unfortunately, some ASIC machines require a lot of time to reset config, which results in lost mining time. Switching on a stratum level will save you this time as no config change will be required from you. Similar applies for larger rigs which take longer to restart or generate DAG.