Switch stratum

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.

How to set up Switch stratum

  1. Open the list of your stratums.
  2. Click on the [Create stratum] button.
  3. Click on the [Configure Switch] button.
  4. Enter the name you want to use for your stratum.
  5. Select the closest region of your mining farm. If you don't know which region is the best, use the Latency check tool.
  6. Select the algorithm on which your machines are or will be mining.
  7. Add coins between which you want to switch and for each coin define the pool, user, worker name, password, and the fee that you are paying on that pool. Each coin can be added to the switching process only once.
  8. Define the minimum mining time that you want to spend mining the most profitable coin. The absolute minimum is 10 minutes.
  9. Click on the [Create stratum] button.

Your stratum will be created and you will be able to see the address to which you can connect your machines.

What to enter under coin, pool, user, worker name, password, and fee?

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, bitcoin.viabtc.com:3333 or stratum+tcp://bitcoin.viabtc.com:3333


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.

Worker name

The worker's name can be used as worker from machine, user from machine, or as defined.

  • Worker from machine means that the worker's name that will be forwarded to the pool is the same as defined on the ASIC dashboard or in the worker's config. For more details, you can check setup guides where we explain how to define different parameters for different ASIC manufacturers and different mining clients. When using this option each worker can have its own name just as defined in the machine's configuration.
  • User from machine means that the worker's name that will be forwarded to the pool is the same as user parameter defined on the ASIC dashboard or in the worker's config.
  • As defined will use the worker's name you defined in the User field after a dot. In this case, all workers connected to the Stratu.ms will have the same worker name.


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.

In which situations can you use the Switch stratum?

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.

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