1. Could you introduce yourself and tell us what is your position at Zergpool.com?
My name is David(aka discord “! pinpin [zergpool.com]#1448”), I am coming from Baltic states of Europe. I am the founder of Zergpool.com and the main pool operator, mostly responsible for development and maintenance, as well as some parts of its marketing.
2. What is your career path?
My entire career is connected to IT and Education. I have been working as a lecturer at university in parallel to the main job for some years. Started as a developer a long time ago in one of the local companies, then moved to some managerial roles in an international company, but always beloved with coding, attempting to devote as much time as possible to this hobby.
3. What attracted you to the cryptographic domain?
Well, I was on and off in crypto following Bitcoin development mostly from 2011. I have enjoyed following its evolution, recognizing potential and chances to earn extra income. And with the latest spike of interest in 2017, stuck there starting with mining and building up the GPU rigs, finishing with my own pool setup.
4. Could you tell me about Zergpool.com and its team?
Zergpool.com is a crypto mining pool for altcoins, with a variety of functionality and more than 250 coins. Probably most of the beauty in Zergpool.com is provided functionally where customers can explore and decide the best mining algorithms, coins and setup they want to use. As an example, miners can choose between solo mining when in case of block found entire earning is accounted to the miner or party mining where miners can join in parties and distribute rewards proportionally to their hashrate, or just mine along with others on shared pool.
We also offer flexibility in payout currencies, e.g. miners can mine any coin, but paid in any other available at the pool. Currency exchange happens automatically based on the best market prices. Though my observation is that, the most popular setup is still to mine altcoins and get paid in BTC or LTC predominately.
The team of Zergpool.com consists of more than two members, mostly helping with user/support cases and giving heads up on different trends in the crypto world and pool operations.
5. What are the different algorithms that can be mined on your site?
Currently, we support around 60 different algorithms like equihash, MTP, odocrypt, scrypt, sha256, x21s, and others. Cryptocurrency is rapidly evolving, bringing some new coins and algorithms every week, which we try to accommodate at the pool, offering miners the best opportunities to maximize their return on investments.
6. Could you tell me about the difference with your competitors?
Probably mining earnings auto exchange to any crypto pair is that stands out, and is popular. We also have the lowest mining pool fee as far as I am aware.
7. Could you tell us a little about your future plans?
Mostly those are directed to stabilize operations of pool, given many new recent implementations. We want to make it a flawless experience for any miner, starting from the moment miners connect, ending with payout always on time.
8. What advice would you give to a company that would like to embark on this field today?
Well, it is a huge effort to keep the pool together and develop, so if your team is not ready to devote 24/7 to this project in beginning, probably it is not worth starting.