How it works:
TBDice automatically takes your bitcoin address and gives you a unique stratum connection mining to your own address.
BTC: If you find a block, 99.5% of the 25 BTC + transaction fees get generated directly at your bitcoin address!
NMC: If you find a block, 95.0% of the 25 NMC + transaction fees get generated directly at your namecoin address!
All you need to confirm you are mining to your own address is to examine the coinbase and template sent to you over stratum.
When you find a block, just follow the link in blocks page to double check where the coins went.
Mining URL: stratum+tcp://tbdice.org:3333 or stratum+tcp://tbdice.org:3334
cgminer -o stratum+tcp://tbdice.org:3333 -u 1BUiW44WuJ2jiJgXiyxJVFMN8bc1GLdXRk.0 (your BTC address.worker number -p x:MvhCpLPFm1QLuprpYdqhHLAbUzYnb5Qu6w (your password:NMC address). This configuration is recommended.
MutliSig addresses starting with 3 are properly supported.
Set your username to your BTC address with any or even no worker extension, and any password.
If you enter an invalid address it will be ignored and earnings will be generated to the following address: 1BUiW44WuJ2jiJgXiyxJVFMN8bc1GLdXRk and be considered a pool donation.
If you do not put a NMC address in the password the NMC earnings will be generated to: MvhCpLPFm1QLuprpYdqhHLAbUzYnb5Qu6w and be considered a pool donation.
All invalid user names for BTC will turn RED on Users page, if you have no address for NMC in the password the MM address on the Users page will say Pool. If you have it correct it will say Self.
The pool is configured to start you mining at 1024 difficulty.
The pool supports difficulty setting inside your password. The format is: diff_xxxxxxx:(NMC address), where xxxxxxx can be any positive integer value. For example cgminer -o stratum+tcp://tbdice.org:3333 -u 1BUiW44WuJ2jiJgXiyxJVFMN8bc1GLdXRk.0 -p diff_2048:(your NMC address) will start you mining at 2048.
The new diff can be used when you are renting equipment which requires higher difficulty setting, or you need your diff to be exactly power of two or whatever other reason you might have.
You can use this simple formula to find out your starting difficulty: Instance speed in GH / 1.4. Example for 1T would be 1000 / 1.4 = 714.28 which equals to -p diff_714. Unless there is no particular reason please do not set your diff inside password string. The pool auto adjusts per instance difficulty to maintain a share rate of approximately 3 shares per 10 seconds.
The new diff feature sets your worker min difficulty limit also. Poll will not adjust your worker diff below it. The current worker difficulty is available on workers page.
All miners < 10Gh, must use diff_1 to avoid pool idle disconnects.
The pool fee is divided as follows:
BTC: 0.35% goes to pool BTC address 1BUiW44WuJ2jiJgXiyxJVFMN8bc1GLdXRk to operate the pool.
BTC: 0.15% goes to Con Kolivas BTC address 14BMjogz69qe8hk9thyzbmR5pg34mVKB1e as contribution for his work.
NMC: 5.0% goes to pool NMC address MvhCpLPFm1QLuprpYdqhHLAbUzYnb5Qu6w to operate the pool.
Pool: BTC address 1BUiW44WuJ2jiJgXiyxJVFMN8bc1GLdXRk
Pool: NMC address MvhCpLPFm1QLuprpYdqhHLAbUzYnb5Qu6w
Con Kolivas: BTC address 14BMjogz69qe8hk9thyzbmR5pg34mVKB1e
We'd like to give special thanks to:
Con Kolivas - Core project lead, maintainer, author of ckpool and libckpool.
Mark - Strong pool supporter who helped us with site language and style.
Andrew Smith - Maintainer and author of ckdb. TBDice.org is not using ckdb yet.
Luke Dash Jr and his crew. The "live pool stats idea + some js" were adopted form eligius.st.