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Introducing No-Auth Mining

March 05, 2020

Hello Everyone -

We have received many requests for the ability to connect to our stratum server without the authentication step. We have heard your requests and have answered them by introducing “No-Auth Mining”.

Why The Change?

Our initial implementation required a password flag to be passed in order to connect successfully. After testing and listening to the feedback supplied by the community we have come to the realization that this step is not ideal for everyone.

Additionally, sending passwords during the stratum connection stage is potentially unsafe. We care about the security of your accounts on our pool and we are taking this step to eliminate a scenario in which a man in the middle attack is possible.

How Can I Connect With No-Auth Mining?

Although we no longer require a password, we do still require a valid account to be registered on HNSPool here. We have done our due diligence to supply you with startup script examples for common handshake mining software.

What’s Next?

We are working on a feature that allows anonymous mining here on HNSPool. Stay tuned in to our telegram channel and this blog for an announcement soon!

Thank you to everyone who has been providing us with valuable feedback which allows us to continue making a better service for you all. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

~ The Team at HNSPool

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