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This article is about the mining pool backend software. For other uses, see Ckpool (disambiguation).

ckpool is a ultra low overhead massively scalable multi-process, multi-threaded modular bitcoin mining pool, proxy, passthrough, library and database interface in c for Linux.

It was announced on 21. September 2014 [1]. It is developed by Con Kolivas and Andrew Smith under the GPLv3 license. The source code is available from

The developers can be contacted on IRC channel: irc://

List of current ckpools implementations

Hashmine (private for now)
solo.ckpool: (anonymous solo mining)
testnet.solo.ckpool: (testnet only)

See also


  1. CKPOOL - Open source pool/database/proxy/passthrough/library in c for Linux