Every pool in Monero looks the same and uses the same software. Why is this?

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    There are at least three pool implementations, though the ones used by dwarfpool and minergate are, to my knowledge, closed source (caveat user). – user36303 Oct 8 '16 at 14:10

Lack of different implementation may look like lack of interest but in this case its most certainly that the current implementation by zone117x going solid for 2+ years and the first open-source for CryptoNote coins is good enough. There is another pool software implementation being run by Minergate but the client and server-side is closed-source.


In addition to the node.js implementation and forks of that, there is also a Golang implementation. I don't know if it is currently in use, but I believe it has been used before.


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