Recently, MoneroWorld added a mining port for I2P. Are there any disadvantages to mining with I2P instead of connecting to the pool directly? Eg: will it be sgnificantly harder to submit shares? Is the connection less reliable?

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There is significant (and variable) lag in the i2p network - try visiting any i2p website. As mentioned on MoneroWorld.com, this could cause an increase in stale shares (you submit a solution for a block that already has been solved).

i2p lag will only decrease if more and more people run i2p nodes. (and by i2p nodes I mean running the i2p server).

  • If you had to estimate, what percentage of shares would be lost this way?
    – sgp
    Dec 1, 2016 at 4:02
  • Can't estimate...
    – Ginger Ale
    Dec 1, 2016 at 4:43

Might be used to give an edge to unauthorized remotely controlled botnets, a disadvantage. Prevents retribution for those ensuring health of the Monero mining network with their resources, an advantage.

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