You will get paid once you reach the minimum payout threshold on the pool you are mining to. Each pool has different rules: different minimum payout threshold, different reward methods, and different fees. You can choose any pool for mining with minerstat, but here are the minimum thresholds for some of the more popular ETH pools:
Most of the pools automatically pay you once you reach the minimum threshold, but for some manual withdraw is needed.
You can see how much you have mined so far on the pool's official website. Open the pool's website and enter your wallet address to the search field. Besides the reward you have mined the pool will also show you your hashrate and other mining-related information that will help you check if your mining is in order. If you aren't able to see the worker on the pool right away, give it a few minutes as some pools take up to 30 minutes to show your worker for the first time.
You can see the pool on which you mine by opening the worker's profile. In the mining table under column "Pool" there is the stratum address of the pool. To access the pool's website, remove everything before and after the main domain (including) port and enter the URL to your browser. For example, if you are mining to
eu1.ethermine.org:14444 then your pool's website address is
eu1. denotes stratum server and
:14444 is port that used for mining.
Minerstat shows you estimated earnings based on theoretical 100% luck. It is there so you can easier compare different coins, but not different pools. You should always check the rewards you have earned on the pool and choose a pool that fits you the best. If you have a small rig, then we suggest choosing a pool that works well with lower difficulties and has a low minimum payout threshold, so you will get your earnings faster.
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