A. zpool is a multipool where you direct your hashpower to an algorithm and the pool chooses which coins are most profitable to mine for you. (Please note: This is NOT a solo mining pool. You can not select a coin in an algorithm to mine exclusively.)
A. You can be paid out in any of the currencies that zpool mines and has a visible coin symbol. Non-BTC payouts depend on that coin being mined as your BTC balance is traded internally by our system to your currency of choice. If we have not or are not mining that currency your payouts will be delayed until the pool has mined the blocks for you to get paid. If you notice in the pools status that the currency is red, it means there is not sufficient amount of the currency to pay miner(s). It's recommended to use BTC as any other coin could be removed at anytime and payouts will not occur. -- BTC is the only guaranteed payout currency --
A. It is recommended that you use a BTC wallet address as your payment choice as any of the other coin(s) that are mined at zpool could be removed at anytime and payouts will not occur. There are other reasons as well, an example is that a coin has forked or a wallet has gone out of sync with the main chain and the transaction id does not show up in the blockchain for this very reason.
A. You use your Bitcoin wallet address as the user name -u and c=BTC in the password field -p. example command for ccminer: -a x11evo -o stratum+tcp://x11evo.mine.zpool.ca:3553 -u 1KfDKAP1eEAMgXKNSGRF9aycKoAyYcbvDV -p c=BTC
A. You must add the c=symbol in the password field to set the wallet correctly as shown above. Sometimes the system does not always auto detect the wallet address and symbol. If this happens you will need to contact zpool via the #support channel to have the issue fixed. (Please note, if the c=symbol is not set correctly, do not mine to that wallet address until the issue has been resolved.)
A. If you kept mining and payouts were already sent before your wallet was corrected, you can retrieve those funds by importing the private key for that address into the wallet of the currency which the funds where sent to. Payouts are not re-issued as those funds are already paid. If your payout wallet address is set wrong -- STOP MINING TO IT -- and request for it to be corrected in the support channel.
A. You can be paid in any other currency (coin) so long as zpool mines that currency (coin). You will need to supply the wallet address for the currency (coin) that you want to be paid in. example - Say you wanted to be paid in Verge (XVG), you would use a wallet address that is for the coin Verge (XVG) instead of a Bitcoin wallet address, you would also use the symbol for that coin in the password field as shown below. example: ccminer -a x11evo -o stratum+tcp://x11evo.mine.zpool.ca:3553 -u VERGE_WALLET_ADDRESS_HERE -p c=XVG -- BTC is the only guaranteed payout currency --
A. With zpool you can mine any algorithm and be paid in the currency (coin) of your choice so long as zpool mines that currency (coin). In the above example x11evo is being mined, zpool will exchange what is mined in that algorithm to your choice of payout, in this case Verge (XVG).
A. Only if the coin is the only one in an algorithm that you want to mine. example: Algorithm x11evo has only one coin in it. However, zpool is not a Solo Mining Pool, most Algorithms have more than one coin.
A. Ninja coins are coins that aren't found on most other pools, and to help secure the profitability, they are set as Ninja. Also coins that are already severely behind on payouts have also been set as Ninja. You will get rewards for finding these blocks.
A. No, the pool pays the transaction fees. (Please note: Nicehash and some online wallet providers will charge a deposit fee when payments are sent there. Please check your providers FAQ to confirm if your deposits will be charged fees)