Bitcoin miners generally mine in pools now because if you have a single Antminer S9 miner you would have to run it for more than a year to get a single solution. The next question that pops into mind is how do they know you did the work?
Mining Pool Theory Links
- How does a pool know work has been done
- What is a share? Can I find it while mining solo, or only when pool mining?
- What is a block withholding attack?
Mining Pool Research Links