Pool mining is the most used way of mining. Solo mining, is not profitable, because it may take years to find a block. Check out how to mine Zcash on flypool.
Monacoin is a cryptocurrency from Japan. It has Lyra2RE(v2) Algorithm, Block time of 1.5 minutes, Block reward is 25 MONA, 105,120,000 total coins. Subsidy halves every 1051k blocks (~3 years) Difficulty re-target: every block (Dark Gravity Wave v3). the coin is not pre-mined.
Monero, is one of the cryptocurrencies, that emphasizes on Anonymity and Privacy. In this blog. there is a post about the mymonero wallet. Mining Monero was missing, and it's added today.
Feathercoin is a powerful open source digital currency with monetary properties linked to Bitcoin, Litecoin and myriad of countless alt coins. In it's core it's something very different. Comparing Feathercoin to Bitcoin and Litecoin, will show the reasons Feathercoin is different.Feathercoin is a highly upgraded and customised piece of software compared to the Bitcoin and Litecoin protocols.
Because of the recent Ether price increase, a lot of crypto enthusiasts are evaluating Ethereum mining. Because of the expected rise in the blockchain's use and Ether's price, you can run the miner as a windows service. You may also make a local testnet, to develop Ethereum applications. Because of "gas" needed to run any blockchain apps, a local tesnet, is not a bad idea, as the local difficulty is small and the miner can create the coins, you need for "gas".
Burstcoin uses an advanced green algorithm to verify transactions.The underlying network for transactions is decentralized by over 1500 full nodes. Burst includes Smart Contracts via a technology called Automated Transactions. This allows e.g. decentralized trustless & commission free Crowdfunding and Lotteries and many other use cases. See other posts about mining