How Predicted Earnings works
How are my predicted earnings calculated?
While Chopping, Salad will automatically calculate Predicted Earnings for the amount of Salad Balance you would earn for 24 hours of constant, consecutive running. For mining earnings, we calculate this figure by taking an average of your mining speed over the last 15 minutes, and use up-to-date Cryptocurrency profitability figures to work out how much you could expect to see over the 24 hour given period. For other jobs, we estimate earnings assuming currently running jobs would continue running for the next 24 hours. We update your Predicted Earning every 1 minute, using the last 15 minutes as an average. We'll start Predicting your Earnings after 5 minutes of Salad Chopping, to allow for your machine to get up to full speed and for it to reach a stable configuration.
While we're still calculating your Predicted Earnings, we won't show anything yet in your app. If you change your hardware configuration, and add or remove available hardware for Salad to use, we'll reset your predicted earnings value, and calculate it again for your new setup. We'll need another 5 minutes to start working this out.
Your Predicted Earnings figure is for your local machine only. If you have multiple machines connected to your Salad account, they'll provide independent Predicted Earnings. Your earnings are combined across all connected machines.
Why did I earn a different amount than what it Predicted?
Your Predicted Earnings value is calculated using dynamic profitability and job data. As this value changes all throughout the day, it's likely that you may see a different value showing for your Predicted Earnings, versus your Last 24 Hours at any given moment. Miningprofitability data is also based on an expected amount of luck with block pay-outs, and finding shares. If you are less, or more, lucky than the expected amount, you may see a difference in the amount you actually earn. Earnings from other non-mining jobs may be different from that estimated if the availability of jobs changes over the day.