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Category Archives: Mining

The Misconceptions about SegWit, a Heated Debate on 8btc

Nov 30, 2016

Red Li

There have been lots of discussions about the war between the SegWit (SW) and the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) on 8btc forum in recent days. “BU Party" on 8btc refers to those who support Bitcoin Unlimited. "Beginagain" started a thread on 8btc forum :the Misconceptions about SegWit, w...

Miner Guide: How to Safely Hard Fork to Bitcoin Unlimited

Oct 17, 2016

8BTCNews

by viabtc note: This article was originally published in Chinese on my personal blog. Because Bitcoin Unlimited contains no built-in mechanism for the activation of a hard fork, a hard fork to Bitcoin Unlimited consensus rules requires participating miner nodes to be in agreement with o...

China’s Mining Dominance: Good Or Bad For Bitcoin?

Sep 14, 2016

8BTCNews

In Kongyu, Tibet, hydropower electricity is inexpensive, as are wages. And Chinese entrepreneurs are among the world’s most capable and least risk averse. This combination makes Kongyu in China’s western Sichuan province an ideal place for a bitcoin mining operation, as revealed by a Was...

BTC.com Launches New, Open Source Mining Pool

Aug 13, 2016

SCOTTFARGO

BTC.com has launched a new, open source bitcoin mining pool. Out of the gate, the pool seems to have some advantages in the pool sector of the mining industry. They have iOS and Android apps ready from launch, but the highlight is the efficient system underneath the platform. Also Read:...

Bitmain AntMiner S9 First 16nm ASIC to Market Miner

Jul 16, 2016

SCOTTFARGO

Bitmain has long led the industry not only in ASIC development but also in making sure they are available to more than just a few big customers. The other hallmark of Bitmain is they announce a new miner only when they are nearly ready to ship. No pre-ordering and long waits. The AntMiner...