Tech 11 October 2018Jasmine Solana
SVPool mines first Bitcoin BCH block
This week marks a milestone for public Bitcoin Cash (BCH) mining pool SVPool, which officially mined its first Bitcoin BCH block on Wednesday.
At 2:12 p.m. UTC on Oct. 10, a 7.15KB block was mined at block height 55185, which accounts for 25 transactions. Data available on Coin Dance and Bitfire have yet to officially identify SVPool as the miner behind the transaction, but the Coinbase pay-to address is that of SVPool.com.
A personal initiative of nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig Wright, SVPool is currently on a by-invitation only beta launch until late October. After that, SVPool will open up to the public. You can still sign up here for the mining pool.
At press time, hundreds of mining registrants around the world have already signed up for SVPool—a huge jump from the 233 miners that pre-registered in September. Majority of these miners are from the United States, China, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India. The mining pool also has miners from Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Sweden, Venezuela, Russia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, among others.
SVPool offers an initial Pay-per-last-N-Shares (PPLNS), but it is already working towards adding more features and Pay-per-share plus (PPS+) options by November.
SVPool is managed by CoinGeek Mining, and will help and remunerate miners—large or small—to ensure BCH remains a truly trustless and decentralized system. The public mining pool stands in solidarity with CoinGeek in the belief that BCH is the only true Bitcoin that fulfills that Satoshi Vision.
Incidentally, miners are also invited to the CoinGeek Week Miners Day, taking place on 28 November 2018 as part of the CoinGeek Week Conference in London, where the SVPool and CoinGeek team will be on-hand to discuss how you can help Bitcoin BCH realize its full potential. Secure your seat via Eventbrite for the three-day conference that’s shaping up to be the most important Bitcoin BCH conference this fall.
Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (SegWit) chain are referenced as BTC coins; tokens on the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain are referenced as BCH, BCH-ABC or BAB coins.
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