World’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Launches Ethereum Operation
The world’s largest bitcoin mining pool is preparing to expand its horizons.
BTC.com, which produced 21 percent of all newly-mined BTC over the past 12 months and currently accounts for more than 16 percent of the bitcoin hashrate, announced on Thursday that it has opened an ethereum mining pool. The pool will initially support both ethereum and ethereum classic, and users will have the ability to shift between the two Ethash-based cryptocurrencies to enhance profitability. “Because contracts are charged per line of executed code and miners are rewarded for dedicated hashes using GHOST, Ethereum provides multiple different reward incentives to contribute hash power to the network,” said Zhuang Zhong, director of BTC.com’s mining pool. “We hope to expand Ethereum’s network by relaying those rewards through our FPPS system. By competing to provide the best reward margins along with our product development, we expect mining operations to grow to 12% of ETH total hashrate in the next 12 months.”