Japan's Web Large GMO Abandons Bitcoin Money Mining – Bitcoinist.com

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Japanese web big GMO has switched its total mining capability from Bitcoin Money (BCH) to Bitcoin (BTC) as of July 2018.


GMO Mines 568 Bitcoin Blocks In July

A duplicate of the corporate’s month-to-month mining report uploaded to social media by cryptocurrency enterprise investor Hint Meyer confirms that in July, GMO mined 568 Bitcoin blocks and zero Bitcoin Money blocks.

The results of a sliding pattern all through this 12 months, the statistics distinction sharply with the corporate’s technique because it appeared in January when it mined simply 21 Bitcoin blocks however 213 Bitcoin Money blocks.

Linking to tongue-in-cheek Bitcoin fork monitoring website fork.lol, Meyer struck a vital tone specializing in BCH, suggesting GMO had intentionally pivoted away from mining it on account of numerous challenges the altcoin faces.

Amongst these are earlier revelations that hackers might ostensibly launch a 51 % assault on the BCH community for lower than $40,000, doubtlessly inflicting a community fork and de facto disabling transaction validation.

As well as, plans to laborious fork Bitcoin Money zerozero intentionally later this 12 months have additionally met with votes of no confidence from some cryptocurrency circles.

Away From Bitmain’s BCH Woes

GMO in the meantime started accepting preorders for its B2 gadget in Might, making it the primary producer to concern outfitted with 7nm processing expertise in a direct competitors transfer with market incumbent Bitmain.

Headed by Bitcoin Money proponent Jihan Wu, Bitmain itself is going through appreciable strain this month as its plans to go public through an IPO spark confusion.