Antpool and Bitcoin.com signaling SegWit

Antpool and Bitcoin.com mining pools change their minds and are signaling SegWit
21 July 2017   7394
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

BIP91 has just locked in as up to 90% of all hash power signaled support for this softfork signaled in support of this decision. That has triggered a lot of processes in the community, e.g. Bitcoin price surge. Now another intriguing news is out. 

Bitcoin

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen

Antpool and Bitcoin.com mining pools surprise the community by signaling SegWit. BTC.com mining pool has joined them as well. 

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As you can see, just a few hours ago Antpool, Bitcoin.com and BTC.com did not show their support of SegWit. 

This move from the companies is pretty surprising as earlier they were strongly opposed to the activation of SegWit, insisting on the alternative Bitcoin Unlimited protocol. 

No official comments from the representatives of these three pools are out there yet.

Sparkpool to Freeze $300k Reward

As reported, pool suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund
20 February 2019   69

The Sparkpool mining pool decided to freeze the remuneration in the amount of 2,103,1485 for the extraction of block # 7,238,290. The management of the organization suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund, CoinDesk reports.

The head of the Sparkpool Xin Xu argues that users of the pool understand and agree with the decision, given the size of the amount involved.

Unfortunately, and fortunately, blockchain is so far not completely run by machines; human are still involved. So we have an opportunity to correct the problem. Integrity is our pool’s priority.
 

Xin Xu

CEO, Sparkpool

While some users suggested that a large commission was paid by mistake, others admitted that this could be a goodwill gesture from an anonymous donor to the community of the miner or even an attempt to launder money through the blockchain cryptocurrency.