BlockExplorer to support Bitcoin Cash

The informational service about Bitcoin blocks BlockExplorer announced adding support for Bitcoin Cash from January 10
10 January 2018   1618

On January 10, the website, which provides information about the new blocks of Bitcoin, has published an announcement stating that it will be supporting Bitcoin Cash over Bitcoin, which was described as currently having a negative momentum path in terms of utility. The service stated that it will go as far as to change the default to show Bitcoin Cash over Bitcoin Legacy.

At such a time, we will refer to Bitcoin Cash as Bitcoin only, but will make some effort to not break API calls by changing URLs of legacy automated systems.

Rick Falkvinge

Chief Executive Officer, BlockExplorer

The chief executive officer of BlockExplorer stated that they have made a decision to support the only Bitcoin fork with a "postive utility momentum", which they think is Bitcoin Cash. The Bitcoin Cash block explorer will be introduced and they will continue to launch related services.

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Moreover, it was stated in the announcement that BlockExplorer will also maintain tools for other cryptocurrencies they find appealing, such as ZCash, due to its increased privacy value.

At the moment of press, these are the main market parameters of Bitcoin Cash:

  • Average Price: $2 394,28
  • Market Cap: $40 471 891 551
  • 24h Volume: $1 317 580 000 

Bitmain to Announce New ASIC Chip

BM1397 chip requires less energy and is able to achieve efficiency at 30J / TH
18 February 2019   385

This Monday, the Chinese mining company Bitmain announced the next-generation 7-nm chip codenamed BM1397, which, according to it surpasses its predecessors in performance and energy efficiency and is suitable for mining cryptocurrencies on the SHA256 algorithm, including Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

The BM1397 chip requires less energy and is able to achieve efficiency at 30J / TH, which is “higher by 28.6% than the previous 7-nm chip from Bitmain”, codenamed BM1391.

BM1397 is manufactured using TSMC, a Taiwan-based semiconductor product company, which is one of the leading suppliers in the cryptocurrency mining industry.

The BM1397 chip will be installed in the new ASIC miners of the Antminer S17 and Antminer T17 models, the release of which Bitmain promises to announce later. The company does not provide other details of the updated devices in its message.