Braiins Cobalt Mining OS Released

bOS standardizes how devices work and interact with the Slush Pool
06 December 2018   498

Czech-based software solutions developer Braiins Systems, which is the operator of the first mining pool in history - Slush Pool, introduced a version of Braiins OS Cobalt (bOS).

bOS standardizes how devices work and interact with the Slush Pool, and gives users complete control over their miners.

In the new version of the operating system, the developers presented an updated monitoring page, which displays various information about the activities of the mining farm through the API. Also, there is an option to monitor the voltage for each device.

Scripts are now available to users for quick installation and subsequent system updates in the form of an opkg package. At the same time, bOS Cobalt is fully compatible with the Awesome Miner application.

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   68

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.