BTC.com to Mine ETH and ETC

New pool will support the mining with video cards and CPUs
30 August 2018   875

Sponsored by the Chinese mining giant Bitmain, BTC.com mining pool expands its service by adding the ability to mine Ethereum and Ethereum Classic, CoinDesk reports.

BTC.com, which claims that its share accounted for 21% of all blocks of bitcoin mined last year, will add new functionality on its portal pool.btc.com. The service will allow the miners to switch their hash capacity from one pool to another, depending on what it seems most appropriate in a specific market environment.

According to the announcement, thus BTC.com wants to "help Ethereum to scale its mining infrastructure".

GPU miners are versatile, still profitable and are not easily replaced in a bear market. It's common for miners to split investment into both. Also, there are already ASIC miners for ethereum and ethereum classic which are easier to set up and are dedicated to ethash mining. This will save us from supporting a huge list of GPU coins simultaneously.
 

Zhong Zhuang

Bitman

Company note that the new pool will support the mining with video cards and CPUs, despite the fact that this year Bitmain released its own ASIC-miner, focused on the Ethereum.

In the future, BTC.com may launch other mining pools targeting "popular coins", such as Litecoin, ZCash and Monero, but Zhuang refrained from more specific applications. Before any decision is taken, the company needs to evaluate the network of the cryptocurrency, the quality of its code, the roadmap and the volume of trades, he explained.

Huobi to Issue Loans for Miners

This is the part of services that will be available for russian clients of the crypto exchange
19 November 2018   54

Huobi, which opened an office with 30 employees in Moscow on November 12, expects to give Russian users access not only to trading functionality, but also something more. This reported by CoinDesk.

As previously reported, a new call center with Russian-language support opens on the basis of the Russian division, which in itself distinguishes Huobi against the background of such exchanges as Binance, OKEx and Bitfinex, which are currently not ready to provide support to users in Russian.

In addition, through the Russian division of Huobi will implement over-the-counter trading (OTC) and listings, as well as provide personal managers for large customers, its head Andrei Grachev said. .

Initially, Huobi’s plans were even more ambitious - the exchange wanted to give users the opportunity to make deposits in Russian rubles, but local experts did not advise it to do so.

They consulted with us a lot, and in the end, I think, we made them feel disappointed. They were interested in providing fiat operations, but we told them it’s impossible.
 

Vladimir Demin

Head of the Center of Digital Transformations, Russian government-owned development bank Vnesheconombank

Nevertheless, Russian users will be able to buy cryptocurrency for rubles through an over-the-counter service, and then transfer it to their trading accounts, Grachev said. The over-the-counter platform is already functioning, but for the time being it is used by very few users from Russia, so Huobi expects to attract new customers to its proposal with a favorable commission rate.

In addition, Huobi intends to issue loans to miners for the purchase of specialized ASIC equipment and lease premises for their placement. According to Grachev, the service can earn in the first quarter of next year.