Crypto Miners to Sell Mining Devices by Weight in China

Additionally, F2Pool founder reports that tens thousands of devices were turned off after price drop
23 November 2018   378

The founder of the sixth largest mining pool F2Pool published a video in which a huge number of mining devices are simply unloaded onto each other near an unknown building. He also shared a photo of a person who allegedly sells or buys miners by weight from his WeChat account.

Note that some users are convinced that the video and photos captured the effects of the June floods in Sichuan province, when several large mining farms were allegedly destroyed.

The founder of F2Pool added that he was not sure exactly when the video was shot, but shared photos from his own sites, and said that tens of thousands of devices were disconnected, since bitcoin mining for some people was no longer profitable after the recent price collapse.

Hashrate of the Bitcoin network has shown a significant drop in the last 30 days. 

Zcoin to Implement Hard Fork to Fight ASIC Mining

After update, which implement new  Merkle Tree Proof algorithm, the cost of mining on ASIC devices will be significantly increased
10 December 2018   78

On Monday, December 10, a planned hardfork will be held in the Zcoin cryptocurrency network (XZC), the purpose of which is to oppose mining on ASIC devices. As expected, the upgrade will take place at 12:00 GMT.

As a result, the upgrade will activate a new algorithm called Merkle Tree Proof (MTP), the development of which has been carried out over the past few years.

It is noted that the MTP algorithm provides for increased use of RAM, which significantly increases the cost of mining on ASIC devices and thereby eliminates their advantages.

The FAQ section says that before hardfork users and operators of the nodes need to upgrade to the latest version of the Zcoin software (0.13.7.4). Earlier versions will continue to work, but the new release not only contains important fixes for various bugs, but also significantly improves network performance and throughput.

In addition, the developers warn that if after the hard forks the user still has an earlier version of the software, this can lead to incorrect display of balances in the Zcoin wallet.

Znode operators, in turn, will be excluded from the queue and will not be able to receive the award until they update the software to the latest version.

Zcoin Price
Zcoin Price

These news don't have any big effect on Zcoin's rate.