ETC forks into Ethereum Emerald

Ethereum Classic will undergo a hard fork into Ethereum Emerald on July 13 that features zero-tax fee and instant payments
19 May 2018   2005

The blockchain assets and and currency code for Ethereum Classic - Ethereum Emerald is to be forked on July 13. The roadmap for the whole Q3 2018 hints at zero-tax fee system and instant payments. The following features are expected to come along during the Q3:

  • Payment gateway;
  • Emerald wallet for mobile devices;
  • Desktop wallet.

The fork height is at 6100000th block. The coin market symbol is going to be ETE. The initial total supply is about 408 million ETE. On the launch date each and every ETC holder shall receive ETE with a 1:1 ratio for free. The mining algorithm stays the same as for the Ethereum - Ethash.

To learn more about the Ethereum Emerald, you can visit the official page here. At the moment of publication, the Ethereum Classic market parameters are as follows:

Average price USD 18.11
Market cap USD 1,842,494,547
Volume (24H) USD 166,148,000

BTC.com to Mine ETH and ETC

New pool will support the mining with video cards and CPUs
30 August 2018   530

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.