Ethereum Classic Geth 3.5.86 released

New version of ETC Geth has many fixes and new cool features
22 July 2017   1816
Ethereum Classic

Is a continuation of the original Ethereum blockchain - the classic version preserving untampered history; free from external interference and subjective tampering of transactions.

Good news for all members of Ethereum Classic community. New version of ETC Geth has been released.

Let's check what's new!

Added

  • Newly configurable in external chain.json:

    • "state": { "startingNonce": NUMBER } - optional (mainnet: 0, morden: 1048576) - "dirty" starting world state
    • "network": NUMBER - required (mainnet: 1, morden: 2) - network id used to identify valid peers
    • "consensus": STRING - optional (default: "ethash", optional: "ethash-test") - specify smaller and faster pow algorithm, e.g. --dev mode sets "ethash-test". See cmd/geth/config/*.json for updated examples.
  • Dev mode (--dev) made compatible with --chain
  • debug_AccountExist method added to RPC and web3 extension methods 
  • Additional Morden testnet bootnodes
  • Add listen for SIGTERM to stop more gracefully, if possible
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks.

Changed

  • Nightly and tagged release distribution builds made available at builds.etcdevteam.com (instead of Bintray)
  • Option--chain <chainIdentifier|mychain.json> - specify chain identifier or path to JSON configuration file

Fixed

  • geth attach command uses chain subdirectory schema by default, e.g. datadir/mainnet/geth.ipcinstead of datadir/geth.ipc
  • Sometimes ungraceful stopping on SIGTERM, potentially causing corrupted chaindata
  • PublicKey method for protected transactions with malformed chain id causing SIGSEGV
  • Concurrent map read/writes for State Objects
  • Ignore reported neighbors coming from non-reserved addresses; prevents irrelevant discovery attempts on local and reserved IP's
  • RLP-decoded transactions include EIP155 signer if applicable 

You can learn more and download new version at GitHub

BTC.com to Mine ETH and ETC

New pool will support the mining with video cards and CPUs
30 August 2018   1051

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.