Ethereum Classic to Issue Emerald Mobile Wallet Beta

The beta version of Emerald Mobile Wallet will be released in April 2018
28 March 2018   1181

Ethereum Classic is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference, and ETC is also a continuation of the original Ethereum blockchain.

ETCDEV Team, an independent team of software engineers and professionals in software development, which works full time on core Ethereum Classic projects, has publish the ETC Development roadmap with plans for 2018-2020. In general, the goals enlisted include introduction of scalability through sidechains, IoT, helping 3rd party developers to build apps on top of ETC, better security, encryption and interoperability with other blockchains.

As for the plans for April 2018, beta version of Emerald Mobile Wallet will be released pretty soon, though the exact date is not announced yet. Moreover, the developers plan to disable the "difficulty bomb" of ETC in the nearest future. The long-range goals also include the launch of a working prototype of Sidechain and enabling of new Opcodes for compatibility with ETH.

Check the parameters of Ethereum Classic at the moment of press:

Average price: $16,49
Marketcap: $1 662 347 466
24h volume: $172 161 000

BTC.com to Mine ETH and ETC

New pool will support the mining with video cards and CPUs
30 August 2018   703

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.