Ethereum Classic Roadmap 2018 unveiled

Developers of ETC summed up the results of 2017 and shared their plans for 2018
11 January 2018   3777

The Ethereum Classic project team summed up the results for 2017 and shared its plans for 2018.

Among the main events of the 2017, the developers identify the following:

  • Hardfork at block 3M to pause the Difficulty Bomb. 
  • ETCDEV made huge refactoring, cleanup and introduced a lot of improvements to Geth codebase, with more than 1100 commitsfor past year and 8 releases. 
  • Moved to new monetary policy. 
  • Built a desktop wallet from scratch, with support of light/remote nodes, hardware wallets, and many other things.
  • Command line tools to operate blockchain from shell scripts, send and receive coins, sign transactions and many more in lightweight and secure way, which could be integrated into or used together with other server side software
  • Totally new EVM for Ethereum projects.
  • In addition to IoT we got Javascript libraries to help building 3rd party Dapps on top of Ethereum, and Emerald Wallet is just a first example of such dapps
  • By numbers it’s 16 new projects (in Github terms) and more than 5000 total commits for year 2017. Or almost 20 commits per working day, counting ETCDEV work alone.

Plans for 2018:

  • Growth and development of the team. To participate in the project it is planned to invite more developers and managers.
  • Scaling the network through the people. Now the team Ethereum Classic is preparing several pilot projects with third-party companies and declares that it is maximally open for cooperation in this area.
  • Adaptation of Ethereum Classic for working with IoT (Internet of Things, Internet of Things).
  • Continuation of work on the Emerald Platform and the release of Emerald Desktop Wallet, Mobile Wallet and several more dApp.

 

BTC.com to Mine ETH and ETC

New pool will support the mining with video cards and CPUs
30 August 2018   525

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.