Ethereum Classic rose by almost 40%

Cryptocurrency Ethereum Classic showed a notable price jump by 39,86% within past week
09 November 2017   1666

Ethereum Classic (ETC), a cryptocurrency which currently takes 11th place in top coins list ranked by market capitalisation was moving in a positive direction during last 7 days, rising by almost 40%. At the moment of press, the coin has a market capitalisation of $1,3 billion and is traded at $14 price, although the beginning of week was marked by not very high price of less than $10.

Ethereum Classic Charts November 2017Ethereum Classic Charts

Ethereum Classic faced some ups and downs during past several month, for instance in July 2017 it marked an all-time-high of about $23 and jumped by 25% in the end of August, nevertheless September was not so successful for the currency as its price fell down to $10.

The recent growth of the coin might be connected to the upcoming Ethereum Classic Summit which is due to occur on November 13 and 14 of 2017 in Hong Kong where a huge amount of ETC developers, stakeholders and partners will appear.

In October, a multi-currency wallet Exodus added Ethereum Classic support in its new version. Moreover, November 2 was marked by the announcement of a new version of Emerald Wallet, which is a major project designed to enable building of decentralized apps on Ethereum Classic blockchain without reinventing the whole architecture.

Also, at the same day, some security improvements were claimed to be made via Ethereum Commonwealth development update.

What might have also influenced the ETC price jump, is that OKEx, a popular Chinese exhange, announced the launch of ETH and ETC Futures on November 6.

What is more, the announcement that ETC has not been affected by the recent Parity multisig hack, has appeared in the official twitter of Ethereum Classic, which also brings positive news to the coin holders.

Thuswise, it is encouraging to see Ethereum Classic moving upwards and it is possible to assume that it might keep its positions high in the future.

BTC.com to Mine ETH and ETC

New pool will support the mining with video cards and CPUs
30 August 2018   1385

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.