F2Pool left the SegWit2x agreement

Chinese mining pool doesn't support the SegWit2x now
01 September 2017   707

F2Pool is one of the biggest Bitcoin minning pools in the world. This is reported by the CoinDesk.

Despite the fact that SegWit proposal received support for giang amount of Bitcoin related companies and the majority of minning pools, some of the company doesn't support it.

F2Pool was one of the original signatory of the agreement, its operator Wang Chun is now among the proposal's detractors.

No. I don't support [the] Segwit2x hard fork.

Wang Chun
Operator, F2Pool

The share of F2Pool in the Bitcoin network is 8.8%, which makes it the fifth largest pool. 

But still, other pools like BTCC and BitFure still support SegWit.

We are strong supporters of the New York Agreement (Segwit2X). We support scaling bitcoin and doing so responsibly. We hope that the hard fork part of Segwit2X will also be upheld. 

Bobby Lee

BitFury has the same opinion.

The initial agreement for SegWit2x has not changed.

Valery Vavilov
CEO, BitFury

Also, Slush Pool, that did not sign the agreement, has not yet expressed its position. However, given the previous statements of the head of Slush Pool Marek Palatinus, who sharply criticized any attempt to implement any code different from what Bitcoin Core offers, we can expect that his answer will also be negative. 


Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.