GMO Internet to Report on BTC Mining Increase

Additionally GMO completely stopped mining Bitcoin Cash; in November 2017, it mined 400 BCH coins
09 January 2019   1031

Japanese IT giant GMO Internet Group has published a report, which reported an increase in the number of BTC companies.

The company also confirmed information about the termination of the production of its own equipment due to significant financial losses. In addition, GMO confirmed plans to transfer mining capacities to regions with cheap energy prices and the possibility of switching to alternative energy sources.

During last December GMO mined 960 BTC. This is almost a third more than in November 2018. Also, this indicator is 45 times higher than the volume of extracted bitcoins during December 2017, when the company was just starting the mining business.

On the other hand, GMO completely stopped mining Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Note that in November 2017, the company mined 400 coins of this fork of Bitcoin.

Last December, the GMO mining hashrate was 670 PH / s, which is 30 times more than a year ago.

The company also announced that it will now provide reports quarterly.

Sparkpool to Freeze $300k Reward

As reported, pool suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund
20 February 2019   91

The Sparkpool mining pool decided to freeze the remuneration in the amount of 2,103,1485 for the extraction of block # 7,238,290. The management of the organization suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund, CoinDesk reports.

The head of the Sparkpool Xin Xu argues that users of the pool understand and agree with the decision, given the size of the amount involved.

Unfortunately, and fortunately, blockchain is so far not completely run by machines; human are still involved. So we have an opportunity to correct the problem. Integrity is our pool’s priority.
 

Xin Xu

CEO, Sparkpool

While some users suggested that a large commission was paid by mistake, others admitted that this could be a goodwill gesture from an anonymous donor to the community of the miner or even an attempt to launder money through the blockchain cryptocurrency.