Reddit: Bitmain Pools to Reject SegWit Transactions

The interesting Reddit discussion was spotted by a popular trader WhalePanda
30 October 2018   1855

The mining pools AntPool and BTC.com, which is operated by the largest manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain, reject all SegWit transactions in the Bitcoin network. This is reported by a well-known trader WhalePanda, with a link to users of Reddit.

So, the user -johoe stressed that AntPool managed to get four blocks in a row, thereby filling the memory card with SegWit transactions. If on block # 547 566 the commission was 0.04 BTC, then on the next block, which went to BTC.com, it was already 0.24 BTC.

Nevertheless, many users agreed that pools simply harm their business because of ideological convictions, while the Bitcoin network is resistant to this kind of censorship.

In early September, AntPool was accused of using the AsicBoost optimization algorithm on block # 540 032.

After a month and a half, Bitmain introduced updated software for Antminer S9 devices with this algorithm, and soon the solution was implemented in the Braiins Wolfram operating system from Slush Pool.

Bitmain's Antminer S19 & S19 Pro to be Available

Antminer S19 with a hash rate of 95 TH/s costs $ 2180, and Antminer S19 Pro with a hashrate of 110 TH/s is $ 2920
23 March 2020   317

Bitmain, the largest manufacturer of mining equipment, has announced the launch of sales of new Antminer S19 and S19 Pro devices.

So far, new equipment will be available only in China, but the Bitmain team has announced the imminent launch of international sales.

The price of Antminer S19 with a hash rate of 95 TH / s is $ 2,180, and the Antminer S19 Pro with a hashrate of 110 TH / s costs $ 2,920.

According to the iHodl portal, the first batch of miners has already been sold out and buyers should receive their devices from May 11 to May 20.