Published on April 3rd, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Connect BTC just released! new Bitcoin Mining Pool from Bitmain
Bitmain, the major Chinese ASIC producer, has launched a third mining pool: ConnectBTC opened to the public today.
This new pool is part of Bitmain’s Israeli research and development (R&D) center, Bitmaintech Israel, and as such, is the first mining pool based in the Middle-Eastern country.
“There is a very strong tech and cryptocurrency industry in Israel, and we’re proud to now open the first Israeli Bitcoin mining pool,” ConnectBTC manager Gadi Glikberg told Bitcoin Magazine.
AntPool is currently the largest mining pool on the Bitcoin network, representing some 15 percent of all hash power, and started signalling support for Bitcoin Unlimited several weeks ago.
This also means the pool won’t signal support for Bitcoin Unlimited for the time being, nor for other scaling solutions such as Bitcoin Core’s proposed Segregated Witness soft fork.