Published On: Mon, Jun 19th, 2017

Antpool Mines Its First SegWit2x Block

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Antpool mined its first SegWit2x block today, signaling approval for the implementation of the SegWit scaling proposal and a hard-fork to double the block size.
Antpool Goes SegWit
Antpool, the biggest mining pool in the Bitcoin ecosystem with over 14% of the global hashrate, has mined its first SegWit2x block today, signaling approval for the ambitious scaling agreement that seeks to implement the SegWit soft fork and a subsequent hard fork to increase block size capacity to 2MB.
Bitmain, the owner of Antpool and one of the most vocal supporters of the Emergent Consensus, signed the SegWit2X also known as the New York (Bitcoin Scaling) Agreement. It is also listed as one of the companies that has committed to providing technical and engineering support to “test and support the upgrade software, as well as to assist companies with preparing for the upgrades.”

Although Antpool is signaling SegWit2x, it’s still signaling support for Emergent Consensus, the scaling proposal put forward by the Bitcoin Unlimited development team.
The initial release for the implementation of SegWit2x took place on Friday. Antpool’s approval, along with a few other …

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