The bitcoin data website Nodecounter.com, which also helps manage a mining operation at Nicehash, has announced they are switching mining pools from Slush and are now pointing their hashrate at pool.Bitcoin.com.
Nodecounter’s Hashrate Joins the Bitcoin.com Mining Pool
Nodecounter is a graphical data site that records the Bitcoin network’s node count across a variety of different Bitcoin clients. This includes protocols such as Bitcoin Unlimited (BU), XT, Core, Classic, and unknown nodes throughout the network. Additionally, Nodecounter manages a rented mining donation operation that utilizes funds to mine bitcoins.
Over the past year, the organization has been mining with Slush Pool originally supporting Bitcoin Classic blocks but have since switched to the BU protocol. More recently Nodecounter says that Slush Pool’s operator has used slander against BU supporters and the insults have gone on long enough.
Nodecounter explains that the organization believes in free market choice, rather than the edicts of pool operators, and will now mine with Bitcoin.com’s mining pool. “Bitcoin has become far too political,” explains Nodecounter.
Money speaks louder than words, and that is precisely how Bitcoin was designed to operate and incentivize.
Second Layer Solutions and Simpler Malleability Fixes
The data website and mining multi-pool details that Slush’s statements are misleading and BU supporters are not against second layer solutions. Nodecounter believes second layer scaling can be achieved with “simpler malleability fixes” as many BU supporters believe Segwit is too complex.
“Rather than attempting to change Slush’s mind, we are simply moving our hashrate elsewhere,” Nodecounter says.
Nodecounter reports that the mining donation fund has been very successful as the organization has mined over 736 BTC or roughly US$750,000 in rewards. “The efficiency of this mining fund is very high, and it has proven that it can re-invest for over six months off a single donation,” explains Nodecounter.
The Attempt to Make Bitcoin Great Again
The organization details that all they want is for Bitcoin to `be great again´, with low fees, fast confirmations, and more use cases. Nodecounter also believes scaling and second layer solutions can be achieved if developers didn’t support “censored discussion areas.”
Nodecounter adds, “This is the same Bitcoin we have all known and loved for years.”
Images via Nodecounter.com, and Bitcoin.com.