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Second-Largest Bitcoin Cash Mining Pool Agrees to Process Zero-Fee Transactions


Two more bitcoin cash mining pools have announced they will support the "Miner's Choice" initiative, which urges miners to remove the dust limit and begin processing a set number of zero-fee transactions.

CoinGeek — which along with nChain devised the plan — on Thursday announced that mining pools ViaBTC and have agreed to join the initiative. CCN has been unable to independently verify the news, as neither had published an announcement or responded to our request for comment by the time of writing.

According to data from CoinDance, ViaBTC is the largest of the three mining operations — and the second largest bitcoin cash mining pool overall — with 12.7 percent of the BCH hashrate. — which is owned by former bitcoin evangelist Roger Ver — and CoinGeek add another 7.7 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively. The size of nChain's mining operation was not immediately available.

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Bitcoin Cash Hashrate Distribution | Source: CoinDance

In any case, Miner's Choice now has support from more than a quarter of the total bitcoin cash hashrate, indicating that significant changes could soon be coming to the BCH network — the long-term effects of which remain to be seen.

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