Bitmain Has Deployed 90,000 ASICs Antminer S9 For The Upcoming Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork
The mining giant Bitmain plans to use 90,000 Antminer S9 hardwares in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for the upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork.
A local mining pool operator Yu Hao told Deep Chain that since the end of October, company representatives had held talks with virtually all owners of mining farms, inviting them to install the appropriate hardware.
“AntPool requested that a single mining farm should host over 5,000 machines. But in fact, only a few mining farms can satisfy their demand.”
The Chinese publication noted that coal-rich areas such as Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia are attracting companies like Bitmain, since hydroelectric power stations in southwest China are not capable of supplying enough energy.
In August, it became known that there was a misunderstanding among Bitcoin Cash developers. The stumbling block was the so-called “preconsensus protocol” proposed by the main Bitcoin Cash developer Amaury Sechet. Innovation was criticized the "self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto" and the head of nChain Craig Wright.
As a result of the conflict, the community has, in fact, split. The launch of the Bitcoin ABC update from supporters of consensus further ignited the conflict, and after that, Craig Wright and his supporters decided to create their own version of Bitcoin Cash - Bitcoin SV.
Note that many major exchanges and mining pools, including AntPool, support Bitcoin ABC.
Also recall, November 6, Bitmain announced the start of sales of new Antminer S15 and T15.