Mining Pools F2Pool, Poolin, and Antpool Expand Their Services to Support ETHW Mining
The websites of several major mining pools like F2Pool, Poolin, and Antpool indicate that they have expanded into ETHW (Ethereum PoW) pools, while some of the largest mines have also announced they will support ETHW mining.
Despite Ethereum's historic transition to a proof-of-stake (PoS) based protocol, the upcoming proof-of-work version of the protocol is increasingly attracting mining pools.
Antpool, affiliated with Chinese mining rig giant Bitmain, has launched an ETHW mining pool, as well as F2Pool, which said that the remaining hash rate in its ETH pool has been redirected to its ETHW pool. Poolin has also made its ETHW mining pool available, according to its website.
According to EthereumPoW, a community advocating the PoW Ethereum version, a list of mining pools will continue mining after ETHW mainnet launch. In spite of Ethereum's switch to the environmentally friendly PoS consensus mechanism, some of the largest Ethereum mining pools will continue mining.
There will be at least 23 mining pools supporting ETHW mining, according to official sources, with F2Pool hosting the largest hash rate, followed by Woolypooly.com and 2miners.com, as reported by MiningPoolStats.
Data from BTC.com show that, over the past year, F2Pool ranked second in the Ethereum mining pool block share, amounting to 15.7%. A total of 8.7% of the total block share is held by one or more Poolin mining pools. 2 miners, Nanopool, and Antpool are a few other noteworthy mining pools.
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