SVPool

NChain published the alpha version of Bitcoin SV code for Bitcoin Cash (BCH), two weeks after its announcement, in which the crypto community thought about a hard fork on this network. The code was made available to miners and mining pools operators, announcing the creation of the SV Pool, a mining group where participants can connect to this client for their trial period.

The current alpha code is based on Bitcoin ABC 17.2 with some variations which include a new soft limit of 32MB, OP_MUL, OP_INVERT, LSHIFT and RSHIFT integration, the limit of 201 opcodes per script has been removed, and the automatic replay protection for November 15, 2018, was dismissed. The company says they expect to distribute a more elegant variant during the first week of September.

Currently, there is not much of a reference in the code towards the 128MB block size increase, which has caused some arguing among the community.

But there has been a functional tests addition implemented to the code seven days ago which says,

“Add a couple of new functional tests to check for being able to set the block size flags via the bitcoind.conf file and to check if we can actually process 128M blocks.”

Many people believe after the initial alpha code release there will be new changes to the code moving ahead.

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Additionally, a mining pool has been launched so miners can point their hashrate to the Bitcoin SV client, who are the clients of Dr. Craig Wright himself.

The website Svpool.net leads to the SV Pool’s registration page which displays only the following message:

“Welcome to SV Pool — We are a brand new public pool, in line with the original Nakamoto vision and Bitcoin SV agreement. Pre-register to get updates — We will release the initial version of the public pool in September and the full version in November.”

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2018-09-01 07:27:13

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