This Week in Mining - Bitcoin halving imminent, WariHash adds Equihash

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The Bitcoin halving is coming soon. Are you guys ready?

  1. The Bitcoin halving is expected to occur at the end of 11 May 2020 UTC time. There will be a number of online events celebrating the halving, including a few in VR, that you can check out:
  1. Bitmain confirmed that some batches of its S17+ Bitcoin ASIC units are defective and that they are working on a solution to replace them. Some customers are reporting a 30% failure rate after 1 month of usage.
  2. Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance released a Bitcoin Mining Map showing the geography of miners connected to, Poolin, and ViaBTC. 65% of miners are reported to be in China, with US, Russia, and Khazakstan reporting shares of 6-7% each.
  3. Equihash (for ZCash) has been added to the Warihash market.