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There is less than a day left until the Cryptonomos platform completes the Giga Watt (WTT) token sale. You have just a bit short of 12 hours left to take part if you find this token interesting and meaningful as it already has a successful underlying service for hosting crypto currency miners and is going to expand it further with the help of the tokens. The token sale is close to the 20 million mark, though it has not yet reached it and the original goal they were aiming at was 30 million. Buying tokens at the last moment comes at a bit higher price of $1.20 USD per token, but that happens if you wait for the last moment to act. Still you have some time to act and not miss the chance of supporting the expansion of Giga-Watt’s facilities and getting some WTT tokens that can be used to host your own miners or be rented to other users that want to get a better deal on miner hosting.

For more details about the Cryptonomos platform and the Giga Watt (WTT) Token sale…

The fears of unintentional Bitcoin split due to the activation of SegWit may have been averted and chances of this happening may be low, but that does not stop people from actually doing intentional fork of Bitcoin (BTC). Bitcoin Cash (BCC) has been announced as an upcoming split from Bitcoin with a protocol upgrade to fix on-chain capacity, without changing the economic rules of the Bitcoin and without SegWit. Bitcoin Cash (BCC), apparently driven mostly by Asian miners and crypto community members, will fork on August 1st as per the announced plans for the project.

Bitcoin Cash (BCC) will be a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain 1:1, meaning that on August 1st you will get as many BCC coins as you have Bitcoins in your wallet. It is advised that you keep your Bitcoins in a personal wallet where you control the private key in order to be able to claim any Bitcoin Cash coins as keeping coins on an exchange will not work unless of course that exchange adds support for BCC. It is yet to be seen what the value of the new Bitcoin Cash coins will be and if it will get enough user traction. We could be looking to something like the Ethereum and Ethereum Classic split from last year, and this is what will most likely happen with Bitcoin still remaining strong.

Bitcoin Cash (BCC) will come with an immediate increase of the block size limit to 8MB from the current limit of 1MB that Bitcoin currently has. It should offer Replay and Wipeout Protection permitting the safe and peaceful coexistence of the two chains. Bitcoin Cash introduces a new transaction type as well as a bit different difficulty adjustment algorithm. After the fork happens miners will need to switch to different pools in order to be able to mine BCC coins and initially the hashrate on these will be pretty low, making it attractive for miners to temporary switch hashing power from Bitcoin mining to BCC. Then again it is also important what the price will be and which exchanges will jump on the train supporting the new fork.

For more details about the upcoming Bitcoin Cash (BCC) fork on Bitcointalk…

We were feeling a bit nostalgic for the old times where a new altcoin with a fresh algorithm and a new miner will launch and we would just go and mine it. Signatum (SIGT) has just offered what we needed to feel nostalgia over the old mining times no more. It is a new coin with no premine, ICO, dev fee or any of these and it comes with a new algorithm and thus new miners to support it. It is a POW/POS coin, though POS with 5% annual will start after block 98500 and POW mining will end at block 100000. The initial block reward is 2500 SIGT, down to half after block 3000 then halving again after block 60000. The total PoW coins that will be mined are 137,500,000 with block time of 2 minutes, after that POS is 5% annual on staked coins. There are no big promises being made for big and bright future with this one, though there is a lot of user interest already and a lot of miners are jumping on board, so who knows…

There is a CPU miner available, though with the release of AMD GPU miner (forked sgminer) and Nvidia GPU miner (forked ccminer) there is not much point mining with CPU anymore. SIGT is already being traded on Cryptopia with more exchanges probably following soon with the user interest apparently growing for this new altcoin, so you might want to check it out and give it a try mining if you have some spare GPU power available. Even Mining Rig Rentals has added support for selling and buying SkunkHash-Raptor hashrate.

Signatum Mining Pools:
https://sigt.suprnova.cc/
https://pool.mn/sigt/
http://lpool.name/
https://onepool.online/
http://hashbag.cc
http://yiimp.ccminer.org
https://pool.coin-miners.info
https://aikapool.com/sigt
http://zpool.ca/

You can check the SIGT announcement thread over at Bitcointalk for more details…


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