Bitcoin Unlimited, the fork of Bitcoin blockchain is receiving a lot of support lately. Soon after Bitcoin.com mining pool announced its support to Bitcoin Unlimited, another mining pool, ViaBTC has followed suit.
ViaBTC, which claimed itself to be the fifth largest Bitcoin mining pool on Twitter recently has allocated its full hashing power to mine Bitcoin Unlimited blocks. The mining pool, launched on June 5, 2016, has rapidly climbed through the ranks to be among the top mining pools on the Bitcoin network.
Yesterday, ViaBTC mined its first 2MB Bitcoin Unlimited block before confirming its support to Bitcoin Unlimited on mainnet. According to recent statistics, ViaBTC currently accounts for over 10% of the total hash rate on the Bitcoin Network. This puts the mining pool in 4th position following AntPool at 17%, F2Pool at 15% and BTCC Pool at 12% respectively. BW.Com with a hash rate distribution of 9% currently stands in 5th position, after ViaBTC.
ViaBTC is the brainchild of Haiyang who previously worked