In an astonishing flip of occasions, two fortunate miners from the Solo CK mining pool have defied all odds and added a brand new block on the Bitcoin blockchain in the identical week.
On Monday, a tiny miner efficiently solved a block with a modest hash price capability of 126 terahashes per second (TH/s). Bitcoin mining skilled and member of the Bitcoin Mining Council Hass McCook advised Cointelegraph on the time that the percentages of this occurring had been 1 in 1,400,000.
However based on a Jan 13 tweet from Solo admin Con Kolivas, one other miner from the identical pool was capable of clear up a block with a capability of solely 116 terahashes per second (TH/s) — even lower than the primary miner. That’s more likely to be only one to 3 mining rigs, relying on the gear used.
Kolivas added that the brand new miner joined the pool lower than two days in the past, “presumably in response to the opposite fortunate block solver.”
“They have been astronomically fortunate in fixing a block solo in that point,” he wrote.
“That is insane luck at work, and a really uncommon occasion.”
‘Insane luck’ may even be an understatement. McCook advised Cointelegraph that the percentages of this occurring are so unlikely, he’s not sure of tips on how to even mathematically calculate them.
He recommended that the percentages of such a small miner succeeding as soon as was one in one million, so two successes just some days aside could be no less than one in a billion.
When the primary miner efficiently solved a block, McCook mentioned that: “To say that is very uncommon is an understatement.”
Every of the miners, who could have been mining on only one or two machines, will take residence 6.25 Bitcoin (BTC) ($266,000) for his or her efforts.