Proposed Bitcoin protocol to decentralize mining pools

posted 4 months ago
Braiins, the company behind one of the largest Bitcoin mining pools, recently released a code spec that could be promising for decentralized mining. Stratum V2 could change how Bitcoin mining functions and would add security and efficiency to mining pools, the entities that organize miners spread across the world.

The primary benefit comes from a component that reduces one of the most pressing problems in Bitcoin: mining pool centralization. "If this protocol does everything it promises, 'mining centralization' as an argument will be completely dead," Bitcoin developer and educator Jimmy Song said.
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