Bitcoin’s First Public Mining Pool Is Rebranding

The company behind Slush Pool, the first mining cryptocurrency pool to make its services publicly available, is rebranding.

Prague-based company Braiins is perhaps less well-known than Slush Pool, one of the largest bitcoin mining pools as it accounts for more than 9 percent of today’s cryptocurrency hashrate.

However, Bryens has been running it since taking over the historic mining pool six years ago. Now, Braiins is moving to make her involvement with Slush Pool clearer, in part with the redesign of her logo and all of her product websites.

Bryan Creative Director Luboš Buračinský said CoinDesk:

“After running and developing Slush Pool in the past six years more or less in the background, we are going to take a more overt public stance.”

With the rebrand, Braiins wants all its products to fall under one banner. “Branding will also be one of our other products and services, including Braiins operating system,” continued Buračinský.

Miners need to run so-called “firmware” in their mining devices to monitor performance. The Brains operating system, launched last September, is different from other mining vendors because it is open source – it is not as closed as other proprietary software.

“If you own a hardware, you should be able to have complete control over it without worrying about some ‘hidden features’,” the message on the project message explains.

In addition, Brains intends to release several new updates to their products in the coming months. The firm is working on a new “payment” feature for the mining pool, which will allow miners to have more control over how they pay.

Furthermore, Braiins is “replacing CGMiner with rust application” for the Braiins operating system, which will make “adding new hardware much easier”, according to the firm.

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