Copernicus Software Project Officially Mines its First Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Block using Golang (Go)


Earlier on Saturday, the dev team for Copernicus announced to the world that they had been successful in performing a full-node BCH implementation on their native platform. For those unaware, Copernicus is a BCH implementation that has been devised using a programming language called Golang (Go).

More On The Matter

Over the course of the weekend gone by, it was reported widely over the internet that an “unknown mining pool” had been successful in processing a Bitcoin Cash (BCH) block using a node clarinet that had been written in Golang (Go) instead of Satoshi’s original C++ client.

From a technical perspective, we can see that during in the early hours of December 1, BCH block 558847 (with a difficulty value of 689.49 G / 274.81 G) was successfully mined by the folks at Copernicus using a Golang based node client.

In this regard, following their successful mining feat, the dev team then took to the internet and posted the following message:

“The Copernicus project is always following the open-source spirit and devoted to contributing to BCH community, we will constantly explore new technologies and usage scenarios to promote BCH development,”

Lastly, upon hearing the above mentioned story, many BCH enthusiasts went on Reddit to display their excitement regarding Copernicus’s implementation of multiple clients at the same time.

Final Take

In rounding off this news story, it is worth mentioning that the block mined at height 558847 is unique in the sense that such blocks are usually procured using clients that are written in C++.

Also, earlier last year in March, the BTC ecosystem too saw a block being mined from its network using an alternative client that was not written in C++. If that wasn't enough, during September this year, two BCH full node clients that were devised using Go also went live.

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