Third Solo Miner in a Month Gets the Entire BTC Reward for a Mined Block
On January 24, an anonymous cryptocurrency miner, with only 86 Th/s of processing power, managed to verify a block of 720,175 units and enable it into the blockchain. Thus, he received a reward of 6.25 BTC (that's about $227,000 as of Jan. 25, 2022).
The miner was a member of ckpool.org, an individualist pool. This episode was reported by pool administrator Con Kolivas.
Interestingly, the user was only mining at 8.3 Th/s at that moment. He was constantly changing hashrate performance and was very surprised by the luck he got.
The miner did not hide his emotions and even published photos of his mini-farm. As it turned out, the Bitcoin USB-Stick Miner GekkoScience Compac F farm received this award.
Users are very skeptical since this is the third time something like this has happened in just three weeks. This has not been seen before for a very long time. Some immediately began to develop conspiracy theories that the network is being controlled by someone or perhaps it has secretly changed the algorithm that allows such small miners to mine cryptocurrency.
However, administrator Kolivas quickly dispelled all doubts, pointing out that it was just a happy coincidence.