Bytom A virtual fork of Bitcoin

Bitcoin Minor is a Bitcoin fork focused on CPU mining and micro-payments.

Background

Bitcoin Minor is a fork of Bitcoin that claims to be a “virtual fork” without defining the term. According to the project’s announcement, Bitcoin Minor plans to focus on decentralizing mining and re-attain the “one computer, one vote” status of network mining. The protocol also plans to optimize for inexpensive micro-transactions.

Technology

Bitcoin Minor forked from Bitcoin at block 498,754 on December 11, 2017 and uses an Equihash Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm. Bitcoin Minor plans to include larger block rewards for miners, which will be phased out over the long term. But no public code repository is available for the project.