In just two days, two tiny miners solved new Bitcoin blocks.
Two different tiny miners have been able to mine a Bitcoin block, and each acquired 6.25 BTC worth $270,000 at the time of writing, defying odds of one in a million. While some believe it was a stroke of luck, others are concerned about a possible hacking attack.
On Monday, a tiny miner with a mining rate of just 126 terahashes per second (TH/s) solved a BTC block.
Another lucky miner confirmed another block with even less hashing power, only 116 TH/s, less than two days later.
According to Hass McCook, a member of the Bitcoin Mining Council, the possibilities of such coincidences are 1 in 1,4 million. “This is insane luck at work,” he says, adding that “mad luck” may be an understatement.
As a result, some community members are hesitant to trust in such coincidences and are beginning to speculate about a possible attack.
Dr. Con Kolivas, the creator of the CGMiner bitcoin mining software, commented on the situation on Twitter:
While the chances are astronomically remote, such a coincidence is not completely out of the realm of possibility. We may be witnessing something akin to winning a crypto lottery.