Many people are, per the Bitcoin Atom fork at block #505888
Here’s what you need to know:
Bitcoin Atom (BCA) uses the same hashing algorithm as Bitcoin (BTC), so basic mining details are the same, as far as requirements are concerned.
Regarding Bitcoin Atom specifically:
The full node software (both compiled binaries and sources) will be published shortly after the fork at block number 505888.
This will be announced separately in all BCA channels.
Once this happens, miners will be able to start working on the new Bitcoin Atom chain.
Bitcoin Atom’s ATOM Wallet, and associated BCA address format, will be released within a few days.
Please do NOT attempt to send or receive Bitcoin Atom (BCA) using any other type of address format, or your funds will be LOST — this applies to exchanges, wallets, or any other scenario.
ABOUT BITCOIN ATOM
Bitcoin Atom (BCA) is a SegWit enabled Bitcoin fork with on-chain atomic swaps on board and hybrid consensus. Bitcoin Atom enables truly decentralized digital asset exchange by utilizing hash time-locked contracts (HTLCs) and its own HTLC API, giving independence from intermediaries and any centralized entities.
Bitcoin Atom’s development team is working on a special embedded toolkit for both on-chain and off-chain atomic swaps, allowing for exchanging any cryptocurrencies in a hassle-free way across different blockchains. Lightning Network off-chain swaps scheduled to be launched in 2018.
The Bitcoin Atom (BCA) fork is taking place at block #505888 on January 24, 2018.
For additional information, please visit Bitcoin Atom’s website at https://bitcoinatom.io/
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