A solo miner with a hash rate of 60 terahashes per second (Tx/s) added a new block to the bitcoin network today, earning a block reward of 6.25 BTC (approximately $244,000).
According to the mining veteran under the pseudonym Burn the Bridge (@econoalchemist), this is the sixth single miner to win the 2022 BTC block race:
A Bitcoin miner with a deposit of 60,000 just found a block on CKpool. He received a reward of 6.14 BTC, the pool received 0.12 BTC.
By my calculations, this is the sixth “single” block find in 2022.
The lucky miner is part of a solo mining pool called Solo CK, which ranks 13th on the list of BTC mining pools with a total processing capacity of 474.69 petahash per second (Px/s), which is 0.22% of the total network share.
Solo CK administrator Con Kolivas tweeted that with the current complexity of the bitcoin network, a miner with 60 Px has a 1 in 20,000 (or 0.005%) chance of mining a block.
The miner who calculated this block has been mining solo for at least a month, but I can’t say exactly what their odds were… without looking at the logs…
This year, two Solo CK miners with a hash rate of 126 Tx and 116 Tx also mined a bitcoin block each in more than a week.