Marathon's Bitcoin Mining Pool 'will no longer filter transactions' – Marapool begins signaling for taproot voor

On Monday, publicly traded mining company Marathon Digital Holdings announced that the company has adopted the latest codebase from Taproot and Bitcoin Core developers. According to the announcement for Taproot, Marathon is now signaling. The North American bitcoin miner also stated that the company has "stopped filtering operations" of its mining operation, Marapool. Marathon Approves Bitcoin Core Version 0.21.1 with Taproot Privacy Features Marathon Digital Holdings (Nasdaq: MARA) took several business steps in the bitcoin mining industry in 2021. In December 2020, the company announced that it had purchased 70,000 Antminer S19 bitcoin miners from Bitmain. For $170 million. Last week, Marathon announced that Compute North's Texas mining farm will be home to 73,000 Marathon mining rigs. Also, more recently, Marathon has made headlines for censoring certain bitcoin transactions on a mined BTC block. At this point, Marathon has publicly announced that Marapool has allocated 10.37 exahash to mining KYC/OFAC compliant transactions. Although Marathon announced in its Taproot signal announcement on May 31 that the bitcoin mining pool has "stopped filtering transactions". The company said that North American mining pool Marapool "adopted and implemented Bitcoin Core version 0.21.1". The new 0.21.1 codebase features Taproot, an addition that the developers say will add privacy improvements, scaling improvements, and other technical improvements. “Marathon is committed to the core principles of the Bitcoin community, including decentralization, participation and non-censorship,” said Fred Thiel, CEO of Marathon. The announcement highlights that the company's mining pool will "no longer filter transactions" and will "start verifying transactions consistently with all other miners using the default node." “Over the next week we will update all our miners to the full standard Bitcoin core 0.21.1 node, including the following.

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