Canaan Supports Open Source with Avalon6 Awards in Competition

Canaan Announces Kano Pool Competition Winners & Talks Open Source Contributions

For the last few months, Canaan has awarded an Avalon6 each month to a winner in a competition run by mining pool to users of the “Kano Pool” who “mine” a winning block. Read the rules and the competition might seem complex to if you are new to Bitcoin mining, however it is a fun way to learn how to use the Avalon6 to mine Bitcoin.

Congratulations to the winners!

The list of winners is: @indeec444 for January, @kilowatt for Febraury, @sercinsabri for March, and @Abramov for April.

Canaan supports Open Source.

And, you can trust the Kano Pool because the software it runs is Open Source, meaning the software source code is publicly available for transparent review. The Kano Pool run’s the software CKPool, developed by Con Kolivas and Andrew Smith. And, Canaan’s Avalon6 units are controlled by Raspberry Pi’s running cgminer, another Open Source project developed by Kano and Con Kolivas (ckolivas).

How does it work simply?

Canaan’s Avalon6 is controlled by a Raspberry Pi running cgminer software. This software then may be set to synchronize its work with the Pool running CKPool so that your unit(s) power joins a pool to mine for solutions to earn Bitcoin in the process most call, “Bitcoin Mining.” For the competition, you must win a specific block with a specific difficulty.


Canaan’s Avalon6 and our previous products are optimized to use CKPool and cgminer. We contribute to cgminer regularly and as states, “Avalon is great with cgminer! The master cgminer git is kept up-to-date by [Canaan] submitting their changes, and they incorporate all the master cgminer changes!” In the world of mining, transparency is crucial. If you have a project or competition idea to support Open Source using Canaan products, please send