On Saturday 07 October at 14:00 UTC the new Solaris network was launched . We started to swap Solaris ( 1:1 ) through our swap system :
To ensure the smooth swap old coins you have you 60 days for swap ( until 06.12.2017 ) through our swap system . By the swapping time ( until 06 December) Solaris with Nist5 will be still mineable, this mean old network will be working to support swapping. After 06 December will not be possible anymore to swap Solaris with Nist5 algorithm to Solaris with Xevan algorithm.
The brand new XEVAN algorithm replaced our older NIST5 algorithm. XEVAN was found by the Bitsend developer and has since then proven to be a stable, ASIC resistant and efficient algorithm.The Xevan hash algorithm is an unique combination from the dual X17 difficulty algorithm with an extension to 128 bits.
The new algorithm should give even more equality for CPU and GPU miners. GPU miners have less advantage making mining more energy efficient. ASIC hardware is unavailable and very hard to design due to the nature of the XEVAN algorithm.
Solaris miners can continue mining NIST5 coins until the end of the swapping period (06.12.2017).During the swapping period we will have two chain ( Nist5 and Xevan ) running in parallel .