ChiaHub is on a tear here, soon after their merger with Chiamine they are taking on another pool, 21Chia. In an announcement on both their discords, the two pools have announced they are merging and that 21Chia will be shutting down. I think 21Chia is a great Chia pool, and I’m a little sad they couldn’t make it on their own, but ChiaHub is also a personal favorite so it seems to be the best of a bad situation. You can read the announcement below.
I expect more of these mergers in the future, as running a Chia pool is a pretty low margin business here, as I have written about. And as the price continues to drop, around $157 USD right now, those potential 1% pool fees get smaller and smaller. So all the smaller pools will soon be faced with either closing outright, merging or just running a barebones substandard service for as long as possible unless they are able to just fund operations personally.