Category: block rewards

Following BTC’s Price Drop, Bitcoin Miners Benefit From a 2.35% Difficulty Reduction

Following BTC’s Price Drop, Bitcoin Miners Benefit From a 2.35% Difficulty Reduction

During the past week, Bitcoin’s hashrate has dropped a few percentages after reaching 288 exahash per second (EH/s) on June 8, 2022. Bitcoin miners, however, got a break on Wednesday, June 22, as the mining difficulty dropped by 2.35% making it easier for miners to find blocks. The 2.35% drop brings the difficulty down to […]

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Bitcoin’s Sinking Price Pushes Hashrate Below 200 Exahash, Mining Difficulty Expected to Slide 2.8% Lower

Bitcoin’s Sinking Price Pushes Hashrate Below 200 Exahash, Mining Difficulty Expected to Slide 2.8% Lower

While bitcoin’s price dropped below the $20K region, the network’s hashrate slipped under the 200 exahash per second (EH/s) region to 167 EH/s on June 18. At the time of writing, the hashrate is coasting along at 184 EH/s after a slight rebound following the drop. With the price per bitcoin lower this week and […]

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Bitcoin’s Hashrate Hits an All-Time High Nearing 300 Exahash per Second

Bitcoin’s Hashrate Hits an All-Time High Nearing 300 Exahash per Second

While Bitcoin’s mining difficulty was expected to decrease two days ago on June 8, instead the difficulty increased by 1.29% on Wednesday. On the same day, at block height 739,928, Bitcoin’s hashrate tapped an all-time high (ATH) reaching 292.02 exahash per second (EH/s). Bitcoin’s Blockchain Secured by Close to Three Hundred Quintillion Hashes per Second […]

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Bitcoin Block Data Shows Top 5 Pools Retained Over 71% of the Global Hashrate Last Month

Bitcoin Block Data Shows Top 5 Pools Retained Over 71% of the Global Hashrate Last Month

During the last 30 days, the price of bitcoin has lost more than 22% against the U.S. dollar but during that time, Bitcoin’s hashrate has remained above 200 exahash per second (EH/s). While 16 known mining pools mined the leading crypto asset during the last month, the top five mining pools retained 71.4% of the […]

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250 Bitcoin From 2009 Moved After 12.4 Years — Rare BTC Mined Over a 2-Day Span

250 Bitcoin From 2009 Moved After 12.4 Years — Rare BTC Mined Over a 2-Day Span

On April 7th and 8th, 2022, approximately five bitcoin block rewards mined in 2009 were spent in a concession of transfers. The last time a 2009 block was spent was 1.10 years ago on May 20, 2020. The 250 bitcoin from the latest 2009 spends sat idle for 12.4 years, and the coins were worth […]

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0.2 Zettahash: Bitcoin’s Hashrate Taps New Lifetime High, Mining Difficulty Nears ATH

0.2 Zettahash: Bitcoin’s Hashrate Taps New Lifetime High, Mining Difficulty Nears ATH

Bitcoin’s hashrate tapped a lifetime high on the first day of 2022 reaching 209.39 exahash per second (EH/s). During the last 12 months, Bitcoin’s hashrate has increased by 47.92% from the 141.55 EH/s recorded on January 3, 2021. Bitcoin’s Hashpower Reaches a New Milestone The processing power and security dedicated to the Bitcoin (BTC) network […]

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90% of Bitcoin’s Supply Cap Has Been Issued, Miners Have 119 Years Left to Mine BTC

90% of Bitcoin’s Supply Cap Has Been Issued, Miners Have 119 Years Left to Mine BTC

On December 12, crypto advocates celebrated the fact that 90% of the 21 million bitcoins that will ever exist have been mined into circulation. Currently, Bitcoin’s inflation rate per annum is around 1.88%, which is lower than the central banks’ traditional 2% target reference. Furthermore, in 875 days, the network’s inflation rate is expected to […]

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Bitcoin Hashrate Hits an All-Time High Suggesting Thousands of Next-Gen Machines Have Joined the Race

Bitcoin Hashrate Hits an All-Time High Suggesting Thousands of Next-Gen Machines Have Joined the Race

While bitcoin prices have consolidated around the $50K zone, the network’s hashrate has reached an all-time high (ATH) on December 8, 2021, tapping 194.95 exahash per second. Bitcoin miners have increased their processing power a great deal despite the fact that mining bitcoin is 8.33% harder to mine since December 11. Bitcoin Hashrate Taps 194 […]

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While BTC’s Hashrate Climbs Higher, Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Nears All-Time High

While BTC’s Hashrate Climbs Higher, Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Nears All-Time High

During the last 90 days, Bitcoin’s hashrate has been climbing higher and has been slowly nearing the all-time high (ATH) the network captured six months ago in May. The accelerated hashrate has caused the network difficulty to rise, as Bitcoin’s mining difficulty has adjusted upward nine times in a row to date and it’s closing […]

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13,000 BTC Moved in 20 Months — 2010 Mystery Miner Transfers Another String of 20 Decade-Old Block Rewards

13,000 BTC Moved in 20 Months — 2010 Mystery Miner Transfers Another String of 20 Decade-Old Block Rewards

Two days ago on November 10, a mystery whale transferred 20 block rewards from 2010, which saw the movement of 1,000 decade-old bitcoins worth $68 million at the time of transfer. Two days later on November 12, the miner from 2010 returned once again, in order to transfer another string of 20 block rewards from […]

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