Category: block rewards

Rapid Profits: Bitcoin Hashrate Accelerates While Mining Difficulty Touches All-Time High

Rapid Profits: Bitcoin Hashrate Accelerates While Mining Difficulty Touches All-Time High

The Bitcoin network’s hashrate has been operating at very high processing speeds during the last few weeks, as the overall hashrate touched a whopping 171.2 exahash per second (EH/s) on Monday. Moreover, the network’s mining difficulty has also touched an all-time high (ATH) at 20.61 trillion, the highest difficulty the network has ever experienced in […]

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10-Year-Old Block Rewards Wake Up: Data Parsers Catch a String of 1,000 ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins from 2010 Spent Today

10-Year-Old Block Rewards Wake Up: Data Parsers Catch a String of 1,000 ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins from 2010 Spent Today

On December 27, at around 2 a.m. in the morning (EST), another large string of decade-old sleeping bitcoins was transferred. The miner spent 20 block rewards that were originally mined in 2010, and also spent the corresponding bitcoin cash block rewards as well. The bitcoins moved are worth well over $27 million using today’s exchange […]

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20 More Block Rewards from 2010 Spent Today— Why Are Decade-Old Bitcoins Waking Up?

20 More Block Rewards from 2010 Spent Today— Why Are Decade-Old Bitcoins Waking Up?

Following the 21 coinbase rewards from 2010 spent on November 7, another long string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ mined a decade ago were transferred on Sunday morning. According to onchain data, the 20 block rewards from 2010 with 1,000 BTC were transferred at 4: 02 a.m. EST. A ton of ‘zombie coins’ moved in 2020, […]

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Another Mysterious String of 1,000 ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins Mined in 2010 Moved Today

Another Mysterious String of 1,000 ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins Mined in 2010 Moved Today

On November 7 at around 12: 37 a.m. (EST), another string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ were moved for the first time since 2010. The peculiar movement stemmed from 20 blocks from 2010 with approximately 1,000 BTC spent ($15.5 million) in a single block. Update 10: 20 a.m. EST: Seven hours prior on Nov. 6, 2020, […]

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Another ‘Sleeping Bitcoin’ Block Reward from 2010 Was Caught Waking Up After Ten Years

Another ‘Sleeping Bitcoin’ Block Reward from 2010 Was Caught Waking Up After Ten Years

Another 2010 block reward was spent on Wednesday morning (ET) adding to the great number of ‘Satoshi era’ or so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ waking up in 2020. The block reward with 50 bitcoins was created on November 11, 2010, and transferred in block 652,669 after ten years. During the last few weeks, news.Bitcoin.com has been leveraging […]

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$12M in ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins Move: 21 Block Rewards from 2010 Spent After a Decade of Slumber

$12M in ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins Move: 21 Block Rewards from 2010 Spent After a Decade of Slumber

On early Sunday morning around 1: 38: 02 a.m. (New York time), approximately 20 blocks with coinbase rewards from 2010 were spent in one block. 1,000 BTC was then consolidated into a single address before moving again. The massive movement of the decade-old ‘sleeping’ bitcoins was caught by an onchain transaction parser and the coins […]

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$8M Worth of ‘Sleeping’ Bitcoin Rewards from 2010 Moved the Day Before ‘Black Thursday’

$8M Worth of ‘Sleeping’ Bitcoin Rewards from 2010 Moved the Day Before ‘Black Thursday’

Over a half a million dollars worth of bitcoin from a May 2010 coinbase reward was transferred to Bitfinex on October 1. A parser recorded the old coins being spent and since mid-February 2020, roughly 33 so-called ‘sleeping bitcoin addresses’ from ten years ago have been spent to-date. Interestingly, 20 out of the 33, 2010-issued […]

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