Category: Blocks

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

13,233 Blocks Found by 16 Pools — A Look at the Top Bitcoin Mining Pools in Q1 2022

13,233 Blocks Found by 16 Pools — A Look at the Top Bitcoin Mining Pools in Q1 2022

During the first quarter of 2022, Bitcoin’s hashrate averaged between 180 to 200 exahash per second (EH/s) and during the course of that time, 13,233 block rewards were found by 16 mining pools. According to three-month statistics, Foundry USA was the network’s top mining pool in terms of hashrate percentage, as the bitcoin mining operation […]

Continue Reading

Bitcoin network undergoes largest difficulty drop ever by nearly 28%

Bitcoin network undergoes largest difficulty drop ever by nearly 28%

The mining difficulty of the Bitcoin network has dropped by 27.9%, as the network adjusts to the massive drop in hash rate. This is the biggest decrease in mining difficulty since the network went live in 2009. The Bitcoin network updates its mining difficulty level every 2,016 blocks, which is roughly every two weeks. This […]

Continue Reading

Bitcoin Hashrate Drops 35% Intraday — Mining Difficulty to Drop by 23%

Bitcoin Hashrate Drops 35% Intraday — Mining Difficulty to Drop by 23%

Bitcoin’s hashrate experienced a large drop of almost 35% in a single day. The hashrate plummeted from 108 exahash per second (EH/s) yesterday to today’s 69 EH/s, seeing one of the sharpest declines in the network. This might be a consequence of the situation going on with miners in China. Numbers further estimate a mining […]

Continue Reading