Category: difficulty

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 Miners Reach the Halfway Point to the Next Block Reward Halving

Bitcoin Miners Reach the Halfway Point to the Next Block Reward Halving

On May 5, 2022, at block height 735,000, the bitcoin mining pool Poolin mined the 105,000th block reward since the last halving. The mined block also represents the halfway point to the next halving that is estimated to take place on or around April 27, 2024. Block 735,000 follows the network issuing over 19 million […]

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Bitcoin’s Hashrate Surges Reaching a Lifetime High, Difficulty Expected to Jump Next Week

Bitcoin’s Hashrate Surges Reaching a Lifetime High, Difficulty Expected to Jump Next Week

Bitcoin’s hashrate tapped a lifetime high this weekend reaching 271.19 exahash per second (EH/s) on Saturday, April 23 at block height 733,197. Currently, the computational power is coasting along at 233.81 EH/s with a network difficulty change expected three days from now on April 27. Bitcoin’s Hashrate Records an All-Time High, Hashpower Increased 55% Higher […]

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With Over 90% of BTC’s Supply Issued, Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Reaches a Lifetime High

With Over 90% of BTC’s Supply Issued, Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Reaches a Lifetime High

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty increased this week on March 31, 2022, at block height 729,792 for the first time since February 17. The network’s difficulty jumped 4.31% higher bringing the metric to a lifetime high at 28.59 trillion. Since the increase, the network’s hashrate has been a bit more volatile dropping from 217 exahash per second […]

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Bitcoin’s Price Drop and the Network’s Higher Difficulty Squeezes BTC Mining Profits

Bitcoin’s Price Drop and the Network’s Higher Difficulty Squeezes BTC Mining Profits

After Bitcoin’s mining difficulty jumped to the highest value ever at 26.64 trillion, the overall hashrate slumped a hair due to the rise in difficulty and lower bitcoin price. This weekend, Bitcoin’s hashrate is coasting along at 189 exahash per second (EH/s), after dropping to a low of 167 EH/s three days ago. The lower […]

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Bitcoin’s Hashrate Taps New Lifetime High, BTC Price 20% Above Production Cost, Difficulty Nears ATH

Bitcoin’s Hashrate Taps New Lifetime High, BTC Price 20% Above Production Cost, Difficulty Nears ATH

Bitcoin’s hashrate has been riding high again as the processing power tapped another lifetime high on January 15, 2022, reaching 219.68 exahash per second (EH/s). The new record follows the previous all-time high (ATH) on the first day of the year, when the network’s hashrate tapped 219.5 EH/s. Bitcoin’s Hashrate Hits a Milestone, Analyst Discusses […]

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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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Bitcoin’s Hashpower Remains High, Up 163% in 5 Months, Foundry USA Commands Top Mining Pool

Bitcoin’s Hashpower Remains High, Up 163% in 5 Months, Foundry USA Commands Top Mining Pool

The hashpower behind the Bitcoin network has continued to stay above the 180 exahash per second (EH/s) zone after recently reaching a lifetime high. Five months ago the hashrate tapped a low at 69 EH/s and since then, the hashpower has increased by 163% during the last 178 days, or five months ago. Bitcoin Hashrate […]

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