Tag: Hashpower

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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Marathon Purchases 10,000 Bitcoin Miners, Machines Will Max Out 100 Megawatt Montana Facility

Marathon Purchases 10,000 Bitcoin Miners, Machines Will Max Out 100 Megawatt Montana Facility

On December 9, the Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency mining company, Marathon Patent Group, announced the firm is purchasing 10,000 Antminer S-19j Pro units from the Chinese mining manufacturer Bitmain. According to Marathon, after the acquisition of next-generation bitcoin miners, the company will have an aggregate total of 33,560 ASIC miners with up to 3.56 exahash (EH/s) of […]

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Network Landmarks, Derivatives Records- 2020 Bitcoin Metrics See a Number of All-Time Highs

Network Landmarks, Derivatives Records- 2020 Bitcoin Metrics See a Number of All-Time Highs

While the price of bitcoin has spiked to levels not seen in three years a number of other factors show that the current run-up is similar to the 2017 bull run. Active bitcoin addresses have neared all-time record highs, while the network’s hashpower has remained high as well coasting along at 130 exahash. Moreover, bitcoin […]

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Hash War: Mystery Miner’s Empty Block Attack Makes ABC’s New Blockchain Almost Unusable

Hash War: Mystery Miner’s Empty Block Attack Makes ABC’s New Blockchain Almost Unusable

According to various reports, the Bitcoin ABC pro-IFP chain has been under ‘attack’ for a number of consecutive days now. The mystery miner has been mining a great number of sequential blocks, but almost all of them have been empty. The miner who calls himself ‘Voluntarism.dev’ says the mining operation is a group of “old-guard […]

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Erratic Processing Power: Bitcoin’s Hashrate Gains 45% in a Day, Then Loses 41 Exahash

Erratic Processing Power: Bitcoin’s Hashrate Gains 45% in a Day, Then Loses 41 Exahash

Seven days ago Bitcoin’s network difficulty saw the largest drop in nine years as it slid over 16% last week. Similar to the crypto asset’s price, the hashrate has been extremely volatile according to statistics. After dropping to 111 exahash per second (EH/s), the network hashrate spiked a whopping 45% on Tuesday morning to 161 […]

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Bitcoin Network’s Mining Difficulty Sees Largest Epoch Drop Since 2011

Bitcoin Network’s Mining Difficulty Sees Largest Epoch Drop Since 2011

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty saw the second-largest drop in history on Tuesday, as the difficulty dropped to 16.78 trillion, losing a touch over 16% since last week’s all-time difficulty high. The last time bitcoin’s mining difficulty dropped so low was in October 2011, when it lost around 18%. Since the large difficulty drop took place, the […]

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Mempool Clog: Bitcoin Hashrate Drops 40%, Backlog Shows Over 100K Unconfirmed Transactions

Mempool Clog: Bitcoin Hashrate Drops 40%, Backlog Shows Over 100K Unconfirmed Transactions

The Bitcoin network hashrate has dropped significantly over the last four days sliding from a high of 161 exahash per second (EH/s) to 90 EH/s on October 27. Today, the Bitcoin hashrate has improved a hair as the network’s security is currently hovering around 100 EH/s. However, the mempool log of unconfirmed transactions has spiked […]

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Flooding Threatens China’s Bitcoin Miners, Chinese Billionaire Says ‘Three Gorges Dam Collapse Imminent’

Flooding Threatens China’s Bitcoin Miners, Chinese Billionaire Says ‘Three Gorges Dam Collapse Imminent’

This week cryptocurrency enthusiasts are still focused on the severe flooding in China during the 2020 monsoon season. The flooding has already displaced millions of Chinese citizens and skeptics are concerned about the vast number of bitcoin miners located in the Sichuan province.The landlocked province in Southwest China, Sichuan is located upstream of the Three […]

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