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 the last 12 years. One aspect of the Bitcoin (BTC) network that people look at to measure the protocol’s overall health and growth is the hashrate. At the time of publication, the BTC hashrate is…

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Chinese Miners Migrate to Nordic Regions, Mining Exec Says Hashrate Migration One of the ‘Biggest Developments’

China has the largest concentration of bitcoin miners worldwide with estimates noting the country captures anywhere between 50-65% of the global hashrate. Xinjiang, the autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, ostensibly accommodates 35% of the hashrate. This week a regional report from China and statements from the head of operations at Genesis Mining, indicate that Chinese miners are migrating from the area to Nordic countries like Sweden and Norway. Just recently, news.Bitcoin.com, reported on the electrical issues in China that bitcoin miners in the country are currently dealing…

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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 EH/s before sliding back to 120 EH/s. Bitcoin’s hashrate, much like the price of bitcoin (BTC), has been jumping around during the last few days. The crypto asset’s hashrate is the measurement of processing power…

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Grin Network Victim of 51% Attack, Unknown Miner Commands 58% of the Hashrate

The privacy-centric cryptocurrency network Grin (GRIN) has been the victim of a 51% attack according to a number of reports. Allegedly an unknown entity gained control of over 57% of the network hashrate on Saturday. According to the Grin website, the team is recommending people wait for “extra confirmations on transactions for payment finality.” On November 7, 2020, a mining pool dedicated to the Grin (GRIN) network informed the cryptocurrency community that the blockchain was under attack. “Grin network is under [a] 51% attack,” the mining pool called “2miners” tweeted.…

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Bitcoin Hashrate Ramps to 130 Exahash Amid Next-Generation Miner Shortage

Regional reports from China have highlighted that a number of major Chinese ASIC mining rig manufacturers have sold out of their next-generation model stock. The shrinking supply of high-performance machines may be due to the shortage of 7nm and 8nm chips from TSMC and Samsung. Bitcoin miners are finding it difficult to obtain next-generation application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining rigs after a number of firms have sold out. Semiconductor goliaths like Samsung and TSMC have been struggling to keep up with the demand that was sparked by the Covid-19 outbreak.…

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Ethereum Network Hashrate Hits 20-Month High as DeFi Tokens Rally

New data from glassnode and Etherscan show Ethereum’s hashrate has risen to a 20-month high and this has led some optimistic traders to suggest Ether price will continue to rise to new highs in 2020. The explosive increase in Ethereum’s hashrate appears to be heavily influenced by the rapidly growing Decentralized Finance (DeFi) sector and at the time of writing is hovers around 201,000,000 GH/s, a level not seen since 2018. Ethereum network hashrate rises to 2018 levels. Source: Etherscan.io In recent weeks, demand for Ether has increased noticeably and…

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Monero’s Hashrate Experienced Its Largest Single Day Gains Ever

August 6, Monero (XMR) has experienced its biggest increase in hashrate since the network’s creation in 2014. Monero hashrate. Source: Coin Metrics. The Monero hashrate increased from 1.67 GH/s on August 5 to 2.2 GH/s on August 6. That 0.52 GH/s single day gain is the highest in the project’s history. Prior to this, most significant daily percentage gains came in the project’s early days when the base was much smaller. Banks should embrace privacy coins to protect their clients On August 3, Coin Center submitted comments to the Office…

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Publicly Traded Firms Launch New Mining Rigs, Less Hashrate Than Competitors

Two of the top mining manufacturers from China that recently had initial public offerings (IPO) released two new mining rigs. Canaan Inc. and Ebang Communications both have shares listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, and the two firms just launched two ASIC mining devices with hashrates up to 63 terahash per second (TH/s). The two Chinese ASIC mining rig manufacturers Ebang and Canaan have recently released some new bitcoin mining devices. Canaan has launched the Avalonminer 1146 Pro (63TH/s), while Ebang has released the E12+ (50TH/s). Interestingly, both firms are…

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Hashrate Index, A Bitcoin Mining Transparency Tool – Bitcoin Magazine

The success of Bitcoin ultimately depends on the health of its mining industry. Bitcoin mining is central to transaction validation, the prevention of double spending and the hard cap on the bitcoin supply — basically, the things that make Bitcoin the revolutionary technology that it is. And Bitcoin mining has evolved dramatically since it was first introduced. Today, a large portion of the industry revolves around mining pools, which coordinate hash power from miners around the world and share any resulting bitcoin among those who contributed. But despite the rising…

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Bitcoin Hashrate Spikes to 120 Exahash: Difficulty Drops Allowing Miners to Rejoin the Competition

The Bitcoin hashrate is up this weekend after the network experienced it’s fourth negative difficulty adjustment this year. The Bitcoin (BTC) protocol’s difficulty adjustment dropped over 9% on June 4, giving miners who shut off their machines a chance to join the competition once again. Moreover, Glassnode statistics show that blocks are being produced at a faster rate and at the highest levels since July 2019. According to the Bitcoin (BTC) research and analysis firm, Glassnode, blocks are being produced at a higher level than before and at a level…

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