Category: Hashrate

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 […]

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Ethereum Price Creates GPU Shortage, Some Manufacturers Blame Nvidia

Ethereum Price Creates GPU Shortage, Some Manufacturers Blame NvidiaDuring the last four weeks, cryptocurrency markets have gathered significant value, and the crypto asset ethereum gained over 40% during the last 30-days. The price of ether moving northbound has caused a strain on the graphics processing unit (GPU) market, as ETH miners have become scarce. Regional reports stemming from China explain that GPU miners […]

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2020 Monsoon Season and Dam Stress Threatens Chinese Bitcoin Miners

2020 Monsoon Season and Dam Stress Threatens Chinese Bitcoin MinersDigital currency proponents have been discussing the 2020 monsoon season in East Asia and how there’s a possibility it could wreak havoc on large bitcoin mining operations located in China. Recent estimates note that China has 50% of the world’s bitcoin mining capacity but if mining facilities are taken out by heavy rainfall and flooding, […]

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Bitcoin Difficulty Touches All-Time High, 120 Exahash of Hashpower Remains Strong

Bitcoin Difficulty Touches All-Time High, 120 Exahash of Hashpower Remains StrongThe network difficulty for the Bitcoin network spiked over 9.8% on Monday bringing the difficulty to its highest point ever. The record high of 17.35 trillion makes it much harder for bitcoin miners to profit. However, the overall Bitcoin network hashrate has remained consistently above the 120 exahash per second (EH/s) zone. On July 13, […]

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Bitcoin Mining Heats Up: High Difficulty Adjustment, Pool Consolidation, Less Concentration in China

Bitcoin Mining Heats Up: High Difficulty Adjustment, Pool Consolidation, Less Concentration in ChinaIt’s been approximately 37 days since the notorious Bitcoin reward halving that took place on Monday, May 11, 2020. On June 16, the Bitcoin network saw a large upwards difficulty adjustment making it much harder to mine bitcoins and slowing down the issuance rate because block generation has slowed down. Furthermore, a recent research report […]

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Bitmain’s Cofounder Accused of Hindering Next-Gen Bitcoin Mining Rig Shipments

Bitmain's Cofounder Accused of Hindering Next-Gen Bitcoin Mining Rig ShipmentsOn June 11, 2020, regional reports disclosed that the cofounder of Bitmain, Micree Zhan, is still battling with Jihan Wu in an ongoing feud. The quarrel is allegedly causing shipment problems for customers, as reports note that Zhan is prohibiting deliveries stemming from the company’s Shenzhen factory. Bitmain Cofounder Micree Zhan Accused of Causing Mining […]

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A Number of Small Bitcoin Mining Farms Are Quitting as Older Mining Rigs Become Worthless

Bitcoin mining has changed a great deal since the block reward halving on May 11, 2020, and the overall SHA256 hashrate has been between 100-120 exahash per second (EH/s) during the last 48 hours. Reports from China show that a number of small mining operations are struggling and older bitcoin mining machines are becoming useless. […]

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

Bitcoin Hashrate Spikes to 120 Exahash: Difficulty Drops Allowing Miners to Rejoin the CompetitionThe 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 […]

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Bitmain Unveils Cheaper T19 Bitcoin Miner to Regain Lost Market Share

Bitmain Unveils Cheaper T19 Bitcoin Miner to Regain Lost Market ShareBitmain on Monday released the Antminer T19, a cheaper bitcoin mining machine, in an effort to regain lost market share. The Beijing-based company said the Antminer T19 has computing power or hashrate of 84 terahash per second (TH/s) and power efficiency of 37.5 joules per terahash (J/TH). The latest hardware is modeled after Bitmain’s more […]

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Bitcoin Hashrate Slides 33% Since Halving – Difficulty Drops, Issues in Sichuan China

It’s been 11 days since the third bitcoin block reward halving. Data now shows that the overall SHA256 hashrate lost around 47 exahash per second (EH/s), since the all-time high of 140 EH/s on May 3. With more than 33% of the hashrate lost, reports stemming from Sichuan China indicate that bitcoin mining operations have […]

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Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Launches Bitcoin Hashrate Futures

Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Launches Bitcoin Hashrate FuturesOn Friday, Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX launched a hashrate futures tool that allows Bitcoin (BTC) miners to hedge against mining difficulty risk. Hashrate, the amount of processing power dedicated to a Bitcoin network at a given time, determines the strength and security of the network. FTX leverages mining difficulty, that is, the complexity of solving […]

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Up to 30% of Bitcoin Miners Close Shop as Business Turns Unprofitable After Halving

Up to 30% of Bitcoin Miners Close Shop as Business Turns Unprofitable After HalvingAbout a third of Bitcoin (BTC) mining firms may already be switching off their machines as the business becomes unprofitable due to a reduction in mining rewards. The third Bitcoin halving – consummated earlier today – reduced supply of the pioneering cryptocurrency, cutting the bonus paid to miners for solving mathematical puzzles that underpin the […]

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Bitcoin’s Third Halving Complete: Reward Cut Surprisingly Faster Than Previous Time Estimates

Bitcoin's Third Halving Is Complete: Reward Cut Surprisingly Faster Than Previous Time EstimatesThe Bitcoin blockchain has experienced its third block reward halving on May 11, 2020, at approximately 3:21 p.m EST, even though quite a few countdown clocks estimated that the halving would occur on May 12. Bitcoin miners now get 6.25 BTC per block rather than the 12.5 BTC they acquired before the halving. On Sunday, […]

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Quantitative Hardening: Dissecting the Third Bitcoin Halving, 3 Key Data Points to Watch

Quantitative Hardening: Dissecting the Third Bitcoin Halving, 3 Key Data Points to WatchIn a touch more than 24-hours time, the third bitcoin halving will take place on May 12, 2020, on or around 9:50 p.m. ET. Miners will see their revenues slashed in half from 12.5 coins to 6.25 BTC after the halving and speculators wonder what will happen after the event. Currently, according to Google Trends […]

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Bitcoin Mining Markets Heat Up: Ebang’s $41M Deficit, Bitmain’s Alleged 2020 Revenue

Bitcoin Mining Markets Heat Up: Ebang's $41M Deficit, Bitmain's Alleged 2020 RevenueThe Chinese ASIC mining rig manufacturer Bitmain reportedly pulled in $300 million in revenue during Q1 2020. Meanwhile, as Bitmain claims to be regaining market share, the firm Ebang recently applied with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for initial public offering (IPO) status. However, the prospectus sent to SEC shows that while Ebang […]

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Bitcoin Price Touches $10K Amid 2020’s Macroeconomic Storm and Covid-19 Fears

Bitcoin Price Touches $10K Amid 2020's Macroeconomic Storm and Covid-19 FearsOn May 7, 2020, the price of a single bitcoin crossed $10,000 per unit in USD value as the network only has four days until the halving, otherwise known as the “quantitative hardening” by some investors. The cryptocurrency’s per annum inflation rate will drop from 3.6% to 1.8% on or around May 12, 2020, as […]

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65% of Global Bitcoin Hashrate Concentrated in China

65% of Global Bitcoin Hashrate Concentrated in ChinaA new bitcoin mining map by the University of Cambridge shows that China accounts for 65% of the world’s hash power. About half of the country’s hash rate is produced in just one place, the autonomous Xinjiang region, which makes up 35.76% of the global total. Launched recently, the university’s Bitcoin Mining Map provides data […]

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7 Days Left Until the Great Bitcoin Halving: Hashrate Jumps Over 140 Exahash, Miner’s Hoard

7 Days Left Until the Great Bitcoin Halving: Hashrate Jumps Over 140 Exahash, Miner's HoardJust recently the price of bitcoin jumped over the $9,000 per coin zone, but retracted back a hair not too long afterward. On May 3, the research and analysis firm Glassnode reported that the overall BTC hashrate touched another all-time high above 140 exahash per second. As miners continue to hash away at the network, […]

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