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Bitcoin Cash Sees Mining Pool Shift and Hashrate Surpass 4 Exahash

Bitcoin Cash Mining Sees Pools Shift While Hashrate Surpasses 4 ExahashWhile people have watched the BTC network surpass 100 exahash per second (EH/s), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has been steadily gathering hashrate as well. Since the November 15, 2018 blockchain split, which produced the Bitcoin SV (BSV) chain, BCH hashrate has jumped by more than 3x. Bitcoin cash is often more profitable to mine than BTC […]

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BTC’s Hashrate Touches 120 Exahash, But the Price Has Not Followed

BTC's Hashrate Touches 120 Exahash, But the Price Has Not FollowedOn January 1, the BTC network hashrate touched an all-time high at close to 120 exahash per second (EH/s). Despite the crypto market lull and lower BTC prices, the 2020 milestone happened just before the blockchain’s 11th anniversary. BTC’s curious jump in hashrate has the cryptosphere wondering whether or not the price truly follows hashpower. […]

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Debate Ensues After 68% of BCH Hashrate Mined by Stealth Miners

Debate Ensues After 68% of BCH Hashrate Mined by Stealth Miners2019 was known for the growing trend of stealth miners mining on the BTC and BCH network. On Dec. 30, data shows that 68% of the Bitcoin Cash network’s hashrate is being mined by mystery miners. As the year comes to an end, the large number of unknown BCH hashrate has attracted scrutiny. Also Read: […]

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2019’s Bitcoin Miners Are 5x Faster Than Predecessors

Data Shows 2019's Bitcoin Miners 5x Faster Than PredecessorsHigh-powered bitcoin miners and next-generation semiconductors go hand in hand and as process node technology grows, SHA256 hashrate follows. Coinshares’ recent bi-annual mining report highlights that newly introduced mining rigs have “as much as 5x the hashrate per unit as their generational predecessors.” Advanced chip technology has grown relentlessly and it’s significantly bolstered ASIC device […]

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Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO

ASIC Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPOEbang, the ASIC chip and mining rig manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China is allegedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. following Canaan’s recent Nasdaq listing and Bitmain’s secret IPO filing. The world’s third-largest bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer plans to follow Canaan’s footsteps with an attempt to be listed on the American […]

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Bitcoin.com Launches HashRace Promotion to Maximize Miners’ Profits

Bitcoin.com Launches HashRace Promotion to Maximize Miners’ ProfitsBitcoin.com, the world’s leading resource for cryptocurrency-related products and news, has launched the HashRace, a Bitcoin.com Pool promotion aimed at maximizing profits for its extensive network of Bitcoin mining clients.

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Video Shows $10M Chinese Bitcoin Mining Farm in Flames

Circulating Video Shows $10M Chinese Bitcoin Mining Farm in FlamesDuring the early morning hours of September 30, a nine-minute video circulated on Twitter showing a large bitcoin mining farm burning down. Sources say the mining farm belonged to the company Innosilicon and roughly $10 million worth of mining rigs were destroyed. Also Read: Central Banks in Panic Mode – Extreme Tactics Like Helicopter Money […]

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Despite Lower Prices, Bitcoin’s Hashrate Remains Strong

Despite Lower Prices, Bitcoin's Hashrate Remains StrongPeople watching cryptocurrency markets have been patiently waiting for prices to rise and the overall sentiment to change. However, one thing that’s been extremely bullish these days is how BTC’s hashrate has doubled in the last three months. Even with today’s sluggish crypto prices, the SHA-256 hashrate has remained unscathed and continues to show persistent […]

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Bitmain Launches Next Gen Miner as Bitcoin Hashrate Touches 100 Exahash

Bitmain Launches Next Gen Miner as Bitcoin Hashrate Touches 100 ExahashLast Thursday the China-based mining rig manufacturer Bitmain announced the launch of two new Antminers that offer hashrates between 53 to 64 terahash per second (TH/s). When the Antminer sale started on Monday, first batch devices sold extremely fast and Bitmain expects to deliver units by mid-November. Meanwhile, the combined SHA256 hashrate (BCH and BTC) […]

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74% of the World’s Bitcoin Mining Operations Driven by Renewable Energy Says Report

74% of the Worlds Bitcoin Mining Operations Driven by Renewable Energy, Says ReportThere’s a lot of debate over whether bitcoin mining is bad for the environment. Many bureaucrats and mainstream media pundits claim that mining is wasteful and bitcoin’s energy consumption cannot be ignored. However, these claims have been refuted in the past and on June 6, Coinshares published a report that details mining is not environmentally […]

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Crypto Spring Brings Strong Profits to Next-Generation and Older Mining Rigs

Crypto Spring Brings Promising Profits for Next-Generation and Older Mining RigsOver the last few weeks, cryptocurrency markets have been on a tear accumulating considerable gains following the notorious ‘crypto winter.’ Since the recent price hike this spring, mining digital assets with next-generation miners has allowed participants to secure significant gains and even older mining devices are turning a profit. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully […]

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Bitcoin’s Software Has Been Rolled Back Before

Remembering the Coordinated Effort to Rollback Bitcoin's Software Back in 2013When Binance lost $40 million to hackers this week, the crypto community discussed reorganizing the chain after it was suggested by a developer from MIT. Many people were upset by this proposition, declaring that there was no way a coordinated effort with miners could be pulled off. However, most bitcoiners don’t seem to remember that […]

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Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After Crypto Winter

Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After the Crypto WinterOver the last few weeks, bitcoin cash (BCH) and the network itself have been shining brightly after a year of bearish sentiment and the blockchain split last November. Most notably, this month BCH has shown a significant increase in daily transactions, the price has doubled, and today the network has produced the second highest value […]

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Bitcoin Cash Markets and Network Gather Strong Momentum in Q1

Bitcoin Cash Markets and Network Statistics Gather Strong Momentum in Q1The first quarter of 2019 has ended and things are starting to look much better for digital assets this year. Bitcoin cash (BCH) prices touched all-time highs for 2019 during the end of Q1 and the network’s overall strength has improved a great deal since the fork last year. Also read: Broken Phone? Don’t Sweat […]

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Revenues on the Mend: Bitcoin Miners’ Gross Margins Grew 39% in February

Revenues on the Mend: Bitcoin Miners' Gross Margins Grew by 39% in FebruaryMining operations that process SHA-256 coins like BTC and BCH saw revenues slashed due to the bear market lows at the end of 2018. Revenues continued to fall into the new year, but over the last few weeks, network hashrates have been climbing again. A report published on March 4 details that even though mining […]

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Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet SeasonOver the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop in Sichuan. During the wet season […]

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Mystery Bitcoin Miners Are Altering Mining Pool Dominance

Mystery Bitcoin Miners Shift Mining Pool Dominance ImmenselyDuring the first month of 2019, studies have revealed the growing trend of unknown miners processing blocks on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. A few years ago, most mining pools began revealing their identity via the coinbase parameter when they found a block. Over the last two years, however, unknown miners have started to dominate […]

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Bloq Labs Reveals Software Suite That Aims to Increase Hash Power by Double Digits

The blockchain organization Bloq Labs has introduced a beta version of a new software suite for cryptocurrency miners called Titan. Bloq co-founder Jeff Garzik announced the project at the recent Binance conference in Singapore and claims the protocol can maximize a mining machine’s hashrate by double digits with thoughtful configuration and dynamic adjustment. Also read: An […]

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A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Mining Rigs Available Today

A Look at Some of the 'Next Generation' Mining Rigs Available TodayOver the last year, cryptocurrencies have lost a lot of value yet bitcoin miners continue to process transactions and earn block rewards. A bunch of new mining rigs were announced in 2018 that packed some serious hashrate. As the new year begins, some of the top devices that process between 28-76 trillion hashes per second […]

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The 2018 Bitcoin Mining Ecosystem Saw Record Hashrates and New Devices

The 2018 Bitcoin Mining Ecosystem Saw Record Hashrates and New Devices2018 was a crazy year in regard to the price of cryptocurrencies losing more than 80 percent of their values since they touched all-time highs. Interestingly enough, even though the prices of major digital assets plummeted, the hashrate for SHA-256 coins skyrocketed during the months of August through October. Although the hashrate has declined significantly […]

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Hash Wars: BCH Proponents Face a New Dawn in the Battle’s Aftermath

Hash Wars: BCH Proponents Face a New Dawn Following the Aftermath of WarIt’s been a little over a month since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network fork which resulted in a blockchain split. Besides the severed chain, the hash war was quite damaging to say the least, leaving BCH supporters to steadily pick up the pieces in order to bring the world a pure peer-to-peer version of electronic […]

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Chinese Miners Short BTC Markets to Hedge Against Falling Prices

Chinese Miners Short BTC Markets to Hedge Against Falling PricesThe price of bitcoin core (BTC) has dropped considerably over the past few months, significantly affecting individuals and organizations that mine the cryptocurrency. According to recent reports, many miners in China are now short selling bitcoins to hedge against falling digital asset prices. Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Are Still Blood Red Some Chinese Miners Are […]

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Three Bitcoin Lies That Just Won’t Die

Did you hear that China’s just banned Bitcoin? Or that mining is killing the planet? Course you did. It’s hard to ignore the FUD when it’s all around you, like a thick fog that just won’t shift. Some Bitcoin falsehoods are so pernicious and pervasive they they refuse to die, despite all efforts to set […]

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Hash Wars: BCH Community Evaluates Six Days of Battle

Hash Wars: BCH Community Evaluates Six Days of BattleThe Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain split on Nov. 15 and the community are still discussing the subject at great length. Since the chain splintered into two separate networks, additional trading platforms like Coinbase and Bitstamp have re-established BCH markets by choosing to list the ABC chain with the exchange ticker “BCH.” Also Read: Indian Government Expects […]

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