Category: Miners

5 Chinese Banks Say Legal Crypto Traders’ Accounts Will Not Be Frozen as Police Widen Crackdown

5 Chinese Banks Say Legal Crypto Traders' Accounts Will Not Be Frozen as Police Widen CrackdownFollowing reports that Chinese authorities are freezing bank accounts of cryptocurrency traders, five banks have reportedly clarified their policies. They confirmed that accounts with legal crypto transactions will not be frozen. However, some people claim that their accounts have been frozen without involvement in illegal activities. Crypto Traders’ Bank Accounts Frozen Chinese police have been […]

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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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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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Iranian President Calls for Launching a Cryptocurrency Mining Strategy

Iranian President Calls for Launching a Cryptocurrency Mining StrategyIranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a mining strategy throughout the oil-rich nation. The latest statements from the Iranian President follows Iran’s moves to restrict specific crypto trading platforms over “currency smuggling” mandates. On May 20, 2020, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told the press that the country needs to spur a cryptocurrency mining strategy, […]

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Bitcoin Network Sees a Massive Mining Pool Shift Following the Halving

Following the third bitcoin halving on May 11, 2020, there’s been a big shift in mining pool distribution, as far as hashrate is concerned. At the time of publication, there’s around 100-115 exahash per second (EH/s) in search of bitcoin blocks and spectators have seen two relatively unknown mining pools join the top mining pool […]

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2 Days After the Bitcoin Halving: Network ‘Remains Strong,’ Higher Fees, Bullish Sentiment

2 Days After the Bitcoin Halving: Network 'Remains Strong,' Higher Fees, Bullish SentimentOn May 11, 2020, the Bitcoin network completed it’s third block reward halving and the network seems to be chugging along just fine. However, it may take a while longer to see the halving’s effect on the mining industry and right now bitcoin transaction fees have risen exponentially. Despite the rising fees, the research firm […]

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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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Bitcoin Transaction Costs Soar 400% Amid Halving Hyperbole

Bitcoin Transaction Costs Soar 400% Amid Halving HyperboleThe average transaction cost for Bitcoin (BTC) soared 414% in the days before the halving, peaking at $3.19 on May 8, from as low as $0.62 on April 26. This is the highest price bitcoiners have paid for a transaction on the network in ten months, according to data from Bitinfocharts. Fees are paid each […]

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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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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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The Bitcoin Cash Network’s Block Reward Officially Halved – Block 630,000 Mined

On April 8, 2020, the Bitcoin Cash network officially halved as of block 630,000 and BCH miners hashing away at the network will capture 6.25 coins per block going forward. The BCH halving is the first major SHA256 branch to halve its block reward, as BSV and BTC will halve as well within the next […]

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The Bitcoin Cash Halving Countdown – 50% Less Block Reward in 4 Days

The Bitcoin Cash Halving Countdown - 50% Less Block Reward in 4 DaysThe Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will face a halving in four days and many BCH proponents are getting ready for the big day. Unfortunately, the covid-19 outbreak has overshadowed the halving and BCH has dropped in value by roughly 30% since the end of February. Also Read: Bitcoin Halving Will Drop Inflation Rate Lower Than […]

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400 Kraken Survey Respondents Predict Bitcoin Price Will Surpass $22K in 2020

400 Kraken Survey Respondents Predict Bitcoin Price Will Surpass $22K in 2020San Francisco-based exchange Kraken conducted a poll that stems from the responses of 400 “VIP” cryptocurrency traders. Despite the current economic climate, surveyed participants indicate they still believe the cryptoconomy is in a “bull market.” Moreover, Kraken’s survey respondents think BTC prices will touch a new all-time high at $22,866 per coin. Also read: 2x […]

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‘Bull Run May Not Come Immediately After Bitcoin Halving,’ Says Bitmain’s Jihan Wu

'Bull Run May Not Come Immediately After Bitcoin Halving,' Says Bitmain's Jihan WuBitmain cofounder Jihan Wu’s recent interview discusses some of his predictions concerning the future of bitcoin, mining, the bitcoin halving, and the cryptoconomy. Despite the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on the global economy, Wu is optimistic and he believes the modern central banks’ loose monetary policy infecting the world will bolster the value of […]

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Bitcoin Hashrate Down 45% – Miners Witness Second-Largest Difficulty Drop in History

Bitcoin’s hashrate has plummeted 45% since the record-breaking levels it saw on Feb. 29. The hashrate touched an all-time high of 136 exahash per second (EH/s) but has since dropped to 75 EH/s. Moreover, the crypto network has seen the second-largest difficulty drop since October 2011. Also read: While You’re Under Quarantine, Check These Sites […]

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Anonymous Bitcoin SV Miners Capture 55% of the Network Hashrate

Anonymous Bitcoin SV Miners Capture 55% of the Network HashrateThe Bitcoin SV network has been a topic of conversation recently as stealth miners currently command more than 55% of the chain’s overall hashrate during the last seven days. Last year analysts noticed a large amount of the hashrate on all three SHA256 networks (BTC, BCH, and BSV) was being processed by mystery miners. Since […]

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Countdown to Block Reward Reduction – 18 Days Until Bitcoin Cash Halving

Countdown to Half the Block Rewards - 18 Days Until Bitcoin Cash HalvingIn 18 days, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will see its next halving as the block reward will decrease from 12.5 to 6.25 coins on or around April 8, 2020. BCH will be the first blockchain out of the top three SHA256 networks to halve as BSV will see a reward reduction two days after […]

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Bitcoin Cash IFP Debate: ABC Kicks Off Fundraiser, 3 Mining Pools Signal BCHN Support

Bitcoin Cash IFP Debate - ABC Kicks Off Fundraiser, 3 Mining Pools Signal BCHN SupportDuring the first week of March, there were prominent discussions concerning the recently announced infrastructure funding proposal (IFP). However, a number of crypto participants are focused on the market carnage and the possibility of a global recession. After the new full node project published plans for the upcoming upgrade, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed his […]

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