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University of Cambridge Bitcoin Mining Map Shows China’s Hashrate Dropped to 46%


University of Cambridge Bitcoin Mining Map Shows China's Hashrate Dropped to 46%After the researchers from the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) project said that the website’s “Bitcoin Mining Map” had not been updated since April 2020, the map has finally been updated. Current data from the mining map shows the coverage goes all the way up until April 2021, and the estimate of China’s hashrate […]


Officials in Sichuan Instruct Bitcoin Miners to Shut Down Operations: Report


According to regional reports, bitcoin miners in Sichuan have been told by the Ya’an municipal government that they have until June 25 to shut down operations. Sichuan has been eyed closely in recent times as it’s estimated that a large demographic of miners are situated in the region. Sichuan Ya’an Energy Bureau Tells Bitcoin Miners […]



Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Experiences This Year’s Largest Epoch Drop, Global Hashrate Slips Lower


Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Experiences This Year's Largest Epoch Drop, Global Hashrate Slips LowerBitcoin’s mining difficulty dropped this week at block height 685,440 and saw the largest negative drop of the year losing close to 16%. Overall the global hashrate has dropped around 2% since the price fell below the $40k handle. Currently, the mining difficulty is around 21 trillion, and it could drop another 16% in less […]


Sichuan Energy Officials Plan to Meet in June to Discuss Bitcoin Mining Implications


Sichuan Energy Officials Plan to Meet in June to Discuss Bitcoin Mining ImplicationsEver since government officials in China started talking about cracking down on bitcoin mining and reiterating crypto guidelines from 2017, digital currency proponents and the media have been focused on this region. Just recently, a Chinese state-backed online publication revealed that the Sichuan Energy Regulatory Office plans to hold a meeting on June 2, 2021, […]


BTC Hashpower Swells: Bitcoin Network Touches 185 Exahash, Hashrate Climbs 18,400% Since 2016


BTC Hashpower Swells: Bitcoin Network Touches 185 Exahash, Hashrate Climbs 18,400% Since 2016During the last week, the Bitcoin network’s hashrate has jumped to a record high of 185 exahash per second on March 14, 2021. The hashpower has relentlessly continued to rise, climbing a whopping 18,400% in five years since January 21, 2016. Bitcoin Price Jumps Over 1,500% in a Year, Hashrate Climbs 18,400% in Five Years […]


While BTC’s Hashrate Remains High, It’s More Difficult Than Ever Before to Mine Bitcoin


While BTC's Hashrate Remains High, It's More Difficult Than Ever Before to Mine BitcoinAt the end of January 2021, Bitcoin’s network mining difficulty, a measure of how complicated it is to mine a block reward, is higher than it’s ever been during the crypto protocol’s lifetime. Currently, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is a whopping 20.8 trillion but despite the handicap, bitcoin miners have continued to keep the network’s hashrate […]


Proof-of-Work and Yield Farming: Binance and Poolin Launch Tokens Backed by Bitcoin Hashrate


There’s a new type of token gaining popularity in the crypto space with the launch of coins that are backed by a specific amount of proof-of-work (PoW) hashrate. On January 6, 2021, Binance launched a new project called the bitcoin standard hashrate token (BTCST), a coin that represents 0.1 terahash (TH/s). Furthermore, the mining operation […]


Despite Bitcoin’s Price Highs, Onchain Data Shows BTC Miners Are Not Spending More Than Usual


Despite Bitcoin's Price Highs, Onchain Data Shows BTC Miners Are Not Spending More Than UsualThe cryptocurrency economy has been higher in value than ever before as bitcoin has touched an all-time price high at $24,298 per unit. Regardless of the all-time price highs, the world’s bitcoin miners are not spending more bitcoin than usual according to onchain statistics. Bitcoin miner outflow has been higher during the bull run but […]

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Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Services Reveal Contingency Plans for Upcoming Fork


Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Services Reveal Contingency Plans for Upcoming ForkThe Bitcoin Cash blockchain is set to upgrade on Sunday, November 15 and it’s still expected that the network will bifurcate. So far, a number of crypto services have revealed contingency plans for the fork, and today’s data shows that 754 out of 1,000 bitcoin cash blocks were mined with the BCHN software. In 11 […]

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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 2011Bitcoin’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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Bitcoin Mining Rigs Struggle for Profits, Despite BTC’s Hashrate Reaching an All-Time High


Bitcoin Mining Rigs Struggle for Profits, Despite BTC's Hashrate Reaching an All-Time HighBitcoin’s hashrate climbed to an all-time high (ATH) this week touching 166 exahash per second (EH/s) on October 14. Meanwhile, despite the recent price rise and hashrate ATH on Wednesday, only a small group of next-generation mining rigs are profiting at current bitcoin exchange rates. The price of bitcoin (BTC) is hovering just above the […]

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Market Outlook: Bitcoin Breaks $11K, Whales Refuse to Sell, Downside Risk Remains


Market Outlook: Bitcoin Breaks $11K, Whales Refuse to Sell, Downside Risk RemainsThe price of bitcoin jumped above the $11k threshold on Saturday morning and into the afternoon, after hovering above the $10,900 range the day prior. The entire crypto-economy of 7,600+ coins has gained 2.29% during the last 24 hours touching $344 billion. Bitcoin (BTC) markets have surpassed key levels above the $11k mark on Saturday, […]

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Excessive Flooding in Sichuan Causes 20% Hashrate Losses for Chinese Bitcoin Miners


Excessive Flooding in Sichuan Causes 20% Hashrate Losses for Chinese Bitcoin MinersTorrential downpours of nonstop rain have been wreaking havoc in China’s Sichuan province, which has caused some operations to shut down ASIC mining devices. Reports from the region show that certain areas have seen electrical shortages and the aftermath is causing quite a bit of stress for Chinese bitcoin miners. Not too long ago, news.Bitcoin.com […]

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Bitcoin Price Dump: Miners Start Selling 9,000 BTC, Possibly Opening Bear Cycle


Bitcoin Price Dump: Miners Start Selling 9,000 BTC, Possibly Opening Bear CycleBitcoin miners on Tuesday transfered nearly 3,000 bitcoin, worth around $28 million, directly into exchange wallets. Several thousand others were likely moved via over-the-counter (OTC) deals. Direct exchange transfers represent the largest flow of bitcoin (BTC) from miners to such platforms in over a year, according to Glassnode data. The bulk of the volume of […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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BTC Hashrate Follows Price Drop – 20% Lower Before Bitcoin Halving


BTC Hashrate Follows Price Drop - 20% Lower Before Bitcoin HalvingFour days ago, digital currency markets lost billions and prices sank to levels not seen since last March. The market bloodbath has affected bitcoin miners as they are making fewer profits than they were a week prior. By Monday, March 16, BTC’s hashrate slid below the 100 exahash (EH/s) territory and the BCH hashrate fell […]

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5 Mining Operations Command More Than 50% of BTC’s Network Hashrate


5 Mining Operations Command More Than 50% of BTC's Network HashrateThe cryptocurrency community has been discussing mining centralization after a report was published that disclosed five mining operations command more than 50% of the BTC hashrate. At the time of publication, between F2pool, Poolin, Btc.com, and Antpool, the pools are hashing more than 59% of the BTC network hashrate. Also read: Bitcoin Verde’s New Project […]

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Jiang Zhuoer Restructures Development Funding Proposal for Bitcoin Cash


Jiang Zhuoer Restructures Development Funding Proposal for Bitcoin CashOn January 31, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer addressed the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community again after his initial proposal last Wednesday was met with mixed responses. Zhuoer changed a number of specifics within the proposed Infrastructure Funding Plan for Bitcoin Cash and hopes the community will agree with his opinions. Also read: Cashfusion Far More Practical […]

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