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Bitcoin Mining Hash Rate Improves By ‘+13.77%’.

The mining difficulty of the Bitcoin network took a dive after China had revealed a crackdown on mining operations, that at its peak contributed to three-quarters of the worldwide hash rate. The newest data from BTC.com reveal an ongoing spike in Bitcoin’s mining difficulty ranging from 17th June 2021.

As miners from China slowly calm down in cryptocurrency-friendly countries, the Bitcoin ecosystem witnessed a 13.77% hike in mining difficulty in two consecutive jumps, exceeding 15 terahashes [TH] for the primary time since the second week of June. Subsequent adjustment is predicted to commence on 27th Aug., estimated to surge the issue to 15.63 TH.

Before China’s crackdown on the native miners, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty peaked at 25 TH. The sudden decline within the number of Chinese miners had lessened the competition in confirming blocks. This permitted the prevailing miners on the network to form higher profits. Data from Statista reveals that China’s contribution towards Bitcoin [BTC] mining has reduced to just solely 46%, while the U.S. has been learning the slack, hosting almost 17% of the worldwide mining hash rate.

Within a CNBC story on the matter, Quantum Economics cryptocurrency analyst Jason Deane highlighted that the network’s latest difficulty adjustment mechanism has made it 7.3% less profitable to mine Bitcoin.

Concluding the discussion, Mike Colyer, CEO of Foundry – a New York-based digital currency group – explained:

“There is a huge amount of machines exported out of China that require to seek out new homes.”

Colyer also believes that the new generation of mining rigs is more efficient and would “double the hash power for the equivalent amount of electricity.”

China’s move against Bitcoin mining was credited to energy concerns due to the electricity consumption of mining operations. Solely after the crackdown, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, and therefore the United States came forward as the best options for migrating Bitcoin miners.

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