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Bitcoin Hashrate Swells 15% Since Last Week As Analysts Expect Mining Difficulty To Increase

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Bitcoin mining difficulty fell by 1.5% last week, following the full recovery of China’s mining ban last year.

China started to crack down on cryptocurrency, prohibiting financial institutions and payment companies from providing services related to cryptocurrency transactions.

China accounted for roughly 75% of the “average monthly hashrate share,” a term used to calculate the computational power needed to mine Bitcoin.

After Beijing effectively banned the country’s cryptocurrency miners in May, more than half of bitcoin’s hashrate disappeared from the global network. But as of the early months of 2022, Bitcoin mining had fully recovered.

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On March 3, the difficulty decreased by 1.5 percent following six straight increases.

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is currently at approximately 27.55 trillion, and processing power has been up since the last adjustment.

Bitcoin’s hashrate has climbed by approximately 15% since the difficulty adjustment and by 30% since it reached 169 EH/s two weeks ago.

The network’s processing power is currently around 218.11 EH/s, and it has managed to remain a little over the 200 EH/s mark for the last 10 days.

The Relationship Between Hashrate And Bitcoin

The amount of processing power utilized to validate transactions and add blocks in a Proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain is referred to as the “hashrate.”

Bitcoin, one of the world’s most prominent blockchain networks, is a Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchain that employs mining to produce new currency and validate transactions.

Hashrate may reflect the number of persons or organizations active in the mining process throughout the globe.

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Consequently, as the number of individuals mining bitcoin grows, so does the hashrate.

The hashrate-to-Bitcoin-price link is also precisely proportional. As more individuals purchase and sell Bitcoins in the network, more asset liquidity is needed.

As a result, mining creates more coins, and activity grows as more people buy and sell Bitcoin.

BTC total market cap at $737.87 billion on the daily chart | Source:
Bitcoin Hash Power Predictions

This year, cryptocurrency miners will diversify their income sources and business models.

According to Blockworks, the global hashrate will climb to 327 exahashes per second (EH/s) by the end of 2022, indicating a roughly 60% year-over-year increase.

It also said that by the end of 2023, the hashrate might exceed 587 EH/s.

BTCST Explained

The Bitcoin Standard Hashrate Token (BTCSHT) aims to increase liquidity in the Bitcoin mining market, allowing anyone to gain access to mining rewards and hash power of any size at a low cost.

It is also an asset protocol that allows Bitcoin hashrate assets to be used in decentralized finance. It provides a solid foundation for building particular DeFi trading, lending, and borrowing protocols.

BTC and BTCSHT Price Today

BTCSHT has a current value of $14.42, which is 0.48% lower than yesterday’s price point.

It also has correlating highs of $14.67 and lows of $14.00 regarding the current mining power and stability of Bitcoin.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin (BTC) is currently priced at $39,170, below the $40,000 mark but is still at its support level. It has a 24 hour high reaching $39,254 and lows of about $37,589, as per CoinDesk data.

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