Bitcoin Mining Revenue Fell By Double Digits In May As Ethereum’s Ether Became More Profitable

Mining revenue from Bitcoin continued to fall, declining by 21.6% in May, even as Ethereum’s ether recovered from a mishap at the beginning of the month to become a more profitable proposition for miners. Revenue from bitcoin mining operations has been in a free fall since last October. The development is not surprising considering that the difficulty of solving bitcoin’s mining puzzle has climbed since … Continue reading Bitcoin Mining Revenue Fell By Double Digits In May As Ethereum’s Ether Became More Profitable

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Level Records Second-Steepest Drop. Will Industry Consolidate?

The difficulty level for bitcoin’s mining algorithm, which climbed over the last year, fell by 15% yesterday, recording its second-steepest drop ever. Difficulty level refers to the difficulty of the cryptographic problems required to be solved by systems within bitcoin’s network to earn the cryptocurrency. It is adjusted every 2016 blocks or approximately after every two weeks, depending on the rate of production. The difficulty … Continue reading Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Level Records Second-Steepest Drop. Will Industry Consolidate?

Bitcoin’s Hashrate Has Skyrocketed In The Last Year. Why?

Despite the precipitous decline in it’s price, bitcoin’s hashrate (or the amount of computing power deployed to its network) has skyrocketed. Approximately a year ago, bitcoin had 6.018 exahash of computing power dedicated to its network. As of yesterday, bitcoin’s hashrate was equal to 38.42 exahashes. (1 hash in bitcoin is equal to one round of SHA-256, the cryptocurrency’s mining algorithm and 1 exahash is … Continue reading Bitcoin’s Hashrate Has Skyrocketed In The Last Year. Why?