Bitcoin (BTC) Hash Rate Skyrockets, Targets New All-Time High

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Sun, 06/07/2020 - 14:47
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While Bitcoin’s difficulty is close to its 2019 levels, the hash rate of the flagship blockchain spiked. Why is this meaningful?
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The hash rate for Bitcoin (BTC) is targeting new a new all-time high (ATH) according to charts by Coinmetrics. This sign has no chance of not being bullish for flagship cryptocurrency holders.

100 Blocks Ahead of Schedule

Alex Thorn, a VC investments expert and associate of Fidelity's Avon Ventures, noticed the hash rate's explosive move up for Bitcoin (BTC), which started on June 2, 2020.

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According to charts revealed by Mr. Thorn, Bitcoin's hash rate surged above 130 EH/s for the first time in its fourth epoch. Mr. Thorn discovered that this allowed Bitcoin (BTC) miners to add 100 more new blocks to the chain prior to being scheduled.

This is the most rapid spike for Bitcoin's hash rate, especially in a turbulent year. It has managed to gain almost 40% since June 2, 2020.

The actual all-time high was registered before the price market bloodbath known as Black Thursday. On March 1st, 2020 BTC reached an insane level of 136.24 EH/s. During the three most painful weeks of March 2020, the hash rate decreased almost 50%.

Miners are Optimistic

It looks like Bitcoin (BTC) miners have shrugged off the negative aftermath of Black Thursday and the slashing of third mining rewards, which occurred on May 10, 2020.

Miners are aggressively adjusting their operations to a new reality. According to the official website Bitmain, a top-level producer of mining rigs, all models starting from Antminer 17 were sold out.

It took only a few weeks for Bitmain to sell out all of its brand-new S19 series mining gear.

Sales of these models (S19 and S19 Pro), which have an incredible performance rate of 110-115 TH/s, started only in May. The recently released T19 (third model) also sold out in only three days.

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2,500,000 Ethers Locked in Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract as ETH Rejected From $1,250

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Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:02
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Ethereum 2.0 enthusiasts deposited whopping sum in its contract launched six weeks ago
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While crypto markets are trying to get out of the most painful correction in this bullish cycle, the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract accomplishes another crucial milestone.

ETH2 deposit contract surpasses $3,000,000,000 level

According to leading Ethereum network observer Etherscan, the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract (0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa) allocated more than 2.5 million Ethers. New 32-ETH stakes are transferred to it every minute.

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As the correction of the Ethereum (ETH) price ended, ETH is changing hands at $1,225: the $1,250 level was too difficult for bulls to conquer. Meanwhile, even at press time, it is worth almost $40,000 to join the club of Ethereum 2.0 stakers.

Therefore, the USD-denominated value of assets locked in the contract surpassed $3 billion for the first time ever and keeps surging.

It should be noted that Ethereum 2.0’s deposit contract went live on Dec. 1, 2020, heralding the start of ETH2 Pase Zero or Beacon Chain, the inaugural stage of Ethereum 2.0.

Ethereum 2.0 “entry tickets” become really expensive

At press time, more than 52,267 addresses transferred money to the deposit contract.

Ironically, Black Thursday in Crypto (March 13, 2020) was the most convenient time to join Ethereum 2.0 staking with Ether at $95. Today, Ethereum (ETH) enthusiasts should pay 13 times more to have a minimum amount of Ethers required for staking.

Ethereum 2.0 is a proof of stake (PoS) iteration of the Ethereum (ETH) protocol. It replaces mining by staking and splits the whole Ethereum (ETH) network into several interconnected sub-chains (shards).

According to Staking Rewards analytical dashboard, annualized rewards for ETH staking are estimated between 10.4 and 10.6 percent.

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