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Bitcoin (BTC) Hashrate Soaring Through Roof

Wed, 05/03/2023 - 15:45
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Alex Dovbnya
Bitcoin network reached significant milestone as its hashrate soars to an all-time high of 440.71 exahashes per second (EH/s)
Bitcoin (BTC) Hashrate Soaring Through Roof
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The Bitcoin (BTC) hashrate is climbing to new heights, recently reaching a record of 440.71 exahashes per second (EH/s), according to data. The fact that it is now approaching half a terahash shows cryptocurrency's growing strength and resilience.

This impressive leap from 272 EH/s at the beginning of the year serves as an essential indicator of growing computing power fueling the Bitcoin network, securing the backbone of the blockchain.

Crypto influencer Quinten François expressed his astonishment at the skyrocketing hashrate on Twitter, speculating that major players or even entire nations could be setting up mining operations from behind the curtain.

Alongside the surging hashrate, Bitcoin's mining difficulty conquered new peaks, reaching a record high last month. This achievement signals the network's impressive ability to endure significant fluctuations and emerge stronger.

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The hashrate acts as a crucial yardstick for assessing the health of the Bitcoin network, displaying the total computational power being harnessed to mine and process transactions.

A higher hashrate indicates increased miner participation, leading to a more secure network.

It is worth mentioning that the Bitcoin price often follows the rhythm of the hashrate in the long run. However, the relationship is not always perfectly in sync as market fluctuations and external factors can influence the price independently of the hashrate.

Nevertheless, the soaring hashrate signals that the network is attracting more investors and major players.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at