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Bitcoin Expert Shares His Bullish Take on Sudden Mining Difficulty Drop

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:30
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Alex Dovbnya
The next difficulty adjustment is very likely to be positive, according to Bitcoin expert Plan B
Bitcoin Expert Shares His Bullish Take on Sudden Mining Difficulty Drop
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According to Dutch crypto expert "Plan B," who gained recognition after creating Bitcoin's stock-to-flow model, the latest mining difficulty drop is not necessarily bad news BTC prices. In fact, he says that things will get "very bullish" if the next difficulty adjustment turns out to be positive, which is very likely at this point. 

As reported by U.Today, Bitcoin's mining difficulty, the metric that estimates how difficult it is to mine one Bitcoin block, plummeted by seven percent on Nov. 7. Notably, this is the biggest decrease since December 2018 when the BTC price bottomed at $3,100. 

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In the above-mentioned tweet, "Plan B" points out that similar situations, which are marked by blue dots on his stock-to-flow model took place during the capitulation of miners in 2015 and 2018, which coincided with the end of the bear market. However, it is not unusual for a negative difficulty adjustment to happen even during bull markets (that was the case in 2013, 2016, and 2017).    

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The next 2016 blocks will be mined with the new difficulty until a new adjustment happens. Plan B expects it to be positive given that Bitcoin's hash rate is above 100 EH/s again.  

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At press time, Bitcoin is changing hands at $8,742, CoinStats data shows. The top coin experienced a painful four percent drop after failing to stand its ground above the $9,000 level.     

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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