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New! Bitcoin Price Prediction: $3,600 BTC Price Is a Very Likely Scenario. When to Invest in Bitcoin (BTC)?
New! Bitcoin Price Prediction: $3,600 BTC Price Is a Very Likely Scenario. When to Invest in Bitcoin (BTC)?

Ethereum (ETH) Hashrate Continues to Decline

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    Ethereum hashrate is on the decline as miners are bracing themselves for the Constantinople upgrade

Ethereum (ETH) Hashrate Continues to Decline
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According to Etherscan, the Ethereum network recorded a hashrate of 15,0079.7621 GH/s on Feb. 22. Despite a small increase in February, this is still a far cry of from its August's peak of 295,911.9974 GH/s.

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On the brink of the Constantinople hard fork

Ahead of the upcoming Constantinople hard fork, which was previously delayed because of a detected vulnerability, the mining rewards declines due to the rise in mining difficulty.

When the above-mentioned hard fork takes place, the mining rewards will be reduced from three ETH to just two. However, as reported by U.Today, the 33 percent reduction has the potential to provoke another bull run.

Bitcoin’s in the same boat

The Bitcoin network also saw its hashrate decreasing due to the exodus of miners. However, as of recently, there was a spike in hashrate since the declining mining difficulty made mining more attractive again.

Some Chinese miners are still able to profit off Bitcoin mining even in the middle of the crypto winter because of cheap electricity.

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Number of Active Bitcoin Addresses Continues to Grow While BTC Price Remains in Limbo

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    💪💥There is a divergence between new addresses and the BTC price, but it doesn’t mean that another bull run is coming anytime soon

Number of Active Bitcoin Addresses Continues to Grow While BTC Price Remains in Limbo
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There has been a common belief that the number of active Bitcoin addresses and the asset’s price are somehow correlated. However, it turned out not to be the case after the latter continued to stagnate despite the Bitcoin user base growing significantly over the last eight weeks.

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Little impact on price

While the number of Bitcoin addresses increased by 17 percent since Jan. 20 till March 17, the Bitcoin price only experienced minuscule growth of 1 percent over the same period of time. The fact that there is a divergence between the number of addresses and the Bitcoin price doesn’t necessarily mean that another bull run is in the offing. In fact, there was steady growth in active addresses during the prolonging bear market (since 2014 till 2016), and it didn’t impact the price.

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The TAAR metric  

Transaction volume is a more reliable metric when it comes to determining the tops and bottoms of the Bitcoin market. However, in order to get the most precise correlation, one has to factor both average trading volumes and the number of active users (the TAAR metric). The TAAR tends to be a fairly accurate indicator of an upcoming bullish/bearish trend. 

The TAAR metric  

 

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