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Ethereum (ETH) Hashrate Continues to Decline

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 12:30
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Alex Dovbnya
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.


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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About the author

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