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Bitcoin Hashprice Hits All-Time Low - What Does It Mean?

source-logo  en.bitcoinsistemi.com 29 August 2023 01:11, UTC

Bitcoin mining becomes more challenging and less profitable as the Bitcoin price remains stagnant and the number of miners increases.

According to Hashrate Index, a website that tracks the performance of bitcoin mining, hashprice, a measure of how much revenue a unit of processing power can generate per day, dropped to an all-time low of $0.06 on Sunday.

This means that cryptocurrency miners earn less in return for their work and face more competition from other miners expanding their operations.

One of the reasons for the increased competition is the prospect of the next Bitcoin halving, which happens every four years and halves the amount of Bitcoin rewards given to miners by the network. The next halving is expected in 2024, and miners are trying to secure as much computing power as possible before that date to maintain their share of the rewards.

But it also means that mining difficulty, a measure of how difficult it is to find a valid block of transactions and earn rewards, has risen to record highs. The difficulty level is automatically adjusted every two weeks to keep the average time between blocks at 10 minutes.

Some miners were able to cope with the low hash price by raising capital from share and coin sales earlier this year, when the price of Bitcoin recovered after its fall in 2022. However, if the Bitcoin price continues to stagnate or fall and the competition among miners intensifies, some miners may face liquidity problems and exit the market.