Mining Pools

Proof of Stake Vs. Proof of Work

Proof of Stake (PoS) and Proof of Work(PoW) are the two common types of consensus mechanism, which is a vital aspect of blockchain technology. Consensus mechanisms are critical to the operation of distributed ledgers- the fundamental element of the blockchain technology, allowing it to operate without a central authority. The primary role of the consensus...
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BTC’s Hashrate Touches 120 Exahash, But the Price Has Not Followed

On January 1, the BTC network hashrate touched an all-time high at close to 120 exahash per second (EH/s). Despite the crypto market lull and lower BTC prices, the 2020 milestone happened just before the blockchain’s 11th anniversary. BTC’s curious jump in hashrate has the cryptosphere wondering whether or not the price truly follows hashpower....
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How Bitcoin Miners Are Not Causing The Price Plunge

When bitcoin starts to turn south and the selloff intensifies, fingers start pointing. The crypto community wants to blame something and the mainstream media wants to sensationalize fearful headlines to get their clicks. Bitcoin Miners Not to Blame This latest slide has been blamed on China (again) and a miner capitulation but recent research reveals...
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Do Bitcoin Miners Influence BTC Price Action?

Recent research has taken a closer look into bitcoin prices and miner flows to crypto exchanges. There have been clear spikes as expected when larger mining pools liquidate but the correlation is not as strong as many would expect. This would suggest there is more hodling going on this year. Do Bitcoin Mining Pools Impact...
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Bitmain Loses Its BTC Mining Dominance To F2Pool And Poolin

Bitmain loses its mining pool dominance but the BTC mining pools controlled, are even now among the top four miners, nevertheless, they have yielded their leadership to F2Pool and Poolin. Antopool and BTC.com have spent a bit of their old glory, considerably decreasing the share of  Bitcoin block rewards on a daily basis so let’s...
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4 New High-Powered Bitcoin Miners Revealed

Bitmain Technologies and Canaan Creative have announced new mining rigs that process roughly 58-73 terahash per second (TH/s). Sources also reveal that Canaan’s initial public offering (IPO) could be listed in the U.S. next month. Also Read: Mining Firm Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding Bitmain and Canaan Introduce Bitcoin Miners...
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Despite Lower Prices, Bitcoin’s Hashrate Remains Strong

People watching cryptocurrency markets have been patiently waiting for prices to rise and the overall sentiment to change. However, one thing that’s been extremely bullish these days is how BTC’s hashrate has doubled in the last three months. Even with today’s sluggish crypto prices, the SHA-256 hashrate has remained unscathed and continues to show persistent...
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Bitmain Launches Next Gen Miner as Bitcoin Hashrate Touches 100 Exahash

Last Thursday the China-based mining rig manufacturer Bitmain announced the launch of two new Antminers that offer hashrates between 53 to 64 terahash per second (TH/s). When the Antminer sale started on Monday, first batch devices sold extremely fast and Bitmain expects to deliver units by mid-November. Meanwhile, the combined SHA256 hashrate (BCH and BTC)...
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