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Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Difficulty Expected To Fall Soon

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The difficulty of mining bitcoins should fall to levels seen in January, while the price of the cryptocurrency has been much higher since the beginning of the year, which is good news for miners.

The mining pool estimates that mining difficulty, which measures the difficulty factor to create a block and receive a reward, should drop more than 11% in one day. BTC.com

This decline will be significant for three reasons:

  • 1. This will bring the difficulty down to 20.88 T, the lowest level since January this year.
  • 2. Over the past year, or rather since the beginning of April 2020, there have been nine falls. This will be the second significant decline after falling 16% in November, which is also the second largest in the history of the network.
  • 3. Since the complexity is greatly reduced, bitcoin is much more expensive since the beginning of the year. On January 1, BTC traded at $ 30,700. The price has since hit a series of record highs and is currently around $ 54,200, up 77% in four months.

Mining difficulty is adjusted approximately every two weeks (i.e. every 2016 blocks) to maintain a normal block time of 10 minutes. On April 29, the 7-day simple moving average lock time was 10.8 minutes.

According to BitInfoCharts.com, the hashing speed or processing power of the network is on the rise again. The hashrate of the 7-day simple moving average fell 21% between April 16-23. Since then, it has grown by 16% and stood at 139.35 Eh / s on April 29.

Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Difficulty Is Expected To Go Down 102 Soon
7-day moving average. Source: bitinfocharts.com

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Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Difficulty Is Expected To Go Down 103 Soon
7-day moving average. Source: bitinfocharts.com

Meanwhile, according to ByteTree, over the past five weeks, miners have spent more bitcoins than they have. Miners usually build up their stocks when the market is weak and sell when the market is strong.

Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Difficulty Is Expected To Go Down 104
Source: terminal.bytetree.com

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