Capitulation? BTC Battered by Biggest Mining Difficulty Drop Since 2011

Bitcoin (BTC) currently sits at $6,370, a slight recovery from the March 27 pullback which saw the price drop nearly 9% in 4 hours. Despite showing some bullish signs, Bitcoin is still down nearly 30% since last Friday. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, the crash may have been caused by the recent mining difficulty adjustment of nearly -16%. The difficulty adjustment is how the Bitcoin network adapts to the changing mining power on the network, keeping its issuance rate at a fairly steady level. Cryptocurrency market performance since March 27th.…

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Bitcoin Mining Marches On – Bitcoin Magazine Bitcoin Mining, Coronavirus and the Halving

CoinShares, a Jersey-based asset management firm with offices in London and New York that provides advice and other services for investors, released a statement on the state of Bitcoin mining during the global uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, ahead of a planned, more thorough June 2020 mining report. In it, CoinShares’ research director Christopher Bendiksen wrote that the current talk of a possible mining “death spiral” due to coronavirus-based lockdowns makes for dramatic reading, but is not at all based in reality. “‘Mining death spirals’ do not actually happen in…

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Bitcoin To Reach New Highs? Not So Fast!

A growing number of Bitcoin analysts are sounding the alarm about the need for the flagship cryptocurrency to prove its worth during the current financial crisis. They assert that now is the time for the decentralized asset to prove its resiliency amid an increasingly unstable global economy. Global Conditions Open the Door For Big Gains Tone Vays, a long-time Bitcoin maximalist, has tweeted a video from last June where he sounded an alarm about the rapid price increase to over USD $13,000. Vays noted at the time that such quick…

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