Glassnode knowledge reveals that the hash rate on the Bitcoin community has reached a new peak
Bitcoin miners are having an excellent run at current as knowledge from Glassnode reveals the hash rate on the community is swinging round a new all-time high. The on-chain analytics supplier identified that the typical hash rate peaked this week, crossing 178 Ehash/s (exa hashes per second).
It is the primary time the hash rate has touched a determine this high in Bitcoin’s historical past. Glassnode is backed by the crypto knowledge aggregator website Bitinfocharts, which reveals Bitcoin’s common hash rate is pacing a document high. The common hash rate on Bitinfocharts as of writing is 179.792 Ehash/s – up 10.15% in 24 hours.
The hash rate has solely crossed 150 Ehash/s a few occasions this yr previous to this present rise. The first time was on February eighth when it reached 151.32 Ehash/s and in a while February 25th when it set a new peak of 151.5 Ehash/s. Last month, the hash rate topped the 150 Ehash/s mark as soon as on March 28th when it shot to 150.8 Ehash/s.
Glassnode’s CTO Rafael Schultze-Kraft was first to level out the peaking hash rate amongst many different Bitcoin miner metrics, which he shared through a Twitter thread. Schultze-Kraft additionally revealed that Bitcoin mining had elevated to a new high on the finish of final week.
“In fact, #Bitcoin mining difficulty increased by 5.8% last Friday – to a new ATH as well. Difficulty is up 66% over the past year, and 24% YTD,” he wrote.
The on-chain analyst disclosed that miners raked in north of $50 million each day in March. He defined that that they had been having fun with large rewards as the present earnings are 4 occasions what they earned on the similar time final yr. Keep in thoughts, block rewards had been lowered by half in May final yr because of Bitcoin’s halving.
Schultze-Kraft additional identified that miners are usually not promoting their holdings; as a substitute, they’re hodling the mined cash.
“Are #Bitcoin miners selling? I don’t think so. We saw increased outflows in the run up to $40, but the miner position change has turned back positive. […] The #Bitcoin unspent supply has started to increase again after a quick and sharp drop of around 15k BTC at the beginning of the year. More hodling than spending.”