Bitcoin mining difficulty rises 3.27%
Bitcoin mining difficulty, which determines how much computing power is required to verify blocks on the blockchain in exchange for Bitcoins rewards, changes roughly every two weeks. As a result of another recalculation, the complexity of mining the first cryptocurrency increased by 3.27%, to 35.36 trillion at block height 768,096.
The index increased after a significant correction by 7.32%. The average hash rate for this period was 253.7 EH/s.
The smoothed 7-day moving average is near 243 EH/s. This is about 12% lower than the high recorded at the beginning of November.
Hash price, with a value of $0.06 per TH/s per day, remains near lows. At the beginning of the year, the value of the metric was around $0.25.
Recall that in November the total income of bitcoin miners decreased by 20% compared to the previous month.