Bitcoin Hashrate Breaks New Record as Mining Booms

Bitcoin’s total mining hashrate continues to etch all-time highs with increasing revenue.

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Bitcoin total hashrate reached a daily peak value of 166.6 MTH/s today. Alongside hashrate, the leading asset’s latest bull run has tripled mining revenues. 

Bitcoin Mining Boom 

During the last bull market, the hashrate was less than ten times its current value. The mining industry has exploded in the last three years. 

The mining hashrate follows the Bitcoin price more often than not due to the increased revenues. 

Bitcoin 30-day average hashrate. Source: 
Bitcoin 30-day average hashrate. Source: 

The daily average of Bitcoin distributed to miners after the halving event is 1,012 BTC. Prices have more than tripled since then; BTC was trading just below $10,000 in May.

The mining revenue per terahash (TH) is three times the amount in September. According to data from mining service provider Luxor Technologies, it peaked at $0.31/TH on Jan. 8 as Bitcoin touched $42,000

Bitcoin mining revenue per terahash. Source: Luxor Technologies
Bitcoin mining revenue per terahash. Source: Luxor Technologies

Consequently, Bitcoin mining difficulty is increasing as the profitability allows for full capacity operation with room for older hardware in Antminer’s S9. The oldest generation of hardware in the market right now is yielding a monthly profit of up to $90, according to data from CryptoCompare

The next difficulty adjustment is set to occur in roughly nine days. The rise in hashrate implies a new high for the difficulty as well.  

Demand can also be seen in the fact that the largest Bitcoin manufacturers Bitmain and Whatsminer, have already sold out their inventory for the better of the year, with promised deliveries in December

Until the difficulty begins to weed out the weakest miners, the markets can rule out miner capitulation for some time. 

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