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Bitcoin mining difficulty to see largest increase in a year

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Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment is poised for another significant shift with an upcoming 7% adjustment, according to Newhedge.

This marks the largest difficulty increase in almost a year since March 2023. The evolution of Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is a significant indicator of the network’s health and security.

The previous difficulty adjustment registered a decrease of -3.9%, marking the most substantial downward adjustment since December 2022.

Difficulty Adjustment: (Source: Glassnode)
Difficulty Adjustment: (Source: Glassnode)

Interestingly, this development comes on the heels of a notable drop in hash rate triggered by the recent Texas freeze. CryptoSlate’s coverage indicated this event led to a substantial decline in hash rate, which has since recovered, albeit still slightly below its all-time high at approximately 533 eh/s.

Hash Rate: (Source: Glassnode)
Hash Rate: (Source: Glassnode)

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