It appears many Chinese miners have completed their annual migration from Sichuan, with Bitcoin's hash rate spiking more than 40% in two days.
The hash power of the Bitcoin network has jumped by roughly 30% over the past 24 hours, which if sustained, suggestsg a major difficulty adjustment may soon be incoming.
As of this writing, BTC hash power has increased by 42% in two days.
The spike follows a sharp decline in hash power in late October, which many analysts attributed to the end of the rainy season in the Chinese mining hub of Sichuan.
The province's abundant and dirt cheap hydroelectric power is estimated to attract around 80% of Chinese miners during the wet season.
In December, CoinShares estimated that Sichuan accounted for 54% of global mining activity.
Quantum Economics analyst Jason Deane speculated that the sudden increase in Bitcoin hash power could be a sign that many Chinese miners have completed their migration from Sichuan and restored operations in other local mining hubs such as Xinjian and Inner Mongolia.
Whoa! big jump in #bitcoin hash rate over last 10 hours Large number of machines just came online somewhere, relocated Sichuan region miners possibly? pic.
The sudden spike in mining activity suggests the network is likely to produce another significant difficulty adjustment.
Earlier this week, the world's largest generator of hydroelectric power for the private-sector, Russian firm En+ Group, announced it would be launching a cryptocurrency mining venture in partnership with local company, BitRiver.
Big mining move: Bitcoin's hash power increases 42% in two days
Published on Nov 10, 2020
by Cointele | Published on Coinage
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