Bitcoin mining difficulty drops for the first time this year

For the first time since November 2021, the Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty adjustment has dropped, correcting 1.49%. The move follows a succession of six consecutive positive difficulty adjustments, in which the mining difficulty and hash rate hit all-time highs. The average hash rate over the past two weeks fell to 197.19 exahashes per second (EH/s), […]

Foundry USA becomes second-largest Bitcoin mining pool amid China ban

New York-based crypto-mining service provider Foundry USA takes the lead to become the world’s second-largest Bitcoin (BTC) mining pool after taking up a 15.42% share of the network. Data from shows that Digital Currency Group-owned Foundry USA stands behind the pool leader AntPool by a hash rate of just 4,000 PH/s, which contributed to […]

Riot Blockchain stock plunges 20% following parabolic rally

Shares of crypto mining company Riot Blockchain (RIOT) plunged on Thusday, giving back a portion of a parabolic rally that was largely driven by news of a major boost in hash rate capacity.  RIOT fell 20.4% to close at $62.03 on Thursday but was moving slightly higher in after-hours trading. At current values, RIOT has […]