Bitcoin’s collapse over the past six months has been well noted, but there’s another reason why Bitcoin is in trouble – the ability to mine crypto.
The difficulty of mining cryptocurrency is expected to get worse, with prices rising by around 9%.
Miners in North America have begun ramping up production as the northern hemisphere heads towards the cooler months.
Bitcoin’s difficulty adjusts automatically to keep the time required to mine a Bitcoin block to roughly around 10 minutes.
The higher the hash rate, the higher the difficulty.
So far this year, network difficulty saw its highest month in January, where it hit 9 per cent.
That’s led many to believe a new seasonal trend is emerging, which could further impact the price.
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“The post-summer network hashrate boom is a result of more efficient hardware being delivered, summer temperatures falling in the U.S. and old-generation machines being delivered to low-cost regions,” said Ethan Vera, chief operating officer at mining services firm Luxor Technologies.
Analysts are hopeful next generation machines will outpace the older machines being used in countries to increase the hash rate.
“When bitcoin price fell in [the second quarter] of this year, many miners in North America and Northern Europe unplugged their mid-generation machines. They then began the shipping process to low-cost regions such as Venezuela, and those machines are starting to get plugged in,” Vera said.
Why is the world’s largest crypto exchange battling U.S. regulators?
U.S. regulators have filed charges against Binance, the world’s largest crypt exchange
Is the idea of a financial world that operates outside of the global banking system and eludes the reach of regulations a possibility or a pipe dream?
The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed 13 charges against the Bianace, world’s largest crypt exchange and its billionaire founder, Changpeng Zhao.
The SEC alleges that the crypto exchange worked to attract U.S. customers to its unregulated international exchange, commingled investor funds with their own and violated securities laws.
In addition, the SEC is also alleging that Binance and Zhao used market-making companies—that they controlled—to inflate trading prices and profit from of their customers.
Zhao has publicly dismissed the allegations.
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Is the metaverse the future of social network?
U.S. firms like Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Microsoft are going all in on the metaverse. Meanwhile, Chinese companies appear to be taking a more cautious approach amid tighter regulation.
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Who will win the global metaverse race?
China is looking to invest in the metaverse market as numerous cities rollout policy proposals.
Technology continues to change our lives forever.
As new advancements are released to the public—safety continues to be a major concern.
People are interacting with computers in a different way, with the word Metaverse becoming a buzzword in both the tech and business industries.
While the term, “metaverse” is broad, it refers to a set of digital spaces online—including 3D—that allows people to do many things from socializing and learning to interacting and collaborating.
Analysts say it’s the next evolution in social connection and the successor to the mobile internet.
According to Morgan Stanley, the metaverse market could be worth $8 trillion in the future.
China’s technology giants are investing in the metavese and recently, numerous Chinese cities have announced policy proposals to attract and support metaverse companies.
This comes after tense year of regulatory scrutiny on the countries tech sector.
The Chinese city of Zhengzhou recently announced a series of policy proposals to support metaverse companies operating in the region.
The initiative involves the municipal government establishing a nearly $1.5 billion dedicated fund in an effort to foster growth and development in the industry.
So, is the metaverse taking the world by storm?
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