Bitcoin Hash Rate at ATH
Data from Blockchain.com shows that the Bitcoin network hash rate – the computing power required for securing the network – topped 62 quintillion hashes per second (62 million tera hashes per second – TH/s) this past Friday.
This figure represents the highest ever hash rate value recorded on the network with the previous record being 61.9 million TH/s achieved in late August 2018.
The network achieving a new hash rate ATH is in keeping with the trend observed at the start of 2019, with the figures steadily increasing over every 7-day average period.
More mining nodes are active on the network creating greater security by reducing the possibility of malicious attacks on the blockchain. The 51% attack on Bitcoin Cash put in stark relief, the dangers of low hash rate figures in a blockchain network.
Reaching a new hash rate ATH also likely delivers a final blow to any talk of mining capitulation that emerged when the hash rate fell by more than 45% in December.
Fundamentals Continue to Reinforce Bull Market Narrative
The network hash rate is but one of many core fundamentals that are currently enjoying positive growth trends. Bitcoin’s active daily addresses are back above 1 million.
The increased daily doesn’t seem to have materially impacted transactions fees as the mean transaction charge is somewhere around $1.33. Using wallets with robust fee calculation figures even provide much lower fees.
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