Bitcoin miners are celebrating the third break this year as their computational power increased due to a decrease of 1.26% in difficulty. This means that they will be able to mine more Bitcoins, and with it comes an endless supply of new coins. Miners also have another 108,160 blocks left until halving happens on or around May 3rd, 2024, which could bring some significant profits if prices keep going up.
On March 03, Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment algorithm (DAA) dropped by 0.35% and again on March 17 by 1.49%. This is the third time in 2022 that the DAA dropped by 1.26% on Thursday at a block height of 731,808.
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Bitcoin saw a significant reduction in the difficulty adjustment algorithm on March 7, 2021. As a result, the DAA went down by 27.94%. This was one of the largest reductions in Bitcoin’s lifetime. However, since this change, the hashrate has increased.
With a 1.26% drop in DAA, miners find it easier to find the blocks. Two weeks ago, the difficulty was 28.59 trillion, and today with this decrease, the figures are 28.23 trillion. There are still 1,982 blocks left until the following DAA change.
Presently, the difficulty adjustment algorithm is expected to increase in the following change. The next DAA is estimated on April 28th. So the following change will happen two weeks from now. Using today’s Bitcoin price, the current block subsidy of 6.25BTC is worth…