Bitcoin’s mining difficulty has hit a new monthly high, with the network metric rising for the third time in the past 30 days.

As can be seen from the Coinwarp data platform, the current Bitcoin difficulty is 17.62 T at block 697,657, resulting in a 3.86% increase in Bitcoin mining difficulty in the last 24 hours.

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The growing difficulty in the network was adjusted twice by 14.4964 T on July 31 and 15.5561 T earlier this month on August 13, causing significant disruptions from the Chinese crackdown on mining activities.

The difficulty of mining, a measure of how difficult or easy it is to generate new bitcoins, is often influenced by the number of machines connected to the network. The more the devices work to solve the block puzzles, the more difficult the level of difficulty and also the opposite. The Chinese offset has locked a record number of miners offline, forcing it to be difficult to adjust.

Effects on Existing Miners

For bitcoin miners operating from regions other than China, the decreased mining difficulty is good news as it reduces the effort required to generate new bitcoins as a reward for maintaining the network.

The mining difficulties are still below the pre-China ban, and all of the engagement has proven more profitable for those currently in business. With the bimonthly adjustment of the mining difficulty adjustment, the overall business could become less attractive as more miners find homes in regions like Canada, Kazakhstan, the United States, and other emerging Bitcoin mining hotspots around the world.

Bitcoin reacts negatively to the increase in trouble as it is currently trading at $ 47,019.63, a loss of 0.77% in the last 24 hours per data from CoinMarketCap.

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