Bitcoin fundamentals diverge from BTC price dip as difficulty hits new all-time high

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Bitcoin (BTC) might have tanked to six-month lows this week, however underneath the hood, the community is now verifiably stronger than ever.

Information from on-chain monitoring sources together with Glassnode and BTC.com confirms that as of Friday, the Bitcoin community problem is at a brand new all-time excessive.

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Issue passes 26 trillion for the primary time

The problem, which expresses how a lot miners must work to resolve the equations to course of transactions on the blockchain, is arguably crucial of elementary Bitcoin community parts.

The metric robotically adjusts to extend or lower mining effort in line with miner participation — the extra competitors amongst miners, the upper the problem.

This has the impact of conserving mining secure no matter components equivalent to sentiment, worth or unintended incidents.

After dipping in mid-2021, problem took the remainder of the 12 months to bounce again, with the most recent automated readjustment including 9.32% to the earlier stage. With that, it entered unexplored territory above 26 trillion.

Commenting on the occasion, cryptocurrency journalist and commentator Colin Wu noted that the rise is the very best in over half a 12 months, with BTC.com knowledge confirming that late August noticed the final adjustment of greater than 10%.

BTC worth dip fails to interrupt miner resolve

The problem thus logically adopted the hash price greater, this having regularly set new report highs final 12 months. 

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The hash price, an estimate of the processing energy devoted to the blockchain by miners, at present sits at 192 exahashes per second (EH/s), having briefly reached 218 EH/s on Jan. 10, in line with MiningPoolStats

Bitcoin hash price for week starting Jan. 17 (screenshot). Supply: MiningPoolStats

As Cointelegraph often reports, an previous mantra amongst age-old hodlers is that “worth follows hash price,” this development nonetheless taking a again seat for a lot of as fundamentals transfer in the other way to identify worth.

The rising hash price thus implies that on longer timeframes, miner optimism over the profitability of their operations stays. Calculations final week revealed their break-even point to lie at round $34,000.