52 Quintillion per second: Bitcoin hashrate breaks new record

posted 10 months ago
Bitcoin’s network hashrate reached a new record high this week, prompting encouragement from industry commentators as technical support continues to grow exponentially. Data from Blockchain (formerly Blockchain.info) confirms that the current hashrate has reached 52 quintillion hashes per second.

As a means of comparison, the number of grains of sand on Earth is around 7 quintillion. The Blockchain data confirms a 60% increase in the past three months alone. This marks the first time Bitcoin has reached this threshold in its history.
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