Halving 2020

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sets New Record High 2 Months After Halving

Two months after the network's halving event, it's harder than ever to mine bitcoin.

News  ·  13 July 2020

First Mover: Bitcoin Difficulty Adjustment Feels Like Post-Halving Easing Party

Bitcoin mining is set to get easier, as the network undergoes an expected difficulty adjustment on Tuesday – the first since last week's reward halving.

Markets  ·  19 May 2020

First Mover: Bitcoin’s Hot Again and Crypto Miners Are Hoarding – Or Are They?

Bitcoin is rallying again, and some analysts are taking a closer look at data extracted from the underlying blockchain for signals on whether cryptocurrency miners are buying or selling. Or if they're HODLing.

Markets  ·  15 May 2020

First Mover: Derivatives May Have Blunted the Halving’s Volatility Spike

The anemic price action surrounding bitcoin's third halving has led to head-scratching over why the cryptocurrency didn't moon. One possibility: Derivatives are bringing more price discovery.

Markets  ·  13 May 2020

First Mover: Dull Bitcoin Halving Salvaged by Satoshi Tribute in Block 629,999

A coded-in message on the blockchain harked back the the genesis of the original cryptocurrency.

Markets  ·  12 May 2020

Third Halving Turns Out to Be Non-Event for Bitcoin’s Price

Bitcoin's price volatility has declined following the network's third mining reward halving event on Monday.

Markets  ·  12 May 2020

First Mover: As Bitcoin’s Halving Finally Arrives, a Price Retreat Deflates the Hype

The halving buzz may already be dying down as bitcoin's price pulls back just before the event.

Markets  ·  11 May 2020

CME Says Volume Surge Shows Strong Institutional Interest Before Bitcoin Halving

A surge in bitcoin derivatives suggests institutional investors are getting bitcoin exposure ahead of the halving, the Chicago exchange says.

Markets  ·  11 May 2020

First Mover: Search Interest in Bitcoin’s Halving Reaches Fever Pitch as Price Hits $10K

With bitcoin's halving event almost upon us, Google Trends shows searches for "halving" or "bitcoin halving" are far higher than for the same event in 2016.

Markets  ·  8 May 2020

First Mover: Bitcoin’s ‘Halving’ Is Coming Even Sooner Than You Realize

More activity on the bitcoin blockchain means the blockheight, which triggers the halving event, is probably coming faster than anticipated.

Markets  ·  7 May 2020

Bitcoin Price May Drop After Halving, Historical Data Shows

Bitcoin has again rallied sharply in the weeks leading up to the impending halving event, but if historic patterns are anything to go by the cryptocurrency could suffer a temporary price pullback following the event.

Markets  ·  4 May 2020

Market Wrap: There’s a Bright Side to Bitcoin’s Drop on Worsening Unemployment

Bitcoin cooled off after jumping to its highest levels in nearly two months, when it was up as much as $9,478. Yet, stakeholders say crypto interest remains strong.

Markets  ·  30 April 2020
Bitcoin Mining

Older Mining Machines Turn Profitable Again as Bitcoin Rises Ahead of Halving

Older mining models can now earn 10-20% gross margins after bitcoin’s price jumps to two-month highs.

News  ·  30 April 2020

Hut 8: The Struggles of One of Canada’s Largest Miners

CoinDesk Research presents an in-depth look into one of the largest publicly listed mining companies, Hut 8.

Business  ·  28 April 2020

Bitcoin’s Halving Is Irrelevant for Some Large Traders

Bitcoin’s third halving is less than two weeks away. Some traders are less than bullish ahead of the event.

Markets  ·  28 April 2020