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Satoshi Mined the Genesis Block, Let’s Verify It

Satoshi Nakamoto mined Bitcoin’s genesis block on this day thirteen years ago. Included in the block was a miner subsidy of 50 BTC. This...

How are Bitcoin’s Difficulty and Hash Rate Calculated?

How are Bitcoin’s difficulty and hash rate calculated? Bitcoin’s difficulty is adjusted bi-weekly to speed up or slow down the block pace to a...

Does the Antminer S19 XP use 5nm ASICs?

Does the Antminer S19 XP use 5nm ASICs? Here we explore this idea by examining the integrated chip performance of top bitcoin mining rigs....

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