The difficulty of the extraction of the first cryptocurrency has reached an absolute historical maximum at around 9.06 trillion. Thus, when recalculating, the growth was 14%. It happened on July 9th.
At that moment, the hashrate was slightly below the historical record reached earlier, at 69.3 EH / s.
At the time of writing, the aggregate computing power in the Bitcoin network has decreased to 58.1 EH / s, reflecting the price movement of the asset.
Note that the average transaction fees are held below $ 2, according to the data from the bitcoinfees.info service.
Mining Bitcoin consumes more electricity than Switzerland, Austria or the Czech Republic.