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Bitcoin Hash Rate Hits 80 Quintillion for the First Time

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Bitcoin (BTC) surpassed another milestone on Thursday, August 8, as the world’s leading cryptocurrency’s hash rate hit 80 quintillion for the first time.

This news comes during a good week for BTC, which saw the coin’s value top $12,000 USD twice in three days amid fears that a global recession is on the horizon.

What is Hash Rate?

In its simplest terms, hash rate is a measure of the processing power of the Bitcoin network. When Bitcoins are mined, a difficult mathematical puzzle must be solved before mined coins can be added to the …

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