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new-bitcoino-dfficulty-increase-chart

The Bitcoin Difficulty has just gone to 2,621,404,453 up from 2,193,847,870 or with other words we have an increase of 19.49%. It is interesting to note that the increase of difficulty this time is the lowest in terms of percentage than the increase of the previous five times. So less than 200% is not bad at all for the moment, giving us some more time before the Terahash ASICs start appearing on the market and the difficulty starting to grow at a much higher pace. Luckily we’ll probably have another difficulty increase before users start receiving their pre-ordered THS ASIC devices and we are probably looking at another 20-25% for the next difficulty increase.

Bitcoinwisdom is a good place to keep a track on Bitcoin difficulty…

new-litecoin-difficulty-drop

The Litecoin Difficulty has dropped again slightly – from 3300 down to 2820, so the LTC mining profitability is yet again higher than on the previous difficulty. The reason of course are the many users mining for DOGE, LOTO, TIPS and other alternative crypto coins instead of directly mining LTC. The higher profitability of DOGE compared to Litecoin makes it worthwhile to mine DOGE and trade it for LTC and directly mine for Litecoins. Though the difference with the new lower LTC difficulty is not that big as on the previous one, so some people may move back directly mining LTC and thus the next difficulty update will most likely lead to increase.

Bitcoinwisdom is a good place to keep a track on Litecoin difficulty…

cexio-bitcoin-commodity-exchange-test

The Bitcoin Cloud Hashing service CEX.IO is currently down for an hour for maintenance. This downtime includes only the CEX front-end and the uk1.ghash.io pool, the us1.ghash.io pool and the ghash.io pool frontend are working just fine (you can switch to the US pool). The maintenance mode should continue for an hour and after that everything should be back to normal. During the downtime your cloud mining hashrate should continue mining for you and it should already be about double than normal in order to compensate you for the yesterday’s downtime.

Update: The services are fully restored now and everything should be back to normal.

For more information about the cloud service and to try Bitcoin Cloud Mining at CEX.IO…


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