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New data from mining services operator BTC.com, the average bitcoin mining hash rate over the last two weeks has reached 71.43 quintillion hashes per second (EH/s), up from 64.49EH/s on July 23; the threshold was breached as bitcoin adjusted its mining difficulty at block height 586,672 on Monday 2:52 UTC – that is a 6.94EH/s, or 10.78 percent jump since mid July; based on assumptions about ASICs and the new mining power, CoinDesk speculates that this could mean more than 100,000 top-of-line ASIC miners could have been switched on within the past two week - Link
Bitmain Technologies Ltd. has reportedly incurred a net loss of $310M in the first quarter of this year; Bitmain suffered losses of $345M and $280M in January and February, respectively, and made a profit of $315M in March, according to a report from Tencent’s news portal QQ - Link