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Data shows Bitcoin mining hashrate is now near its all-time high (ATH) set back in April. Here’s what it may mean for the price of the crypto. Bitcoin Mining Hashrate Nears A New ATH According to on-chain data, the BTC network hashrate seems to be approaching the ATH it set back in April of this year. The “hashrate” is an indicator that shows the total amount of computing power connected to the Bitcoin blockchain network. On the BTC blockchain, miners compete with each other by solving complex algorithms so that they can handle transactions. For this purpose, miners require a high amount of computing power. Thus, a high amount of hashrate means there is a lot of power present on the Bitcoin network, which can help the chain perform faster and more efficiently Also, high values of the indicator may also imply that there are a lot of nodes (that is, miners) connected to the network. Therefore, such values can lead to better decentralization of the BTC network. This helps make the blockchain more secure against any possible attacks. On the other hand, if a crypto network has low hashrate, the chain may show poor performance, and it might also have worse security. Related Reading | Why “Bitcoin Creator” Craig Wright Came Out Ahead Despite Having To Pay $100 Million Now, here is a chart that shows the trend in the value of the Bitcoin hashrate over the past year: Looks like the value of this indicator has been trending up for a while now | Source: As you can see in the above graph, the Bitcoin hashrate seems to be advancing towards its previous ATH that was achieved earlier in the year. When the ATH was set in April, BTC’s price also peaked then. After China’s crackdowns on mining started, the hashrate began to go down, and had collapsed by June. Since then, the value of the indicator has steadily worked its way back up, and if the trend continues, a new ATH could be there. Related Reading | Bitcoin Miners Hold Off On Selling As Their Reserves Reach 2021 High  Earlier some speculated that when the hashrate will make a new ATH, the price of Bitcoin will also follow lead. However, since the bloodbath of November, the coin’s price has rather dwindled down. Nonetheless, an increasing hashrate has generally been bullish for Bitcoin, which may also be the case this time. BTC Price At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s price floats around $47.7k, down 0.5% in the last seven days. The below chart shows the trend in the price of BTC over the past five days. BTC’s price seems to have mostly consolidated in the last few days | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView Featured image from, charts from,

Decentralized Social (DESO) is launching on Coinbase Pro

Starting Today, Monday December 13, transfer DESO into your Coinbase Pro account ahead of trading. Support for DESO will generally be available in Coinbase’s supported jurisdictions with certain exceptions as indicated in each asset page here. Trading will begin on or after 9AM Pacific Time (PT), Tuesday December 14, if liquidity conditions are met.

One of the most common requests we receive from customers is to be able to trade more assets on our platform. Per the terms of our listing process, we anticipate supporting more assets that meet our standards over time. Most recently we have added trading support for API3 (API3), Bluezelle (BLZ), Gods Unchained (GODS), Immutable X (IMX), Measurable Data Token (MDT), Ribbon Finance (RBN), Circuits of Value (COVAL), IDEX (IDEX), Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2), Polkastarter (POLS), ShapeShift FOX Token (FOX), Spell Token (SPELL) and SuperFarm (SUPER).

Once sufficient supply of DESO is established on the platform, trading on our DESO-USD, DESO-USDT and DESO-EUR order books will launch in phases, post-only or auction mode then limit-only or full trading mode. If at any point one of the new order books does not meet our assessment for a healthy and orderly market, we may keep the book in one state for a longer period of time or suspend trading as per our Trading Rules.

We will publish tweets from our Coinbase Pro Twitter account as each order book moves through the phases.

Decentralized Social (DESO) is the native cryptocurrency powering the Decentralized Social blockchain, a platform designed to support a wide variety of decentralized social media applications. DESO can be used to purchase “social tokens” and NFTs, and to create profiles and posts for Decentralized Social applications.

DESO is not yet available on or via our Consumer mobile apps. We will make a separate announcement if and when this support is added.

You can sign up for a Coinbase Pro account here to start trading. For more information on trading DESO on Coinbase Pro, visit our support page.

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