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2020 Monsoon Season and Dam Stress Threatens Chinese Bitcoin Miners

Digital currency proponents have been discussing the 2020 monsoon season in East Asia and how there’s a possibility it could wreak havoc on large bitcoin mining operations located in China. Recent estimates note that China has 50% of the world’s bitcoin mining capacity but if mining facilities are taken out by heavy rainfall and flooding, Bitcoin’s hashrate could plummet fast. During the first week of July, the Bitcoin (BTC) network hashrate touched 125 exahash per second (EH/s). Alongside this, the price of the crypto asset has been meandering in the $9k region for a while now. Since July 7, BTC’s…

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