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Bitcoin hashrate set an absolute maximum, Ethereum 2.0 starts on January 3. Samsung sees its future in digital intelligence and cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain.com analytical portal reports that bitcoin hashrate set a new absolute record. Now it accounts for 62,246,627 TH/s. The previous superior limit was recorded almost a year ago, in August 2018. Then bitcoin hashrate increased to 61,866,256 TH/s. In addition, a new record of mining cryptocurrency complexity has been already set.
Another important indicator, as the number of active wallets, has also grown. Coinmetrics.io research portal reports that it has also reached the high breaking the threshold of 1 million units. This is close to the record figure of 2017. It is noteworthy that both then and now, the BTC/USD pair was near the $ 9,000 threshold. However, during this time, the average transaction fee dropped from $ 3.23 to $ 1.33.
What situation with other coin?
The start of Ethereum 2.0 blockchain is scheduled for January 3, 2020. It was dedicated to the 11th Anniversary of Bitcoin emergence. It was reported by Justin Drake, one of the project’s researchers. Prior to June 30, the developers are going to submit final specification plan for updating. The transition to Ethereum 2.0 offers tremendous advantages, but this is an extremely complex technical process.
It will be necessary to run a depository contract, where at least 2 million ETH need to be raised as required. Only then, on January 3, the zero block will be launched. It is expected that at the Devcon conference, which will be held on October 8-10, the developers will hold a deposit launch ceremony in order to avoid fraudulent actions and fake addresses. At the same time, Trustnodes reports that the number of nodes in Ethereum network has decreased by a third over the past six months.
Negotiations by Samsung’s top management revealed three main directions in development. These are as follows: digital intelligence, 6G network and blockchain. This was reported by Bloomberg. According to it, the vice-chairman of the board of directors held a discussion on the options for strategic development.
According to the negotiations’ results, Lee Jae-yong announced that the company does not want to stop at the achieved results, and it is only possible to move forward with new technologies. According to some reports, Samsung is already developing its own cryptocurrency, and its Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone will support a wallet with BTC, ETH, COSM and ENJ tokens.