Metrics

Network Difficulty

A relative measure of how difficult it is to mine a new block for the blockchain.

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Linear
1D
Average
Type
Line
Colors
Total Circulating Bitcoin
Market Price (USD)
Market Capitalization (USD)
Exchange Trade Volume (USD)
Blockchain Size (MB)
Average Block Size (MB)
Average Transactions Per Block
Average Payments Per Block
Total Number of Transactions
Median Confirmation Time
Average Confirmation Time
Total Hash Rate (TH/s)
Network Difficulty
Miners Revenue (USD)
Total Transaction Fees (BTC)
Total Transaction Fees (USD)
Fees Per Transaction (USD)
Cost % of Transaction Volume
Cost Per Transaction
Unique Addresses Used
Confirmed Transactions Per Day
Confirmed Payments Per Day
Transaction Rate Per Second
Output Value Per Day
Mempool Transaction Count
Mempool Size Growth
Mempool Size (Bytes)
Unspent Transaction Outputs
Transactions Excluding Popular Addresses
Estimated Transaction Value (BTC)
Estimated Transaction Value (USD)
Blockchain.com Wallets
Market Value to Realised Value
Network Value to Transactions
Network Value to Transactions Signal
Market Price (USD)
Total Circulating Bitcoin
Market Price (USD)
Market Capitalization (USD)
Exchange Trade Volume (USD)
Blockchain Size (MB)
Average Block Size (MB)
Average Transactions Per Block
Average Payments Per Block
Total Number of Transactions
Median Confirmation Time
Average Confirmation Time
Total Hash Rate (TH/s)
Network Difficulty
Miners Revenue (USD)
Total Transaction Fees (BTC)
Total Transaction Fees (USD)
Fees Per Transaction (USD)
Cost % of Transaction Volume
Cost Per Transaction
Unique Addresses Used
Confirmed Transactions Per Day
Confirmed Payments Per Day
Transaction Rate Per Second
Output Value Per Day
Mempool Transaction Count
Mempool Size Growth
Mempool Size (Bytes)
Unspent Transaction Outputs
Transactions Excluding Popular Addresses
Estimated Transaction Value (BTC)
Estimated Transaction Value (USD)
Blockchain.com Wallets
Market Value to Realised Value
Network Value to Transactions
Network Value to Transactions Signal
Network Difficulty
Scales
Linear
1D
Average
Type
Line
Colors

Explanation

The difficulty is a measure of how difficult it is to mine a Bitcoin block, or in more technical terms, to find a hash below a given target. A high difficulty means that it will take more computing power to mine the same number of blocks, making the network more secure against attacks. The difficulty adjustment is directly related to the total estimated mining power estimated in the {hashrate} chart.

Notes

The difficulty is adjusted every 2016 blocks (every 2 weeks approximately) so that the average time between each block remains 10 minutes.

Methodology

The difficulty comes directly from the confirmed blocks data in the Bitcoin network.

Data

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