Bitcoin Mining Difficulty up 660% (7.5x) in the past year

Date Difficulty +/ -% setting

2017-09-07 922,724, 699,725

2017-09-19 1,103, 400,932, 964 (+ 19.6%) (+ 19.6%)

2017-10-02 1,123, 863,285, 132 (+ 1.9%) (+ 21.8%)

2017-10-15 1,196, 792,694, 098 (+ 6.5%) (+ 29.7%)

2017-10-27 1,452, 839,779, 145 (+ 21.4%) (+ 57.5%)

2017-11-11 1,364, 422,081, 125( -6. 1 %) (+ 47.9%)

2017-11-25 1,347, 001,430, 558( -1. 3 %) (+ 45.9%)

2017-12-07 1,590, 896,927, 258 (+ 18.1%) (+ 72.4%)

2017-12-18 1,873, 105,475, 221 (+ 17.7%) (+ 102.9%)

2018-01-01 1,931, 136,454, 487 (+ 3.1%) (+ 109.3%)

2018-01-13 2,227, 847,638, 503 (+ 15.4%) (+ 141.4%)

2018-01-25 2,603, 077,300, 219 (+ 16.8%) (+ 182.1%)

2018-02-06 2,874, 674,234, 416 (+ 10.4%) (+ 211.5%)

2018-02-20 3,007, 383,866, 430 (+ 4.6%) (+ 225.9%)

2018-03-05 3,290, 605,988, 755 (+ 9.4%) (+ 256.6%)

2018-03-18 3,462, 542,391, 192 (+ 5.2%) (+ 275.3%)

2018-04-01 3,511, 060,552, 900 (+ 1.4%) (+ 280.5%)

2018-04-13 3,839, 316,899, 030 (+ 9.3%) (+ 316.1%)

2018-04-27 4,022, 059,196, 165 (+ 4.8%) (+ 335.9%)

2018-05-10 4,143, 878,474, 754 (+ 3.0%) (+ 349.1%)

2018-05-24 4,306, 949,573, 982 (+ 3.9%) (+ 366.8%)

2018-06-06 4,940, 704,885, 522 (+ 14.7%) (+ 435.4%)

2018-06-19 5,077, 499,034, 879 (+ 2.8%) (+ 450.2%)

2018-07-03 5,363, 678,461, 481 (+ 5.6%) (+ 481.3%)

2018-07-17 5,178, 671,069, 072( -3. 5 %) (+ 461.2%)

2018-07-29 5,949, 437,371, 610 (+ 14.9%) (+ 544.8%)

2018-08-11 6,389, 316,883, 512 (+ 7.4%) (+ 592.4%)

2018-08-24 6,727, 225,469, 723 (+ 5.3%) (+ 629.1%)

2018-09-07 7,019, 199,231, 177 (+ 4.3%) (+ 660.7%)

Edit: Sorry for formatting, the first% is the change from the previous setting, the last% is the total change from last year.

It's enormous to witnes mining is still large and ever-growing, though I suppose this additional hash power is due to innovations in mining hardware that are coming from a small number of leading player. I disbelieve the stronger miners are being sold or distributed, which conveys a dangerous quantity of centralization.

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