The amount of computing power on the Ethereum network is currently at an all time high following weeks of volatility in key metrics on the blockchain.
According to data from on-chain analytics provider Glassnode, the Ethereum hash rate hit an all time high of more than 250 terahashes per second (TH/s) on Oct. 6, marking an 80% rise since January. Glassnode reported that a surge in the hype surrounding DeFi projects this year sparking higher gas fees may have contributed to the metric reaching an all time high.
#Ethereum hash rate hits an ATH.
Ethereum miners have pushed the hash rate to a new record high in the wake of the #DeFi hype and surging fees.
It crossed 250T/s and is now up 80% since the beginning of the year.
— glassnode (@glassnode) October 6, 2020
F2Pool, which calculates mining profitability by determining current revenue (block reward and transaction fees) and deducting the cost of power, reports that BTC Antminer S19 Pro miners can earn $4.33 in profits over 24 hours, while ETH miners using GTX TitanV 8 cards can expect $15.56 over the same period — making it 259% more profitable at present. Six of the mining rigs monitored by F2Pool show Ethereum miners show a daily profit of more than $10, while only two Bitcoin mining rigs have profits of more than $4.