The Bitcoin network has been in operation for 5,012 days and more than 755,000 blocks have been mined so far. Last year, Foundry USA and Antpool were the top two miners, producing a combined 18,229 of the 53,510 blocks produced this year. The Foundry is the leader this year, but the all-time stats show that the pool is the 15th largest, with only 1.55% of the 755,000 blocks available.
Unknown Hashrate has achieved the most Bitcoin blocks in the last 13 years
Over the past three days, 11 different well-known mining pools have contributed hashrates to the Bitcoin (BTC) network. Additionally, in the past 12 months, 27 different known mining pools have mined BTC, and all-time statistics indicate that approximately 98 pools have mined BTC in the past 13 years.
This year, Foundry USA is the leader in hashrate, and out of 53,510 BTC blocks, Foundry has obtained a total of 10,044 blocks. Antpool managed to collect 8,185 BTC blocks, followed by the top two pools, F2pool, Binance Pool, Viabtc, Poolin and Btc.com respectively.
Unknown hashrate, otherwise known as stealth miners, only accounted for 1.78% of the blocks mined last year. Unknown hashrate has managed to collect 954 blocks in 12 months as known mining pools have become a prominent force in the Bitcoin world.
However, that wasn’t always the case, and underground miners including Satoshi Nakamoto are still the last winners of BTC blocks in history. The data shows that out of the 755,432 blocks mined in the last 13 years, unknown hashrate holds 29.90 percent of the global hashrate.
While the anonymous hashrate isn’t getting much attention these days, stealth miners have managed to mine 225,864 blocks since the network launched. While F2pool was the third largest pool this past year, the pool is the second largest pool of all time.
F2pool has managed to command 9.73% of the world’s hashrate for over a decade and has acquired 73,477 BTC blocks. Antpool holds the third largest position with 65,999 blocks found to date.
Btc.com holds 39,022 blocks and Brains Pool (formerly known as Slush Pool) holds 38,376 blocks to date. The now defunct BTC Guild is still the sixth largest mining pool in terms of blocks mined over the past 13 years.
Today’s top miner Foundry USA is ranked 15th and has only 1.55% of all time stats. 12 different pools have less than 50 blocks and four mining pools have less than 30.
Bitcoin mining pool 175btc found the smallest blocks (22), all time bitcoin mining distribution statistics. 13 years later, in September 2022, Bitcoin’s global hashrate and mining difficulty reached an all-time high.
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