The CoinDesk Guide to Bitcoin Halving Parties
Bitcoin groups around the world are gathering to celebrate the halving of the bitcoin mining reward this weekend.
Bitcoin prices experienced modest fluctuations in July, pushing higher in anticipation of the halving and then declining after the event.
With bitcoin mining becoming less profitable, one recipient of excess hashpower is Peercoin, a lesser-known digital currency.
New research has found that unless the price of bitcoin goes up, there will be little room for new miners to compete.
The Bitcoin Halving Event, which had numerous predictions of price drops and hashrate drops, had neither occur with both relatively constant.
CoinDesk analyzes activities in the bitcoin and ether markets over the first six months of 2016.