Hash Rate

The hash rate is the measuring unit of the processing power of the Bitcoin network. The Bitcoin network must make intensive mathematical operations for security purposes. When the network reached a hash rate of 10 Th/s, it meant it could make 10 trillion calculations per second.

Reference:

https://bitcoin.org/en/vocabulary

The hash rate is how the Bitcoin mining network processing power is measured. In order for miners to confirm transactions and secure the block chain, the hardware they use must perform intensive computational operations which is output in hashes per second.

Reference:

https://support.blockchain.com/hc/en-us/articles/213276463-Bitcoin-terms-glossary

The number of hashes that can be performed by a bitcoin miner in a given period of time, (usually one second). A measure of mining hardware performance expressed in hashes per second. It is the measuring unit of the processing power of the Bitcoin network. The Bitcoin network must make intensive mathematical operations for security purposes. When the network reached a hash rate of 10 Th/s, the network could perform 10 trillion calculations per second. The hash rate necessary to successfully mine a block has been rising exponentially. Presently, the hash rate of all bitcoin mining nodes combined is approximately 647,000 gigahashes per second (Gh/s). For comaprison, AMD Radeon graphics cards produce from 200 to 800 megahashes per second (Mh/s) depending on the model.

Reference:

Malone, J.A (2015). Glossary of Bitcoin Terms and Definitions. United States: Lulu Press, Inc

The number of hash calculations made per second.

Reference:

http://ethdocs.org/en/latest/glossary.html

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