This Week in Mining: March 23rd

Here’s some mining news from beyond the quarantine:
  1. Bitcoin mining difficulty dropped by 15%; the second largest drop in history. The drop corresponds with many miners shutting down as Bitcoin’s price has taken a huge hit during these volatile times.
  2. Jon Lee Quigley from MinerUpdate ( talks with Bitcoin podcaster Stephan Livera about the impacts of Bicoin’s price drop on Bitcoin mining. This is a great listen if you are looking for a podcast on the current state of mining.
  3. Slush Pool teases a mysterious “performance boost” via Twitter.