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 (minerupdate.com) 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.