During the latest recalculation of the difficulty of bitcoin mining, the indicator increased by 3.6%, to 17.55 trillion hashes.
The previous record difficulty was observed in mid-July.
The increase in complexity occurred against the background of a decrease in the hashrate of the bitcoin network. A week ago, this indicator reached a new record level, but by Sunday, August 23, it fell to a monthly low of 119.4 EH / s.
Earlier it was reported that heavy rains in the Chinese province of Sichuan led to a decrease in the hash rate of the leading Bitcoin mining pools.