This article was originally published in The Orange Party Issue of Bitcoin Magazine.
“Hashing the High” offered a fascinating glimpse into Bitcoin’s hashrate during its peak in 2022. The infographic aimed to visualize the hashrate by measuring the energy consumption of the entire network if it relied solely on Bitmain Antminer S19j Pro 100T ASICs. However, representing such a vast number proved to be a significant challenge due to the sheer scale of the Bitcoin network. The creators of the infographic faced the task of effectively conveying the immense computational power and energy consumption involved in mining, ensuring that viewers could grasp the magnitude of Bitcoin’s hashrate during its peak in 2022.