Ethereum reaches record high of $414, mining is now easier

Ethereum hits record high price of $414, continuing its 5000% and growing rise since earlier this year.

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Ethereum has had an explosive year that has culminated in the cryptocurrency reaching a record new high of $424, increasing in price by over 12% in just 24 hours.

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ETH is continuing its upward trend as the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, and has bounced back since its record high $414 price in mid-June. Back in June is when we saw Ethereum mining explode, resulting in me setting up and continuously upgrading a 60-graphics-card strong Ethereum mine. I have culled the mine a bit, and I'm down to 40-something cards.

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Ethereum is currently processing more transactions per day than all of the other cryptocurrencies combined, with Ethereum mining difficulty on pause for the next year. It actually dropped significantly on October 16, relieving pressure from miners that would've other wise given up. BCH (Bitcoin Cash) is also able to be mined on consumer GPUs, as it doesn't need ASIC-specific hardware like its big brother Bitcoin (BTC).

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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