2014 was a year of upheaval in bitcoin. Mt. Gox, one of the exchanges that helped drive the price up to dizzing heights closed unexpectedly in February, and a series of hacks and thefts rocked exchanges, wallets and businesses across the blockchain. Prices rebounded a little at the start of the year to $940, before steadily dropping, with a sharp decline when Mt. Gox closed, and a continued steady decline into April and May, where prices hovered around $400. Into the summer, prices rebounded above $600, but a sustained decline continued for the rest of the year, ending the year at $312.
2014 Best Bitcoin Mining PoolsBitcoins In Ireland looks at which bitcoin mining pools found blocks during 2014. Data goes from 1st January 2014 -> 31st December 2014. Data gratefully provided by Blocktrail
|1st January 2014 -> 31st December 2014||Total Bitcoin Mined|
|gHash.io / CEX.io||391650|
|Discus Fish / F2Pool||258850|
|BTC Guild / BTCGuild||161025|
|BitAffNet / Bitcoin Affiliate Network||4500|