Doing the math: KH/s MH/s GH/s TH/s

My next door neighbor asked me about my Bitcoin project yesterday and we talked a bit about it.  He asked how this stacks up to some of the competition. I explained that my shed was to play around with and that it wasn’t going to buy me a Corvette anytime soon.  I tried to explain the difference in hashing power to him.  Here’s a quick table to explain the difference in hashing speed:

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It’s pretty easy multiplication once you understand the basics.  The current Bitcoin network hashrate is counted in the Exahashes.  My nicest Avalon miner runs 7.2 TH/s which is a tiny slice of the entire network.


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