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Bitcoin mining – the current situation in the industry and the break-even point of mining BTC

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Coinshares has calculated the rate of Bitcoin, in which its production makes a profit to miners.

The research organization Coinshares has published a regular report for the first half of the year, which assesses the situation in the mining industry cryptocurrency . As Christopher Bendixen, head of the organization's research department, points out, the bitcoin mining break-even point at the moment is about $ 3,300. As long as the rate stays above this mark, BTC mining will be profitable.

Only if the price of Bitcoin falls below this level, miners can seriously think about stopping work on their ASIC class equipment. This figure makes sense when the price of electricity is 5 cents per 1 kW.

If we include corporate and other expenses, then the financial break-even point of mining bitcoin will then be a large amount, namely $ 5,700.

This figure appeared taking into account the cost of depreciation of equipment, as well as if all overhead costs are taken in proportion to the cost of direct costs at a level of 15%.

Such “overheads” include various miners' expenses, which include such items as room rent, ventilation costs (room conditioning), payroll, and, if the miner is connected to the pool, then the commission for participation in mining the pool .

As a result, the report concluded:

“At the moment, when Bitcoin is again at around 8 thousand dollars, the average miner is extremely profitable. And even those who work on old equipment and have high costs, for example, on electricity, now have the opportunity to still go to a positive return on invested capital, that is, on ROI. ”

Coinshares also drew attention to the fact that the mining industry in the world uses electricity mainly (74.1%) from renewable energy sources, which is on average four times higher than the average in the world if you consider any other sector of the global economy.

The large consumption of electricity by miners, which over the past six months has grown by 400 billion gigawatts, to 4.3 gigawatts per second, suggests that miners are able to revive the state economy. First of all, it concerns those countries where there is a developed alternative energy, when electricity is obtained due to the energy of thermal water sources or due to its kinetic power in hydroelectric power plants, or through the operation of wind power plants and solar panels.

Conclusions Coinshares confirm that the market for mining equipment will only grow.

Publication date 09/06/2019
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Wells Fargo will launch stablecoin for internal settlements

Wells Fargo & Company, an American financial company, will launch Wells Fargo Digital Cash, a pilot blockchain service for internal payments, based on Corda Enterprise. According to a press release, Wells Fargo Digital Cash will provide almost instant international transfers between company branches using digitized funds (tokens). The company has already tested the concept on transfers from the USA to Canada. The launch of the project is scheduled for 2020 […]

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Wells Fargo & Company, an American financial company, will launch Wells Fargo Digital Cash, a pilot blockchain service for internal payments, based on Corda Enterprise.

According to a press release , Wells Fargo Digital Cash will provide almost instant international transfers between company branches using digitized funds (tokens).

The company has already tested the concept on transfers from the USA to Canada.

The launch of the project is scheduled for 2020. Wells Fargo Digital Cash will initially provide dollar payments, but then add support for other currencies.

Recall that previously the largest US financial holding company JPMorgan developed its own stablecoin JPMCoin for making international payments to large customers.

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Wells Fargo is going to present its own stablecoin in 2020

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Wells Fargo, the fourth largest bank in the US, plans to introduce its own stablecoin in 2020, which will be used in cross-border transfers.

The press release said that the new Wells Fargo platform will create an international payment network based on distributed ledger technology. With the help of this system, as well as the Wells Fargo Digital Cash asset, payments will be made. The stablecoin being developed will be pegged to the US dollar. Initially, the network will be used for internal calculations, after which it will be integrated with other applications.

Lisa Fraser, representative of Wells Fagro, noted that DLT technology has many options for use, the company believes that it can also be successfully applied in banking. In addition, Wells Fargo Digital Cash is expected to enable the company to overcome barriers that still hindered effective cross-border payments in real time.

As you can see Wells Fargo followed the example of the bank JPMorgan Chase, which also introduced its own digital currency. It is noteworthy that back in July, Wells Fargo forbade customers to use credit cards to purchase cryptocurrency and its use in transactions.

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In the Bitcoin blockchain, a record of the network hashrate and the share of SegWit transactions

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The volume of computing power in the Bitcoin blockchain this Monday reached a record value above 104 quintillion per second, according to Smartbit portal data.

The record was fixed after approaching the level of 100 EH / s last week and the subsequent small rollback. Before the current growth period, which began in December and accelerated in June, the previous maximum was fixed at 60 EH / s in October 2018.

As noted earlier, over the past three months , about 600,000 new ASIC miners have joined the Bitcoin network, which has led to a rapid increase in the hash rate .

Last week, another message appeared that the authorities of one of the provinces of China are taking measures to close mining enterprises on their territory.

Also today, transactionfee portal announced another record – the share of transactions in the Bitcoin blockchain using Segregated Witness (SegWit) technology for the first time exceeded 50%.

On the main Bitcoin network, SegWit was activated on August 24, 2017. The technology is aimed at solving the problems of blockchain scalability, transaction plasticity, and also allows you to implement other optimizations. After the jump to 38% last May, the spread of SegWit slowed down and until recently ranged from 40-45%.

Casa Bitcoin developer and CTO Jameson Lopp previously spoke of the proliferation of technology that responded to the congestion of the cryptocurrency network:

"Reducing the demand for transactions, improving algorithms for calculating commissions, distributing SegWit and grouping transactions have led to more efficient use of space in blocks and reduced competition for this scarce resource."

At the same time, the price of the leading cryptocurrency , having shown a steady rise in the first half of the year, has remained in a fairly narrow range over the past months and amounts to about $ 10,000.

Publication date 09/17/2019
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Name Price24H (%)
Bitcoin (BTC)
$10,215.56
0.00%
Ethereum (ETH)
$212.34
8.13%
XRP (XRP)
$0.301995
16.23%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
$324.05
6.04%
EOS (EOS)
$4.10
1.68%
Stellar (XLM)
$0.065298
11.87%
Litecoin (LTC)
$75.91
4.86%
Cardano (ADA)
$0.050802
7.94%
Tether (USDT)
$1.00
-0.17%
Monero (XMR)
$74.75
0.15%
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