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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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Bitcoin rate will grow from $ 16,000 to $ 62,000 by the end of 2019, analysts' forecasts

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Strengthening the position of Bitcoin creates the conditions for the emergence of more aggressive forecasts regarding the future dynamics of the movement of the coin.

Back in January, one of the analysts who wished to remain anonymous, successfully predicted the trajectory of Bitcoin from April to July. He said that BTC would first overcome the $ 5,300 mark, and by the middle of summer it would trade at $ 9,200 and was right.

In addition, the analyst predicted a cryptocurrency breakthrough to $ 16,000 by October 2019 and announced the continuation of a positive trend throughout the whole next year.

However, in social networks from traders sound more aggressive statements about the prospects of the coin. One of the optimists, a trader under the nickname Galaxy, posted a tweet post in which he announced a bitcoin jerk to $ 62,000 by the end of October.

The forecast is initially perceived as fiction, but if you read the post of the analyst, then you can believe in it.

Galaxy said that in 2017 we observed a similar trend, which resulted in a 570% rise in Bitcoin over 147 days. If we take as a basis the schedule of the course of the two-year-old asset and project it on the current situation, then we can expect an increase in the price of Bitcoin to $ 62,000 by the end of October.

Many Twitter users find the trader’s forecast to be more or less realistic, but they doubt the possibility of such an aggressive jerk of the coin. But there are those who say that such forecasts are not based on anything, and publishing them on the network only aims to increase the number of subscribers.

Publication date 19/06/2019
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Tom Lee: over the next months, the BTC rate will increase by 4 times

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Bitcoin bull Tom Lee believes that the flagship cryptocurrency is close to the FOMO rally, with the result that the value of the coin can rise to $ 40,000 over the next few months.

Tom Lee, head of Fundstrat Global Advisors, noted that the Bitcoin cryptocurrency rate is close to $ 10,000, which could serve as a trigger for the FOMO. Lee refers to the events that occurred at the end of 2017, when the price of BTC, approaching the level of $ 10,000, increased in two days to $ 20,000.

On Monday, the BTC rate overcame the $ 9,000 mark, and after the Libra crypto-project from Facebook was introduced, the cost rose to $ 9,200. It is assumed that the Libra project is proof for society that cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly popular, large companies, including financial ones, are particularly interested in them. Lee also noted that on the same day, the value of GRAYSCALE BITCOIN TRUST (GBTC) shares rose by 11%, reaching $ 12, which was not observed since July 2018.

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The launch date of the new Ethereum 2.0 blockchain algorithm has become known – January 3, 2020

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Developer Justin Drake (Justin Drake), according to Trustnodes , called the date of transition of the Ethereum network to the second version of the protocol and the introduction of the consensus mechanism Proof of Stake (PoS). According to him, Ethereum 2.0 will become a reality in seven months – January 3, 2020, exactly 11 years after the extraction of the genesis-block of Bitcoin .

Drake also said that the developers of Ethereum for less than two weeks – until June 30 – should finalize and approve the specifications of the zero phase. Before generating the genesis block, they will have to launch a deposit contract for the accrual of funds to validators – and present it at the Devcon conference in Japan in October.

Thus, according to Drake, over the next three months, developers should collect at least 2 million ETH, and in seven months, bring the product to a “production stage”, that is, a test network that has been working for quite a long time without significant flaws and has passed a security audit, for at least two customers.

Recall that the founder of Messari, Ryan Selkis (Ryan Selkis), expects that the transition of Ethereum to the second version of the protocol will take place no earlier than 2021. In early May, Prestmatic Labs co-founder Preston Van Loon announced the public launch of a test network for Ethereum 2.0 – Sapphire – created on the basis of the Casper protocol with PoS consensus algorithm and support for stacking.

Publication date 18.06.2019
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Name Price24H (%)
Bitcoin (BTC)
$9,167.00
-0.60%
Ethereum (ETH)
$268.67
-0.32%
XRP (XRP)
$0.435064
-1.47%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
$416.47
-0.99%
EOS (EOS)
$6.89
-1.31%
Stellar (XLM)
$0.125803
-1.37%
Litecoin (LTC)
$137.60
4.31%
Cardano (ADA)
$0.091348
0.73%
Tether (USDT)
$1.00
0.06%
Monero (XMR)
$101.20
3.36%
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