Bitcoin Cash, a hard forked version of Bitcoin, was recently was made 300% more difficult to mine. As a result, the profitability of the coin decreased dramatically and many miners left for Bitcoin.
That's why it seems so strange that Bitcoin Cash now is being mined at a loss by unknown miner for unknown reasons. Charlie Lee, the Litecoin creator and one of the most honest developers in the cryptocurrency world, notices it in his social media:
Unknown miner is mining BCH at a loss (BTC is ~1.3x better). This comes to ~$300,000 less earnings per day. How long can this last?
— Charlie Lee (@SatoshiLite) 30 августа 2017 г.
Indeed, nowadays, Bitcoin Cash mining seems to be not profitable at all in comparison with Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency being on its heights. Yet, someone mines Bitcoin Cash at a loss (as, according to Charlie Lee, Bitcoin Cash mining is ~$300,000 less profitable per day).
Bitcoin Cash mining
Now, as Charlie Lee draws the community's attention to this fact, it is really interesting to see "how this plays out". Some og the Twitter users even speculate that the unknown miner may be Satoshi Nakamoto, who is believed to be Bitcoin creator.