Chinese Miners to be Driving Force of Bear Market

Miners are playing short in order to get some profit
07 December 2018   611

As the 8btc notes, the new generation of miners are less likely to keep mined coins, preferring to hedge price risks by opening short positions.

To survive the notorious “cryptocurrency winter”, miners increasingly have to become experts of the financial market and risk managers, using the maximum functionality of trading platforms. Short positions sometimes harm the miners themselves, struggling to maintain profitability.

Everyone is short-seller, we do this for self-defense but that will lead to a further decline in cryptocurrency price… Without short selling, we will be eliminated ultimately, but if everybody keeps doing this, we will finally die together, which is quite heroic.
 

Jin

Miner, China

As noted by jin, he mines cryptocurrency partly on video cards. Miner began operations in October 2017. According to him, in the first two months, Jin Xin earned more than in the past three years in other areas of activity.

However, this year the situation has changed dramatically and the miner had to develop his own strategy for surviving in a bear market. To build capacity, he bought cheaply used GPU farms from those who wished to quit the game. Immediately after the price fell below the break-even point, Jin turned off the farm and sold the video card to video game lovers. After waiting for some price recovery, he again bought up video cards in the secondary market and sold them to miners.

Bitmain to Reduce BTC Mining Hashrate by 88%

Total hashrate of Bitmain equipment used for mining on the SHA-256 is 237.29 PH\s; month ago it was 2072 PH/s
08 May 2019   245

The leading manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain in the past 30 days has reduced the hashrate of bitcoin mining by 88%. This is evidenced by data reporting, which the company publishes monthly.

As of May 7, the total hashrate of the equipment used by Bitmain for mining cryptocurrencies on the SHA-256 algorithm (Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash) is 237.29 PH/s.

Bitmain's Hashrate on Different Algorithms
Bitmain's Hashrate on Different Algorithms

At the same time, just a month ago, the volume of the respective capacities was 2072 PH/s.

Based in Beijing, Bitmain not only manufactures equipment that is popular among miners, but also mines cryptocurrency using its own resources. The company began to publish reports on the available mining facilities in July last year. At that time, the hashrate of SHA-256 equipment was 1692 PH/s.

By October 2018, the hashrate had risen to 2339 PH/s, but by March it had already dropped to 1700 PH/s. Against this background, the share of Bitmain's computational power in the total bitcoin hashrate decreased from 4% to 0.4%.

After the April BTC price recovery, the amount of computing power of Bitmain began to grow again. At the same time, the total hashrate of the first cryptocurrency network, which has updated the six-month maximum by the beginning of May, began to recover with confidence.