Crypto Miners to Sell Mining Devices by Weight in China

Additionally, F2Pool founder reports that tens thousands of devices were turned off after price drop
23 November 2018   954

The founder of the sixth largest mining pool F2Pool published a video in which a huge number of mining devices are simply unloaded onto each other near an unknown building. He also shared a photo of a person who allegedly sells or buys miners by weight from his WeChat account.

Note that some users are convinced that the video and photos captured the effects of the June floods in Sichuan province, when several large mining farms were allegedly destroyed.

The founder of F2Pool added that he was not sure exactly when the video was shot, but shared photos from his own sites, and said that tens of thousands of devices were disconnected, since bitcoin mining for some people was no longer profitable after the recent price collapse.

Hashrate of the Bitcoin network has shown a significant drop in the last 30 days. 

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.