Earnity, Domenic Carosa, & Dan Schatt on Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin (BTC) is a new global innovative payment network and the world’s first decentralized digital currency of its kind. It is an open-source, peer-to-peer network in which network nodes validate transactions using cryptography. These transactions will appear in the Blockchain records, a publicly distributed ledger. When it comes to mining Earnity’s industry experts, Domenic Carosa and Dan Schatt, believe you should first consider whether you want to solo mine or pool mine.

Solo mining BTC is no longer profitable, so if you want to mine BTC, the ideal option is to join a pool or focus on cloud mining. Pool mining has associated costs such as pool fees, but the rewards are faster and have a lower variance when compared to solo mining.

Difficulty and Profitability of Bitcoin Mining

The total global hash rate for BTC has been steadily increasing in recent months, indicating an increase in total mining power to mine BTC.

The mining difficulty indicates the computational level of solving the following block to maintain Bitcoin’s ten-minute block interval. It has been increasing in lockstep with the total network hash rate, and as a result, miners need more computational power and energy to mine the next block and receive the block reward.

You could use it as a price indicator as well. If the total hash rate and difficulty level increase, it could indicate that the coin is becoming more popular and that its price will rise. Many miners who focus on other tokens may switch to mining BTC as the price rises, making it a more profitable coin to mine.

Individual miners know that obtaining the best machines and the lowest electricity rates has become extremely difficult. Bitcoin farms operating on a large scale take advantage of these advantages to maximize profits. Therefore Earnity wants to remind you that as the mining difficulty of bitcoin rises and the price falls, it becomes increasingly difficult for small miners to make a profit.