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Rig Price Index
New-generation equipment increased 11% during the period and is now up 70% this year. Bitmain started taking orders for the October 2021 batch of S19Js (90TH). They were going for about $5,750 a rig, which is $64/TH. We have been seeing a premium of above 20% if you want delivery today compared to May delivery.
Mining revenue has decreased -2% since the last update, caused by an upward difficulty adjustment and a slight decrease in Bitcoin price.
Hashrate has fallen back down to 153 EH (from 157 last update), this is going to result in a -1.5% decrease in difficulty in a few days. The pullback is mostly from a fall in Bitcoin prices and should be back on the upward trajectory next adjustment.
China’s Inner Mongolia Mining Proposal
- The government of China's Inner Mongolia region is seeking public feedback on a regulation proposal, which includes plans to shut down all mining farms in the area by April 2021. (article)
- Inner Mongolia is one of four major mining hubs in China - (Sichuan, Xinjiang, and Yunnan). It’s unclear how real this proposal is, but it does seem that the Inner Mongolia government is not supportive of mining. Last summer they also canceled preferential rates for miners.
- Reports are surfacing that some Chinese miners are inquiring about overseas colocations on hosting rates/capacity.
Luxor Raises Equity Round
- We announced our equity round, with participation from Argo Blockchain, Bitnomial, Routemaster, Celsius, and a few really great angel investors. With the raise, we plan to build out more hashrate related products.
- This comes at a time where the mining pool industry is seeing a significant shakeup with Poolin acquiring Novablock & 500.com acquiring BTC.com.
The Public Mining Pivot
- Chinese companies that have nothing to do with crypto are pivoting to mining such as baked goods & tea, shipping, emergency rescue, and online lotteries. (article)
- I think this is a pretty smart move for companies as Bitcoin mining (1) gives them an immediate bump in public valuation, as it’s a higher multiple business (2) provides an inflation hedge like the Microstrategy/Tesla play (3) can leverage excess energy and government relations.
Mining Educational Content
Understand the differences between mining pool payout methods? We updated our latest guide to give a more detailed walkthrough of the various methods.
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We run a best-price platform for SHA-256 (Bitcoin) and Equihash. We operate mining pools for Dash, Zcash, Horizen, Decred, Sia, and more.
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