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February 07, 2018, 02:00:02 AM
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Not really, but there's a whole lot that's less efficient. How much of the network would disappear if the only thing profitable to run was the absolute most efficient gear?

Surely the bulk of the network is the 5c/kWh chinese miners?  Why would they use anything apart from S9s?
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February 07, 2018, 02:06:26 AM
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Okay but what about everyone else?

Anyway the post in question has been edited for clarity so further discussion is unnecessary.

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February 07, 2018, 08:03:51 AM
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It wont fall when new more powerful miners are coming in. And samsung wants in also...

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February 07, 2018, 06:35:12 PM
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at this stage us mere nobodies have zero idea what the economics of mining look like any more. billions of dollars are flying around and there are no doubt many secret deals and developments. we also have no idea who many of these miners are or what their long term plans are.

mining is now a foreign country for almost all bitcoiners.

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February 07, 2018, 09:52:30 PM
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That statement is useless without a hashing efficiency. Pays the power cost on what miner? Folks were mining on S5s during this bubble.

My bad.  S9.  Is there any more efficient currently?

Not really, but there's a whole lot that's less efficient. How much of the network would disappear if the only thing profitable to run was the absolute most efficient gear?


Problem is that if you take off the little guys, you have to take off 3 S7 for every S9....and so on for the smaller miners. 
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February 09, 2018, 02:46:21 AM
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Cash flow is extremely important for everyone i.e. little guys and also big guys. Does anyone remember this?

Bitcoin Mining Firm KnCMiner Declares Bankruptcy https://www.coindesk.com/kncminer-declares-bankruptcy-cites-upcoming-bitcoin-subsidy-halving/

For the guys that expanded too aggressive, they should be hurting now but it will take at least 6 -9 months before they run out of money. Currently, they are dumping bitcoin to keep the lights on. Most business plans are written with bitcoin priced at $10K or higher. The weak miners will go belly up first if BTC continues to be under $10K. Because they are selling BTC to keep afloat; hence, the BTC price will be depressed for the coming months.
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February 09, 2018, 02:51:07 AM
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At this stage its nice to be a small miner able to afford the power bill without cashing in btc to pay for it. Plus no big data center to pay for , insure, or owe money on miners.
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February 09, 2018, 04:06:21 PM
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Cash flow is extremely important for everyone i.e. little guys and also big guys. Does anyone remember this?
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 Most business plans are written with bitcoin priced at $10K or higher. The weak miners will go belly up first if BTC continues to be under $10K. Because they are selling BTC to keep afloat; hence, the BTC price will be depressed for the coming months.

Why would you write a business plan at $10k BTC, when that was just a pipe dream until 3 months ago?

I'd say a business that doesn't have a firm grasp of the reality of the market they're in is destined to fail.
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February 09, 2018, 07:41:29 PM
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Why would you write a business plan at $10k BTC, when that was just a pipe dream until 3 months ago?

I'd say a business that doesn't have a firm grasp of the reality of the market they're in is destined to fail.

I wrote my business plan with BTC being $3K, not $10K but I came across several business plans with BTC at $10K.
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February 11, 2018, 09:46:52 PM
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These posts always crack me up. Ahhh the sky is falling.  Price dropped mining must be over.  Those that think that just don’t understand what’s going on. .  Bitcoin Mania Triggers Miner Influx to Rural Washington - The Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/rural-washington-is-a-hot-spot-for-bitcoin-miners-1518354001. I’ve been monitoring 8btc.  They are claiming 100 exa by years end.  Check out this site.  It’s a combined hashrate of both networks BTC bch. Www.Fork.lol/pow/hashrate. Then checkout www.bitcoin.sipa.be at the trend since beginning.  I’m still running s2s3 (would do more but limited power)because I know in a few years the coins it mines now will be priceless.  Right now it’s turn whatever you got on before the 100 megawatt farms start turning on left and right.  

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Edit. Sorry about the wsj report. I didn’t realize when I shared the link that it would make you pay for the story.

Here’s a little taste. “Four of the mining inquiries that Chelan County’s utility has received since October are for 100 megawatts each—that is enough power for more than 50 hospitals, and building the infrastructure for each mine could cost more than $40 million.”

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February 12, 2018, 06:32:10 AM
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These posts always crack me up. Ahhh the sky is falling.  Price dropped mining must be over.  Those that think that just don’t understand what’s going on. .  Bitcoin Mania Triggers Miner Influx to Rural Washington - The Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/rural-washington-is-a-hot-spot-for-bitcoin-miners-1518354001. I’ve been monitoring 8btc.  They are claiming 100 exa by years end.  Check out this site.  It’s a combined hashrate of both networks BTC bch. http://Https://Fork.lol/pow/hashrate. Then checkout www.bitcoin.sipa.be at the trend since beginning.  I’m still running s2s3 (would do more but limited power)because I know in a few years the coins it mines now will be priceless.  Right now it’s turn whatever you got on before the 100 megawatt farms start turning on left and right.  

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Edit. Sorry about the wsj report. I didn’t realize when I shared the link that it would make you pay for the story.

Here’s a little taste. “Four of the mining inquiries that Chelan County’s utility has received since October are for 100 megawatts each—that is enough power for more than 50 hospitals, and building the infrastructure for each mine could cost more than $40 million.”

It is wrong to assume that bitcoin price will go up alot. And if u are going to assume that, it is better to just buy coins than mine them since u get more coins faster. Some machines will never break even as it is because the difficulty is too high. Thus, just buying bitcoin gives u more bitcoin and u get it faster than mining, allowing u to capture more upward gains.

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February 12, 2018, 11:32:55 PM
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It is wrong to assume that bitcoin price will go up alot. And if u are going to assume that, it is better to just buy coins than mine them since u get more coins faster. Some machines will never break even as it is because the difficulty is too high. Thus, just buying bitcoin gives u more bitcoin and u get it faster than mining, allowing u to capture more upward gains.

yes i fully agree on the ones that arent eficient.  I use them for heat till spring.  with my ltc sillverfish @90 mhs ive got a few ltc over the winter and some heat.. also added to my btc hodling stash aswell.  Im knocked down to almost nothing anymore.  when my miners die ill prolly just hang on to the coins and see where this all leads,.  Ive been devoting most my time into my business.  Screen printing can really take up your time.  Along with that we have a 60 inch HP latex we make signs banners wraps etc.  I had a lot of fun mining and learned a lot.  BUt i knew sooner later this would turn corporate only.  Its always been ones with the money get the furthest.  Ive always had to work damn hard for everything. Im used to being built on top of so that the whole of the system can thrive.  Thats just how things seem to usually play out.  With my business i at least feel im a little bit more in control of my future.  Ive said it time and time again.  Dont buy gear anymore.  its time of ico and just putting money where mouth is and buy the coin.  Most of the miners when ran at home dont survive. They have to be ran in datacenter type environment or they just dont last.  It is what it is.  

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February 13, 2018, 06:26:21 AM
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yes i fully agree on the ones that arent eficient.  I use them for heat till spring.  with my ltc sillverfish @90 mhs ive got a few ltc over the winter and some heat.. also added to my btc hodling stash aswell.  Im knocked down to almost nothing anymore.  when my miners die ill prolly just hang on to the coins and see where this all leads,.  Ive been devoting most my time into my business.  Screen printing can really take up your time.  Along with that we have a 60 inch HP latex we make signs banners wraps etc.  I had a lot of fun mining and learned a lot.  BUt i knew sooner later this would turn corporate only.  Its always been ones with the money get the furthest.  Ive always had to work damn hard for everything. Im used to being built on top of so that the whole of the system can thrive.  Thats just how things seem to usually play out.  With my business i at least feel im a little bit more in control of my future.  Ive said it time and time again.  Dont buy gear anymore.  its time of ico and just putting money where mouth is and buy the coin.  Most of the miners when ran at home dont survive. They have to be ran in datacenter type environment or they just dont last.  It is what it is.  

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Thats not my point. It is not about efficiency. Even if u buy the most efficient machines 6 months or 1 year or 1.5 years ago, u would have made much more money if u just bought bitcoin instead. Why? Because mining difficulty goes up too much faster.



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February 13, 2018, 12:53:15 PM
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Thats not my point. It is not about efficiency. Even if u buy the most efficient machines 6 months or 1 year or 1.5 years ago, u would have made much more money if u just bought bitcoin instead. Why? Because mining difficulty goes up too much faster.

Yes I completely understand that. What I’m trying to say to you is that I’m using them for heat for winter. Instead pissing natural gas out the window I’m at least getting back some btc for the heat I’m wasting. That’s what I’m trying to say. I know how the mining works. It’s always better to buy the coin then the machine. Trust me hard lesson learned here.

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February 21, 2018, 08:38:25 AM
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at this stage us mere nobodies have zero idea what the economics of mining look like any more. billions of dollars are flying around and there are no doubt many secret deals and developments. we also have no idea who many of these miners are or what their long term plans are.

mining is now a foreign country for almost all bitcoiners.

Not even close to zero idea, most like 90% of the picture.

You have some public data from which you can draw lines and limits.
One is the difficulty, which tells you and estimate on how much hashrate there is and how many miners can be plugged in at this moment.
One other is the reward, adding the lowest value of 2 cents per khw and a decent 12 months ROI you can also get an estimate on the maximum numbers of miners that is viable to have working.


Here is one model:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=694401.0



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