Is Bitcoin Mining Finally Profitable for Miners in 2019?

The recent bitcoin rally has driven bitcoin mining profits. Profits earned from bitcoin mining have seen a clear rise since the start of April 2019 and hit a near half-a-year high on April 15, 2019. Source: BCtrend According to crypto analyst Alex Kruger, the breakeven cost for efficient bitcoin mining operations currently hovers around $3,550 to $4,350, while the price of bitcoin is in the $5,500-plus range at the time of this writing. That ensures a $1,000-plus profit for each bitcoin mined and a substantial profit for bitcoin miners considering…

Country Faces Growing Threat From Stealth Crypto Mining Attacks

Microsoft Korea has claimed the country is facing an increase in cryptojacking incidents, according to a report from local English-language daily The Korea Times, published on April 22. The findings were announced by Microsoft security program manager Kim Gwi-ryun during a press conference in Seoul today, which accompanied the release of the annual Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. As previously reported, cryptojacking is the practice of using a computer’s processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies without the owner’s consent or knowledge. According to The Korea Times, South Korea’s cryptocurrency mining incident…

Bitcoin Mining Finally Profitable – Does That Prove We’re in a Bull Market?

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Latest Bitcoin Price Rally Made Mining Profitable: Analyst

The latest bitcoin price rally pushed the cryptocurrency’s price above its average production cost, at least according to Alex Krüger. The crypto market analyst noted that bitcoin mining difficulty increased substantially following the asset’s so-called bottom formation on December 15, 2018, in $$3,100-3,200 range. That signified that more miners were entering the bitcoin economy despite layoffs and shutdowns taking place across the horizon. Meanwhile, the breakeven cost on the December 15 bottom formation was sitting around $3,150. After deducting mining rig depreciation, the value surged to $3,850 against a $3,200 bitcoin price.…

Chinese Publicly Listed Construction Company Turned Mining Firm Lost Over $23 Million

Chinese publicly listed construction company turned to cryptocurrency mining firm, Huatie HengAn, has reportedly been sold after its value decreased by over 90%. The development was reported by English-language local crypto-focused media 8btc on April 19. The firm has been reportedly sold for around 12 million yuan ($1.8 million), after its value decreased from 170 million Chinese yuan ($25.3 million) in under a year. Per the report, Huatie HengAn started as a subsidiary of the publicly listed parent company Huatie and claims to be mainly engaged in providing cloud computing…

Belarus Could Get a Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining Center

Aleksandr Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, met with the country’s IT community to discuss the growth of its native tech industry, according to the state-owned national news agency, the Belarusian Telegraph Agency. The meeting was reportedly set up at the president’s request and he promised government support for Belarusian fintech companies. Lukashenko also reportedly outlined some of the progress that the government has made with IT development, while also asking participants to suggest ideas that promote growth. Amongst other things, the president is reportedly planning to establish a Bitcoin (BTC)…

As Supply Exceeds Demand, Mining Price War Ignites in Sichuan

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Chloe Jiang. The former director of Bitmain’s mining farm, a leading bitcoin mining operation, once said the wet season may not be as much of a boon for miners as many thought. As he expected, mining farms in Sichuan currently report that the supply of slots for mining equipment has far exceeded the demand. The wet season in Sichuan usually begins in April and ends in October every year. During this time, the cost of electricity can be as low…

China’s Proposed Mining Ban Could Be Detrimental to Bitmain

China’s state planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), has indicated an interest in banning cryptocurrency mining in the country through a notice published online in Mandarin. The report stated that the NDRC will include cryptocurrency mining activities to a list of sectors that could be shut down based on their violation of local regulations, wastefulness, safety concerns or harmful contributions to the environment. The list includes more than 400 other industrial activities. The list is part of the NDRC’s Catalogue for Guiding Industry Restructuring. The catalogue was…

China Scare, Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Ban? Bulls to Overcome

Bitcoin prices stable above $5,000 NDRC of China propose Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the opinion cryptocurrency and Bitcoin (BTC) rigs don’t adhere to relevant laws and regulators, pollute the environment and unsafe and therefore propose a ban. If that is the case, the network’s hash rate will drop and so will prices. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Hours after reliable sources revealed that Bitcoin traders were circumventing state restrictions and funneling funds to BTC via stable coins with OTC facilitation, news is China…