Growing Centralisation of the bitcoin Mining Sector

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  1. What is Hashrate?
  2. What is the incorrect name given to the HalFinning?
  3. Explain the HalFinning.
  4. What is difficulty and why is it important?
  5. Name two common payout schemes used by mining pools?

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  1. What is Voltage?-
  2. What is Current?
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  4. Explain Joules Law.
  5. Convert 3500 watts at 240 volts to amps

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  1. What is a Watt/hour ?
  2. Calculate the cost to mine a 3500 watt Bitcoin Mining Server over a 24 hr period at
    1. $.10/KW/hr
    2. Now do the UK at 30p/KW/hr
  3. What is Hash Value
  4. What is Hash Price
  5. If current BTC price is $26K and our 3500 watt machine at 110TH get us 25, 773 sats per day, are we profitable at .10 cents KW/hr

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  4. Regarded

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Growing Centralization of the Bitcoin Mining Sector

Public corporations have rapidly dominated the mining sector, primarily through aggressive mergers and acquisitions. By establishing expansive industrial mining infrastructure and consuming incredible amounts of electricity, these entities have positioned themselves at the forefront of the industry. Their dominance is further solidified by their ability to secure funding via traditional Wall Street mechanisms, such as shareholder dilution and convertible notes.

This financial leverage affords them several advantages, including procuring large machine orders at prices below market rates, benefiting from reduced transmission and distribution costs, thanks to high-voltage infrastructure, implementing power procurement strategies tailored to bitcoin mining. Such centralization can sideline smaller players, often referred to colloquially as the “plebs”, pushing them to the periphery of the industry. Bitcoin is meant to be a P2P decentralized network. Centralization of mining is a justified concern.

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