There are long periods of positive correlation between average bitcoin hashingrate in gigahashes/second and performance of major semiconductor ETFs like SOXX and SMH
As hashing and computing power in general shows massive increases in demand there are only a few companies that have the materials and knowledge to produce 'rocks that think' aka processors and other...
A visualization of Bitcoin Hash Rate vs Difficulty.
This helps to show why Difficulty is a lagging indicator.
Difficulty is like a moving average that only updates once every 2 weeks.
Increased Difficulty is not necessarily good... Hash Rates are better for timing capitulation.
The graph shows hash rate divided price for bitcoin. The distribution of points is linear, increasing from left to right, indicating a strong positive correlation.
A quick check with python shows that Bitcoin price and hash rate have a 78% Pearson correlation taken over the entire history of the market. To put that into perspective, anything above 50% would...
Bitcoin's energy consumption is out of control.
The network's energy needs come primarily from mining. The current industry standard miner is still the Antminer S9 from Bitmain. The power consumption trend is proportional to global hash rate which continues to increase exponentially, yet innovation in the mining sector has stalled since 2016. Recent developments...
This is in addition to my previous chart on miner roi for different Antminer models. The S9 is the only model making a profit now and is the only sha256 miner currently used by Bitmain according to news articles. My previous chart only looked at ROI for retail miners. Here I show estimates for Bitmain (area plots) itself who pay less for their mining equipment...
Chart shows the return on investment of Antminer S-series miners:
S1 (yellow): approx released July 2013, power consumption 2 kW/TH/s
S3 (purple): approx released June 2014, power consumption 0.71 kW/TH/s
S5 (orange): approx released December 2014, power consumption 0.51 kW/TH/s
S7 (green): approx released Aug 2015, power consumption 25 kW/TH/s
S9 (blue): approx...