A drop in Bitcoin mining cash flows, shares, but here’s the silver lining
It should have been a fun-filled holiday season for Bitcoin miners and those investing in Bitcoin mining stocks. Especially based on how 2021 was going. However, it now seems that the holiday blues have set in.
“Mine” your manners
Really drill it in
All things considered, however, this isn’t the time to wash your hands of Bitcoin mining to cut your losses. In fact, Arcane Research found that mining itself is still quite lucrative. The report observed,
“Even though cash flows have fallen, mining is still highly profitable. Cash flow margins of the S9 and the S19 are 52% and 83%. Even after the recent decline, cash flow margins have improved in 2021 since the bitcoin price has increased faster than the hashrate.”
But a word of warning – A rise in BTC hashrate reportedly means that Bitcoin mining profitability could sink in the near future.
Don’t be so B-“Asic”
Is the ROI on Bitcoin mining worth the trouble? Well, yes and no. The answer often depends on which company an investor chooses to back as volatility can affect different business set-ups in radically different ways.
For example, a previous report by Arcane Research had revealed that Marathon mining stocks were up by 391%, when compared to Bitcoin. On the other hand, Bit Digital has plunged by 56% since January 2021, when compared to the king coin.
Worth, noting, however, that these figures were recorded before the 4 December crash. From here on, more drastic changes are possible.