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Bitcoin Cash Mining: Is It Actually Profitable?

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If you’re a supporter of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), there is an easy way to support its ecosystem and make a profit at the same time, and that is Bitcoin Cash mining.

As you probably know, mining is a complex process of solving difficult mathematical equations for the purpose of validating transactions. This is what makes mining the most important aspect of every crypto, while the miners themselves are invaluable members of that coin’s community. Not only do they make transactions possible, but they also increase the coin’s circulating supply.

Is Bitcoin Cash mining profitable?

One thing that should be clear to each and every would-be miner is that crypto mining today is not what it once was. When cryptos first appeared, mining was a fast and easy way to get to new coins. However, back then, cryptos were usually not that valuable. Of course, the times changed, and their value skyrocketed over the years.

However, this also affected the mining process, and today, mining requires a lot of resources, expensive equipment, and more often than not — joining the mining pool.

While it is still possible to make a profit through the mining process, every future miner should try and calculate how much they can earn, and if the profit can cover the expenses. The problem with mining is that it can be profitable, which is why a lot of large corporations, and even some governments, entered the mining industry.

Because of this, individual mining can often be quite difficult to achieve, and for some cryptos like Bitcoin, it may be next to impossible.

Is Bitcoin Cash mining more profitable than Bitcoin mining?

While BCH mining is quite similar to BTC mining, there are still some key differences that every miner should be aware of. For example, the limit of a BCH block is 8MB, while BTC block can only grow to be 1MB. While BCH blocks are bigger, this also means that they require more computing power to mine them. This also means that more power is required, which will make the bills that much larger. However, larger blocks also mean larger rewards for the miners after each block is successfully mined.

Now, since both of these coins are based on the same blockchain, the current mining reward is also the same — 12.5 coins. However, the biggest difference lies in the price of these two coins. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is valued at $6,651.20 per coin, while the price of Bitcoin Cash is only $537.84 per coin.

Due to such a dramatic difference, Bitcoin Cash mining can only work if the complexity of the block is lower than that of Bitcoin blocks.

In the end, a lot of miners have found that mining BCH is less profitable than mining BTC. Some have even experienced losses at some point. However, the interesting thing is that they continued mining, despite the current losses. This can only mean that their faith in BCH was high enough for them to continue, and a lot of them have decided to hold on to their coins and wait for the price to increase.

Conclusion

The conclusion here is that BCH mining can be profitable, but a lot of the profitability lies in the coin’s price. Considering that the market has been pretty bad throughout the year, calculating the coin’s current price is not exactly the best way to determine its profitability. There are many who believe that the new bull run is just around the corner, and when it actually arrives, Bitcoin Cash mining will once again become every miner’s main goal.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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