Working around the clock, seven days a week, the computers were part of the largest concentration of Bitcoin mining power in the world. By solving and packaging complex “blocks” of encrypted data, the machines helped secure and expand the worldwide network of digital currency. And in return for their work, they generated vast fortunes for their owners. The Genesis Mining, operated by Iceland’s largest IT provider, pulled in what’s estimated to be millions a year.
Enigma is one of the largest cryptocurrency mining facilities in the world. First built to exclusively mine Ethereum, the facility is being continuously upgraded for mining state-of-the-art Blockchain technology. Enigma’s computational performance is achieved with specifically designed mining rigs that efficiently mine hashing algorithms for various cryptocurrencies such as Zcash, Dash, Monero and others. The Enigma facility is powered by geothermal energy, and resides in the capital of Iceland.
Some see cryptocurrency as an answer to the volatility of unbacked, non-scarce paper currency. Cryptocurrency is scarce by design, meaning that it is not subject to the dilution caused by expanding the supply of money supply—that is, cryptocurrency is not subject to inflation as we understand it. For this reason, many are turning to cryptocurrency as a hedge against increasingly volatile fiat currencies including the U.S. dollar.
When we launched Genesis Mining over six years ago, we set out to build the largest and most trusted crypto mining company in the industry.
Today we proudly serve over 2,000,000 customers, employ hundreds of people, and manage over a dozen large-scale data centers across our three core divisions — hosted mining which makes up 20% of our business, farm management for institutional clients, and our self-mining facilities, the biggest part of the business.
While these numbers are validating, our team is driven by far more than revenue metrics and customer growth. We are driven by our strong belief that the need for decentralization has never been greater than it is today and that blockchain has the power to solve many of the problems caused by centralization.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen organizations of all sizes announce initiatives that promote corporate social responsibility and aim to make the world a better place. Seeing these initiatives inspired us to begin exploring different opportunities that would allow us to give back.
As the industry leader in institutional crypto mining, we view it as our moral and ethical responsibility to push the industry forward and proactively look for ways to support research and causes that we believe will make the world a better place.
While there are many clear use cases for how our computing power can be leveraged, we’re open to hearing from any and all researchers, governments, and organizations who could benefit from what we have and would like to explore partnering together in ways that will move the world forward.
Bitcoin is beautifully transparent in how it operates. It depends upon a mathematically controlled scarcity mechanism called “blockhalving” in order to sustain its value into the future. Blockhalving reduces the reward for mining new BTC by 50% every 210,000 blocks. Current production is at 1,800 BTC per day right now, and will stay that way until the next blockhalving in May 2020. Knowing everything we know right now, we can determine that it will take until the year 2140 for miners to actually mine the last Bitcoin.
Yes, we’ve mined 85 percent of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. But it’s still going to take more than a hundred years to reach 100 percent, and even after this point of no return, miners will still have opportunities to generate revenue. They’ll simply move from solving complicated math problems that create new BTC to instead solving complicated math problems that confirm transactions on the network, collecting rewards in the form of transaction fees for their role in supporting the network. At such a time when Bitcoin reaches full maturity with 21 million BTC in the wild, there’s bound to be a lot of transactions to process.
It won’t be the end, it will be a new beginning in which cryptocurrency is far more ordinary and mainstream. With that in mind, here are three actionable takeaways for the crypto enthusiasts wondering what to do in response to this 85 percent news item.
Mine while you still can.
As described above, the Bitcoin mining is going to continue for quite some time and can’t accurately be described as done. With 15 percent of the total supply remaining, the crypto community still stands to generate some 3,150,000 BTC before this game is truly over. With BTC price lately holding around $10,000, there’s more than $31 billion up for grabs at today’s market prices. There’s no telling how this value will change going forward. Grab some while you still can!
Bitcoin mining is a much different game with 15 percent of the supply remaining versus when there was still 100 percent remaining. You nowadays need high-powered hardware in order to compete against the centralized commercial mining operations that benefit from economies of scale. These pay less for the electricity that powers their mining rigs, and they run lots of them at once. You might consider getting an ASIC mining device in order to stand a chance of successfully earning some Bitcoin for yourself, or you can rent access to supercharged offsite hardware by engaging a cloud mining company.
Source: Genesis Mining Corp.