Publicly-Listed Miner Hive Plans to Transfer ETH Hashrate to Other GPU Mineable Coins Ahead of Merge
While the cryptocurrency community prepares for The Merge, the Nasdaq-listed, Hive Blockchain Technologies, revealed in the company’s August 2022 production update that it plans to re-distribute its hashpower dedicated to Ethereum toward “other GPU mineable coins.”
Hive’s Technical Team Researches Other GPU Mineable Coins
On September 6, Hive Blockchain Technologies (Nasdaq: HIVE) published the company’s August production report which talks about a “record monthly BTC production” and the appointment of a new general counsel member. Hive also discussed the upcoming Ethereum network transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS).
Hive dedicated 6.49 terahash per second (TH/s) of Ethash hashrate toward the Ethereum chain in August and saw an average of 6.19 TH/s during the last 30 days. The publicly listed mining operation also talked about the Bellatrix upgrade and the estimated Merge date. The company has been preparing for the transition and will dedicate its GPU hashrate elsewhere.
“Hive has already commenced analysis of mining other GPU mineable coins with its fleet of GPUs, and is implementing beta-testing this week, prior to [The Merge],” Hive said on Tuesday. “The company’s technical team is implementing a strategy to optimize the hashrate economics of the 6.5 Terahash of Ethereum mining capacity in the event of Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake, across various other GPU mineable coins.”
Most of Hive’s mining capacity is dedicated to mining bitcoin (BTC) but it also noted that mining ethereum has been profitable. Hive notes that the company’s ethereum mining operations have “historically generated 3 to 4 times more revenue per megawatt than bitcoin mining.”
In August Hive managed to acquire 518.8 BTC and accrued 16.7 BTC per day. Hive claims to have close to 4 exahash or 3,900,000 terahash dedicated to the Bitcoin blockchain. Hive said it saw “a peak BTC Equivalent Hashrate of 3.92 Exahash in August, with [an] average hashrate of 3.70 Exahash of BTC Equivalent Hashrate throughout August.”
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