Hut 8 Mining Achieves 147 BTC Mining In May

Hut 8 Mining, a prominent crypto miner based in Toronto, Canada, and one of North America’s largest publicly traded mining firms, recently announced that it successfully mined 147 bitcoin (BTC) in May 2023. This achievement comes at a time when the Bitcoin hash rate, which signifies the total computing power dedicated to the network, is experiencing a decline.

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According to a report released by Hut 8 Mining, the 147 BTC mined equated to an average of approximately 4.7 BTC mined each day. While the company received these bitcoins as block rewards and transaction fees for the blocks it mined, Hut 8 Mining also sold 179 BTC, resulting in $6.8 million in revenue. It should be noted that the amount of BTC sold represents only a fraction of their total reserves, which stood at 9,233 BTC by the end of May.

Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, relies on miners to validate transactions using a proof-of-work consensus system. Miners, utilizing specialized equipment like Bitmain Antminer S19 Pro or Whatsminer M30S++, compete to confirm transaction blocks and add them to the Bitcoin network. Successful miners, usually those with the highest hash rate, receive a block reward of 6.25 BTC plus associated transaction fees.


Fluctuating Bitcoin Hash Rate

Hut 8 Mining’s total hash rate currently stands at 2.6 EH/s, representing a 0.67% share of the network’s hash rate. Despite their productivity, the company faces challenges due to equipment failures, leading to increased repair time and hindering their plans to add more hash rate.

The Bitcoin hash rate, a crucial metric for network security, has been fluctuating. As of June 11, the total hash rate registered at 390 EH/s, down from 424 EH/s in the previous hour. The hash rate directly impacts the probability of mining BTC, with higher hash rates correlating to a greater likelihood of success.

Hut 8 Mining’s mining productivity in May amounted to 56.54 BTC/EH based on their total reserves. Looking ahead, the company aims to further increase its hash rate, optimizing its mining operations and contributing to the overall network’s security and efficiency.