The end of 2020 sparked a lack of crypto centralization and bitcoin flow as the appetite for digital bullion reached an all-time high.

The explosion was accelerated by the adoption of the PayPal network, along with a welcoming stamp from such celebrities as Michael Sailor, Jack Dorsey and Paul Tudor Jones.

Similar price increases and widespread awareness from people like Maisie Williams, as well as recent corporate support from MassMutual, continue to fuel price and sentiment around Bitcoin (BTC).

This wave continues to grow with the digital transformation of the home business dynamics, and it appears increasingly that 2021 will be a busy year for the next chapter in Bitcoin network development.

Let’s take a look at some of the key areas to look for in 2021.

Bitcoin miners rank and compare gold
Bitcoin mining is a lot like mining gold; However, there are important differences that must be explored in the challenging task of evaluating Bitcoin miners’ operations. We’ll focus on the Riot Blockchain as an example, which is a bitcoin mining in the United States and headquartered in Colorado.

Riot started mining in 2017 and recently revealed plans to increase the hash rate with its anticipated mining delivery in Spring 2021. Riot currently has a hash rate of 1.5 Excesses per second, which is around 1.11% of the Bitcoin network. Current total speed 135 EH / s.

The company mined 224 BTC, which is roughly $ 4.1 million in total sales of $ 18,500 per BTC, according to its third-quarter earnings reports released on November 9.

With the numbers above, investors are asking: How can a company justify a market value of $ 670 million with only $ 8 million in revenue and significant operating costs (electricity)?

Even with more than 1,000 BTC on the balance sheet, that’s $ 18.5 million at today’s BTC price, the valuation is, in other words, very stretched.

This is where two considerations come in that could justify Riot’s greater market value along with other cryptocurrency workers, provided the network moves further into a bull market.

Waiting for price hikes in the future
You don’t have to dig deep until you find a wide range of optimistic bitcoin price targets a year later. The range ranges from Mike Novogratz’s estimates of $ 65,000 to $ 288,000, which PlanB estimates based on the stock model to the iconic Energy.

Meanwhile, Citibank recently claimed $ 318,000; The twins Winklevoss offered $ 500,000, and Ark Investment CEO Kathryn Wood appears to agree with the latter.

These price targets are the reason miners went through the HAP cycle in 2018 and sometimes worked at a loss. They expect the network to emerge in the foreseeable future. Miners also know that there is an opportunity to act as network transaction auditors, and the continued growth in the speed of network segmentation is showing that Bitcoin is becoming more secure and competitive every day.

The modest 224 Bitcoins Riot extracted in the third quarter would expand its revenue stream to a larger and more ambiguous figure if no upper limit is set for the bitcoin price. This means that the Rio earnings estimate will not be correlated if BTC sees another parabolic spike, although the current estimate does not make sense of the ‘leverage cost’ of Bitcoin’s fraction and how much BTC extracted.

Lack of mining equipment
The worrisome aspects of protecting against Bitcoin miners are its low barrier to entry and a highly efficient and competitive job network, as Michael Saylor called the Cyber ​​Century’s Nest.

Anyone can dedicate their computing power to Bitcoin mining, albeit with very little likelihood of succeeding in block mining and resolving the hash algorithm first.

As hash speed increases, miners combine with more powerful machines to have the best chance of successfully extracting a block. In theory, anyone can start mining, but you won’t go far if you don’t have the latest version of Bitmain’s Antminer S19, which won’t go on sale until April 2021.

The last time Bitcoin entered the parabola was in 2017 when there was a shortage of ASIC and other mining processes, and suppliers like AMD, Nvidia and Bitmain couldn’t keep up.

If this situation is repeated with Bitmain and MicroBT, all miners who currently own the next generation of hardware will have the upper hand until more devices come into the fray.

On the contrary, gold prospectors have a proven source of minerals underground. Gold miners need both drilling equipment, proper soil removal and land rights as a barrier to entering the gold mining market.

If the price of gold doubled to $ 4,000 an ounce, exploration would increase and the rate of gold recovered from the earth would increase.

Source: CoinTelegraph