Hear Bitcoin [BTC] ‘Mining Capitulation’? Analysts Say Time to Look for Longs

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published March 17, 2020 Updated March 17, 2020
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Hear Bitcoin [BTC] ‘Mining Capitulation’? Analysts Say Time to Look for Longs

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published March 17, 2020 Updated March 17, 2020

‘Hash Follows Price’ – Apart from all the other correlations in and outside of the crypto-markets, this short-term trend has been intact more often than not.

The recent dip in price is now causing a considerable drop in the hash rates as well. Moreover, reports of miner capitulation are rampant as well. Technically, many of these miners are better of buying Bitcoin than running their systems at a lot.

The twitter handle of one of the largest mining pools, f2pool notes on the total hash-rate drop,

Is it Time to create FUD?

However, as recently reported on CoinGape, creating a FUD over price and shutdowns is rather uncalled for and informed at best.

Bitcoin mining is a huge industry with large scale miners leading the pact. These industries usually engage in long-term contracts with electricity providers, and also use hedging techniques through options and futures contracts. Hence, to think that miners are running out of business within one week from the crash is unreasonable.

The total hash rate is now below 100k Th/s level after reaching a high of nearly 135k Th/s recently. Nevertheless not more than 1 year ago, the total hash rate was around 40k Th/s. With increasing hash rate, it has gotten more difficult for small miners to survive. However, the doubling since in less than a year is evidence of massive profitability last year.

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Bitcoin Mining Hashrate Chart 2 year Chart (Source)

The miners are known to switch their old rigs back on and off when the profitability changes. Moreover, as recently reported on CoinGape, the new age miners which are about to flood the markets are far more cost efficient.

Nevertheless, as the FUD takes over the market leading traders and analysts are now looking for reversal. Light (alias), a prominent trader tweeted,

This was further confirmed by DonAlt, who has been correct about the recent swing moves in Bitcoin and the top being in at $10,500. He tweeted,

Now that the narrative has switched from “halving is going to be bullish” to “miner capitulation” it’s time to look for longs again. He also added, Give it some time.

The Coronavirus effect continues to cause fear in the markets as the world is still battling the deadly virus. The swing low at around $3,600-$3,800 could be the bottom if price reverses in the midst of panic.

Do you think Bitcoin’s price is ready for another pre-halving pump or coronavirus scare will get worse? Please share your views with us.


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Nivesh from Engineering Background is a full-time Crypto Analyst at Coingape. He is an atheist who believes in love and cultural diversity. He believes that Cryptocurrency is a necessity to deter corruption. He holds small amounts of cryptocurrencies. Faith and fear are two sides of the same coin. Follow him on Twitter at @nivishoes or mail him at nivesh(at)coingape.com

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