ethereum: GPU Miners future after ETH transition to Proof-of-Stake

ethereum: GPU Miners future after ETH transition to Proof-of-Stake

< Show Wisdom Collection: GPU Miners future after ETH transition to Proof-of-Stakearticle avatarYudha Eka Saputra

Web Developer

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

In my opinion, the GPU miners (ETH miners) have 2 option after ETH move to PoS. 1. ETH miners can mine other crypto currency such BTC, LTC, DASH, etc. 2. ETH miners can move to become Ethereum node validator. More efficient, clean and cheaper than mining. 3. Become ETH stakers. It can help secure the ETH network.

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

Not at all, because many project still use PoW to maintain the network, and the miners still can mine Crypto.

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

Of course not, because for mining Crypto need at least 1 hardware like ASIC or GPU to mine crypto. You can rent hashpower on Miningrigrentals or Nicehash but the cost is more than the profit you get. It is based on my experience.

article avatarFrederico de Abreu

Research and Development

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

For the miner that used GPU setups solely to mine Ethereum, two options pop into mind. -One is the sale of all the graphics cards they own to get the most funds out of the operation, making this way, if not already, even with the initial funds invested on the rig. -The second would be exploring the crypto space to encounter the next best PoW currency that is optimal with a GPU, something like Monero, Ravencoin, or even Bitcoin Gold that is easily minable on a GPU card instead of ASIC miners. -A third option arises, where one could mine other cryptos that are easy to get profit out of it while waiting for replies from suitable buyers showing interest in the Graphics Card. In the end, the options available to miners with a surplus of Graphics cards are optimal. Leaving GPU mining overnight is a waste of progress made so far in the history of crypto mining. There are still a few good coins with practical use cases and functionalities that might please a broad range of adopters and users in the near future!

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

No, due to the fact that projects that are viable and worth do not depend on the popularity of GPU mining but instead its valued on the overall functionality and purpose of projects...

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

Yes and no! There are still a few coins that one can mine and discover only for the educational side. One learns first hand how a simple command-line gets typed in containing pool info, user ID, address that the crypto minted in the process is safely sent to. On the other hand, there are still one or two companies that provide the option of mining by renting out their equipment. They are known as Cloud Mining Farms. Renting out Mh´s or GH´s will get you an equivalent of the computing power of the machine/s undergoes to mine a block. You may expect Electricity and Maintenance fees, but rest assure that you will break even at the end of the contract if you have the needed amount of computational power that the cryptocurrency you are mining needs at the current level of difficulty. Cloud Mining Farms uses 1 to 2-year terms contracts and in most Bitcoin Mining Contracts you will find a lifetime option, allowing you, a way to add more GH/s EH/s to your overall cloud mining contract. If besides not having any hardware, the user does not have a safe form of access the internet, make payments, and receive, then that is the absolute case that I would have to say: -It´s not worth it! Other than that I will have to give a full-blown up YES, even if just for the fun or educational side of it, it may appreciate on value over the length of time!

article avatarAdedamola Adeyemi

Laboratory technologist

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

Well, I think the miners would have to do more of staking their coins in order to earn from the Ethereum network after the total Ethereum transition. Another option is to go for other projects that are still mineable and highly rewarding.

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

Yes, but the loss of so many miner would probably lead to an increase in value of GPU mining projects due to the scarcity of miner.

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

Yes, as long as there is a reward for your time. We have many coins out there that doesn't require an hardware to mine. All you might need, may just be a PC or mobile device, internet connection and software. So, you might be miner and not have any hardware, it's possible.

article avatarRommel Daguio

Programmer

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

I think miners would choose another less know project, we all know that less known project is an opportunity for us to mine more when it's value is not that high. Transferring to a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism will eliminate mining rewards and the "burn rate" may surpass the rate at which new coins are issued. When Ethereum replaces proof-of-work with proof-of-stake, there will be added complexity of shard chains. The proof of stake transition will end Ethereum's mining process once activated. This means that the Ethereum mining industry will become irrelevant once the protocol migrates to a proof of stake model. This transaction will potentially lower the network's energy consumption by 99%.

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

I think mining projects will still remain strong.

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

Being a miner, you must have a hardware, but I'm not telling that you need a hardware to start mining. Different types of cryptocurrencies may require different types of hardware for best mining results. But for cryptocurrencies without dedicated hardware, such as Ethereum, Zcash and Bitcoin Gold, graphics processing units (GPUs) are good enough to process the transactions. Having too many hardware can cost more electricity usage unless you have your own solar powered mining. Electricity usage and electric bills on different countries are too high, so i think it's not recommended or it is not worth it to have a hardware if you're in a country with high fees on electricity.

article avatarelgierich salubre salubre

Frontend Developer

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

Miners should start establishing their funds into the eth 2.0 staking pool. Big miners should then be able to apply for a node validator, if they succeed they can augment the income from abandoned GPUs. Anyway, in the long run, specially with the effectivity of eth burning due to the current ethereum network upgrade, ETH value should be going up in the next couple of months and years so it is just fine. Choosing a less known project could be an option such as ethereum's famous contenders ada, ftm, and more others however, it is best to ride the situation and take advantage of the upcoming upside of ethereum.

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

It would certainly lower the efficiency of some of these projects. Not gradually but proportionately over a brief period of time until a mass transition to Proof of Stake is going to take place.

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

No, absolutely not. The incremental costs you would incur will always overtake the possible income you're expecting to have. So it is not advisable.

article avatarnoe tsertsvadze

Mechanic

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

Blockchain evangelists are increasingly exploring more eco-friendly alternatives to GPU mining for reducing the carbon footprint to the entire global ecosystem. The Brooklyn Microgrid (BMG) is a community-driven, peer-to-peer localized energy marketplace that uses blockchain technology to create a microgrid ecosystem. Utilizing Bitcoin mining to convert waste gas, a byproduct or side effect of oil and gas operations (gas flaring), into cryptocurrencies. Due to the somewhat-portable usage of mining rigs, companies are working with the oil and gas industries to capture and turn these waste energy sources into profitable cryptocurrencies.

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

If everyone stopped mining, i.e. there were no mining hash-power, the result would be: An increase in the price of bitcoin, since the supply would be zero. Since the sender pays the transaction fee to the miner, the already-mined blocks will not be affected. This will save a lot of electricity.

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

In my opinion it is not worth it because,the primary draw for many mining is the prospect of being rewarded with Bitcoin. That said, you certainly don't have to be a miner to own cryptocurrency tokens. You can also buy cryptocurrencies using fiat currency; you can trade it on an exchange like Bitstamp using another crypto (as an example, using Ethereum or NEO to buy Bitcoin); you even can earn it by shopping, publishing blog posts on platforms that pay users in cryptocurrency, or even set up interest-earning crypto accounts.

article avatarBankole Oluwamayowa

Web developer

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

Considering the financial, mental, human investment that has been invested in GPU mining, abandoning the GPU mining is not the best solution to the Ethereum transition from the proof of work to proof of stake. Rather, working with another less known project will be a better option.

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

Yes

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

Well, it is a NO from me. Being a miner takes a little effort with huge fund. But it is very an interesting thing and of course high paying. One major challenge over the time is that miners painstakingly ensure there is no duplication of the coin that is being mined. Definitely the inclusion of an hardware will help solve this major problem of duplication.

article avatarHabibu Abdullahi

Developer Associate

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

Choosing another, the less-known project will be a good choice. Although the migration process is a very long journey and Ethereum is still can be mine using GPU

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

Yes

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

It depends on the project, I tried to mine using hired GPUs and it was not profitable at all. Then I asked the person who rented the miner for me. His advice was I should mine a project that has potentials and less hash-rate difficulty, and when it start selling to market I can easily take my profits

article avatarAthanasios Sarigiannidis

Algorithm creator, coder, chem. engineer,trader,investor

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

Miners is a special kind of people in this cryptographic community. they are pioneers is a way. they know how to overcome problems with hardware , how to adapt to power consumption and every last detail of their job. miners will switch to another projects eventually and will harden other chains with their increasing mining power. some chains will get stronger and others will have to adapt to miners for their network to be attractive. the balance will be found no matter what. being a miner is not easy and I don't expect them having vital obstacles. everything will be fine, there are hundreds of chains that will utilize the miners after proof of stake era for Ethereum.

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

it will be affected but let's not forget that blockchain tech is a field that scales faster than internet. all that is in imbalance it will stay short lived. balance will be found.

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

the best mining is the mining that requires the least amount of computing power. that's why proof of stake and other models will thrive in future while BTC keeps the security on another level. everything has its on role and by so every miner will find what fits him and his equipment.

article avatarMujeeb Zakarryau

UI UX DESIGNER

What would miners do after the transition? Choose another, less-known project or abandon the GPU mining?

Once Ethereum merges with the Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain, mining on the network will become obsolete. For miners, there will be no block subsidies, no transaction fees and certainly no miner extractable value (MEV). Revenue from transaction fees and MEV will instead be awarded to users who contribute to network security by staking their coin holdings

Will the loss of so many miners affect the value of GPU mining projects?

Yes

Is it worth being a miner if we don't have any hardware? Why?

Different types of cryptocurrencies may require different types of hardware for best mining results. ... But for cryptocurrencies without dedicated hardware, such as Ethereum, Zcash and BitcoinGold, graphics processing units (GPUs) are good enough to process the transactions.

This is not a financial advice. Please do your own research and consider the risks of trading cryptocurrencies.

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