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

hardware: 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 avatarP Pelikan

Senior Embedded Developer

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

Most of small miners will abandon GPU mining and sell their GPUs to gaming community. Big mining farms will start mining other blockchains and simply invest in more useful miners.

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

Not necessarily.

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

Lack of hardware means, that cloud services are necessary, despite the mining algorithm. Proof of stake requires a computer similarly to Proof of work. Is it worth it? Of course it is.

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 avatarCryptoford _

Crypto trader, Decentralized finance market analyst, investor and professional crypto educator.

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

What many may fail to remember is that Miners are mainly in to make profits. Hence, most miners would rather prefer any other available means to make a profit, such as looking for a less known project, rather than abandoning GPU mining.

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

Probably. Remember, the speed of a blockchain network is one factor that influences the value of the project. If there happens to be a sudden short fall in the number of miners, then theoretically speaking, it is more likely that this would affect the network speed, which in turn could affect the value of GPU mining projects.

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

No, Remember, GPUs (Graphical Processing Units) are very important hardware when one is involved in crypto mining. Hence, not having any hardware is like someone without any gas in his car and yet once to begin a long trip. So it's obviously not going to be worth the effort.

article avatarPapa Mbaye TINE

Blockchain Consultant

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

Hello, The old version of ETH (before what we call ETH 2.0) was based on PoW (Proof of Work) which need lot of ressources and GPU were adapted to that form of mining. With ETH transition to PoS (Proof of Stake), GPU mining seems to be not required (like what we have in Bitcoin). Actions that can be taken by the miners depend on the current status of ETH miners. In my point of view, they can keep GPU mining to avoid buying less performance HW.

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

Yes of course, if we loose many miners for sure they will affect GPU mining projects.

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

Hello, For this question, for sure If we haven not the required hardware dedicated to mining, it is not interesting. This vision can differs depending on the type of crypto-currency we mine. If it is PoW consensus like wise Bictoin, better to have dedicated hardware (such as GPU), but for others crypto-currencies using PoS we can mine without having dedicated HW. We can subscribe in ETH mining by using Cloud mining in some startup.

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 avatarJames Barcus

IT VP

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

It depends largely on the hardware used. I think most will transition to PoW altcoins or BTC if possible. This only will work until the market is too saturated to pull a profit then the gamers will rejoice in the influx of used GPUs on eBay.

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

I do not think there will be a loss. With others moving from Eth to new projects there will be over saturation, not a shortage.

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

Yes, as long as you can pull a profit. If it takes more units then most likely the larger players will purchase those units from people abandoning mining. No for smaller mining outfits.

article avatarAbdulla Khussan

Telegram Group Moderator

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

About 50% or more of the Miners will probably start mining other coins which is known and has a good enough block reward or completely stop, while some will move to Proof-Of-Stake coins and sell their mining rigs if the most profitable Proof-Of-Work coin doesn't give a good ROI.

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?

No there is no point being a miner if we don't have the hardware. If a mining rig is not profitable there is no point to waste electricity in hopes of eventually making it to a bullrun if you don't have free electricity (with renewable energy)

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

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