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

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

article avatarRafael Turik

crypto trader

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

You have to adapt. Change project. If the yield is insufficient and the profit is low, move on to another project that maintain proof of work. Life is not just ETH. There are endless other good ideas.

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

I believe it will not affect, as always the migration to other projects using the GPU.

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

In my opinion it's not a good way to get high yield. From the research I've done on several sites, cloud mining isn't all that spectacular. Also, there are many scam projects and it is very difficult to know good projects.

article avatar0BTC Life

Crypto enthusiast

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

I don't think that people or companies that currently mine ETH on GPUs will stop altogether. Sure, there will be the small minority that will stop but the majority will just change the coin they mine. Ravencoin is one that comes to mind.It is already GPU mined in masses thanks to the fact that it can be mined with GPUs that have a memory capacity of less than 8GB.

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

Probably in the short term yes, in the long term no.

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

For me personally, no, it is not worth being a miner.But for the big companies, yes. Miners keep the nodes functional and the networks running. My personal opinion is that with the complete transition of ETH from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, many more altcoins will follow and proof-of-work will become a fringe consensus mecahnism.

article avatarNathan Shillingford

Investment Consultant

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

I feel that at some point they will have to abandon GPU and some how implement Quantum Computers process. This is due to high rate of information that is currently being generated but also how complex it’s becoming. I think it would be called Quantum Mining, which is the way forward

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?

Yeah, but it means that miners will have to evolve to what I’m calling Quantum Mining, which I believe is the way forward, however might work out to be quite expensive and on reflection not sustainable for the miner.

article avatarJuan Diego Gomez Peña

UX Researcher and Designer

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

Taking out bitcoin, without hesitation Ethereum was, by far, the blockchain-based on PoW that had the best reputation and the most support around the world, but there are other projects that may also interest those who have made investments in a whole mining farm. Projects like bitcoin itself or its predecessors like Litecoin or other projects like Monero or ZCash can become viable options. It is very possible that many enthusiasts (home miners) abandon continuing to mine because the cost of operation and the profits obtained with other projects can be very different.

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

It is possible that the effect of the loss of all committed hashpower in Ethereum PoW will be negative in the short term. But in the long term, I consider that the existence of other crypto-asset mining options based on Proof-of-Work, suggests that miners may find the destination of their GPUs in other projects.

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

The amount of energy involved in blockchains makes the difficulty of solving mathematical problems much greater for someone who possesses less hardware power. In my opinion, mining is not worth it without the right hardware, as the chances of mining, a new block are minuscule compared to a mining farm that has hundreds or thousands of hash power committed.

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

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