According to a recent report published by independent research boutique Fundstrat, mining Bitcoin is still profitable at current prices. Moreover, even some old mining rigs will do their job.
Latest mining report from our quant team. Using S9 and $0.06/kWh, cash breakeven for $BTC mining is $7.3K vs price of ~$10k. Miners profitable and apparently some older rigs are also profitable.— Thomas Lee (@fundstrat) September 9, 2019
- Their thesis remains if miners making $$$, they are BTC sellers to fund capex https://t.co/TZaEKHehRy
Good old-fashioned ASIC miners
Fundstrat has estimated that the total cost of mining one BTC with Bitmain’s Antminer S9 at $0.06/kWh is around $8,500. Hence, even this oldie-but-goodie ASIC miner is still able to turn a profit for its owners (the BTC price was at $10,568 during the conducting of this research).
Bitcoin miners who are flocking back to this space might also want to dusk off their Whatsminer M10 miners (their first batch was released about a year ago). These miners will remain profitable until the BTC price hits $7,351.
New juggernauts on the block
Innosilicon T3+ 52T is one of the most profitable miners that support the SHA-256 cryptographic hash algorithm. With this ASIC, the cash-cost breakeven level is $2,866 while the total cost of mining is $5,126. However, it’s worth mentioning that their ROI will still be negative given that one won’t be able to cover the cost of the equipment.
Meanwhile, the new Bitmain Antminer S17e, which was announced on Sept. 6, is already the second most profitable SHA-256 miner, boasting a whopping 64Th/s of hashing power.