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America’s BTC Hashrate Share Surged 358% to stand at 38% in Jan 2022

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July 7, 2022 (Investorideas.com Newswire) According to a Stockapps.com analysis, America accounts for the largest share of the global BTC hash rate. The site concludes that the U.S contributed 37.84% of the world’s BTC hash rate as of January 2022.

That figure was a 358.67% increase in the metric from its January 2021’s figure of 10.55%. That surge in mining power results from the country attracting more mining operations in the wake of China’s crypto crackdown.

“Besides the hardware, the affordability of power is the other critical factor that Bitcoin miners consider when setting up their operations,” says Stockapps.com’s Edith Reads. She continues, “For long, China was the ideal place for BTC mining because of its abundant supply of coal-powered electricity. But its government banned all cryptocurrency-related activities in September 2021, leading to a mass exodus of miners. Most of these found refuge in the U.S where electricity is affordable.”

Other Reasons That Make America the BTC Mining Hub

Besides the affordability of power, the migrating miners had the extra advantage of tapping into vast reserves of environmentally friendly energy sources, such as wind and solar power. This is a boon for many Bitcoin miners who are increasingly turning to sustainable mining.

Additionally, moving significant BTC mining investments from China requires that you have political, jurisdictional, and geographical stability. Additionally, you want to confirm that private property rights protect the assets you are moving. All these factors are available in America.

Increased Hashrate Could be Beneficial to the U.S

Bitcoin mining has attracted criticism for its supposed environmental impact. So, should America worry about the increasing concentration of BTC mining power within its boundaries? Not necessarily, according to some analysts.

According to experts, most new miners in North America use renewable energy sources with renewable energy credits. Square considers bitcoin mining a supporting technology for generating and storing clean energy.

Castle Island Ventures founder Nic Carter is also positive about the development. He says American miners are increasingly adopting renewables and carbon offsets that’ll result in net environmental good.

The full story and statistics can be found here: America’s BTC Hashrate Share Surged 358% to stand at 38% in Jan 2022

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