The concept of Bitcoin mining is always interesting to keep an eye on. Whereas this was designed to be a decentralized industry, a new report confirms that is anything but the case in 2020.
TokenInsight often releases some interesting statistics regarding cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin Mining Still has a big Problem
In this particular report, the concept of Bitcoin mining and how centralized it is receive a lot of attention.
The company’s predictions for 2020 are not overly promising either.
TokenInsight claims how four firms will control 98% of the Bitcoin mining market share by the end of this year.
Of those firms, Bitmain is the biggest name most people are familiar with in this day and age.
Companies such as Canaan, Ebang, and MicroBT will also continue to make their mark on the industry.
It is evident that Bitcoin mining requires dedicated hardware, often referred to as ASICs.
Very few companies are willing to dedicate their research and development arms to this particular industry.
Cryptocurrencies are still very niche, thus there is no real interest from most mainstream manufacturers.
Nor does it appear that competition will emerge from within the cryptocurrency industry itself.
It appears that Bitmain will be the company noting the strongest individual growth and eventually control 63% of the mining hardware in a few months.