Bitcoin's (BTC) Share of Mining Rewards Is Close to Pre-Ethereum (ETH) Levels

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  • As Ethereum (ETH) becomes more and more irrelevant on the mining scene, Bitcoin (BTC) miners continue to increase their share of rewards

Bitcoin's (BTC) Share of Mining Rewards Is Close to Pre-Ethereum (ETH) Levels

According to Yassine Elmandjra, a cryptocurrency analyst from ARK Invest, Bitcoin miners are now responsible for 80 percent of all mining rewards. BTC's share has increased by more than 250 percent since mid-2017.  

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As the graph below shows, BTC completely dwarfs other proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum (ETH). 

Bitcoin mining
image by @yassineARK

Ethereum surpassed Bitcoin by the total amount of miner rewards back in May 2017. However, its share started to decline in a very steady manner, which coincided with falling ETH prices.  

During the Ethereum 2.0 era, the leading altcoin will gradually transition to a proof-of-stake (PoS) chain.  

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