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Top Cryptocurrencies by Mining Revenue in 2019: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Zcash (ZEC), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

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    Bitcoin outperforms all other PoW-based coins combined when it comes to total mining revenue


Top Cryptocurrencies by Mining Revenue in 2019: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Zcash (ZEC), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
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In its most recent issue, crypto-oriented research startup Diar reveals that the total mining revenue across popular proof-of-work (PoW) Blockchains has exceeded more than $21.3 bln. Bitcoin (BTC) is expectedly accountable for the lion’s share of this sum ($11.3 bln).

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Crypto mining beyond Bitcoin

Ethereum (ETH) comes in second place with $5.8 bln. There is a huge gap between second and third places — Zcash (ZEC) is only responsible for $1.2 bln of the mining profits. However, it is worth noting that the 20th biggest currency by market capitalization outperforms much bigger coins in that department, such as Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), with miners earning $1.1 bln and $911.6 mln respectively. Monero (XMR), the darling of cryptojackers, also made the cut with $365 mln.


$335 mln for solving empty blocks

Another notable finding is that miners who worked on а major network have earned a whopping $335 for solving empty blocks. Here, Litecoin is in the lead after rewarding miners with $125 mln. However, the number of empty blocks has dramatically decreased in 2019, which is a positive sign for these major networks.

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Institutional Interest in Bitcoin Continues to Grow: Report

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    Institutional Bitcoin trading volumes have been on the rise since the beginning of April, but there is only one winner in this game
     


Institutional Interest in Bitcoin Continues to Grow: Report
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According to a new study published by Blockchain research firm Diar, institutional Bitcoin trading volumes are growing for the fourth consecutive month. The fact that the number of CME futures contracts skyrocketed since the beginning of April is the icing on the cake.

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CME’s dominance

 As reported by U.Today, CME Bitcoin futures saw their daily trading volume increase by a whopping 950 percent with 22,542 contracts on Apr. 4. In fact, the sudden rise in Bitcoin price was linked to the expiration of CME futures.  

So far, that level of interest remained steady with 11,873 contracts traded on Apr. 11.


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The only winner

With CBOE pulling the plug on Bitcoin futures due to its inability to compete with its Chicago-based rival CME, there is a clear winner in this race. While Diar calls CBOE ‘the biggest loser’, Grayscale's Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) is not exactly on the winning side, either. It now accounts for 24 percent of the market, lagging behind CME (a far cry from its 50 percent market share back in January 2018).

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New heights

The dominance of institutional products has been steadily rising since January. As of April, institutional money is responsible for 19 percent of the total Bitcoin trading volume (almost 8 percent more than during the market peak in January 2018). However, it has yet to match its 24 percent market share that was recorded in July.

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