Leveraging Web3 technology for global access

Bitcoin (BTC) mining at home was quite accessible in the early 2010s — when it was possible to mine BTC with a standard laptop, and users could generate 50 BTC as a mining reward if they were the lucky network participant to confirm the block. However, the mining industry has undergone significant changes since then.

Fueled by the skyrocketing BTC price and consequent Bitcoin Halvings — predetermined events on the Bitcoin blockchain that reduce the block rewards by 50% — the competition was heated up among the crypto miners. As more devices joined the decentralized Bitcoin network, the computing power required to successfully mine a BTC drastically increased.

A chart of Bitcoin’s price performance around the previous three Bitcoin halvings. Source: bitcoinblockhalf.com/TradingView

A chart of Bitcoin’s price performance around the previous three Bitcoin halvings. Source: bitcoinblockhalf.com/TradingView

Building a Bitcoin mining rig has become a five-digit shopping experience, and the mining rewards are getting another cut in half with the 2024 Bitcoin Halving. Experts suggest that players unable to adapt their revenue model to the post-Halving era will go out of play due to the scalability of electricity spending becoming a key factor. Overall, average users have no chance at BTC mining using traditional methods, and this is where Web3 innovation comes in.

Bitcoin mining in Web3 era

Despite the changing landscape, one thing is clear: Satoshi Nakamoto didn’t invent Bitcoin as an extra revenue stream for huge corporations. BTC was invented as people’s money, and its rewards are meant to be distributed among individuals who contribute to the network.

However, the initial investment required to mine BTC has created a massive barrier for individuals to enter the mining scene. On top of that, BTC mining through traditional facilities needs advanced financial and operational expertise along with access to cheap electricity to work in the long term, leaving it out of the reach of the majority of global users.

GoMining, a global Bitcoin mining company, offers an innovative approach to lowering the entry barriers for individuals while making BTC mining globally accessible. It uses nonfungible tokens (NFTs), the most transformative product of Web3, as a critical component of individuals’ mining rights.

As the creator of the innovative Liquid Bitcoin Hashrate (LBH) protocol, GoMining gamifies the BTC mining operation by attaching the mining power — also known as hash rate — to NFTs. GoMining’s approach makes BTC mining shareable, scalable and accessible to a global audience.

Users can simply purchase an NFT from the GoMining platform as proof of their ownership of Bitcoin mining capacity with a specific configuration and start accumulating mining rewards from day one.

The platform uses GOMINING as its native token, available on the Ethereum and BNB Smart Chain networks. GOMINING tokens are utilized for various on-platform payments, including NFT purchasing, upgrading and access to an additional 10% discount for electricity fees.

How NFT-based BTC mining works

GoMining offers a simplistic user experience: Starting to mine BTC through the platform is no different than buying an item from an NFT marketplace. In the background, however, GoMining utilizes years of experience in the crypto industry and nine data centers strategically placed across different parts of the world to offer a smooth journey for both mining enthusiasts and those considering mining as a promising way to diversify their passive income strategies.

GoMining hosts top-notch mining facilities worldwide to offer users a smooth experience. Source: GoMining

GoMining hosts top-notch mining facilities worldwide to offer users a smooth experience. Source: GoMining

GoMining NFTs are backed by an actual share of computing power, ranging between 1 and 5,000 terahashes per second. Users can simply click ‘Create miner’ to select their computing power and energy efficiency rate to start BTC mining or purchase any available digital miner from GoMining’s secondary market or in any external marketplace, including OpenSea.

Each NFT can be upgraded in computing power and energy efficiency attributes, allowing holders to scale their output with a few clicks. BTC mining rewards for holding an NFT are delivered daily to an internal or external wallet based on the holder’s preferences.

Addressing growing energy intensity

GoMining believes that efficient energy consumption will become a crucial point for maintaining the profitability of Bitcoin mining after the upcoming halving event. The company relies on two vital advantages to minimize risks for users’ mining experience: access to one of the market’s lowest electricity prices and highly efficient BTC mining devices.

GoMining users get access to electricity at a rate as low as $0.05 per kWh, significantly lower than the electricity costs found in many countries. Moreover, these prices can be further discounted if users choose to engage with in-platform mechanics.

From the user’s perspective, GoMining’s digital miners can be upgraded to the highest energy-efficiency standards, which can achieve up to 20 W/TH—a rate comparable to the latest ASIC miners in the market. The company constantly works on expanding its mining capacity and regularly updates its equipment fleet to keep up with the most progressive devices. GoMining’s commitment to technological advancement is further supported by its collaborations with top-notch niche companies and manufacturers.

“At GoMining, we are dedicated to implementing environmentally friendly mining practices,” said GoMining CEO Mark Zalan, adding: “Our strategic partnerships, such as with Bitmain, enable us to utilize the most energy-efficient devices available.”

The CEO stressed that prioritizing the selection of data center locations ensures GoMining can access affordable electricity while avoiding areas with strained power grids.

“Our commitment to innovation drives us to develop energy-saving solutions like optimized cooling systems and AI monitoring. These efforts reflect our goal of maximizing profitability and contributing positively to the sustainability of the crypto mining industry, as well as giving a weighty advantage to our NFT holders in terms of their mining expenses optimization.”

The BTC mining ecosystem will use profitability as the primary driver regardless of the market state, and those with higher operating costs are likely to find themselves on the wrong side of the break-even calculations, according to Zalan. GoMining’s innovative solution was developed to keep the mining industry’s doors open for individuals willing to take part in the Bitcoin movement and get their contributions rewarded.

Speaking of the Bitcoin mining future, Zalan pointed out that the two key cost drivers within the mining business are electricity and mining hardware. Miners that have continuously optimized the electricity costs and cost efficiency of their mining hardware will be well-positioned to excel following the next Bitcoin Halving, the GoMining CEO argued.

The evolution of Bitcoin mining from a home-based venture to a highly specialized industry underscores the dynamic nature of the crypto world. With traditional mining methods becoming unfeasible for average users, GoMining’s innovative approach, leveraging NFTs and the Liquid Bitcoin Hashrate protocol, presents a promising avenue for democratizing access to Bitcoin mining.

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