Bitcoin Cash and BSV hash rates increase after BTC halving

The hash rates of Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV have recovered after a dramatic drop after their halving in April, as the Bitcoin hash rate dropped since the May 11 halving.

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BCH and BSV before and after the BTC halving Source: bitinfocharts.com

The miners and the halvings

Both BCH and BSV experienced a sharp drop in mining immediately following their halvings on 8 and 10 April respectively. The BCH hash rate fell by over 80% in the two days following the reduction of the block rewards from 12.5 to 6.25 BCH. BSV also showed a reduction in the hash rate when the miners moved their computing power into the BTC chain.

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The BTC hash rate increased near the BCH and BSV halvings. Source: bitinfocharts.com

After the halvings in April, the BTC blocks were one of the most profitable for cryptomint mining operations. In the run-up to this week’s BTC halving, there were predictions that miners with less efficient platforms would shut down their machines as revenues fell.

So far, the BTC hash rate has dropped 24%, from 137 EH/s before halving to 104 EH/s, but not as much as BCH and BSV did after their halves. BTC has also shown longer block production times.

F2pool, the miner responsible for the NY Times headline contained in the final BTC block mined before halving, said his figures show that the hash rate has decreased from approximately 120 EH/s to 100 EH/s.

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Going back to BCH and BSV
The percentage of miners‘ income that comes from fees is currently low for the BSV. However, transactions on the BSV network have reached about 88% of the total transactions in the Bitcoin chain, and 54% of the number of cryptotransactions in total on May 13. Critics argue that the transactions are mostly write data.

Miners such as f2pool have noted how BSV is more profitable than BTC at the moment: „BTC’s mining revenues are slightly below BSV’s, but slightly higher than BCH’s. However, he indicated, ‚Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV’s mining revenues tend to remain very close to Bitcoin’s mining revenues‘.

The miners also receive some revenues from transaction fees, which are increasing at BTC, while those of BSV and BCH have not been affected to any great extent by either halvings, remaining fairly constant since mid-April at USD 0.0002 and USD 0.002, respectively.