III. Industry Analysis
Cryptocurrency has completely transformed the finance industry and economy in a very short amount of time. Just a decade ago, few people understood cryptocurrency and even fewer establishments accepted it as a form of payment. Now there are millions of crypto-miners around the world and cryptocurrency is a widely accepted form of currency.
However, while a few years ago a home computer was enough to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, today the market is too competitive for normal computers to generate a meaningful profit. Therefore, there is increasing demand for more powerful equipment and for bitcoin mining farms and pools to form so miners can pool their resources together.
Despite what the critics may say, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are here to stay. According to research the cryptocurrency industry was valued at $4.67 billion last year and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5% over the next five years. This is a very high growth rate and shows that mining bitcoin is still a very profitable business.