I have an Antminer S9 ASIC miner , and I have visited this , but I want to know how difficulty may impact my profitability in the future. I would also like to estimate break even costs.

  • The higher the difficulty, the more work it takes to find a block. As difficulty increases, your profit will decrease Commented Oct 19, 2018 at 17:44
  • related: bitcoin.stackexchange.com/q/118/5406
    – Murch
    Commented Oct 19, 2018 at 18:09

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Source: http://bitcoin.sipa.be/speed-lin.png

The difficulty growth has been slowing down over the years, but in the last year it still has about quintupled.

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Source: http://bitcoin.sipa.be/growth-10k.png

The general formula for calculating profitability is elaborated on How much Bitcoin will I mine right now with hardware X?.

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