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One of the most common reasons for which miners go offline is when their profitability drops below the cost of electricity - this could either be the result of the BTC price dropping, or their local operating costs (costs including air conditioning, power, networking, hardware depreciation, etc.) rising, or the total network hashrate rising faster than they ...


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Are there any more reasons why a miner might switch off his/her system given that the complete process is automated? I can think of a few more reasons a mining operation would be disrupted, they are perhaps more rare, but possible: The miner loses access to the electricity needed to run the mining ASICs. For example, if a mining operation is capturing ...


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If a solution is found by a miner, does the miner have the control to which nodes is it broadcasted? Certainly, they can control the first level of peers they broadcast a solution to. However, they have no control over which peers will receive the block from the peers they have sent it to. It is in a miner's best interests to broadcast it to as many nodes ...


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