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By data-insertion transactions you mean OP_RETURN outputs? Typically those outputs have amount 0, so there is nothing to spend. But if the amount is not 0, those coins are burnt, and nothing - even miners - can change that. However, such transactions can (and almost certainly, will) carry a transaction fee like every other type of transaction. That fee goes ...


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One possible explanation as to why companies sell their mining hardware instead of using it themselves is given by the paper "Correct Cryptocurrency ASIC Pricing: Are Miners Overpaying?" (links to a short talk about the paper, a long talk, a medium post, and the paper itself). The authors of the paper argue that mining hardware is overpriced, ...


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I know two websites which can be used to check miners revenue per day (in BTC): Glassnode Studio: https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=Miners&m=mining.RevenueSum&mScl=lin&s=1294012800&u=1594079999&zoom= You can't see recent dates in it for 2021 as free plan limits access to recent data for certain metrics. Either you ...


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