Back at the end of 2017, I decided to give it a try to hashflare.io bitcoin cloud mining contract. I started small, bought some 0.2 TH/s hashing power. As of April 2018, I've increased the total hashing power to 1.46 TH/s.
Now, despite this is a seven-fold increase in less than a four months - my earnings made on Hashflare.io have decreased actually. Before calling Hahflare.io a scam site, I still believe the decrease has happened because of the increased mining difficulty and of course the huge loss the bitcoin price has seen since the December 2017.
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I should note that I have been exposed to crypto investments since the second part of 2017, at the start with the simple buy and hold, later experimenting with day/swing trading, extending to building a custom GPU mining rig and last, but not least - investing in cloud mining contracts.
For today's article, I decided to calculate what would be the ROI for a $1,200 investment on Hashflare.io bitcoin cloud mining contract for a one year.
With $1,200 we could buy 10TH/s hashing power. For further calculations, I will take live data as on April 10, 2018
- Payout per 1 TH/s = 0.00006927659
- Maintenance fee for 1 TH/s = 0.00005158865
Now, let's do the math (assuming nothing changes in a year)
- Payout 10*0.00006927659*365 = 0.2528595535 BTC
- Maintenance fee: 10*0.00005158865*365 = 0.1882985725 BTC
Profit: 0.064560981 BTC
If converted back to USD that would give us just $442.57, taking into consideration that bitcoin cloud mining contract would expire after one year - we have lost $757.
Now, these calculations are just for illustrative purpose as we don't know how mining difficulty will change and of course, we don't know the price for BTC in April 2019. Assuming that mining difficulty stays the same for the next 365 days, we should need to have BTC price at around USD 18,590 a year later just to break even. Not to speak about profit.