- Recent statistics show Bitcoin miners that are holding Bitcoin are relentlessly expanding their operations.
- Publicly listed Bitcoin miners “plan to increase hashrate faster than the whole network in 2022.”
- Since the start of the year, miners’ reserves have steadily increased and continue to follow the same trend.
Bitcoin (BTC) miners are holding more and more BTC while also “relentlessly expanding” their mining operations. There are multiple reasons for this, one of them being that companies are looking at Bitcoin on their balance sheet as a way to increase their market valuations.
Statistics from a recent report by Arcane Research indicated that publicly listed Bitcoin miners “plan to increase hashrate faster than the whole network in 2022”, and are “constantly looking for expansion opportunities”.
Since the start of the year, miners’ reserves have steadily increased and continue to follow the same trend. According to Whit Gibbs, the Founder and CEO of Compass Mining, this is indicative of publicly-traded Bitcoin mining companies taking a bullish approach towards Bitcoin.
Some of the largest Bitcoin miners in the industry hold massive amounts of Bitcoin, Gibbs added. As published on BitcoinTreasuries, Marathon, a Bitcoin mining company, is third on the worldwide list of businesses with the largest Bitcoin holdings. They are right behind MicroStrategy and Tesla.
Jaran Mellerud, analyst for Arcane Research, said in a recent interview that most publicly listed miners incorporate a “hodl” strategy, doing whatever they can to keep as much of their Bitcoin that they have mined.
The continent contributing the most hashrate to the network is North America, with North American miners making up 44.95% of the global Bitcoin hash rate, according to the latest figures from the Cambridge Bitcoin electricity consumption index.
This number is likely to increase due to the substantial projected increases in target hash rates among publicly traded miners.