The Block revealed that in 2019, bitcoin miners around the world could generate a combined revenue of approximately $5 billion, with $4.89 billion coming from the block reward, where miners were awarded 12.5 BTC every time a new transaction block was found, while the remaining $146 million came from the transaction fee generated by the transfer of bitcoins between users.
The numbers may change this year due to Bitcoin’s halving to reduce the block reward from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC in the coming May. The $5 billion of miners’ revenue in 2019 is still less than the 2018 downturn, which totaled $5.26 billion. But it has increased a lot compared to 2017, which was only $3.19 billion.
The report also mentioned that the miners’ estimated earnings are based on the miners that sell bitcoins immediately. This may be inaccurate, as some miners may have chosen to keep the bitcoins that are mined, before selling it later at much higher prices.
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