Highlighting Mining Difficulty – Scalability Issues with x11 algorithm on the DASH network

Highlighting Mining Difficulty - Scalability Issues with x11 algorithm on the DASH network

Spil many people who have leaped onto the cryptocurrency market may have noticed, there are hundreds to choose from. Bitcoin, being the granddaddy of them all, garners and predominates the market presently with its sturdy and awesome mining infrastructures around the world — just look at Russia:

Using a linear formula to determine the block size required for Bitcoin to make spil many transactions spil, say, VISA would, wij find that with the current 1MB blocks and the 7tx/sec maximum it holds, te order to rival with VISA’s 24,000 tx/2nd, Bitcoin would need to increase its block size to 4096MB blocks. The presence of Four Gigabytes blocks ter the Bitcoin with a Enormous problem — specifically, processing power. While Bitcoin aims to solve this by enhancing its hashrate to global proportions (presently at Ten BILLION GH/s), the problem is timing. Many investors and idealist have bot speculating when Bitcoin is ready to turn on that switch and introduce thicker blocks te conjunction with segwit2x, however, it would lightly be THE cryptocurrency of the world, thus explaining its high price vanaf bitcoin.

Regardless, looking further into the issues of Bitcoin such spil its continuing hard forks, high transaction fees and inability to transact more than 7 transactions(tx)/sec, wij venture for those altcoins which may substitute and, hopefully, scale much better into the future.

DASH seemed to have promised to solve all thesis issues for us— with its two-tier masternode governance system, four times less block generation time, its roadmap for mass adoption, and with the latest introduction to 2MB blocks into its system voted into via its masternode voting system, DASH seems to seamlessly be able to transition into real world application without all the stuk that surrounded Bitcoin.

The problems DASH tackles, however, only solves issues which does not exist YET, and because of that, has bot lagging far behind its competitors ter terms of market cap, global presence and adoption. Ter order for it to fulfill ter its promise, it would need to expand — exponentially — its current infrastructure around the world.

Thesis past two weeks, DASH has only recently violated 1 million GH/s te total hashrate. The introduction from Bitmain of the Antminer D3 seemed to have promised to solve this punt for good — ter merely Three months, hashrates have boomed, and with it, higher transactions volumes on the network, which presently sits at $28M 24H volume cap, te comparison to an average of $8M a month before.

Spil pointed out previously, Bitcoin may require 4096MB blocks to contest with VISA, but DASH proves to only need 1028MB blocks to achieve the same feat. Regardless, its current hash rate of 1 million GH/s is nowhere near the total hashrate Bitcoin guidelines of Ten Billion GH/s, thus investor confidence te its capability to become the future of transactions has not seen the successes Bitcoin has.

The problem is with the current scalability kwestie DASH faces ter its infrastructure incentive program. Spil a recap, all mined DASH is split inbetween 45/45/Ten system, where miners only receive 45%, masternode owners (people who own 1000 DASH and provide a second-tier service such spil InstaSend and PrivateSend) receive another 45% and 10% is allocated into a budget program which masternode owners can vote into. While this system is by no means the problem, it does waterput miner incentives, the backbone to their transactional system and their PoW infrastructure which supports everything else, at a clear disadvantage. Not only do miners require much more violet wand to use, but a masternode possessor, who already has by default a valuation of overheen $450,000 te prices today passively gains income for updating a single server (talk about the rich get richer).

Latest development ter lack of profits have bot highlighted with the introduction to Antminer D3’s, where a latest spike ter difficulty has made DASH mining officially unprofitable at a cost of 9.Two cents vanaf KWh (current hashrate shown is of ONE antminer D3, worth $1450 on Bitmain):

Many DASH idealist have simply said “just mine and wait until it blows up” but what exactly is anyone supposed to do with a DASH mining generation of Two DASH a year on a $1450 machine? Meantime, their main competitor, Bitcoin’s profitability, is better than everzwijn (hashrate shown is of ONE antminer S9, worth $1415):

While brief term profits are the least of anyone’s concern te the cryptospace, it does seem to present a problem when the hashrate is the foot indicator of cryptocurrency dominance te the cryptocurrency space and the brief term profits of the only cryptocurrency promising to solve many of the issues Bitcoin now faces can’t even treat a few month’s worth of ASIC miners without shooting profits into the negative.

This got mij thinking — and this is the caveat of this entire article:

Is this something inherently embedded into the DASH hashrate difficulty system and x11 algorithm? Or is this something that is only a current problem because of the stark difference te price?

So I got to doing some math — I plotted DASH and bitcoin’s difficulty and hashrate for the past month to attempt to create a linear relationship inbetween it and the amount of hashrate introduced into their systems. I created, then, a system to determine the amount of hashrate required to switch difficulty on the system:

Thesis plotted numbers tell us that, glancing overheen the gegevens, one could determine the cause-effect added hashrate has on the DASH network vs what it has on the Bitcoin network is on magnitudes varying from Five to Ten vanaf hashrate introduced:

On average, the ratio average inbetween DASH and Bitcoin hashrate/difficulty profitability is 0.23. This means that for anyone investing into either network, DASH would always render Four times less profit than Bitcoin’s network. To make this more tangible te terms of everyday profits for miners, te order for DASH mining to remain competitive, a 15GH/s DASH miner would have to either be worth

330 dollars, DASH would have to be worth

$2000 dollars or Bitcoin would have to crash to

$1700, a price wij have not seen since May 2018:

Clearly there is an investment incentive into networks which have the network capability (measured te hashrates) to become the gezaghebbend cryptocurrency of the world, which is why Bitcoin presently sits on top, despite the fact many powerful groups surrounding the cryptocurrency is milking the current high transactional fees and toneelstuk surrounding hard forks created on the network. If DASH hopes to become the solution to that, it vereiste prove it can directive a network hashrate and mining community spil massive spil Bitcoin’s, because at the end of the day, any promise of cheap + quicker transactions or any fresh technology piled up onto its existing technology means nothing if it cannot prove to investors it has the backing of a worldwide community willing to support its increase ter MB blocks and the addition of more users onto its network.

Ter brief, Bitcoin is on the cusp of becoming the global cryptocurrency (all it needs is for a overeenstemming of miners to support fatter MB blocks, thus why everyone wasgoed excited for the recently introduced Bitcoin segwit2x split) with all the infrastructure it directions, and DASH is scarcely just sitting on the kicking off line with the introduction of ASIC miners earlier this year, failing to decently create incentive to the backbone of any cryptocurrency — its miners.

Do not let the technology go to waste, devs, Concentrate on creating the decentralized infrastructure you need to incentivize your miners worldwide, not just te China (where electro-therapy is Trio cents KWh). It doesn’t need to ritme Bitcoin profitability, but it needs to at LEAST be viable to dedicate hashrate and the strenuous violet wand workload to.

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