Loading...

Bitcoin halving event could impact miner profitability and cryptocurrency prices

TL;DR

  • JPMorgan: Bitcoin halving may slash miner profits, dropping prices to $42,000.
  • Bitcoin will likely stabilize around $42,000 post-halving, hitting high-cost miners hard.
  • Big miners poised to thrive after halving, grabbing more market share.

As the Bitcoin halving event scheduled for April approaches, JPMorgan analysts have forecasted potential implications for miners and the cryptocurrency market. In a research report released on February 28, the bank outlined its projections regarding the profitability of miners and the subsequent impact on Bitcoin prices.

Bitcoin halving Impact on miner profitability

The upcoming Bitcoin halving event is expected to reduce miner rewards and higher production costs. JPMorgan suggests that this combination could lead to a decrease in profitability for miners. 

The bank highlights that historically, the production cost of Bitcoin has served as a lower boundary for its prices. With the halving event looming, the estimated production cost could significantly increase.

According to JPMorgan’s analysis, the central point of the estimated production cost range for Bitcoin currently stands at around $26,500. However, post-halving, this figure could double to approximately $53,000. 

Moreover, there is a possibility of a 20% decline in the hashrate of the Bitcoin network following the halving event. This would subsequently impact the estimated production cost and potentially drive down prices to around $42,000.

Post-halving market dynamics

The research report suggests that once the initial euphoria surrounding the Bitcoin halving subsides after April, prices could gravitate towards the $42,000 mark. This projection implies potential volatility in the cryptocurrency market as it adjusts to the new supply dynamics introduced by the halving event.

The anticipated decrease in profitability poses challenges for Bitcoin miners, particularly those with higher production costs. JPMorgan notes miners with below-average electricity costs and more efficient rigs are better positioned to weather the post-halving environment. Conversely, miners facing higher production costs may struggle to maintain profitability amid reduced rewards.

Survival of the fittest

In the face of these challenges, larger publicly listed Bitcoin miners are expected to have a competitive advantage. JPMorgan suggests that similar to previous halving events, these miners are likely to increase their market share post-halving. Their established infrastructure and resources may enable them to navigate the evolving landscape more effectively than smaller miners.

Disclaimer. The information provided is not trading advice. Cryptopolitan.com holds no liability for any investments made based on the information provided on this page. We strongly recommend independent research and/or consultation with a qualified professional before making any investment decision.

Share link:

Ibrahim Abdulaziz

A fervent advocate, Ibrahim shares his wealth of knowledge on crypto and blockchain technology in an engaging and informative style. He frequents places where influencers gather for his next scoop. His vision is that the decentralized nature, security features, and potential for financial inclusion will drive widespread massive crypto adoption.

Most read

Loading Most Read articles...

Stay on top of crypto news, get daily updates in your inbox

Related News

Bitcoin
Cryptopolitan
Subscribe to CryptoPolitan