- His odds were 1 in 5500
- The miner spent 17 terahash power to mine the block
- And used a 2017 install
A lone miner mined a Bitcoin block and earned 6.25 BTC, which is equivalent to about $160,000.
The man used the Antminer S9 equipment from Bitman, produced in 2017. And I spent 17 terahesh power to mine the block. This is extremely rare luck. With the current difficulty of mining, it would take 450 years to mine at this power – writes on Twitter Con Kolivas, mining pool administrator.
He also brings screen console. It turns out that the chance of getting a block in such conditions was 1 in 5500.
In the Bitcoin network, more processing power means a higher probability of finding a BTC block and thus receiving a reward. Therefore, large companies are always much more likely to mine a block.
Luck has become not uncommon for lone miners. So, on May 23, at an altitude of 790958, an unknown lucky man mined a block of bitcoins on equipment with a capacity of only about 750 Th / s. With the current high difficulty, this is only possible once every 9 years.
By the way, by data According to Glassnode analysts, between June 5 and 11, miners sent $70.8 million worth of bitcoins to exchanges.
This is the third largest inflow on record.