Cost of Mining Bitcoin in 198 Different Countries
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Given the high amount of energy needed to mine bitcoin, it can be a costly venture to get into. But exact prices fluctuate, depending on the location and the cost of electricity in the area.
Where are the cheapest and most expensive places to mine this popular cryptocurrency? This graphic by 911 Metallurgist provides a snapshot of the estimated cost of mining bitcoin around the world, using pricing and relative costs from March 23, 2022.
How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?
Before diving in, it’s worth briefly explaining the basics of bitcoin mining, and why it requires so much energy.
When someone mines for bitcoin, what they’re really doing is adding and verifying a new transaction record to the blockchain—the…
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