@mattodell I don't disagree, but can you elaborate on your reasoning?
Hopefully this could lead to less centralization.
We've only seen their Q1 numbers, Q2 was most likely very bad for them.
-Large inventory of aging mining equipment
-Large bag of bitcoin cash they can't sell
-Continued bear market hurts prices of both
-Increasing competition in mining space
-IPO seems like a desperation move
@chasevasic oh, same reason as you. Reduces mining centralization. Specifically bitmain has made some questionable anti-bitcoin moves.
There are a bunch of new well funded competitors entering the market. Hopefully bitmain will be the last entity to control 50%+ of hash rate. As mining hardware begins to plateau, incentives should benefit smaller more nimble mining ops.
Also looking forward to betterhash which should reduce the influence/control of major pool operators.