Glassnode knowledge analyzed by CryptoSlate exhibits that Marathon, Hut8, and Riot constructed the highest three largest Bitcoin (BTC) swimming pools, whereas Bit Digital recorded a 134% progress in reserves in 9 months.
BTC miners in 2022
BTC miners entered the yr 2022 with sources acquired by way of low cost debt in 2021. The vast majority of them invested these sources into rising their ASICS, which stored growing their BTC holdings till Might.
Nonetheless, the bear market began in Might launched immense stress and led to distribution throughout miners. The Russian-Ukraine warfare elevated vitality prices, the BTC value fell, and the hash charge elevated, which heated the competitors for block house.
Distribution emerged as the primary theme for BTC miners within the second half of 2022. Nonetheless, the BTC quantity in exchanges didn’t develop. All through the entire yr, lower than 60,000 BTC acquired despatched to exchanges.
12 months-end reserves
Marathon, Hut8, and Riot turned the highest three firms with the most important complete BTC holdings, with 12,232 BTC, 9,086 BTC, and 6,952 BTC, respectively.
Marathon’s holdings account for 27.7% of the mixed BTC pool of the highest 9 mining firms, whereas Hut8 and Riot account for 20.4% and 17.5%, respectively.
Prime 9 Firms
CryptoSlate analyzed the highest 9 BTC mining firms intimately. Marathon, Hut8, HIVE, Riot, and Bit Digital ended the yr by rising their holdings.
Nonetheless, Bit Digital recorded probably the most spectacular progress in mining capabilities all year long. Bit Digital began its operations in April and mined 754 BTC within the first month. For the remainder of the yr, the corporate recorded a 134% progress in reserves and reached 1,765 in December.
Marathon began the yr with 8,595 BTC, recorded a 42% improve, and noticed 12,232 BTC in December. The 5,826 BTC Hut8 had in January elevated to 9,086 by December, reflecting an virtually 56% improve. Lastly, HIVE’s January reserves have been at 2,043 BTC, which grew by 14.9% all year long and reached 2,348 BTC in December.
Bitfarms entered the yr with 4,600 BTC and recorded a 91% lower by falling to 405 BTC in December. Equally, Argo held 2,748 BTC in January, which fell to 141 BTC in December, marking a 94.8% lower. CleanSpark’s BTC reserves fell by 51%, falling from January’s 471 to December’s 228. Lastly, Core Scientific couldn’t survive the winter. The corporate entered the yr with 6,373 BTC and went bankrupt in December.
First two weeks of 2023
The yr 2023 began with the least quantity of promoting stress of the previous three years. The chart under represents the circulate of BTC from miner wallets to exchanges.
In keeping with the info, solely 88 BTC acquired despatched to exchanges within the final two weeks.