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Ethereum Miner Revenue Surpassed Bitcoin in July; Both Drop Below $600 Million

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Updated by Kyle Baird
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In Brief

  • Ethereum mining revenue surpassed Bitcoin for the first time since June.
  • Both digital assets saw mining revenue decrease year-over-year in July.
  • July 2022 saw Ethereum revenue reach $596 million while Bitcoin revenue only hit $574 million.
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Ethereum and Bitcoin miners saw a further decline in revenue during the month of July as prices of both digital assets failed to reach new highs. 

July proved to be the worst month for Bitcoin miners thus far in 2022. BTC miners were able to generate around $574.89 million in revenue during the seventh month of the year, according to Be[In]Crypto research. 

Source: Bitcoin Miners’ Revenue by YCharts

Bitcoin miners’ revenue for July was a 13% decline from June’s value of approximately $667.94 million.

Aside from this, the total profitability of BTC mining revenue over the past year was also down by 40% since July 2021, which saw about $971.83 million in revenue recorded.

Ethereum outpaces Bitcoin mining revenue again

While Bitcoin miners managed to rake in $574.89 million in July, Ethereum miners generated roughly $596.33 million. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum’s revenue soared by 8% from June. June 2022 saw Ethereum mining generate total revenue of $549.58 million.

Like Bitcoin, Ethereum mining also saw a year-over-year monthly fall in July. July 2021 saw around $1.11 billion in revenue generated, while 2022’s figure dropped by 46%.

Source: Ethereum Miners’ Revenue by the Block

Miners still profit more from Ethereum in July 2022 

Although BTC remained the most popular and largest digital asset by market capitalization in July, miners made more from contributing power to the validation of transactions involving ETH than BTC. 

Aside from June when miners made more profit from Bitcoin than Ethereum, Ethereum miners have had the lion’s share in the rest of the months in 2022. 

What caused the tumble in mining revenue?      

To understand the tumble in mining revenue, you should have a clear understanding of how mining revenue is calculated. We calculate miners’ revenue by multiplying the total number of coins earned as rewards within July by the price of the coins (BTC and ETH). 

With this under perspective, we can conclude that waning market prices of digital assets were the cause of the dip in mining revenues. 

Throughout July, Ethereum traded between $1,034 and $1,760. In relation to the same period in 2021, Ethereum traded in the price range between $1,722 and $2,551. 

Source: ETH/USD Chart by TradingView

In July, Bitcoin traded in the price range between $18,967 and $24,573. In July 2021, miners made more from revenue while BTC traded between $29,361 and $42,236.

Source: BTCUSD Chart by TradingView
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Raphael Minter
As a writer, researcher, and analyst of centralized and decentralized financial instruments (stocks, commodities, metals, and cryptocurrencies), he started experimenting with financial asset trading in 2011. He ventured into full-time long term investing of cryptocurrencies in 2016.