Why is Bitcoin Mining a good Investment?

In the next 4 years a total of over 4M BTC (2 Billion USD depending on the exchange rate changes) will be mined by all miners. These types of revenues have led to an unparalleled explosion in computational power and speed. The infrastructure being built to support the Bitcoin digital currency and the Blockchain is currently being driven by the intellectual elite of Silicon Valley, partnered with many of the most successful Venture Capital investors from Wall Street and tech savvy entrepreneurs from across the globe.

Bitcoin and the promise of the Blockchain’s technological revolution has been the driving force behind over 1.2 Billion dollars in worldwide investment by a combination of Venture Capital Investors, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, Software Engineers, Large Scale industrial Mining Companies and some of the World’s Wealthiest Investors.



Total VC investment in 2014 well exceeded the $250m invested in first-sequence Internet startups in 1995
Looking ahead to 2015, 83% respondents of CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Leader annual survey expect bitcoin VC investment in 2015 to surpass the level of investment made in 2014.


All-time bitcoin startup VC investment crosses $400 million
The fourth quarter saw a record-setting $130m of new venture capital invested in bitcoin startups – nearly double the $64m raised in third quarter. To date, a total of $433m has now been invested in bitcoin startups since 2013, with 77% of that total ($335m) coming in 2014 alone.


The 2014 publicly disclosed VC investment in bitcoin startups    equals three times more than the total investment VCs made in bitcoin startups in 2013. The number of countries that received VC investment grew from 8 to 18 in 2014, with half of the new countries receiving VC investments located in Europe.


Bitcoin Use and Adoption
There were 1.4 million new bitcoin wallets created in Q4, representing 21% growth quarter-over-quarter. CoinDesk is forecasting 12 million total bitcoin wallets by the end of 2015.

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More Commerce and Consumer Traction
In the fourth quarter, Microsoft became the largest retailer by far to begin accepting bitcoin for payment for Xbox games and mobile content.


“Our industry does not respect tradition” – it only respects innovation. It was with those words that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sought to prepare his team for fiscal year 2015.

“Microsoft has a long-term vision for bitcoin, BitPay and the blockchain. Starting with digital goods in the US, then to expand to Europe and globally, adding support for other products as part of that rollout.”


Largest Bitcoin-Accepting Retailers CoinDeskis forecasting that the number of merchants accepting bitcoin will grow to over 140,000 at the end of 2015.


The annual $500,000,000 international remittance business is viewed as one of the most compelling bitcoin use cases for 2015. When factoring in average remittance fees, reveals that Sub-Saharan Africa is a very fertile region for bitcoin adoption.

Bitcoin gaining credibility

PayPal President David A. Marcus Calls Bitcoin “A Great Place To Put Assets”


BitcoinTopsPayPal For First Time InTotal Transactions
A milestone for the Bitcoin network which recorded over $416 million in transactions. It was the first time Bitcoin topped PayPal in the dollar amount of daily transactions.


In the fourth quarter, monthly exchange volume surpassed the previous high in 2013, reaching a peak of around 17 million in November. Daily bitcoin transactions also passed 100,000 for the first time in the fourth quarter.




Bitcoin ATM’s now numbering over 300 with industry expectations to grow to over 3,000 by year end 2015. A Ten Fold Increase
The ATM industry as a whole may very well adopt Bitcoin in the years to come. Something as simple as a software upgrade may soon provide access to Bitcoins to billions of people across the globe.