Many investors are undoubtedly unhappy that Bitcoin is well away from its $20,000 highs. That goes the same for cryptocurrency miners too, many of whom are idling their equipment or even trying to get rid of it as Bitcoin has dropped below the price needed for many miners to recoup their energy costs. But with Bitcoin’s price dropping there are still several benefits that both investors and users can take advantage of.
Less Difficulty Mining
As the prices of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies drop, miners begin to leave the market. That reduction in mining power means that the difficulty of each successive block of cryptocurrency mined will then require less power. That provides an opportunity for new entrants to enter the market, or for enthusiasts to harness the power of their computer graphics cards to mine new cryptocurrencies and make a little extra money.
Cheaper Graphics Cards
Speaking of graphics cards, this is one benefit that everyone can enjoy. The prices of computer graphics cards have dropped precipitously this year, with some popular cards now selling for a third of what they previously were going for. That’s good news for gamers and computer system builders who had been priced out of the market during the cryptocurrency boom. So if you’ve been waiting for graphics card prices to come down before building your next system, now may be the time to buy.
Opportunity to Invest
Finally, the relatively low price of Bitcoin means that investors who had been sitting on the sidelines now have an opportunity to invest before prices take off again. If you’ve been thinking about investing in a Bitcoin IRA, now is your chance. Five years down the road you may be kicking yourself for not getting into the market today. Bitcoin’s tremendous long-term potential means that prices in the future will only go up from here.