Bitcoin Miners Saw 7% Revenue Increase in July

Bitcoin miners enjoyed a 7% increase in revenue during July, driven by higher network fees and increased transaction volume as bitcoin (BTC) rallied to new yearly highs above $11,400.

  • BTC miners generated an estimated $300 million in revenue in July, up from $281 million in June, and the first monthly increase in miner revenue since April, according to Coin Metrics data analyzed by CoinDesk.

  • Revenue estimates assume miners sell their BTC immediately.

  • Fees generated $25 million in July, eclipsing the previous 12-month high of 8.3% fee revenue in May.

Bitcoin mining revenues since January 2019; Source: Coin Metrics, CoinDesk Research

  • Increased network fees and mempool size contributed to mining revenue increases. Bitcoin’s mempool, a sort of holding depot for verified transactions that need to be included in new blocks by miners, grew 11,000% since July 1.

  • Correspondingly, average daily fees increased 300% from the end of June, according to Coin Metrics data.

  • July’s revenue increase coincided with rallies of publicly traded mining companies.

  • Riot Blockchain gained 10% in July, closing the month at $2.62.

  • Even troubled Beijing-based miner manufacturer Canaan Inc. managed to gain 34% in the month, closing at $2.50.


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