This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Chloe Jiang.
The former director of Bitmain’s mining farm, a leading bitcoin mining operation, once said the wet season may not be as much of a boon for miners as many thought. As he expected, mining farms in Sichuan currently report that the supply of slots for mining equipment has far exceeded the demand.
The wet season in Sichuan usually begins in April and ends in October every year. During this time, the cost of electricity can be as low as 0.25 yuan for a Sichuan mining farm, which should be very attractive for miners. The price of electricity is around 0.35 yuan in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia.
Some industry insiders speculated that 80 percent of the mining farm operators in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia would move to Sichuan and Guizhou due to this price difference. It was also reported that many farm operators started their migration even before the Chinese Lunar New Year in February because they couldn’t wait to make a profit during the drawn out “crypto…