Cycling home bitcoin miners with peak energy consumption times and capturing their excess heat help make the case for small-scale mining.
Decentralization is a core ethos of Bitcoin. In this article, I will discuss the importance of keeping Bitcoin mining decentralized with widespread, small-scale mines.
The future is competitive.
Large Bitcoin mines have economies-of-scale advantages and are able to be set up in jurisdictions with the lowest power costs. While large-scale mines do play an important role in the scaling of hash power, it is important to have large- and small-scale mines. Currently, the incentive structure favors relative centralization of mining to large mines.