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Bitcoin Thermocap Surpasses $30.3 Billion, Here’s What It Means


u.today 20 September 2021 12:08, UTC
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Chart shared by the popular on-chain data vendor Glassnode shows that the thermocap of the leading cryptocurrency has surged above the $30.3 billion level. That’s the overall profits raked in by Bitcoin miners to date.

Bitcoin’s thermocap value hits a new high

The Glassnode team has reported that currently, the thermocap of Bitcoin stands at over $30.3 billion point. This metric includes the total sum of Bitcoin block rewards in USD earned by miners and transaction fees paid to them. The metric indicates the overall cost of production for all the Bitcoin supply that is currently circulating the market.

Thermocap stands for the total accumulated value produced by BTC miners, also taking into account the electricity they spend on their rigs, the Bitcoins they mint, transaction fees, etc.

CoinDesk compares this metric to GDP – in the same way a country produces outputs after utilizing raw materials.

At the moment, according to Glassnode, with the current Bitcoin market capitalization value, Bitcoin is worth almost 30 times more than the total input costs paid by miners.

At the start of the year, Bitcoin’s thermocap reached a high of $20 billion, rising by over 100 percent in the previous two years. 

#Bitcoin Thermocap is calculated as the cumulative sum of USD block rewards paid to miners

It reflects the aggregate 'cost of production' for all circulating $BTC

The Thermocap just passed $30.3B

At a market cap of $900B, #Bitcoin is worth 29.7x more that its total input costs pic.twitter.com/mCiwKJGLi6

— glassnode (@glassnode) September 20, 2021

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