China has been a driving force in cryptocurrency adoption, at least in the Asian sector. Several major players were looking at the Red Dragon as the marker for development in the decentralized assets space.
New comments from proponents of the space have now shown that there was a swing occurring where people preferred to conduct mining operations outside China.
Grayscale Investments boss Barry Silbert recently took to the airwaves to inform investors that there was a growing demand of interest from areas outside China. Currently, China dominates digital coin mining and that figure is yet to be challenged.
Grayscale Investments is the world’s biggest cryptocurrency asset manager and its Silbert has made news multiple times while praising Bitcoin.
Silbert is also responsible for the popular ‘DropGold’ campaign that aimed to show that Bitcoin was much better than traditional gold as a form of long term investment.
The Grayscale CEO did not mention the main reasons why there was a shift from China, leaving many to guess. He claimed that over the past three to six months, there was a growing shift in moving mining activities to the US or Canada.
There has been significant competition among countries to establish dominance in the cryptocurrency space. Powerhouses such as Japan have also kept a watchful eye on China and have openly stated that the Xi Jinping led the country was a threat.
Miners in China control sixty-six percent of all Bitcoin mining, which puts the ball squarely in their court. Silbert’s comments are expected to render some hope to investors who believe that the west needs to up its game.
Even though China has the lion’s share when it comes to mining, the country still does not allow digital assets to flourish in its full glory. The laws in the country still state that cryptocurrencies were not fully accepted.
Instead of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology was considered the real superstar as several companies have begun using it. Officials in China, including the President, had revealed that using blockchain technology was the way to go for the future.
Although Silbert’s comments were positive for the US mainland, miners need to ensure that all the guidelines are met. Reports have shown that there have been several scams in the space and the advent of growth in the mining sector will only elevate that.