Bitcoin miner Marathon Digital Holdings (MARA) mined 1,245 bitcoin successful May, up 77% from erstwhile period with the assistance of its proprietary software.
“The accrued accumulation was owed to an accrued hash complaint and a important summation successful transaction fees, which accounted for astir 11.8% of the full bitcoin we earned successful the past month," CEO Fred Thiel said successful a press merchandise connected Friday. The miner besides accrued its operational computing powerfulness by 9% to 15.2 exahash/second (EH/S), according to the statement.
Thiel attributed the bulk of the summation to Marathon's proprietary bundle successful an interrogation with CoinDesk TV connected Friday. The bundle gives Marathon the "ability to power the output of the machines, the uptime of the machines, scaling up and down the hash complaint of the machines," helium said.
Marathon operates its ain mining pool, "which means that determination tin beryllium fluctuations successful bitcoin accumulation to the expected value," said Ethan Vera, main operating serviceman astatine mining services steadfast Luxor Technologies.
In aboriginal May, miners saw an uptick successful revenues acknowledgment to higher transaction fees owed to popularity of Ordinals. The protocol enabled added functionality connected the bitcoin blockchain, specified arsenic non-fungible tokens and memecoins, driving up request for artifact space. As a result, fees miners rake successful for processing transactions surpassed artifact rewards successful aboriginal May.
"Ordinals importantly helped ample standard miners similar Marathon," said Vera.
The 77% summation successful Marathon's May bitcoin accumulation could apt beryllium attributable to the information that it wasn't moving its machines astatine afloat capableness during April, specified that it perchance had a batch of country to summation its accumulation successful the pursuing month.
In fact, the miner said successful April that its monthly 15% alteration successful bitcoin production was owed to accrued trouble connected the network, luck and "to a lesser extent, curtailment activity."
Marathon successful the erstwhile period produced markedly small bitcoin per exahash, which tin beryllium partially attributed to downtime of its mining machines. In April, Marathon mined 50 bitcoin per exahash of computing power, the slightest retired of 14 publically listed miners. In comparison, during April, adjacent CleanSpark (CLSK) mined 78 bitcoin, Riot Platforms (RIOT) had 61 and Hive Blockchain (HIVE) produced 81 bitcoin per exahash.
Marathon shares connected the Nasdaq were level connected Friday, outperforming immoderate of the peers portion bitcoin roseate astir 1.3%.
UPDATE (June 2, 21:30 UTC): Adds comments from Luxor's Ethan Vera, updates banal performance.
Edited by Aoyon Ashraf.