How The Bitcoin Mining Community Comes Together

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How It All Started

In the early days, Bitcoin mining was something of a hobby for computer geeks or random
people excited by the prospect of “magic Internet money.” Enough that someone (infamously)
paid for a pizza with 10,000 BTC.

But, with the 2017 bull run, and the subsequent increase in Bitcoin’s valuation, mining became
a red-hot sector. For instance, Bitmain (one of the earliest providers of Bitcoin mining hardware)
made between $3 to $4 billion in profits in 2017 alone—thanks to growing interest in Bitcoin
mining operations.

With the growing expansion of Bitcoin mining, miner collectives started popping up everywhere.
One of them was the Blockchain Miners Group, an online community for miners created by
Michael Cruz early in 2017, before the first bull run of that year.
Hosted on the Telegram social network, the Blockchain Miners Group was among the first
all-miner online communities. There, members from different parts of the world could interact
with colleagues, share tips, and have insightful discussions about the industry.
As Bitcoin mining continued to attract new entrants, the Blockchain Miners Group expanded
its size. Soon enough, its members called for more IRL interaction, leading to talk of a
conference for Bitcoin miners. Thus, the Mining Disrupt conference was born.

Building the World’s Biggest Bitcoin Mining Meetup

Bitcoin mining is one of the world’s least-understood professions. To many, miners are nothing
more than individuals burning ridiculous amounts of energy to “win new bitcoins.” In fact, it
wouldn’t be a stretch to say miners are the most-vilified section of the crypto industry.
But the average Bitcoin miner is no different from any other worker. They have an important job:
processing transactions and securing the Bitcoin blockchain. With Bitcoin’s average daily
transaction volume entering millions, miners are an indispensable part of the Bitcoin network.

Every profession needs a platform for members to meet and interact. More importantly,
professional meetups are where innovations, tools, and groundbreaking insights are shared.
The Mining Disrupt Conference arose out of a need to have greater synergy between
blockchain miners. Previous attempts at coordinating IRL miner meetups had faced difficulties,
particularly because Bitcoin mining is a highly mobile industry and miners are often spread
across different parts of the world.


However, Mining Disrupt benefited from a visionary team and succeeded in its goal of bringing
the Bitcoin mining community together. The first conference, held in 2018, was a massive
success with thousands of investors, vendors, and professional miners in attendance.
From the start, Mining Disrupt aimed to provide maximum value to attendees. The conference
hosted key players, including power grid suppliers, renewable energy providers, and
manufacturers of mining hardware, such as GPUs and ASICs. It also welcomed innovators and
disruptors sharing novel insights to make the Bitcoin network more secure.
From its humble origins, Mining Disrupt has grown to become the world’s largest B2B Bitcoin
mining conference and expo. Every year, thousands of professionals and companies in the
The Bitcoin mining industry meets in a massive convention center and discuss the state of the
industry.

No other group has benefited more from Mining Disrupt than the miners who the event was
created to serve. With access to exhibitions, keynote speeches, and group interactions, mining
professionals leave each conference better than they arrived.


Other players, like mining equipment providers, have also benefited. With the chance to display
cutting-edge technology to arguably the world’s largest all-miner audience, companies have
been able to increase their reach and drive conversions.


Announcing Mining Disrupt 2022


The Bitcoin mining landscape has changed considerably since the early days. For example, the
19th million bitcoin was recently mined, a development with great implications for the future of
the world’s largest cryptocurrency. Then there’s the “Change The Code” campaign, a movement backed by Ripple, hoping to switch Bitcoin from proof-of-work consensus to proof-of-stake. Increasing regulatory pressure is also cause for concern(China banned Bitcoin mining late last year).

More than ever, the Bitcoin mining community needs to meet and discuss current challenges as
well as future opportunities. This makes the 2022 Mining Disrupt conference, which will run
between July 26-28 at the Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami, a must-attend for
everyone in the cryptocurrency mining industry.


As usual, Mining Disrupt will feature the best of the Bitcoin mining community. Moreover,
this year’s edition counts JSBit as sponsors and plans to host thousands of attendees,
investors, and vendors.


The team behind Mining Disrupt has gone to great lengths to make this year’s edition better
than previous ones. With new additions, like an ASIC Museum and a new Whale Guest Pass,
Mining Disrupt 2022 promises to give attendees maximum value.

Who Should Attend the Mining Disrupt Conference?


If you’re a Bitcoin miner, then attending the Mining Disrupt conference is a no-brainer. You’d
be hard-pressed to find any other opportunity to connect with the Bitcoin mining community
other than this.


Not only will you benefit from expert talks, but interacting with experienced Bitcoin miners can
get you started on the right path. As one of last year’s attendees put it: “Everyone you should be
talking with, as a miner, is here.


Perhaps you’re nursing an interest in starting a mining operation, but want to test the waters
first. Attending the conference will expose you to the realities of mining and give you the
information you need to start. You’ll also benefit from interacting with the world’s best mining
tooling companies exhibiting at Mining Disrupt.


And if you don’t fall into any of these categories? You’re still welcome! Mining Disrupt is a place
to learn about Bitcoin mining from professionals with skin in the game, not armchair experts. If
you’re a Bitcoin enthusiast looking to understand how mining sustains the Bitcoin network,
here’s your chance.


Companies involved in the Bitcoin mining industry will find the Mining Disrupt conference
tailored to their needs. The organizers have created a series of affordable exhibition options for
organizations of different sizes.


Does your company have a new solution you think the Bitcoin mining industry needs? This is
your chance to get it across to the right audience.

Head over to the official Mining Disrupt website to buy your tickets and find more details about
our exhibitions!


Bottom Line


The Bitcoin mining community is a close-knit collective, with everyone ready to help the other. If
If you’re new to the industry or a veteran looking to connect with colleagues, consider joining the
Blockchain Miners Group.


We have resources for you to help ease your journey into the amazing world of cryptocurrency
mining. Besides earning money, you can be part of a new movement to create a fairer monetary
system for all.