As of July 2020, the Ethereum network is the second-largest blockchain by total value locked in smart contracts, with over US$39 billion worth of ETH held. This is only surpassed by Bitcoin, which has over US$140 billion worth of BTC held.
This value is only going to increase as more and more people begin to use Ethereum for its intended purpose – as a decentralized platform for running smart contracts and building dapps.
With the recent release of Ethereum 2.0, staking is now live on the Ethereum mainnet.
This means that users can now earn a return on their ETH holdings by staking them and participating in the consensus protocol.
So, how much ETH can a 1070 mine?
To answer this question, we need to first understand what a 1070 is and how it relates to mining Ethereum.
A 1070 is a graphics processing unit (GPU) made by Nvidia. It is often used for gaming or other graphics-intensive applications.
However, it can also be used for mining cryptocurrencies like Ethereum.
The 1070 is a popular choice for Ethereum miners because it offers a good balance between power consumption, hash rate, and price. It is also relatively easy to find used 1070s for sale at reasonable prices.
Assuming you have a used 1070 that you purchased for $200, your total cost of entry into the world of Ethereum mining would be $200 + the cost of an Ethernet cable, a power supply, and a computer with an Internet connection.
Now that we know the cost of entry, let’s see how much ETH a 1070 can mine.
To do this, we need to look at two things: the current difficulty of the Ethereum blockchain and the current price of ETH.
The current difficulty of the Ethereum blockchain is 19.6 TH/s. This means that on average it would take your 1070 about 19.6 trillion attempts to find a valid block solution and earn the block reward of 2 ETH.
At current prices, this would give you a return on investment (ROI) of about 2 years. Keep in mind that difficulty adjusts every block (roughly every 15 seconds), so your actual ROI may be higher or lower depending on when you start mining and how difficulty changes over time.
The current price of ETH is $204 per coin. So, if we do the math, we can see that if you were to mine 1 ETH per day with your 1070, you would earn about $60,480 per year before expenses! Not too shabby!
Of course, this is all assuming that prices stay relatively stable and difficulty doesn’t increase too much. If prices go up or down significantly, or if difficulty skyrockets (as it has been known to do from time to time), then your earnings will also fluctuate accordingly. Still, even with these variables taken into account, mining with a 1070 is still a very profitable endeavor!.