UPDATE: Ombudsman says crypto mining returns investment in 8Ц12 months
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MOSCOW, May 17 (PRIME) -- The investment return period of cryptocurrency mining amounts to between eight and 12 months, Russian Internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev said on Thursday.
УThis payoff period is calculated on the basis of equipment, forwarding and formalization costs,Ф Marinichev said.
It is not easy to name the exact investment return period for mining, mainly because expenses are calculated in U.S. dollars, he said.
Investment return of such projects is so far unstable. УThree more years will pass before mining equipment starts bringing profit, when fluctuations of the bitcoin stop and the market stabilizes. It will happen in no less than threeЦfive years,Ф the ombudsman said.
Mining Уcould be an industry Еbecause itТs a classical element of the systemТs sustainability,Ф Marinichev said.