China has always been considered as a threat in the capitalistic economic system. The world’s largest country in terms of population has been blamed for eating into the jobs as it continues to be a favored manufacturing destination for many companies across the world. The Asian country has now gained a strong foothold in the Bitcoin sector as well.
An analysis of leading Bitcoin mining pools shows that over 51 percent of the total hashing power on the Bitcoin network is divided among the top three mining pools, all of them Chinese. This is a cause of concern for many members of the Bitcoin community as they believe that it will lead to centralization of the currently decentralized Bitcoin network. Also, there are concerns about China eventually taking over the leading digital currency.
There are various factors that put China in the position of advantage when it comes to mining operations. Labor in China is inexpensive when compared to other parts of the world. The huge manufacturing sector in China is used to producing almost everything, making it an ideal place for the production of mining hardware as well. The leading Bitcoin hardware manufacturers leverage upon these strengths to develop and produce