Ha yeah you're sounding less newbie by the minute if you ask me Rusty.
If you want to discuss your findings about mining I'd love to hear more on the subject in a PM sometime
I was once a prospector and miner of Au in the California hills. Placer, and hardrock claims.
All told, it was gubment regs that did me in.
Au was @ $300usd back then !!!! So I have dated myself.
Mining is ALL abt ROI.
.and there was recently a scuttlebutt rumour abt btc miners having a social get together somewhere near Beijing, maybe 10 days or so following the halvening.
And the btc exchanges in the land of the dragon began to show regular dumping (selling off mining proceeds?) with a marked downtrend.
Will it return ?
Will those miners go to some other coin?
Geopolitical influences in coin trading markets are perhaps more effective than in the forex, perhaps. Either way, I do not think all the tech chart analysis in the world presented in news items takes in sufficient information to be accurate representation.
Who factors in BDI and/or Paracell Islands & Fiery Cross Reef when making crypto predictions ???
Interpreting the Trollbox @Polo would be just as well, imo.
And pls get a 2nd opinion on anything I may say !