Slow and steady seems like it's going to win the race.
If you're interested in learning more about mining, mining pools, and how they operate at a technical level, I would not miss this AMA.
It looks like after a couple of months of a continued decrease in the mining difficult has caused hashrate to level off and even begin to increase a bit as the price stabilizes in the $3,200 - $4,500 range for a bit here.
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