When it comes to mining various cryptocurrencies, there are many different factors to take into account. If it is not profitable to mine a currency at a specific moment, one’s best option is to either turn off the unit or mine something else. In the case of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, there has been an ongoing battle for profitability. Right now, the deck is stacked against BCH, for rather obvious reasons.
It has been a wild week for Bitcoin Cash, primarily because of the network upgrade which was enforced on November 15th. Although that protocol upgrade went ahead as scheduled, the fallout of this code change has been quite spectacular in its own right. A forked currency was created in the process, and the value of Bitcoin Cash has fallen off a proverbial cliff.