I recently branched out to mining Ethereum Classic as well, and thought I’d run an analysis on which one is more profitable right now. These numbers are based on real data received from Genesis Mining.
Ethereum hashpower 55.52MH/s
Ethereum Classic hashpower 13.88MH/s
Ethereum yield per MH/s: 0.00048193858
Ethereum daily income per MH/s: $0.178
Ethereum Classic yield per MH/s: 0.008468937
Ethereum Classic daily income per MH/s: $0.193
The conclusion: if you only look at today’s cryptocurrency values and mining difficulty, ETC is the winner. However, the price predictions for ETH are more positive than for Classic, and with the looming Proof of Stake update, ETC’s fate is still unclear. It really depends on preference; if you want a higher yield (more coins), ETC might be a better choice.
I will keep mining both to spread the investment, but focus will be on ETH at least for the time being.