What is Crypto Mining?

What is Crypto Mining?

By konjo | konjotech | 28 Jun 2021


What is Crypto Mining?

 

 

 

 

Crypto mining is the process of providing computer processing resources to a crypto network in exchange for a reward.

 

 

 

 

To get a little more technical:

     

As financial transactions occur on crypto networks, blocks are created which contain the transactions. These blocks need to be verified before they are added to the permanent transaction ledger. This verification process is known as mining. Mining is typically incentivized by rewards which are paid in crypto currency.

 

     

A block is a secure data storage medium used to store any type of information.

 

 

     

 

Specifically for Crypto, blocks contain crypto financial transaction information. As transactions are collected into groups inside a block for verification, blocks are then released at regular intervals to be mined. After the blocks are released, they are discovered or "found" by miners on the crypto network.

     

 

     

 

Miners are computers that work on complex mathematical problems. Each block requires "proof of work" in order to be solved. When a block is solved, the block has been successfully mined. The processing power provided by the miners handles financial transactions and maintains the security of the crypto network.

     

 

 

Proof of work is the work miners prove by mining a block.

 

     

 

 

 

Once a block has been completely solved, mined, and confirmed, the block is permanently written to the blockchain.

 

 

 

The blockchain is a secure record of all created and verified blocks in chronological order from oldest to newest.

 

 

Each block in the blockchain is securely connected to the block in front and the block behind.

 

     

     

 

This chain link connection cannot be altered or changed, which ensures long term data integrity.

   

 


     

 

To Recap

 

 

 

Crypto Mining is the process of providing computer processing power to a crypto network in return for a reward paid in cryptocurrency.

 

 

 

 

Blocks contain a reward when they are solved, this reward is paid to miners denominated in cryptocurrency.

 

 

 

 

The blockchain is a secure record of all created and verified blocks in chronological order from oldest to newest.

 

 

 

 

Proof of work is the work proven by miners when mining a block.

 

 

-Konjo


 

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***Disclaimer***

Crypto mining is also not investment advice, financial advice, or trading advice. Please conduct your own due diligence and research before making any investments.  If you choose to invest in crypto mining equipment, please conduct your own thorough research to determine the best crypto mining solutions in order to meet your specific requirements. Please understand the risks involved before investing in crypto mining.

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