What is Bitcoin Mining and How Does it Work? (2020 Updated)
Bitcoin Mining Definition
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Bitcoin mining is analogous to the mining of gold, but its digital form. The process involves specialized computers solving algorithmic equations or hash functions. These problems help miners to confirm blocks of transactions held within the network. Bitcoin mining provides a reward for miners by paying out in Bitcoin in turn the miners confirm transactions on the blockchain. Miners introduce new Bitcoin into the network and also secure the system with transaction confirmation.
Bit coin is a peer to peer transaction system created last year that uses trades to be, conducted by a digital money, the bit coin. Unlike monies given by states, Bit Coin is completely electronic and is separate of any state or market, without ties to some monetary authority, corporation, or business.
Ethereum Classic is an open, decentralized, and permissionless public blockchain, that aims to fulfill the original promise of Ethereum, as a platform where smart contracts are free from third-party interference. ETC prioritizes trust-minimization, network security, and integrity. All network upgrades are non-contentious with the aim to fix critical issues or to add value with newly proposed features; never to create new tokens, or to bail out flawed smart contracts and their interest groups.
Bitcoin miners are changing this trend. What to expect next?
This post was originally published on this siteThis post was originally published on this siteBitcoin mining is a fairly simple activity from a first-principles economics pov. All other activity in the network is complementary and based on this principle and if Bitcoin had no one but its community of miners, it’d still survive. However, mining is misinterpreted by most. Hashrate influences price […]
What will miners do if all Bitcoin is mined and transaction fees are very low?
Eventually in over 100 years all Bitcoin will be mined. If transaction fees end up being low, what exactly will miners do? Since there's no bitcoin left to mine, and the fees are low, the reward for mining will be very low. What will miners do? EDIT: Never mind, I think even 1 satoshi fees might be fine if everyone uses it.
We are badly dropping the ball regarding the coming S2X attack, please don't get complacent just because the previous attacks have failed, this one is different (it has many powerful Bitcoin companies and most miners behind it). Here's what to do:
I kindly ask all members of the community to join the fight against 2x. We must do whatever it takes to make sure the hardfork is safe. Please contact the NYA signatories and ask them to either demand 2x is made safe or abandon it:
Let them know that as implemented, 2x is dangerous and that is not what they signed up for. If these companies want to fork away, that is fine, but they should do it in a safe way that respects those who choose not to follow them. Let the NYA signatories know that the person who proposed the idea, cited in the NYA, supports making the hardfork safe (https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-segwit2x/2017-June/000010.html), but the developer irresponsibly team refuses to do so. The NYA signatories are under no obligation to support a dangerous hardfork and instead should demand a safe one.
I sent Coinbase this message:
Hello, please forward this customer request and the article below (link) to the appropriate departments: If Coinbase continues supporting S2X (New York Agreement) we would be closing our Coinbase accounts and transfer all the funds out before the end of October. Thanks. "Segwit2X: the broken agreement" https://medium.com/@WhalePanda/segwit2x-the-broken-agreement-e9035a453c05
Now we finally know why miners have been blocking segwit and why they are pushing Segwit2X, BU, etc:
"Segwit2X is about the miners getting rid of the Core developers...Jihan has told me this himself." says Chris Kleeschulte from Bitpay
https://youtu.be/0_gyBnzyTTg?t=1h27m25s EDIT: They removed the youtube video, but the audio for this Podcast is still available here at time index 1:27:22:https://soundcloud.com/blocktime/blocktime-episode-9-segwit-80-percent-and-the-assorted-bag-hodlers#t=1:27:22 EDIT 2: Clip removed from soundcloud now too. Bitmain or Bitpay or someone really wants to keep you from hearing this clip. It can now be found here: https://clyp.it/q2rotlpm ** EDIT 3: Apparently this post was responsible for Chris Kleeschulte no longer being allowed to participate in the Block Time podcast, which is unfortunate. The podcast issued this official statement "Due to recent notoriety we have received, (mainly being on top of reddit for five hours), we won't be able to have Chris on the podcast until further notice, this was entirely Chris' fault for saying stupid things and he is sorry, and he sincerely apologizes to anyone affected."
Clip removed from soundcloud now too. Bitmain or Bitpay or someone really wants to keep you from hearing this clip. It can now be found here:
I am creating this to help people better understand what cryptocurrency is. I am very interested in this topic and I have a lot of questions. I also know the answer to several of these questions, but I'm interested in what the community has to say. Please feel free to leave your own questions as well and answer any that you want.
What is Cryptocurrency?
What causes the value to go up?
What are bitcoin miners?
How is the reward distributed to the miners? Is it just built into the code or is someone distributing it?
Can someone edit the code of the bitcoin at anytime?
How are the rules of bitcoin changed overtime?
If miners have control of the rules does this take away from the concept of decentralized?
How easy is it to become a miner and can anyone do it?
How does transactions of bitcoins work?
What are public and private keys and what are their role?
What differentiates each different Cryptocurrency?
How is Cryptocurrency created can anyone make their own coin?
How does that value of coin then raise in value?
Does the new coin then require miners to keep it running?
What is SHA-256
What is a hash string
What is a blockchain?
Does the memory of each block matter? Why do miners try to change the memory of blocks? Example: bitcoin blocks are 1mb.
Why is there only 21million bitcoins that will be created? Can that number be changed?
Why is this form of currency better than any other? What are the pros and cons?
This is just a list of a few questions. I will add more later. Feel free to comment your questions you also have. Also, if you feel like you know an answer to any of the questions please leave a response.
Bitcoin Cash hashrate is at all time high. Miners are putting ideology before profit mining BCH at a relative loss to BTC. Does not matter what side you are rooting for: This is _exactly_ how its intended to work, and its beautiful!
Jeff Garzik talked about the "Fidelity Problem" since 2015. With the BCH stress test we are giving more confidence to institutions to build on Bitcoin. Time for miners to start making 32MB blocks and show the world what we can do!
@cz_binance: Hashrate increase means more miners are investing in BTC, they are bullish. You know what follows? Bitcoin Hash Rate Looks 'Parabolic,' up 30% in a Month - BeInCrypto https://t.co/s9m2puQtO9
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