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What is Online Bitcoin Mining?


March 30, 2021 ( Newswire) - Whether you are a cryptocurrency novice or an avid follower, there will be a time where you have to work out what a specific term or process is. This is true for the term bitcoin mining, with more people seeking clarification about what it is and how they can get involved. To help you, we have put together a guide that will share everything you need to know - we hope you enjoy learning more!

What is Bitcoin Mining?

Bitcoin mining is a process that is completed by specialist computers and provides the backbone to the Bitcoin network. Without Bitcoin miners the system would be left vulnerable to attack and would become dysfunctional, rendering it useless to uses.

What Do Bitcoin Miners Do?

Bitcoin miners process each Bitcoin transaction and solve complex computational problems. The results of this work is blockchains - a process where transactions are blocked together. For the work they do, miners receive new Bitcoins.

Tell Me How Bitcoin Mining Works

There are three main strands to online bitcoin mining:

New Bitcoins being issued - this happens every ten minutes and the rate gets set in code so that it cannot be changed by miners to get more bitcoins or create new bitcoins for themselves.

Transaction confirmation - all transactions in the Bitcoin network can be included in blocks and it is not until they are in a block that they can be considered as secure. The more confirmations, the larger the payment will probably be with six confirmations needed for larger sums of money.

Keeping transactions secure - Bitcoin miners are essential to keeping the network secure because the more they mine, they more secure they make it. When it comes to reversing transactions, there needs to be more that 51% hash power but by spreading it across the many miners, bitcoin remains secure.

Can I Try Bitcoin Mining?

Many people are keen to try out Bitcoin mining as they are excited about the prospect of making some extra money. However, the Bitcoin industry is now defined as a specialist area with the vast majority of mining being completed in specifically created warehouses, in countries with cheap electric.

This means that while there is nothing stopping you trying out Bitcoin mining, you should not expect to make much money as the process is expensive and the results will not match your investment. However, if you are still interested then why not try it out as a hobby instead of a full time job?

What Steps Do I Take to Become a Hobby Bitcoin Miner?

  • Firstly you will need to get a Bitcoin wallet because you will not be able to start mining without one.
  • Secondly, you will need to find a specialist Bitcoin Exchange to buy or sell coins.
  • Thirdly, you will need to invest in some specific mining hardware and software as without it you will run at a significant loss rather than making money.
  • Next, source a mining pool so that you do not need to be a solo-miner.
  • Finally, check that you are legally allowed to mine for Bitcoin in your country!

Good Luck!

We hope that this guide has helped you to better understand Bitcoin mining, what it is and how to get involved. If you are going to try it as a hobby then we hope you enjoy every minute!

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