If you don’t have anything nice to say, it’s best not to say anything at all. Remember, we were all newbies once. Mining isn’t exactly a trivial venture. No mining pool referral links. No mining contract referral links. No referral links, period.

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No Promoting New Alt Coins. If there is a new alt coin out, this is not the place to discuss or promote it. If you have questions about mining that alt coin, feel free to ask away! Nobody should have to trust you before clicking on a link.

Starting a Bitcoin Mining Business – A Complete Guide

Miners are paid any transaction fees as well as a “subsidy” of newly created coins. This both serves the purpose of disseminating new coins in a decentralized manner as well as motivating people to provide security for the system. Bitcoin mining is so called because it resembles the mining of other commodities: What is Proof of Work? A proof of work is a piece of data which was difficult costly, time-consuming to produce so as to satisfy certain requirements.

It must be trivial to check whether data satisfies said requirements. Producing a proof of work can be a random process with low probability, so that a lot of trial and error is required on average before a valid proof of work is generated.

Bitcoin uses the Hashcash proof of work. What is Bitcoin Mining Difficulty?

Bitcoin is Secure

The Computationally-Difficult Problem Bitcoin mining a block is difficult because the SHA hash of a block’s header must be lower than or equal to the target in order for the block to be accepted by the network. This problem can be simplified for explanation purposes: The hash of a block must start with a certain number of zeros. The probability of calculating a hash that starts with many zeros is very low, therefore many attempts must be made.

In order to generate a new hash each round, a nonce is incremented. See Proof of work for more information.