How to mine Bitcoin

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Bitcoin mining is the process of creating valid blocks that add transaction records to Bitcoin’s (BTC) public ledger, which is called a blockchain. It is a crucial component of the Bitcoin network as it solves the so-called “double-spend problem.”

The double-spend problem refers to the issue of needing to find consensus on a history of transactions. Ownership of Bitcoin can be proven mathematically through public-key cryptography. However, cryptography alone cannot guarantee that one particular coin hadn’t previously been sent to someone else. 

To form a shared history of transactions, one needs to have an agreed-upon ordering that is based on, for example, the time of the creation of each transaction. But any external input can be manipulated by whoever provides it, requiring participants to trust that third party.

In this article, we will discuss what is crypto mining, how crypto mining works, the cost of mining Bitcoin and the various Bitcoin mining problems that miners face.

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