ELI5: What was Honeyminer?
Honeyminer was an automatic multiple coin mining program that pays users to use their spare computing power. Honeyminer leveraged a variation of the concept of micro mining, where participants who do not wish to invest in a dedicated mining setup contribute tiny amounts of mining power against a proportional reward. In October 2021 the company […]
ELI5: Why can’t Bitcoin miners use regular computers?
This is a frequently asked, but still very relevant, question in the world of cryptocurrencies. There seems to be a permanent, and very heated, debate involving the future of Bitcoin and one way or another, the discussion always turns to “Satoshi’s original vision”. What was his original vision? Is it the Bitcoin we use today? […]
ELI5 What is cryptocurrency mining?
Mining is the process by which cryptocurrency transactions get verified. The process got its name from the fact that once a block is verified, whoever solved it will earns some coins as a reward, a little like gold mining – there’s a reward for the work. Early Bitcoin Mining When Bitcoin was launched, the idea […]