Mining and Staking

Here you will find our coverage of the basics of cryptocurrency mining and staking. We bring you tutorials, basic concepts, news and analysis.

Cryptocurrency mining is a combination of science and art. In this section we hope to provide you with the basic information you need to understand and, perhaps, get started producing your own crypto.

ELI5: What is BetterHash? by @Cryptobill
BetterHash is a cryptocurrency mining method developed by Bitcoin Core developer Matt Corallo. The main idea behind BetterHash is to improve decentralization of Bitcoin mining e...
The year of the Proof of Work genocide? by @Cryptobill
Last week the Ethereum Classic team was caught off guard. On January 6, reports of double spends and blockchain anomalies began to pour in just as ETC was celebrating the earlie...
ELI5 How many Bitcoins are there? Is the number of Bitcoins limited? by @Cryptobill
tl;dr; There are 17.4 million Bitcoins in circulation at the time of this writing. Bitcoin supply is limited at 21 million BTC. This limit will be reached in the far future as bloc...
ELI5 How to mine Litecoin by @Cryptobill
Litecoin is a top 10 ranked cryptocurrency that's been around since 2011. It was forked from the main Bitcoin source code by a developer called Charlie Lee. Bitcoin's hashing...
ELI5: What is Cryptocurrency Micromining? by @Cryptobill
Micro mining is a type of cryptocurrency mining where large quantities of small, and low computing power, devices perform the mining work. The idea stemmed from concepts related...
Cogenero COG Token: Mobile Cogeneration Mining Platform by @Cryptobill
COG is a ERC-20 protocol token which can be directly traded in the Ethereum network. The form of a token will be set to utility token structure. The token will be treated as a paym...
ELI5 What is geomining? [Cryptocurrencies] by @Cryptobill
Geomining is a cryptocurrency consensus mechanism where the participants' geographic locations are used as a proof of value. Geominers are rewarded for being at a specific place, ...
ELI5 : How to mine NEO by @Cryptobill
Many cryptocurrency newbies ask us how to mine NEO. This is a recurring question, so we decided to write a short post to clarify how to properly obtain NEO cryptocurrency. Mini...
Is your cryptocurrency at risk of a 51% attack? by @Cryptobill
Half plus one attacks could theoretically happen to any Proof of Work based cryptocurrency. The amount of risk of such an attack happening depends on several factors, including ...
What is a Mining Pool? Do I need to join one? by @Cryptobill
As the name suggests, a mining pool is a group of miners working together to solve blocks and split the block rewards. Mining pools have become popular since GPU and ASICs started ...