What is Cryptocurrency mining

Cryptocurrency mining is the process of verifying and adding transactions to a blockchain, which is a decentralized ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions.

Miners use their computers to solve complex mathematical problems, and when they solve a problem, they are rewarded with a small amount of cryptocurrency.

Here is a simple example of how cryptocurrency mining works:

A user initiates a transaction by sending some cryptocurrency from one address to another. The transaction is broadcast to the network and collected into a group of transactions known as a "block." Miners compete to solve a complex mathematical problem associated with the block. This process is known as "mining." The first miner to solve the problem adds the block to the blockchain and is rewarded with a small amount of cryptocurrency.

The block and its transactions are then verified by other miners on the network. Once the block has been verified, it becomes a permanent part of the blockchain and the transactions it contains are considered to be complete.

Cryptocurrency mining requires a lot of computational power and energy, so it is typically done by dedicated miners using specialized equipment. The difficulty of the mathematical problems that need to be solved increases over time, so the reward for mining decreases as well.