• Market Cap: $209b

  • Oct 23, 2018

Cryptocurrency Mining is used to generate minable cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. Mining requires immense energy and manpower to solve complex algorithms. People who set up systems to perform mining activity are called miners. Miners are rewarded with some share of the cryptocurrency on successfully mining a block.

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