Tag: mining-theory

190 What exactly is Mining? 2011-08-30T23:40:52.877

152 What are bitcoin miners really solving? 2013-02-28T17:53:44.590

124 How much will transaction fees eventually be? 2011-09-11T11:02:44.390

114 Why is 6 the number of confirms that is considered secure? 2011-09-20T19:47:46.883

66 Where do bitcoins come from and what gives them their value? 2011-08-31T00:38:11.893

56 What keeps the average block time at 10 minutes? 2011-09-10T17:30:48.390

48 Why was the target block time chosen to be 10 minutes? 2011-11-03T12:21:59.967

44 What happens if two miners mine the next block at the same time? 2013-03-06T10:43:37.373

43 Can bitcoin exist without miners? 2017-12-25T16:55:58.810

37 What is Gas Limit in Ethereum? 2015-08-18T17:18:23.697

31 How does proof-of-stake "mining" work? 2014-01-07T01:21:31.250

30 Are there algorithms that could have been chosen for mining that balance CPU/GPU? 2011-09-13T01:06:13.253

26 The bitcoin mining algorithm from a programmer's viewpoint 2013-08-11T02:29:54.640

25 When a block is "discovered" how is the nonce determined? 2011-09-28T15:38:24.707

25 What does the term "Longest chain" mean? 2012-11-29T07:55:49.427

25 Why did Satoshi design Bitcoin to be mineable only on specialized hardware, if the goal was decentralization? 2017-11-09T21:19:12.783

24 What happens to the bitcoin network when the miners all stop in the future? 2013-03-26T22:17:28.123

23 What happens if there are no transactions in a block? 2011-11-19T15:59:01.813

22 What does it mean for a cryptocurrency to be ASIC-resistant? 2014-08-10T15:58:32.167

21 How often forks occur? 2011-12-07T11:59:52.120

21 51% attack - apparently very easy? refering to CZ's "rollback btc chain" - How to make sure such corruptible scenario can never happen so easily? 2019-05-10T21:51:34.903

20 How can one embed custom data in block headers? 2011-08-30T21:22:33.277

19 What is proof-of-work? 2013-04-03T21:19:57.790

19 Why do we need Proof of Work in bitcoin? 2017-02-09T20:06:00.883

17 How do you create a planet-specific cryptocurrency that will ignore longer block chains from other planets? 2014-08-12T18:46:19.787

16 Why can't they use super computers to mine all the bitcoins? 2014-06-30T17:14:27.030

15 What happens if hash rate decreases rapidly? 2011-08-31T15:48:56.010

15 What happens once mining speed gets close to zero? 2011-09-12T10:15:19.043

15 Are there algorithms that could be used for mining that resist acceleration with ASICs? 2011-09-14T00:16:12.313

14 How will bitcoin stay decentralized when mining becomes extremely expensive? 2014-07-08T05:03:54.533

14 What is a nonce? 2017-05-21T14:47:11.667

13 What is more effective than ASIC mining? 2012-11-15T15:31:54.980

13 Why can't we design a bitcoin that does useful work? 2014-01-21T04:11:26.657

13 What is the approximate hashrate of a human? 2014-01-23T21:49:04.203

13 So I mined a block, but why would other nodes accept my mined block? 2017-12-31T21:01:29.070

12 What happens when the 21 million cap is reached? 2013-12-06T04:43:43.343

12 Why do miners go offline? 2020-06-24T08:02:59.740

11 Flaw in Bitcoin protocol regarding incentives to share transactions 2011-11-16T01:00:02.400

11 What is the rationale behind Bitcoin mining? 2012-03-15T14:40:39.160

11 Why do you need the *complete* blockchain to mine bitcoins, why not just the last n blocks? 2015-10-28T14:33:55.330

11 What can be done to slow/prevent mining centralization? 2016-05-31T17:50:07.073

10 What features of scrypt() make Tenebrix GPU-resistant? 2011-09-30T18:59:58.273

9 How cooperative or competitive is the mining process? 2011-09-25T02:59:45.913

9 Do miners have both the incentive and ability to keep the reward at 50BTC? 2011-09-27T19:33:06.340

9 Does mining a block force others to restart their work? 2012-06-13T13:03:25.207

9 Calculate hash of block header 2018-01-07T13:53:07.363

8 How does the mining process support the currency? 2011-09-12T14:10:40.020

8 When and who coined the term "mining"? 2011-10-29T10:54:34.683

8 Why is mining necessary for the Bitcoin network/system? 2013-04-28T16:41:59.760

8 Why doesn't the same miner always win? 2015-02-23T23:04:07.797

8 In Proof-of-Stake, can the same miner mine a block multiple times in a row? 2015-10-12T05:07:51.073

8 How to prevent a miner from stealing another miner's block? 2017-02-10T02:09:42.590

7 Supermajority to prevent 51% attack? 2014-06-16T15:33:30.187

7 What Value does mining provide? 2015-05-15T15:01:29.763

7 What is the precise nonce finding protocol? 2015-12-20T19:40:12.640

7 How is a block header hash compared to the target (bits)? 2016-06-01T19:36:08.517

7 Why was the maximum target set to 0xffff0000000...? 2017-01-18T14:05:24.493

7 Can you mine your own transactions yourself? 2017-04-18T19:30:12.693

7 Download single and specific block for study purposes 2017-07-03T15:31:49.283

7 Why does Bitcoin not have faster downward difficulty adjustments? 2017-08-22T22:34:38.273

7 What are the units of "difficulty"? 2018-06-04T12:30:00.577

7 How does the BTC protocol guarantee that a "main" blockchain emerges? 2021-01-23T02:30:34.067

7 Can miners collude to bypass the penalty based revocation system of the lightning network? 2021-01-23T11:38:58.177

6 Why does the BFL Single produce ~50% stales with P2Pool? 2012-03-26T11:40:52.653

6 Could miners steal money? 2013-02-06T02:51:07.237

6 Can a miner steal another one's block? 2013-11-25T01:25:04.273

6 Does a new block necessarily include all transactions that occurred before its generation? What about network latency? 2014-02-25T06:57:13.940

6 Probablity Distribution of mining 2014-05-12T18:28:38.783

6 Can you mine without transactions? 2014-09-08T18:14:31.147

6 Where does the money I get from mining bitcoin come from? 2016-05-21T12:47:49.853

6 Creating empty blocks vs creating full blocks 2016-07-19T00:56:06.150

6 Difference between staking and mining? 2017-06-27T17:08:03.507

6 Bitcoin (and other coin) mining seems very inefficient 2017-07-21T21:44:08.443

6 Can Undercutting attacks be Mitigated? 2018-01-06T14:24:14.033

6 Why aren't block hashes used directly as scores for difficulty purposes? 2018-07-20T14:22:18.587

6 What is preventing me from simply constructing a hash that's lower than the current target? 2019-04-11T19:53:05.277

5 Must mining be profitable for Bitcoin to succeed? If no, what are the mitigations? 2012-09-19T01:23:10.340

5 How will a massive increase in hashpower affect orphan rates? 2012-10-03T19:05:07.653

5 What would happen to the Bitcoin network if all miners simultaneously stopped their mining efforts? 2012-10-15T01:31:48.480

5 How many hashes create one Bitcoin? 2013-07-06T09:27:36.257

5 Why the timestamp component of the block header? 2013-08-27T12:10:32.467

5 How does solving math problems create bitcoins? 2013-10-08T02:19:32.987

5 What is the difference between mining with multiple workers vs single? 2013-10-26T07:21:58.377

5 Can the bitcoin network hashrate be used for a 51% attack on other coins? 2014-02-17T06:21:22.647

5 Bitcoin value vs. Supercomputing 2014-05-09T15:56:04.267

5 Is there a proof of work system which takes significantly more memory to generate than it does to verify? 2015-03-27T20:02:39.430

5 At which point do blocks get validated in the mining process? 2016-06-01T16:56:17.570

5 How often does a typical miner refresh their candidate block? 2016-12-02T09:15:36.410

5 How does mining process takes Approximately 10 minutes? 2017-03-01T22:28:43.583

5 Why is difficulty measured in a hash’s leading zeroes? 2017-08-09T03:46:34.053

5 Why do two miners get different hashes for the same list of transactions? 2017-08-12T23:37:45.450

5 Is blockchain protected from history spaming? 2017-09-13T14:14:22.723

5 Some doubts about mining mechanism 2017-10-19T15:12:09.507

5 Why does a bigger block size infer miner centralisation? 2017-11-12T14:27:02.880

5 What's the default strategy miners employ when they select txs from their pool? 2017-12-05T10:14:55.137

5 After all possible Bitcoins are created, won't transaction fees eventually consume all Bitcoins? 2017-12-10T18:46:10.947

5 Is bitcoin-gold more ASIC-resistant than Litecoin? 2017-12-14T06:23:49.677

5 How does Proof-of-Stake works programmatically 2018-05-14T09:47:56.150

5 Possible error in the white paper Calculations section? 2018-05-27T23:22:32.010