Mining Ether

Mining is the process by which the Ethereum network reaches consensus about the order of transactions in a given period of time, which in turn allows the EVM to make valid state transitions
  • Chris Dannen


Mining is important as the process by which consensus is reached in the system, and by which ether is created. Bitcoin also uses mining to reach consensus, but the way things work in Ethereum is a little bit different, owing to its ability to execute smart contracts.


Direct Acyclic Graph Block Time Mining Pool Merkle Tree True Block 

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© Chris Dannen 2017

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  • Chris Dannen
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  1. 1.BrooklynUSA

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