Mining is the term used in crypto vocabulary that refers to using the processing power of a computer's hardware to verify digital transactions on a blockchain network. Mining can be done by individuals, mining pools ( where several individuals work to verify transactions), or mining farms made up of numerous computing processors. By verifying digital transactions, miners can either create or be rewarded for their processing power contribution in cryptocurrency.  Most importantly mining doesn’t access any files on your PC or Mac, doesn’t interfere with your work or slow down your browsing; all it does is use your computing power for mathematical computations. In short, a miner is only a transaction validator.

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