If you want to invest in the exploitation of bitcoins without having to manage your own hardware, there is an alternative. You can use the cloud to win your coins.
In simple terms, cloud operation involves using (typically) shared processing power from remote data centers. Simply a home computer for communications, optional local Bitcoin wallets, and more.
However, cloud mining presents certain risks that investors must understand before buying.
Here’s why you might want to consider cloud mining:
A calm and cool house – no fans who hum constantly
No added electricity costs
No equipment to sell when mining stops being profitable
No problem of ventilation with hot equipment
Reduced risk of being dropped by mining equipment suppliers.
What is Bitcoin Mining?
Bitcoin Mining is the addition of transaction records to the public ledger of Bitcoin’s previous transactions. This ledger from past transactions is called a blockchain because it is a blockchain. The blockchain is used to confirm transactions with the rest of the network as complete.
Bitcoin nodes use the blockchain to distinguish legitimate bitcoin transactions from attempts to play coins that have already been issued elsewhere.
Bitcoin mining is deliberately resource intensive and difficult, so the number of blocks found daily by the miners remains constant. Individual blocks must contain proof of work to be valid. This proof of work is checked by other Bitcoin nodes each time they receive a block. Bitcoin uses the hash of the work feature.
The main purpose of mining is to give the Bitcoin nodes a secure, tamper-proof consensus. Mining is also the mechanism to introduce bitcoins into the system: miners receive transaction fees and a “subsidy” on newly created coins.
This serves both the decentralized distribution of new coins and the motivation of the people to create security for the system.
Bitcoin mining is so called because it resembles the mining of other commodities: it requires effort and is slowly making new currency available at a rate similar to the rate at which commodities like gold are raised from the ground.