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An Inside Look Into How Bitcoins Are Being "Mined" In China

Feb 10, 2015
Bitcoins are a virtual currency that is becoming more and more accepted by major corporations. The idea of bitcoins is to provide a completely non-centralized form of currency to people, with the entire system being fueled by a network of miners. Miners are the people responsible for creating bitcoins and putting more into circulation.

Mining is not an easy task, as it requires special hardware, software, a lot of time and patience. Often, miners join small mining groups in order to increase productivity. In China, a small group runs six bitcoin mines, producing a little over 4,000 bitcoins each month. This group is incredibly secretive and Motherboard was given an inside look.
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