The Engine that Fuels the Bitcoin Ecosystem

Mining is a system that verifies transactions and provides security to the Bitcoin blockchain; it is how new bitcoins enter the market.

How It Works

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    Bitcoin transactions are pooled together in a “block”.

  • Graphical representation of a computer solving a puzzle for a block of transactions.

    Solving the Block

    Once a block is formed, miners compete to solve a puzzle. The puzzle is difficult to solve, yet simple to verify (think like sudoku).

  • Graphical representation of a solved block being added to a blockchain.

    Verifying the Block

    Once a miner solves the puzzle for a block, the transactions in that block are “verified” by the network. The new block of verified transactions is attached to a chain of prior blocks, hence “blockchain”.

  • Graphical representation of a Bitcoin logo emerging from a solved block

    Block Reward

    For solving the puzzle, a miner is rewarded with bitcoin. The current block reward is 6.25 BTC per block. Blocks are solved, on average, every 10 minutes.

Mining with Marathon

Marathon Controls

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Its hash rate

Controlling Electricity Cost

Cost of electricity

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Corporate expenses

Marathon does not control

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Price of bitcoin

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Price of miners

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Block reward & blocks per year

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hash rate

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