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Options on CME's bitcoin futures contracts launched on the CME Globex. Each contract, quoted in U.S. dollars, represents five bitcoin and is cleared centrally to avoid counterparty risk.Bitcoin derivatives have been available on multiple cryptocurrency exchanges since at least 2014, but CME was one of the first platforms to offer investors regulated products when it first launched its cash-settled bitcoin futures in December 2017. -takes-its-bitcoin-options-live-competing-with-ices-bakkt -options-launch-imminent-as-cme-open-interest-hits-7-month-high




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NYSE's Intercontinental Exchange together with Starbucks, Microsoft and BCG, among others, announced they are working to launch a new company called Bakkt. Along with enabling consumers to use bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at Starbucks, Bakkt will leverage Microsoft's cloud to create an open and regulated, digital asset ecosystem, ICE said. -owner-bitcoin-exchange-startup/ -kelly-bitcoin-could-come-to-your-401k-with-starbucks-bakkt.html


Influential members of the Bitcoin community met in Hong Kong to discuss a development plan and timeline for scaling Bitcoin. The closed-door meeting included over 30 miners, service providers, and Bitcoin Core developers and was meant to address solutions to the block size debate.The meeting concluded with a public statement proposing the group's support for the new Segregated Witness functionality, and making a hard fork in the Bitcoin protocol available that would increase the block size limit between 2MB and 4MB by July 2016.Others in the Bitcoin community denounced the meeting as being inconsequential as the parties involved represented a small handful of Bitcoin companies and special interest groups.Sources: @bitcoinroundtable/bitcoin-roundtable-consensus-266d475a61ff -miners-back-proposed-timeline-for-2017-network-hard-fork/ _have_consensus_in_april_we_get_sw_3_months/


Due to GHash.io's popularity and partnership with CEX.io to sell mining shares of their own mining hardware, the mining pool giant gains a sole majority of the Bitcoin network hashing power, and the ability to launch a successful 51% attack on the Bitcoin network. With a majority of the Bitcoin network hashing power, GHash.io could temporarily reverse transactions that they send (double spending) and prevent other transactions from being confirmed.GHash.io responds by stating they "have and never will participate in any 51% attack". The pool also issues a press statement declaring that it will attempt to limit its hashing power to 39.99% by "actively asking miners to take their hardware away from GHash.IO and mine on other pools", as well as form a committee to assist Bitcoin core developers in solving the 51% attack problem.Sources: -statement-on-51-threat-and-closed-round-table/ -reaching-51-network-power-bitcoin-mining-pool-says-trust-us/


Shaking confidence in Bitcoin and the validity of some transactions, the price briefly plummets and the Mt. Gox exchange temporarily suspends bitcoin deposits. Thanks to a swift and coordinated response by Bitcoin developers, miners, and community members, the fork is resolved within hours after the operators of two large mining pools, Michael Marsee (of BTC Guild) and Marek Palatinus (of slush's pool), honorably forgo some of their accumulated mining rewards in order to downgrade to the previous, compatible version. An updated version, 0.8.1, is released shortly after, containing safeguards to prevent the original problem.Sources: -03-11-chain-fork -0050.mediawiki


Because they are entirely digital records, there is a risk of copying, counterfeiting, or double-spending the same coin more than once. Mining solves these problems by making it extremely expensive and resource-intensive to try to do one of these things or otherwise "hack" the network. Indeed, it is far more cost-effective to join the network as a miner than to try to undermine it."}},"@type": "Question","name": "How Does Mining Confirm Transactions?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "In addition to introducing new BTC into circulation, mining serves the crucial role of confirming and validating new transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. This is important because there is no central authority such as a bank, court, government, or anything else determining which transactions are valid and which are not. Instead, the mining process achieves a decentralized consensus through proof of work (PoW).","@type": "Question","name": "Why Does Mining Use So Much Electricity?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "In the early days of Bitcoin, anybody could simply run a mining program from their PC or laptop. But as the network got larger and more people became interested in mining, the mining algorithm became more difficult. This is because the code for Bitcoin targets finding a new block once every 10 minutes, on average. If more miners are involved, the chances that somebody will solve the right hash quicker increases, and so the difficulty increases to restore that 10-minute goal. Now imagine if thousands, or even millions more times that mining power joins the network. That's a lot of new machines consuming energy.","@type": "Question","name": "Is Bitcoin Mining Legal?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "The legality of Bitcoin mining depends entirely on your geographic location. The concept of Bitcoin can threaten the dominance of fiat currencies and government control over the financial markets. For this reason, Bitcoin is completely illegal in certain places.Bitcoin ownership and mining are legal in more countries than not. Some examples of places where it was illegal according to a 2018 report were Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nepal, and Pakistan. Since 2018, other countries have banned Bitcoin mining including Bangladesh, China, Dominican Republic, North Macedonia, Qatar, and Vietnam. Overall, Bitcoin use and mining remain legal across much of the globe.","@type": "Question","name": "Does Crypto Mining Damage Your GPU/Computer?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "Because blockchain mining is very resource-intensive, it can put a large strain on your GPU or other mining hardware. In fact, it is not unheard of for GPUs to blow out, or for mining rigs to burst into flames. However, keeping your rigs running at a moderate pace and with sufficient power supplied, it is generally safe.","@type": "Question","name": "Can You Mine Bitcoin on Your iPhone?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "No. Bitcoin mining today requires vast amounts of computing power and electricity to be competitive. Running a miner on a mobile device, even if it is part of a mining pool, will likely result in no earnings."]}]}] EducationGeneralDictionaryEconomicsCorporate FinanceRoth IRAStocksMutual FundsETFs401(k)Investing/TradingInvesting EssentialsFundamental AnalysisPortfolio ManagementTrading EssentialsTechnical AnalysisRisk ManagementNewsCompany NewsMarkets NewsCryptocurrency NewsPersonal Finance NewsEconomic NewsGovernment NewsSimulatorYour MoneyPersonal FinanceWealth ManagementBudgeting/SavingBankingCredit CardsHome OwnershipRetirement PlanningTaxesInsuranceReviews & RatingsBest Online BrokersBest Savings AccountsBest Home WarrantiesBest Credit CardsBest Personal LoansBest Student LoansBest Life InsuranceBest Auto InsuranceAdvisorsYour PracticePractice ManagementFinancial Advisor CareersInvestopedia 100Wealth ManagementPortfolio ConstructionFinancial PlanningAcademyPopular CoursesInvesting for BeginnersBecome a Day TraderTrading for BeginnersTechnical AnalysisCourses by TopicAll CoursesTrading CoursesInvesting CoursesFinancial Professional CoursesSubmitTable of ContentsExpandTable of ContentsWhat Is Bitcoin Mining?Why Bitcoin Needs MinersWhy Mine Bitcoin?How Much a Miner EarnsWhat You Need to Mine BitcoinsThe Mining ProcessWhat Are Mining Pools?A Pickaxe Strategy for Bitcoin MiningDownsides of MiningFrequently Asked QuestionsThe Bottom LineCryptocurrencyBitcoinHow Does Bitcoin Mining Work?ByEuny Hong Full Bio Twitter Euny Hong is the former supervising editor at Investopedia.com. She is also the author of two critically-acclaimed, published books.Learn about our editorial policiesUpdated May 05, 2022Reviewed byJeFreda R. Brown Reviewed byJeFreda R. BrownFull Bio LinkedIn Twitter Dr. JeFreda R. Brown is a financial consultant, Certified Financial Education Instructor, and researcher who has assisted thousands of clients over a more than two-decade career. She is the CEO of Xaris Financial Enterprises and a course facilitator for Cornell University.Learn about our Financial Review BoardFact checked byKirsten Rohrs Schmitt What Is Bitcoin Mining? Bitcoin mining is the process by which new bitcoins are entered into circulation. It is also the way the network confirms new transactions and is a critical component of the blockchain ledger's maintenance and development. "Mining" is performed using sophisticated hardware that solves an extremely complex computational math problem. The first computer to find the solution to the problem receives the next block of bitcoins and the process begins again.


Mining is a metaphor for introducing new bitcoins into the system because it requires (computational) work just as mining for gold or silver requires (physical) effort. Of course, the tokens that miners find are virtual and exist only within the digital ledger of the Bitcoin blockchain.


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