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In blockchain there are some miners who calculate hash and get reward but my question is who are the miners or how can I be a miner (assume). If there are then I can be connected to a miner?

I am very new in learning blockchain. This may be a very silly/irrelevant question but my curious mind wants to know.

  • You probably mean miner – Jesse Busman Dec 17 '17 at 11:59
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Basically, miner is a someone who investing computation power to generate shares and help finding blocks. To became miner, you need to get a good hardware then connect to the pool using miner program.

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In blockchain to solve byzantium problem consensus mechanism is done by proof of work where miner nodes waste some computational power of their CPU/GPU to calculate valid hash and hence confirm the block/transaction. Miner can be one with his/her laptop/CPU installed with ethereum client and registered as Miner node.

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