I want to know whether miners can get rewards for verifying transactions in blocks broadcast by other nodes? If there is no reward, why would miners choose to verify transactions?

I am very confused about this. Hope you can give me some help, thanks!

  • I see you have a lot of questions about mining. That's great. Maybe you should have a look at the white/beige/yellow papers. Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 9:03
  • Thanks for your advice! I have been learning Ethereum for a short time. I will study the yellow paper in the future.
    – wei wang
    Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 10:05
  • I would advise to start with white and beige ones first. Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 11:33
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    Thank you for your enthusiastic reply today, which has benefited me a lot. I will take time to study the white and beige paper first. Thanks again!
    – wei wang
    Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 11:36

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Miners don't get any rewards for verifying candidate blocks. However they allow to add a new block to the chain, and therefore gain the opportunity to mine the next block and get its reward.

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