What Is Ethereum Blockchain Miner

This section describes what is Ethereum Blockchain Miner.

Ethereum Blockchain Miner is a key component of the Ethereum blockchain. It is responsible to find (mine) a nonce number which can be added to a new block to produce a block hash that smaller than the requirement of the network.

On a normal Ethereum network, there are many instances of Blockchain Miners running to compete with each other to be the first one to mine a new block. The winning miner will receive some Ethereum money (Ether) as a reward.

If there is no Ethereum miner running on the network, the blockchain will not grow, because no new blocks are created.

This is why my private Ethereum blockchain is not growing.

The easiest way to run an Ethereum miner is the use the "miner" module provided in "geth (Go Ethereum)". See next tutorial on how to start the "geth" miner module.

Last update: 2017.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Ethereum

 Ethereum Blockchain

 Ethereum Mist Wallet

 geth - Go Ethereum

 Testnet - Ropsten network

Private Ethereum Network

 What Is Ethereum Private Network

 Start a New Ethereum Private Network

 Ethereum Private Network Log and Data

 Private Network - Default Genesis Block

 Create Account on Ethereum Network

 What Is Ether Account

What Is Ethereum Blockchain Miner

 Start "geth" Miner

 "geth" Crashed - Out of Memory

 64-Bit "geth" for Private Ethereum Network

 Private Network with Custom Genesis Block

 Transferring Funds between Ether Accounts

 MetaMask - Browser Based Ethereum Wallet

 Managing Ethereum Account

 ethereumfaucet.info - Mining Ether with Browser

 References

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