WHAT'S THE MEANING?
Bitcoin mining means helping the Bitcoin network complete its transactions and getting rewarded with a new Bitcoin or Bitcoins by the system. Mining is a metaphor on how miners dig up precious stones from the ground, similar to Bitcoin miners make new Bitcoins (the rewards) by helping the Bitcoin users relay information and complete transaction.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that in 2016, a man named Craig Wright claimed he is the inventor of Bitcoin, the world's most used cryptocurrency? In an interview with the British Broadcast Company, Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright admitted he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the man behind Bitcoin. His claim temporarily ends the eight-year search for the developer, an investigation that has led to a phenomenal internet craze. The search pointed to many people, including a developer from the University of Washington Nick Szabo. In 2014, an American named Dorian Nakamoto was also accused of being the man who created the largest internet blockchain in the world, only because his Japanese name was Satoshi. In the same year, people named Hal Finney as the real Nakamoto, since he has already admitted he was involved in the first Bitcoin transaction, a moment that Wright claimed was true in his BBC interview.