Published on April 20th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
bitcoin mining is np-very hard thing
We’re not talking about the well-known hash puzzle portion of Bitcoin mining here in which miners race to find a block with an unusually low hash value-that’s hard by design.
At any time, there is a set of outstanding transactions which have been relayed to the Bitcoin network but not yet included in any blocks.
This might change in the future with the planned transition towards mining fees in place of fixed block rewards.
In any case, this is yet another cool example of how Bitcoin manages to touch seemingly all areas of computer science.
As we’ve said before, this makes Bitcoin a fantastic topic for any computer science curriculum to cover!