What is hashrate (H)?

Before talking about hashrate, let's take a concrete example: imagine that Paul wants to send a bitcoin to Maria. To do this, it will be necessary that this transaction is validated by the network, so that everyone knows that Maria has received the bitcoin from Paul. In practice, a minor will have to solve a very complex mathematical calculation requiring powerful machines. Once this problem is solved, the transaction is committed and the bitcoin is "transferred" to Maria. In exchange for his work, the first miner who succeeds in finding the solution to the problem is rewarded (as a gold miner who receives some of what he mined) by a set amount of cryptocurrency.

The hashrate, or hashing rate, is therefore simply used to measure the mining power of a mining, in other words the speed at which a computer performs the very complex mathematical calculation necessary for the validation of a transaction.The hashrate is measured in hashes per second (h / s).

We will thus find several units:

1 TH/s = 1,000 GH/s = 1,000,000 MH/s = 1,000,000,000 kH/s

To conclude: the more the miner has powerful machines, the higher his hashrate is and therefore he gets more crypto-currencies in reward!

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