Learn about cryptocurrency mining with this interactive blockchain demo – TNW

In order to understand cryptocurrency youll need to grasp the fundamentals of blockchain. Luckily, someone made an interactive tutorial that not only explains the idea, but walks users through mining valid hashes with their CPUs.

Blockchain Demo overcomes part of the learning curve by showing you exactly what mining looks like. Its a creative way to adapt a useless form of mining for educational purposes. Youll need hardware like a miner a computer built for the job if you want to make any actual money.

Were past the days of adapting an old computer for the job, entry-level units have six GPUs. The bare-bones miner costs about $300, but considering many manufacturers have a minimum order amount, sometimes in the range of 100 units, this isnt a weekend hobby.

Credit: Blockchain Demo

Blockchain Demos creator,Sean Han, explained his project on Product Hunt:

Blockchain Demo is my attempt at demystifying the technology behind cryptocurrencies. It has a living blockchain, a peer-to-peer network, and a user tour.

Hans tool guides you through the process of mining a block using the same type of ledger technology powering Bitcoin.

For a deeper dive into the concept, you can also check out the inspiration for Blockchain Demo in this video by Anders.

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