So, you’re interested in learning how to invest in bitcoin. If you’re inspired to really understand, and you’d like to obtain a passive income of bitcoin without too much hassle, there are a couple of fundamental principles to have your mind around, before you begin to work it out. Mining is at the heart of all proof-of-activity blockchains and is defined in three key terms: Blockchain Minerals, whom we will refer to as bitcoins, WORK RECORDS and the currency itself (the Lite Wallet or any other relevant software). The third key term that we’ll deal with here is “mining’s infrastructure”, which is what enables your computer to “mine” (transmit and recall) these three words, “blockchain minerals”, and” bitcoins”.
Let’s assume that we have a mining machine, which continually starts, and runs, with a purpose of validating certain transaction fees. It’s not a very complicated operation. You have to enter in some information, such as a transaction fee, and then wait for confirmation, an adequate amount of time that the network considers valid. After this, there is an agreed upon period of time, usually a few minutes, during which miners happily continue to mint new bitcoins, and continue to operate their machinery without having to concern themselves with being “red-flagged”. At this point, some people complain and begin to theorize about how different the bitcoin network would be without these miners. This is simply a baseless argument; the concept of “mining” has nothing to do with how long the longest chain is, and everything to do with the transaction fees that are paid into the mining machine.
The simple truth, to any potential investor, is that you can invest in bitcoin. And by “investing” we mean that you can buy shares in a mining company for a lower price than you would pay for the same shares in the traditional stock exchange. Yes, you can invest in bitcoins. You would not need to do anything with respect to your finances in order to do so. This is because the exchange rate between the US dollar and bitcoins is controlled by mathematics, just as it is between the British pound and the Euro or Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar. So essentially, investors can invest in bitcoins just as easily as they can in a hundred other types of stocks.
Of course, investors do have to be careful about where their money is going. After all, if there is a calamity, such as a major natural disaster, or a power outage, then many of the miners will go offline. Therefore, the possibility exists that investors could lose a great deal of money by not recovering their funds quickly enough. Therefore, anyone looking to invest in mining bitcoins should understand that the electricity necessary to operate the equipment used to mine them could easily dry up, resulting in a catastrophic loss of income for those who are unprepared. Fortunately, however, this risk is unlikely, since the electricity used to operate the equipment is derived from sources that are widely regarded as highly reliable.
The second risk associated with mining at home is what is called an “artistic destruction” event. Simply put, if a miner accidentally releases the block reward, all of the current bitcoins in circulation will instantly be destroyed. At this point, all of the previous transactions will be rendered invalid, as well. In other words, if you accidentally send a transaction to yourself while mining, then you could lose all of your previous work and possibly the entire balance of your account. If you are in a position to cure an “artistic destruction” event before it takes place, you will be in a strong position to secure your investment in the long run.
With these two risks out of the way, there is no reason to worry about investing in mining operations. In fact, if you are somebody who wants to minimize your risk level, you will find that operating a full node on your own will be the best option. This way, you can continue to mine using less power, thus hopefully decreasing the amount of electricity you use to operate your equipment. By combining the low-risk opportunities with the increased mine productivity, you can easily turn your home computing equipment into a real profitability machine!