Mining adds new blocks to the block chain.
Mining takes on two forms:
- Solo mining, where the miner attempts to generate new blocks on his own, with the proceeds from the block reward and transaction fees going entirely to himself.
- Pooled mining, where the miner pools resources with other miners to find blocks, with the proceeds being shared among the pool miners in rough correlation to the amount of hashing power they each contributed.
startnode -miner ADDRESS - Start a node with ID specified in NODE_ID env. var. -miner enables mining