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Can You Mine Bitcoin on Android?

Bitcoin mining is the process of verifying and adding transaction records to the public ledger (blockchain). This ledger of past transactions is called the blockchain.

Bitcoin nodes use the block chain to differentiate legitimate Bitcoin transactions from attempts to re-spend coins that have already been spent elsewhere.

Mining is also the mechanism used to introduce Bitcoins into the system: Miners are paid any transaction fees as well as a “subsidy” of newly created coins. This both serves the purpose of disseminating new coins in a decentralized manner as well as motivating people to provide security for the system.

NOTE: WARNING: Mining Bitcoin on an Android device is not recommended due to the risk of overheating and causing damage to your device. Additionally, mining Bitcoin on an Android device is not cost-effective and is unlikely to be profitable given the limited computing power available.

Bitcoin mining is so called because it resembles the mining of other commodities: it requires exertion and it slowly makes new units available to anybody who wishes to take part. An important difference is that the supply does not depend on the amount of mining.

In general changing total miner hashpower does not change how many bitcoins are created over the long term.

While it is possible to mine Bitcoin on Android, it’s not as profitable as it used to be. The reason for this is because mining requires a lot of electricity, and Android devices just don’t have the same power requirements as desktop computers.

So, while you can technically mine Bitcoin on Android, it’s not going to be very profitable.

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