The Consensus Process
Mining isn't just about mining rewards and preventing double spends; there are a variety of ways that confusion can occur on a decentralized network. The consensus process is about working through these issues. Let's continue by watching this presentation on mining and consensus and learn more about the technology being used and how the software works through problems such as which chain to follow in a fork. Watch from 28:47 through to 51:07.
Source: Andreas M. Antonopoulos, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw3WkySh_Ho&t=1726s
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