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September 06, 2014, 12:16:28 PM

Decentralized systems like digital currencies rely on consensus. This enables the network to agree that certain events – transactions, in the case of bitcoin – have taken place.

Miners are certainly needed to generate new bitcoins. Yet, their role is far more critical in confirming that bitcoins were actually sent from one place to another, thus maintaining an agreed-upon ‘truth’ in the network. This keeps the block chain reliable and, arguably, underpins its very existence.

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