The process of mining Bitcoin involves the use of specialized computer hardware to solve complex mathematical puzzles. When a puzzle is solved, a new block of transactions is added to the blockchain, and the miner responsible for solving it is rewarded with a set amount of Bitcoin. On average, a new block is mined every 10 minutes. Still, the actual time can vary based on factors such as electrical expenses and competition among miners.
Several different types of setups are used for Bitcoin mining, including mining rigs, mining farms, and mining pools. A mining rig is a single computer or server dedicated to mining Bitcoin, while a mining farm is an extensive collection of mining rigs working together. On the other hand, mining pools are groups of miners who pool their resources and work together towards a shared goal, with the reward being shared among all pool members.