Fifth lecture of the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies online course.
For the accompanying textbook, including the free draft version, see: http://bitcoinbook.cs.princeton.edu/
In this lecture (click the time to jump to the section):
* The task of Bitcoin miners 0:15
* Mining hardware 10:17
* Energy consumption & ecology 33:38
* Mining pools 50:16
* Mining incentives and strategies 1:04:29