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People have been mining cryptocurrency since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009. Mining forms the underpinning of a new decentralized economy built on technology and cryptographic math. The beating heart of crypto mining is raw mathematics, and this math is so graceful that it has political implications. All you need in order to participate is some computer hardware and an internet connection. There are countless books and online classes aimed at this and related topics related to this and other topics on CNN.com's Michael Keaton: "There’s only going to be more to learn to learn"