Term of the Moment


Look Up Another Term

Definition: crypto puzzle

A mathematical puzzle that miners must solve on proof-of-work (PoW) blockchains in order to add their block to the chain. After Ethereum switched to proof-of-stake (PoW) in 2022, Bitcoin remained the major PoW chain. For the Bitcoin puzzle, see cryptographic hash function. For the puzzle Ethereum used in the past, see Ethash. See crypto mining.