-2

I don't grasp how to the activities are tied together.

1

miners are like accountants that do accounting for a business. they run the software that does the maths to "verify" transactions are valid. these accountants (miners) are rewarded for their time / effort in creating new ledger pages (blocks in the blockchain), which they in turn need to verify transactions

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.