What does it mean to “mine” Bitcoin?

It’s been a wild week with everything going on in the crypto and stock markets. And as much as I’ve been following the memes, racking up Dogecoin (sort of) and watching r/wallstreetbets, I’ve also been researching crypto mining — for example, is it worth it to mine Dogecoin now?

Outside of picking which currency you want to mine, there are a lot of decisions you need to make and things you should know about the only way to earn *new* crypto. From how mining really works to the why behind it and what’s going to happen when we reach the limits of coin mining, let’s go…