Bitcoin block notify

This site notifies you with a sound once a new Bitcoin block is found. This article explains Bitcoin mining in details, right down to the hex bitcoin block notify and network traffic.

If you’ve ever wondered what really happens in Bitcoin mining, you’ve come to the right place. The block header contains a handful of fields that describe the block. The first field in the block is the protocol version. It is followed by the hash of the previous block in the blockchain, which ensures all the blocks form an unbroken sequence in the blockchain. Inconveniently, the hash is reversed in the header. The next field is the Merkle root, a special hash of all the transactions in the block. A short program to mine a block I wrote a Python program that mines the above block.