Confused about the Nature of the Coin and the Prime Numbers

Hi all

this is my first Topic …i feel Blessed

i am a little Confused about the nature of how the Prime numbers and Blocks are used

1.are they i.e everyone Found/Mined is a Virtual Coin like a Serial number on a note
2.are they used to Protect the transactions on the Network

i Know its it a Real Noob Question

Thanks and Hello…

Hi there,

I’m new as well, but I’ll try to answer.

For technical specs, I would suggest you to read The Paper:
For the know-how of network and transactions, you can read some well-written articles on Bitcoin, as PrimeCoin differs mostly in Proof of Work algorithm. (we find prime chains instead of computing SHA256)

From a miner’s point of view, prime numbers (more specifically: prime chains) are used as a “proof of work”, because they are hard to find (especially with given constraints).
On the other hand, these constraints are derived from a sum of previous transactions, which are “confirmed” by the mined block.

Good luck!

The coin itself doesn’t exists, your amount of money is determinated by a shared history file of transactions. Your balance is so determinated by a signed sum of transaction that contains your address

mine -> A 100 XPM
A -> B 30 XPM
B -> C 2 XPM
A -> D 4 XPM

in the end if those transitions are known we have that
A has 66 XPM
B has 28 XPM
C has 2 XPM
D has 4 XPM

So for how long should I wait for the first transaction if I use all cores on the Intel i5? I coudn’t figure that out.