I’m always seeing fun art projects where people use fruits and vegetables as stamps. We decided to get in on the fun for this week’s art project inspired by A Pocketful Of Cricket illustrated by Evaline Ness.

Public ladger known as the blockchain is the place where Bitcoin transactions are stored. These transactions are verified and added to the public ladger and this process is known as Bitcoin mining. This is also the place where new bitcoins are released. To participate in bitcoin mining anyone who has suitable hardware as well as internet access can do so. Compiling recent transactions into the blocks and trying to solve a computationally difficult puzzle is the process involved in mining. The first participate who solves the puzzle gets to place the next block on the blockchain and claim the rewards. Ethereum Code review will explain in detail. Newly released bitcoin as well as transaction fees that are associated with the transaction compiled in the block encourages mining.

Block reward is the number of new bitcoins released with mined block. Every 4 years the block reward is halved. This is every 210,000 block reward. In the initial days the block reward was 50 which was in 2009, by 2014 it had become 25 and said to be decreasing even further. This decreasing block reward result in a total release of bitcoins that are said to approach 21 million

Solving Puzzles Involved In Mining

How hard it is going to be to solve the puzzle depends on how much effort is being put into mining across the network. Every 2016 block by the protocol the difficulty of mining is adjusted, which is roughly every 2 weeks. The aim of adjusting the difficulty by itself is to achieve the rate of block discovery constant.

Juliet became captivated by this “sweet and sour” apple tree (one side grows sweet apples, the other sour) and has been asking if we could make it together.
palette
For our stamps, we used a grape cut in half (for the apples) and a few gardenia leaves in various sizes from our garden (for the apple tree leaves.) The trunk is cut from wood grained contact paper.
fall tree craft
As she was stamping, Juliet was suddenly inspired to try out another art medium–her chalk pastels….
fall tree craft
So she ended up with two fall apple pieces.

There are so many great apple books. Two of my favorites are:

Do you have any plans for apple-picking, apple pie baking or apple crafting this fall?

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