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A: We took a week off because trying to explain NFTs hurts our poor circular brains.
B: But we’re back, so now I’m going to try to finally explain off-chain transactions.
A: Let’s see what ya got.
B: Well, the way a crypto transaction usually works is that before a transaction is considered valid, it’s written to the blockchain and then verified to ensure it’s legitimate.
A: Who verifies it?
A: Miners? The people who run those massive rigs to churn out cryptocurrency? Those miners?
A: The people who buy up every video card in sight and suck down more power than third-world countries? Those are the miners you’re talking about?
B: I think you’re being a little —
A: THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ME BEING UNABLE TO BUY A MODERN GRAPHICS CARD FOR ANYTHING UNDER $900? THOSE ARE THE MINERS OF WHICH WE SPEAK?
B: I think we need to take another break.