This weekend I had a few moments to speak to someone about mining ZCash. This person is NOT technical. While I could passionately describe the benefits of ZCash and the potential money made by mining the coin, I was unable to describe what mining was actually doing, the benefit of it and why it is of value to ZCash to be a miner.
Can someone please, in non-techie terms, help me describe what mining is doing and why it is a benefit to ZCash and, therefore, worth being paid to run a mining rig?
Thanks in advance for your comments.