Gigahash is a unit of measurement for computing power used during mining, and describes the performance of the hardware. The mining process involves solving mathematical problems using particular algorithms.
The performance of the hardware used determines how quickly these tasks are solved. With the solution of these problems, the blockchain is operated to transfer cryptographic currencies quickly and reliably.
This is essential for the financial transactions of digital transfers, because without generating individual blocks, the whole system cannot function. A high gigahash thus increases the number of solved algorithms in a certain period of time.
The faster these processes run, the more trust is placed in the cryptocurrency.
The relationship between gigahash and profitability
A gigahash means that one billion hashes are run in a second. This enormous computing power can only be generated with special hardware. With enhanced computing power, tasks can be solved faster and thus the profit generated by mining increases.
Due to the high purchase costs involved, many shy away from this expensive venture. To share this investment risk, cloud mining providers offer an enticing deal.
The cloud provider is the sole investor and offers shares in his created pool for rent or outright purchase. Thus, every miner who wishes to participate in this pool can decide for themselves how many shares they want.
With increasing GHs, the remuneration from mining also increases.