maybe this is a stupid question but hey, posting will hurt nobody so I'll give it a shot. :)
I'm wondering, what exactly a Monero is, speaking data wise. According to the Bitcoin Whitepaper, a Bitcoin is "a chain of digital signatures" and I think I get what that means and having read the Cryptonode Whitepaper, this hasn't fundamentally been changed in Monero.
What I'm wondering is: What exactly is created when a new block is found and the Moneros as reward are given out to the lucky miner? Is it just a series of bytes which propably can be represented as a string? And if so, how is the nominal amount (e.g. 25 Monero) attached to that string and how is it possible to only spend a fraction of those Monero?
Or to put it another way: What exactly is a satoshi or the atomic unit of Monero made up from?
I know those questions are propably not easy to answer and have been answered before, but I just couldnt find a satisfying answer.
Thanks a lot to anyone who is willing to shed some light on those questions! :)