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What is ASIC miner?

An ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) miner is a device specialised only for a specific type of work. In cryptocurrency space, the ASICs are capable to hash certain mining algorithms (i.e. SHA-256 on Bitcoin or Equihash on Zcash) with high efficiency.

These workers represent an upgrade to CPU/GPU chips mining which usually become obsolete for mining after the ASICs are developed and introduced to the market.

Visit for a comprehensive list of ASIC miners for different coins.

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