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Cryptocurrency Accelerator
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A cryptocurrency accelerator (also crypto mining ASIC) is a processor designed specifically for the acceleration of cryptocurrency transactions.


With the proliferation of cryptocurrencies in the late 2010s, it became increasingly important to perform transactions in more efficient ways. This was further driven by high cryptocurrency values and the fact that many of those currencies rewarded for mining or for the process of logging transactions. The demand for more efficient ways of mining cryptocurrencies resulted in the birth of a new industry that designs cryptocurrency accelerators and full mining systems. Over three dozen known startups are known to have design custom cryptocurrency accelerators.


Designed to be as power-efficient as possible, the major specification people are usually concerned with are:

  • Chip power efficiency
  • Module power efficiency
  • System power efficiency

Calculated in Giga and MegaHashes/Second (GH/s, MH/s) for a specific difficulty level, this number is used to calculate the profitability of the machine against the cost of electricity.

List of Accelerators[edit]

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