History of Tools Used For Bitcoin Mining Process

aleksi raisa y BIhyjjHv4 unsplash

As we know that bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency in today’s world and has its highest value. These have been widely accepted. However, no one thought it would lead to such a large platform and help many people earn lots of profits and have various other benefits.

Along with investments that gave large profits mining process in bitcoins had also led people to earn lots of money. As they get the rewards after completing the single transaction in the form of bitcoins, we all know today’s value of bitcoins in our respective countries. In this information, we will be studying the tools used in mining and the earlier used tools.

Mining Tools

Mining initiated along with the bitcoins, which has provided livelihood to many people in the world. However, as the competition increases, bitcoins increase in value, and even difficulty in the mining process also occurs.

  • Initially, when bitcoin was launched, just a few bitcoin miners were there who used to work on simple computers. They quickly solved all the transactions. But with time, as the competition increased, miners started to move on with the tools to ease calculations. Later on, the specific tools were made to be started for the process of mining.
  • Initially, there was just GPU (GRAPHICAL PROCESSING UNIT) FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS OF BITCOINS. Gamers mainly use GPU to increase the graphics of the games. But it was then started to be used by the miners for their work.
  • Then the other tool named FGPA arrived. This tool is similar to that of GPA. This is also a gaming processor, and it provides better graphics to the computer. The only difference between these 2 is the working speed of both the tools. This tool works 3-100 units more as compared to GPA. This one was more efficient as compared to that of GPA.
  • Later in 2016, the other software named ASIC (APPLICATION SPECIFIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT) WAS INTRODUCED. This software had a significant market value with it. This tool was specially designed for the sole purpose of Data Mining. 
  • This helped many miners solve the problems as the mathematical problems are as challenging as solving the hexadecimal or even solving 64 digit transactions. These transactions are so heavy that they can lead to the bursting of the computers. Computers are even getting burst because of this.

  • All these tools are beneficial in mining the bitcoins, but it needs lots of resources. Some people don’t know that there is a requirement of very high capital to invest if they want to mine the bitcoins. So they jump on the field, and they don’t get anything in return. 
  • If a person wants to be a miner, he firstly needs a significant investment, then the complete knowledge of the whole mining process. But in the countries like India, there is no benefit of being a miner as there is a significant investment and too high electricity cost. But in the countries like China, a person may start a mining business as already 65% of the mining process occurs in china.

In the countries like China, they had the latest technology for bitcoin trading and mining. When it reaches the developing countries till that time various other tools are formed for the same purpose. This is the main drawback of starting up as a miner in developing countries as you are investing money and getting outdated that is of no use for you. Your investment gets failed at that point because even after a lot of investment, you are getting nothing, and then there is no benefit.


So there are lots of tools in the market with which a miner can verify the transactions. Revolution had come where now a miner had a lot of tools to work. Earlier was also a time where a miner had to work with graphic processors only. And now there is the time various new tools are getting invented daily for the sole purpose of mining. 

As there is an increase in the number of miners, there is an increase in the advancement of technology, leading to the creation of more modern tools and costs. So we can say that mining is exciting to work if you are using accurate tools.