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Bitcoin Essentials by Albert Szmigielski

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Mining software

Let's now look at mining software. At the very beginning, mining software was built into the wallet software. Mining used only a single core of a CPU back then. Nowadays, there are a variety of devices that can perform the mining function. As such, there is some software needed to coordinate and manage the work done by these devices.

The need for mining software

As mentioned earlier, mining software coordinates and manages the work of different mining devices. In order for mining to move beyond utilizing a single core of a CPU, software was needed that could manage the work that multiple cores perform. This is to make sure that they do not do redundant work; hence, mining software was born. Later on, mining moved onto a multitude ...

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