ASIC Miner (ASIC Mining)
An ASIC miner, which stands for application-specific integrated circuit miner, is a specialized computerized mining rig designed specifically for the purpose of mining cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and others. In the early days of cryptocurrency mining, central processing units (CPUs) on laptops or personal computers were used. However, the introduction of graphical processing unit (GPU) miners, and later ASIC miners, outperformed the capabilities of traditional models. ASIC miners are engineered to deliver faster and more efficient mining operations, albeit at a higher cost associated with their design and production.