Central Processing Unit (CPU) Miner
A central processing unit (CPU) miner refers to a CPU utilized for cryptocurrency mining purposes. CPUs are electronic circuits capable of processing multiple tasks or running various programs on a device. While CPUs are versatile and multipurpose, they are generally less efficient and cost-effective for mining cryptocurrencies compared to purpose-built crypto miners. However, there are different CPUs available with varying price points and mining performance characteristics. Some coins/blockchains have been specifically designed and optimized for CPU mining.