Jack Dorsey’s Block asks for input on proposed ‘mining development kit’

Jack Dorsey’s Block asks for input on proposed ‘mining development kit’

Payments company Block, formerly known as Square, is delving deeper into the crypto mining industry with potential plans to build a “mining development kit.”

A Mar. 7 blog post revealed that the Jack Dorsey-founded multinational technology firm was mulling its latest vision for advancing its Bitcoin (BTC) mining ambitions. Senior product lead for mining hardware, Naoise Irwin, asked for feedback on the concept via email.

The mining development kit (MDK), if it goes ahead, will provide a “suite of tools” to developers with the aim of increasing the “accessibility and openness” of Bitcoin mining.

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Block noted the kit would deliver several components including an “industrial-grade Bitcoin mining “hashboard” designed to be compatible with the firm’s custom-built control board and third-party controllers such as Raspberry Pi.

Additionally, there will be

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