You may have heard 65 nm asic bitcoin mining chip motherboard components Bitcoin. Maybe you have heard of Litecoin or Dogecoin.
These are cryptocurrencies, a distributed, decentralized, secure set of technologies making their appearance as coins. Cryptocurrency technologies can be used to store data with their transactions, and many applications of the technology are sure to develop in the near future that are far beyond what is currently advertised as a replacement for traditional money transactions. Regardless of reason for interest in cryptocurrency, the hardware is pretty much the same. It is divided among a few different hardware platforms that have come about during the evolution of the technology. CPU aka the main chip on the computer motherboard that does most all of the processing – Bitcoin began here. There are a few coins that are written in software that continue to run only on CPU.