Raspberry Pi 2 – Can It Revolutionize Bitcoin Mining?

Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers distributed by RS Components, Egoman and Newark Element14.

Based on the Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC) which includes VideoCore IV GPU and 1GB ram, the Raspberry Pi 2 can be connected to any LCD/LED via HDMI, a keyboard and a mouse to operate as a fully operational computer on various operating systems such as Windows 10 and Linux (Ubuntu).

The Raspberry Pi was released in February 2015 and has been sold for a fixed price of US$35 worldwide. Due to its economical advantages and portability, the single board computers have been popular among developers and hackers.

Quite recently, an increasing number of miners and hackers have begun to examine the technological capability of the Raspberry Pi 2, by using it to mine bitcoins or process transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Mining Bitcoin using Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 2’s relatively large ram memory and high processing power can handle several miner software such as BFGMiner, a modular ASIC/FPGA featuring monitoring and remote interface capabilities.


Once BFGMiner is installed, users can start mining by providing necessary command

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