The development kit is designed as having several components that would increase the accessibility and openness of bitcoin mining hardware.
Jack Dorsey’s Block has published a new blog which details the Mining Development Kita new project that would seem to reproduce the Lightning SDK And Bitcoin Development Kit projects, giving developers access to bitcoin mining projects focused on integrating bitcoin mining into various new use cases.
The blog also describes how the company began developing its own bitcoin mining semiconductor chips, saying that “these specially designed application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) are the primary way bitcoin is mined today. today and will serve as the foundation for a full suite of bitcoin mining products intended to accelerate the pace of innovation in bitcoin mining.
Block then says that he plans to create the MDK and wants to get more feedback from the community. The MDK as Block “currently envisions” it would have four components:
- A “powerful, reliable and industrial-grade” bitcoin mining hashboard.
- A custom controller board designed to work with the hashboard.
- An open-source firmware, software API, and web interface, which would allow developers to modify key performance parameters of the hashboard.
- And comprehensive reference materials and supporting documentation “to facilitate easy hash table customization”.
“The intent behind the MDK is to provide developers with a suite of tools to help unleash creativity and innovation in bitcoin mining hardware,” the blog post describes. “With the MDK, we see a significant opportunity to increase the accessibility and openness of bitcoin mining hardware, to accelerate innovation in the field.”
The post ends with a promise of future updates in the coming weeks and months, and a call to action for feedback which can be directed to email@example.com.