- Monero, Ravencoin, Nerva, Haven, and Webchain are among some popular crypto that can still be mined profitably with a CPU
Mining Bitcoin and most other major cryptocurrencies with a computer processing unit (CPU) essentially yields nothing and is unprofitable due to electricity costs and difficulty levels. However, there are still a handful of cryptocurrencies that can be successfully mined with a CPU.
The only major cryptocurrency that can be profitably mined with a CPU is Monero, which is the top stealth cryptocurrency. This is because Monero had a hard fork in November which disabled application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and graphics processing unit (GPU) miners, leaving only CPU miners. A high-performance computer processor can mine Monero at 23 KH/s, which is enough to yield 11 Monero in a year.
Other cryptocurrencies that can be mined with a CPU include Nerva, which does not allow mining pools, and Ravencoin, which has a special algorithm that only works for CPUs. Webchain is another option, mostly because it has fewer than 150 miners. Finally, Haven can be successfully CPU mined, since it uses an obscure algorithm that was previously abandoned by Monero and is therefore no longer popular among miners.
Thus, although Bitcoin cannot be mined with a CPU anymore, there are still some options left for CPU miners.
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