Block Expands Into Crypto Mining With Mining Development Kit

  1. Block (formerly Square) plans to expand involvement in crypto mining
  2. Senior product lead seeks feedback for the mining development kit
  3. MDK includes industrial-grade hashboard and custom controller board

Block (formerly known as Square) has announced plans to expand its involvement in the cryptocurrency mining business by potentially developing a mining development kit. According to a blog post published on March 7, the international technology company, created by Jack Dorsey, is exploring ways to enhance its Bitcoin mining aspirations. Senior product lead for mining hardware, Naoise Irwin, is seeking comments on the concept via email.

If executed, the mining development kit (MDK) will offer a suite of tools to developers in an effort to increase the accessibility and efficiency of Bitcoin mining. The kit will consist of several components, including an industrial-grade Bitcoin mining hashboard that is compatible with the company’s custom-built control board and third-party controllers like Raspberry Pi.

Block also plans to design a custom controller board that will work in conjunction with the hashboard. The company is soliciting feedback from users regarding the hardware’s power requirements, necessary connectors, and pricing. As Block continues to expand its involvement in the cryptocurrency mining business, it remains to be seen how successful the development of the mining development kit will be.

In other news,, the world’s largest cryptocurrency network with over 80 million members, has announced that Visa cardholders in Brazil can now utilize Apple Pay.’s move is part of its effort to expand its global reach and provide its users with more flexible payment alternatives.

Read also:

disclaimer read more

Crypto News Land ( , also abbreviated as “CNL”, is an independent media entity — we are not affiliated with any company in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. We aim to provide fresh and relevant content that will help build up the crypto space since we believe in its potential to impact the world for the better. All of our news sources are credible and accurate as we know it, although we do not make any warranty as to the validity of their statements as well as their motive behind it. While we make sure to double-check the veracity of information from our sources, we do not make any assurances as to the timeliness and completeness of any information in our website as provided by our sources. Moreover, we disclaim any information on our website as investment or financial advice. We encourage all visitors to do your own research and consult with an expert in the relevant subject before making any investment or trading decision.

José is a crypto enthusiast who trades crypto night and day. He loves to share his trading stories and experiences in all his published articles. José likes to hang out and travel to meet new friends. Enjoys sushi, vodka, and tequila.