Would it be possible to convert Bitcoin ASIC miner from BTC to Monero(XMR)?

For instance, convert the Titan BTC dragon miner firmware to mine Monero : http://titanminer.com/?product=lketc-dragon-miner-bitcoin-asic-1-5ths-sha-256

Would it work in theory the Monero P2P network?

1 Answer 1


No, not at all. Bitcoin ASICs are designed with the singular purpose of performing Sha-256 hashing - it's literally written in the silicon. Monero uses the Cryptonight hash function which makes use of AES encryption and several hashing algorithms, Keccak, Blake-256, JH-256, Groestl-256, and Skein-256.

Reference: https://cryptonote.org/cns/cns008.txt

  • 1
    You could specify these "several hashing algorithms" to make your answer better.
    – janowitz
    Commented Feb 15, 2017 at 1:18
  • 1
    Good point. Added.
    – jwinterm
    Commented Feb 15, 2017 at 1:44
  • so given the current tech available in the market, we can only mine using common retail GPU and CPU? I mean, there is no hardware specific which can mine monero?
    – Fnr
    Commented Dec 18, 2017 at 23:08

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.