This stands for “Application Specific Integrated Circuit”, which is designed for a specific purpose like mining. An ASIC is a specialized computer chip designed for a specific task, like mining cryptocurrencies. In simple terms, it's a custom-built hardware that focuses on efficiently performing a particular job, such as solving complex mathematical problems to validate and secure transactions on a blockchain. In the context of cryptocurrency, ASICs are commonly used for mining, providing higher processing power and energy efficiency compared to general-purpose computers.

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