Blockchain Mining Hardware
Behind every peice of software, is a correlating peice of hardware.
As the blockchain mining process is simply software, blockchain mining hardware is the supporting peice to this puzzle.
Mining hardware has drastically adapted to the ever-changing changing protocols.
In the early days of bitcoin mining, anyone could "mine" with a personal computer (PCs) at home.
Since then, mining hardware has progressed to specialized ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) mining chips.