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The Odroid XU4 is an uber-powerful single-board computer (SBC). It’s a superb Raspberry Pi alternative which, with its octa-core processing, is capable of running a variety of operating systems. Since cryptocurrency mining on the Raspberry Pi is possible, Odroid crypto mining is feasible as well. Learn about Odroid XU4 cryptocurrency mining!
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