I am a student and doing research on Bitcoin. I wanted to know how mining is done but I wanted it see the some basic java code. Can some one provide me with resources? I would appreciate if some one can suggest me some libraries to look into. I checked BitcoinJ but found out that it does not support mining.


  • There are several mining clients written in Java. en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_software Does one of those answer your question?
    – Nick ODell
    Apr 6, 2015 at 19:03
  • @coder121: does it need to be a Java library? Which platform are you running it on? Android, per chance? Apr 10, 2015 at 12:38
  • @WizardOfOzzie It should be Java. I am not running on any mobile device. I wanted to run it on my pc.
    – EmbarkPro
    Apr 12, 2015 at 16:07

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One of the very fist GPU miners was in java using OpenCL. It was called DiabloMiner and you can find the source here;-


It hasn't been updated the the past two years but it is still fully functional.

  • Will surely look into this.
    – EmbarkPro
    Apr 15, 2015 at 18:19
  • 2019- Does not support the current protocol Jun 7, 2019 at 0:44

I'm not aware of any Java mining code existing, and I would not expect it to: mining needs to be as fast as possible, so you wouldn't want to write it in a language that runs on a virtual machine.

Since the reference implementation, Bitcoin Core, stands as the ultimate documentation of the protocol, and it is written in C++, I would say that anyone doing research on Bitcoin needs at least a competent reading knowledge of C++. Once you have that, you can read the mining code in Bitcoin Core.

  • Thanks Nate. But I am not competent in C++ .Hence I am looking for something in Java.
    – EmbarkPro
    Apr 15, 2015 at 18:19
  • @Coder121: My point is that I think your best bet to reaching a full understanding of this process is to learn enough C++ to read the existing code. I don't think it will be a tremendous leap if you already know Java. Apr 15, 2015 at 19:42

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