The Secure Hash Algorithms family was published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). SHA-256 is a cryptographic hash function that uses 32-bit words. This algorithm is a pioneer in cryptocurrency and was implemented in Bitcoin.

Coins that can be mined with SHA-256:

Veles[sha-256] Bitcoin

Best devices to mine SHA-256