Posts Tagged ASIC

Faster SHA-256 ASICs using carry reduced adders

The core part of Bitcoin mining is performing a double SHA-256 hash digest and comparing the result against the target. Two years ago, in 2013, the first Bitcoin ASIC miners appeared on the market. Since then, mining ASIC technology advanced both in terms of the manufacturing technology (the node) and in terms of design, to […]

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Ethereum “Dagger” PoW function is flawed

Ethereum is a new cryptocurrency that attempts to provide a Turing complete scripting system for cryptocurrencies and other complex contracts. It may seem to the newcomers that it is a radical new design, but it is not. The first coin to propose such a system was QixCoin (a Turing complete coin) and it was published […]