Cheating ASICs and Mining Software


I've noticed the recently solved block hashes have started with a number of zeros (8 last time I checked). Couldn't we just tell our mining hardware/software to assume the first few digits are in fact zeros and give us a head start?


Posted 2013-11-29T05:06:43.850

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All block hashes start with a certain number of zeroes by design. The nature of a hash is that knowing something about the output does not help you figure out what the input is supposed to be (at least in theory). So in short, no.


Posted 2013-11-29T05:06:43.850

Reputation: 307