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Sep 14, 2018

The next time you hear in the media “miners earn bitcoin by solving highly complex math problems”, you’ll understand exactly what it is they’re doing. Problems with Proof-of-Work. Proof-of-Work mining isn’t the only known method for a decentralised network to reach consensus. However, it is the most secure and, to date, the most

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Sep 6, 2018

The proof-of-work involves scanning for a value that when hashed, such as with SHA-256, the hash begins with a number of zero bits. The average work required is exponential in the number of zero bits required and can be verified by executing a single hash. For our timestamp network, we implement the proof-of-work by incrementing a nonce in the

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Date
Sep 13, 2018

Proof of work is simple to define. It is a really hard task to do, that is easy for somebody to verify once you have done it. Think of proof of work like a labor task around the house, like cleaning out a storage room or painting the house.

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Sep 2, 2018

This protects the block chain from tampering. The most widely used proof-of-work scheme is SHA-256, which was introduced by Bitcoin. Some other hashing algorithms that are used for proof-of-work include scrypt, Blake-256, CryptoNight, HEFTY1, Quark, SHA-3, scrypt-jane, scrypt-n and combinations.