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Discussion in 'Proof-of-work Mining' started by visred, Dec 16, 2015.

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  1. 2017/12/15 - Decred v1.1.2 released! → Release Notes  → Downloads
  1. sevenfold

    sevenfold New Member

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    What about retargeting difficulty?
    Every block or we got the problem that difficulty spike high as bitcoin?
     
  2. zero

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    Is there any date yet for start mining?
     
  3. LastNinja

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    #63 LastNinja, Jan 8, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2016
    The date was given in the original ANN as "January 18th, 2016", but it may as well get delayed by a week according to @_ingsoc.
     
  4. LastNinja

    LastNinja Full Member

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    I've been told on IRC the testnet isn't public. Is there any other way to run tests before the mainnet will go live?
     
  5. davecgh

    davecgh Hero Member
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    As far as I know, the plan is still to make testnet public approximately one week before the mainnet launch. Per the following post by ingsoc, the mainnet launch has been delayed:

     
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  6. Aniara

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    This is the same algo that Blakecoin uses right? Or have you modified the blake256 compared to the miner they used? cgminer with blake algo.
     
  7. davecgh

    davecgh Hero Member
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    Decred uses 14 round blake256 whereas BlakeCoin uses 8 round.
     
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  8. Maicol792

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    Saffroncoin .... using blake256 14 round
     
  9. Aniara

    Aniara Jr. Member

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    Ahh ok, that's a bit different then, I haven't really done a comparison. But it sounds like an improvment. :)
     
  10. what different Blake256 14 round with Blake256 8 round generally on security ?
     
  11. Maicol792

    Maicol792 New Member
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    Saffroncoin .... using blake256 14 round
     
  12. Anarki

    Anarki Jr. Member

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    It's just how many iterations or loops it does and blake256 at 14 rounds does it 6 more times creating a different output with extra processing time, really no security increase other than that.
     
  13. ceejep

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    The number of rounds is proportional to pre-image resistance for many compression-based hash functions. If you reduce the number of rounds of SHA256 to be less than 53, the hash function is basically broken.
     
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  14. davecgh

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    There have been valid Boomerang attacks on 8 round blake256. Source.
     
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  15. kirigi

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    More number of rounds means increased resistance to collisions and thus more security and more Work (PoW). Breaking 8 rounds doesn't mean breaking 14 rounds. It's all mathematics.
     
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  16. i think more power to broke up that have more secure
     
  17. drunkenmugsy

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    Where can you find decent info on setting up a blake FPGA for decred? It seems to be hiding very, very well.
     
  18. jimmy16

    jimmy16 Jr. Member

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    You don’t! if its for rent.. you are a speculator hopping the price will change later. I worked with a miner for rent on ethereum and as soon as it was profit he was gone. Don’t know if you notes the ant miners for sale all over ebey.. the big guys can mine it till its not worth it. then when every one has gone start back up.. my mining is for knowledge.
     
  19. LastNinja

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    Maybe devs do not want to see large GPU/FPGA mining farms immediately centralize and control Decred PoW mining. Could be one reason they avoided 8 rounds despite some people begging for it to be able to merge mine this coin at lowest cost. Just a guess.
     
  20. jimmy16

    jimmy16 Jr. Member

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    Well I hope not.. I would like to have some fun and play with it before it bangs out a billion.. then it will be out of reach for experimentation.
     

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