POWA – With hybrid PoW you could have 2 algos: an ASIC friendly one that counters botnets and a CPU friendly one that allows decentralized mining. Nether alone is even capable of a 51% attack. (reddit.com)

Damn… think about it: this is the key for decentraliced mining: With hybrid PoW you could have 2 algos: an ASIC friendly one that counters botnets and a CPU friendly one that allows decentralized mining. Nether alone is even capable of a 51% attack. blackmarble: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/60j1zi/

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Buying a Gridseed Mini ASIC Miner -Beginner

I’m new to the field of cryptocurrencies.It seems that without good hardware i cannot earn anything.As a starter – is Gridseed Mini ASIC Miner a good choice to buy http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gridseed-mini-asic-miner-review-and-giveaway/

Will it cost too much electricity? Can i make something out of it?

Please advice

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Does ASIC miners leave a trace in the mining history of bitcoin?

I have a research interest in understanding the spread of innovation, and the adoption of ASIC machines in the Bitcoin mining community is particularly relevant.

Does ASIC machines typically leave a trace in the blocks that they mined? Would a particular type of machine leave such trace/record/identifier in the transaction record?

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FPGA or ASIC ? Verilog or VHDL?

I actually am a low-level programmer, (C and ASM), and I’d like to go even lower, and learn VHDL and/or Verilog.

I did some research about these 2 languages and about the 2 different type of chips that are FPGAs and ASICs, I found that you can program and reprogram FPGAs with Verilog, and you can program ASICs once and only once using VHDL language.

So if I want to experiment, should I buy FPGAs and learn Verilog ? And when I have a final version, should I buy an ASIC, program it with VHDL and get it to work ?

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