Ok, I have read about the Lithium Luna release that's supposed to be ASIC resistant. However, I'm unclear about whether Monero is now using a new hash algorithm. Is Monero still using its CryptoNight algorithm or some variant?

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Broadly speaking, it is still using the Cryptonight design, but the v7 hardfork included some modifications to the algorithm to brick the current generation of ASICs.

See https://github.com/monero-project/monero/pull/3253/files

All v6 mining software, including pools, have had to upgrade to match the new algorithm.


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