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Would a long-time block target be annoying?

Lets imagen for a second that I have an idea for a really unique coin and not just a clone ... If I created this coin to have an average new block-time of 1 day would it need to give more coins for a ...
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Does anyone have test data that illustrates the CryptoNight 7 algorithm?

With the new CryptoNight 7 algorithm Monero introduced back in April, does anyone have an example of a data blob and a nonce that successfully hashes the block? I'm trying to figure out how to test ...
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How can I tell what difficulty my solution is?

I read that sometimes a pool will report a "Low difficulty share" error if the solution indeed did not match the specified difficulty but it could also be reported if someone had already found a nonce ...
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What is “aes_round” in the Monero hashing algorithm?

I'm embarking on the fool's errand of attempting to understand the Monero hash algorithm. Using this link -- https://cryptonote.org/cns/cns008.txt, I'm struggling to understand this step 3. ...
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What's the scratchpad for?

Attempting to follow the pseudo-code here -- What exactly has been changed in PoW algorithms in the v7 fork?, I was curious about this part of the Monero hashing algorithm ... scratchpad = ...
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Does Monero still use the Cryptonight algorithm since the fork?

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 ...
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How does the difficulty adjustment for monero work?

For context, the Monero hashrate has recently experienced a large, sudden drop in hashrate. The network will adjust the hash rate accordingly, however it will take a certain amount of time for this ...
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Which is the unit of the global difficulty?

I saw the global difficulty of Monero usually is showed as something like 80926050199 without unit, 80926050199.126 with no unit or 80G. Could someone explain to me which is the unit of the global ...
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What happened at Monero difficulty from Nov 2017 to Jan 2018?

During latest days of November 2017 Monero difficulty, according to this chart, was around 30G and now is around 80G. What happened to it? And what should we expect for the near future?
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How many hashes are needed to solve a Monero block of difficulty 1?

For example, for ZCash, it takes, on average, 8192 hashes (aka "solutions") to solve a block of difficulty 1. That number is determined in the source code by a 256-bit target threshold (...
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Monero Pool job contents, blob length

I am trying to understand the contents, their meaning and their volatility of the job we receive from Monero pool. For example data from pool: {"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0","error":null,"result":{"id":"...
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Keep mining to replace an already published block

If two miners find a valid block for the same height, the block with the largest difficulty is selected and the other one is rejected by the network (orphaned), regardless of their discovery timestamp....
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Overview of what happens when I run monerod diff

Just curious if there's some calculation that happens or what exactly because when I ran it on my machine it froze for a solid minute before giving me the difficulty....froze the whole machine nothing ...
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What will the Monero Research Lab be working on in the future, after RingCT has released?

Will they be looking more into quantum proofing the Monero protocol or Cuckoo Cycle testing etc?
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Research on difficulty algorithm

A new difficulty algorithm is said to be researched in https://getmonero.org/design-goals/, with a new MRL paper underway. I see nothing new on https://github.com/monero-project/research-lab/ about ...