Is it possible to create a cryptocurrency software that can run efficiently on a raspberryPi and has a mechanism to detect (based on maximum coin production?) if a node is using a better computer so the swarm rejects it's coins?

  • possible duplicate of Is there an altcoin that is only feasible to mine by CPU? Dec 3, 2014 at 23:45
  • @GregHewgill: Not a duplicate. This question wants a mining algorithm that not only can only run on a CPU, but only on the CPU of a Raspberry Pi. Dec 4, 2014 at 5:06
  • How would you be able to tell the difference between a thousand people with their own Raspberry Pis and one person with a very fast computer? You can solve a block with a different address every time, so there's not really a way to know.
    – morsecoder
    Dec 4, 2014 at 15:53

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It possible to inject hardware detecting code into code of your mining software, but to protect the mechanism you cannot publish it as an open-source. That will make your currency not so popular as others. Even if you will be succesful there are people that will change the Raspberry Pi CPU and pass-by your mechanism.

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