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I want to try to use my Bitcoin miner (ANTMiner S4) to generate SHA256 hashes of arbitrary byte orders -- The first question is "is this possible?"

If so, the best way I can see to do it is to create a getwork/stratum server to dish-out the data to be hashed. Unfortunately, when reading about these protocols, the documentation isn't comprehensive.

I think , I can accomplish what I need by setting the "target" property of getwork to all high bits. I'm fuzzy on the 'data' property.

If anybody could take a brief second to explain how I could use my Antminer to hash say [0x0A, 0x0B, 0x0C], that would be amazing.

  • There are others ways to compute SHA256 right ? Why do you want to use a server for that ? – jgm Jun 18 '16 at 21:35

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