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What is the lowest possible value for target?

However, can it be 0 given the way the target is encoded in nBits? Yes. The encoding in nBits for target 0 is 0x00000000. Since the smallest legal value for the lower 24 bits is 0x008000 and if we ...
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Why does the Stratum protocol use a Share Difficulty of 2^32?

bitcoin block headers have a field called Bits where the difficulty target is encoded as a 32 bits integer the lower the target, the more difficult it is to generate a block. mining shares are regular ...
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