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It would never, ever happen. The increase in difficulty and the reduction in mining reward would mean that you would never, ever accumulate anywhere near 1 BTC with a mining speed that low. You would need to be more than a billion times faster. Mining is perfectly competitive. Trying to mine with hardware like that is like trying to win a race to build a ...


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bitcoin had more power than the top 500 supercomputers This is a nonsensical comparison. Sure, nothing compares to the aggregate of all Bitcoin miners in quickly computing the last 32 bits of the double-SHA256 hash of particularly structured 80-byte inputs. But at the same time, Bitcoin mining hardware can also literally not do anything else. It can't ...


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You’re not going to get any solid answers for what is safe and possible. Mining hardware varies a lot in what the chips can actually perform at reliably, even between individual units of the same model. Overclocking mining hardware in general is a fools errand, there’s a non linear relationship between the frequency and power usage. That is, by adding 20% ...


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No, this is not possible. Energy sources are not part of the blockchain.


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ZCash uses Equihash algorithm for proof of work rather than SHA256, so if it uses ASICs, the hardware would definitely not be compatible.


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No, it would not. A node that uses BIP 157/158 is not a full node. It is not downloading every single block and making sure that all blocks and transactions are valid, thus it is not a full node. You can already run a full node without storing the entire blockchain. For a very long time now, Bitcoin Core has supported pruning where it discards old blocks ...


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A Bitcoin mining ASIC: does not attempt to complete a single hash, rather fragments of two SHA256 compression rounds which is then compared to a target, the result is never returned can not accept arbitrary information that is not in the form of a partial SHA256 compression round So in terms of competitiveness, a CPU can actually complete a SHA256 hash, ...


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1) >How can this phone act as a "FULL NODE" of BTC? Is this really true? You could throw away your full node on linux computer, and instead use the HTC phone? A smartphone is just a lower power computer that fits in your pocket. For a computer to be a full node, it just needs to run full node software. Phones can already do this, and it seems like HTC is ...


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2) Is such a fullnode phone helpful and positive impact on the overall btc network (what are the positive impacts?)? In addition to what @Andrew wrote, its worth noting that a user should want to run a full node for their own gain, not just ‘for the health of the network’. Certainly more full nodes creates a more robust network, but we don’t depend on user ...


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Bitcoin clients no longer use version 2 or version 1 in the block headers. Block version is now defined as per BIP-9, and miners use specific bits in the block version number to signal their support for specific soft-forks in the bitcoin protocol. The top 3 bits of the blocks must be 001, so the range of actually possible nVersion values is from 0x20000000 ...


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the hash rate for bitcoin tripled from around 15 EH/s to 45 EH/s. Why is this the case? Well, at the simplest level, that means more hashing power is being used to secure the network. This could mean that a larger number of ASIC units are running, and/or that more efficient ASIC units are being created and used. A more efficient ASIC would perform more ...


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No, hardware compatibility issues will rise if you try to mine ZCash on an ASIC miner. Both ZCash and bitcoin are mined using different algorithms so you cannot use the same hardware for mining.


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The main hardware difference is, the hash board heat sinks are different heights! You cannot use all 3 S9i hash boards in a regular S9. The S9i heat sinks are 3mm smaller on the bigger heat sink side(silver) and the smaller brown heat sinks on the other side are 3mm taller. You can only fit 2 S9i hash boards in a S9 housing.


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No. The hardware would be ineffective, as it is designed to only calculate sha256. Try a different sha256 coin and convert it to Litecoin.


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