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How does scrypt pow work?

It's the same: the proof-of-work is that the scrypt hash of the block header must start with a certain number of zeros (or, more precisely, be numerically less than a certain target value). However, ...
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Can the Antminer S3 mine Bitcoin using Scrypt algorithm?

No. Bitcoin does not use Scrypt, so you cannot use something that mines Scrypt to mine Bitcoin. Furthermore, the Antminer S3 is a Bitcoin miner, it can only mine SHA256d coins, such as Bitcoin. So it ...
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Are received BTCs really mine?

Wallets will only consider outputs to be theirs if it is something that it can spend from. This usually entails checking the output script against the set of scripts that your addresses will be used ...
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How is Scrypt ASIC-resistant?

The Scrypt algorithm started out as an "ASIC-resistant" algorithm, but it isn't anymore. Because it is highly memory-intensive, it was thought to be prohibitive to design and use ASICs for it. ...
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Why did Litecoin choose the scrypt factors that they did?

Litecoin basically copied the parameters from a coin called tenebrix. The parameters were chosen partially because using more memory intensive parameters caused the GUI to be noticeably slow. Listen ...
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What is the benchmark that mining ASICs are measured with to determine the hash rates?

When a mining ASIC claims to run at 1 MH/s or 10MH/s or even 1000 GH/s, at what difficulty 10 MHash/s means that the chip can do 10 million hashes per second, regardless of what the difficulty is. ...
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Is the a library for generating signatures and transactions for scrypt coins?

The use of scrypt vs SHA256 has an impact on proof of work but no impact on the signature scheme or transaction structures. The only thing that should impact you when using this library is the address ...
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How to make a CryptoCurrency (preferably using Scrypt) in depth

You can follow the discussions at How To Clone Scrypt Based Altcoins for Fun and Profit Direct Link: How To Clone Scrypt Based Altcoins for Fun and Profit ?
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What is the fastest way of litecoin mining?

To my knowledge, all public manufacturers of scrypt asics has ceased their operations. This doesn't mean that there's no scrypt asics being produced, just that they aren't for sale on the open market. ...
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Altcoin: Send/receive transactions between nodes have high failure rate

The issue has nothing to do with node density. You are getting the error can't broadcast immediately, no witness yet which means that segwit is not active on your coin yet so the spends of segwit ...
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How to build a p2sh who's scriptsig contains a Signature

You might want to review BIP16 (pay to script hash) https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0016.mediawiki The signature is not included in the redeem script, typically just the public key. (...
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Difference between scrypt and sha-256 mining?

are both these two algorithms different from each other? Yes. Different algorithms with different (invention) purposes: SHA256's goal was to be extremely hard to be collided, while Scrypt aimed to be ...
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Is there a reliable and accurate profitability calculator?

All the calculators I have seen have been correct. There are three typical sources of the confusion you are experiencing: 1. The calculator is NOT telling you what you will earn in the next 24 hours....
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How is Scrypt ASIC-resistant?

Scrypt is a highly memory-intensive algorithm: it generates and uses a very large number of pseudo-random values in computing the final output, and for efficiency reasons, all of these intermediate ...
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I have a full size a2 and it is a normal 120mm fan but you need to get one with high flow fans. I'm currently trying to find the best fans to keep me under 50 c but no be as loud as the original fans
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Besides mining Bitcoin what is another good use for an Antminer S1?

There are many other SHA256 coins. Whether they are "worth mining" will depend on their difficulty, market value, the cost of your electricity, and the value of the time it takes you to set them up. ...
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Full example data for scrypt Stratum-client

I don't have enough reputation to comment, but just to let you know, the example block header ends with "f8f1753dbdf441b00000000", but it should really be "b8f1753dbdf441b00000000" or fully: ...
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Is Vertcoin really ASIC resistant?

Flowertechnology is releasing 3 asic miners which can mine the new "scrypt-n" algorythm 1. july... It's been on pre-order for some time
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AltCoins based on Scrypt - How to do transactions with PHP?

I have a library in PHP for bitcoin transactions - https://github.com/Bit-Wasp/bitcoin-lib-php. It's mainly focussed on Bitcoin, and there are one or two places where hardcoded constants make dealing ...
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