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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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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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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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Mining Bitcoin with scrypt, what will happen.. i

Bitcoin Core uses SHA-256d as its proof-of-work function. If you use a different hashing algorithm such as Scrypt, your work output cannot produce a valid block for the Bitcoin blockchain—you are only ...
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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 equihash/scrypt suitable for pooled mining?

I should have read the Equihash paper. Basically the PoW is still one big loop going over a 160-bit nonce, but in the body there is the solving of the generalized birthday problem using Wagner's ...
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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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