Questions on: algorithms

I am working in a computational research lab, and we're taking a look at Bitcoin. I'm trying to develop a simulation of Bitcoin mining for a nonexistent computer architecture. I want to simulate the mining of a single block (say
Recycle lost/destroyed bitcoins by giving them back to miners Miners will continue to get more transactions and thus more fees If you already own bitcoin, this isn't a good thing as it increases the supply. That said, there is an altcoin called Freic
When creating a new crypto-currency, a compromise must be made regarding the proof-of-work algorithm. Should the algorithm selected be CPU-only, or the opposite? Both options have their pro's and con's. Should the creators use an algorithm that's eas
Signatures use DER encoding to pack the r and s components into a single byte stream (this is also what OpenSSL produces by default). Transaction Verification Transactions are cryptographically signed records that reassign ownership of Bitcoins to ne
Write your code in the clearest possible way, set specific measurable performance goals, measure the performance of your software, profile it to find the bottlenecks, and then if necessary optimise knowing whether processor or memory is your problem.
The target section of the block header is called nBits in the code. nBits is a 32-bit compact encoding of a 256-bit target threshold. It works like scientific notation, except that it uses base-256 instead of base-10
The hardware you are referring to are called Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), and they are named that for a reason. It's because they are not general purpose computers like desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. Instead, they are comp
A bitcoin address is a 20-byte hash of a 64-byte public key (plus an ID and checksum to bring it up to 25 bytes). As such, there are two theoretical possibilities with a clash: Two separate people own public keys which hash to the same value Two sepa