Blockchain 101: Understand PoC in One Article

  • Shabal Hashing Algorithm
  • Plot Files
    When mining, the mining program reads pre-computed hash values from the hard drive and stores them. The files stored on the hard drive are Plot files.
  • Nonce
    Plot files contain some Nonces. A Nonce contains 8192 hashes and has a size of 256K bytes. Each Nonce is 8-byte.
  • Scoop
    Each Nounce contains 8192 hashes that are put into 4096 Scoops, and 2 hashes are placed in each Scoop.
  • Account ID
    This file is associated with the miner’s digital account ID when creating a Plot file. This ID is used to create a random number. Different miners will create different Nounces, although they may use the same nonce number.
  • Generation Signature
    Generation signature is generated based on the generation signature and miner ID of the previous block. This value is also included a block.

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