[ExI] Bitcoins Again

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed May 15 10:32:21 UTC 2013

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 05:55:52PM -0400, Mike Dougherty wrote:

> I wonder what else humanity might be doing with such resources if not

Brute-forcing cryptohashes is not all-purpose, and hence
not particularly exciting. At least you can accelerate other
things with GPGPU, but ASICs are a lot less flexible
(brute-forcing passwords, maybe, but here you're competing
with rainbow tables, unless hashes are salted).

> competing for shares of the future?  Or if ultimately that's what
> we're doing no matter what we use to measure the shares...  hmm.

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