Einführung

2019-12-01T12:54:31+01:00Dezember 1st, 2019||

Der Begriff Plotten ist ein Name für die Bereitstellung von Speicherplatz für Berechnungen im Burstcoin-Netzwerk. Ein Plot ist eine Datei mit vorberechneten Hashes, die verwendet werden kann, um Blöcke für Burstcoin Blockchain zu erstellen. Die Plot-Files  werden später von der Mining-Software genutzt und können als die Hash-Rate des  Miners angesehen werden.

Algorithmen und Akronyme

2019-12-01T16:21:48+01:00Dezember 1st, 2019||

Before we dive deep into how plotting works we need to get familiar with all different terms used in the procedure. Shabal Shabal is the name of the crypto/hash function used in Burstcoin. Shabal is a rather heavy and slow crypto in relation to many other like i.e. SHA256. Because of this it makes it [...]

Generierung Nonce(s)

2019-12-01T16:23:02+01:00Dezember 1st, 2019||

The first step in creating a nonce is to make the first seed. The seed is a 16byte long value containing the account id that we will be generating a nonce for and the nonce number. When this is done we start to feed the Shabal256 function to get our first hash. We have [...]

POC2 Format

2019-12-01T16:23:34+01:00Dezember 1st, 2019||

The POC2 nonce format is created the same way as when we create POC1 with a slight addition to the end of the process. To create a POC2 formatted nonce we need to shuffle the data around. If we divide the nonce in 2 halves we get a range with scoops 0-2047 and 2048-4095. Let’s [...]

Plot Struktur

2019-12-01T16:24:05+01:00Dezember 1st, 2019||

When we are mining we read from one or more plot files. The miner software will open a plot file and seek the scoop locations to read the scoops data. If the plot file is unoptimized the scoop locations will be on more than one place. In the following example the miner will be seeking [...]

Gruppierungen und Dateinamen

2019-12-01T16:24:52+01:00Dezember 1st, 2019||

Stagger A stagger is basically a group of nonces in a plot file. The groups in the plot file is written in an optimized way. A given stagger number tells you how many nonces there are in each group. To find out how many groups there are in a plot file you take the number [...]

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