[bitcoin-dev] Making AsicBoost irrelevant

Timo Hanke timo.hanke at web.de
Wed May 11 18:28:42 UTC 2016


Sorry, you must have meant all 12 bytes. That makes finding a collision
substantially harder. However, you may have to restrict yourself to 10
bytes because you don't know if any hardware does timestamp rolling
on-chip. Also you create an incentive to mess around with the version bits
instead, so you would have to fix that as well. So it basically means a new
mining header with the real blockheader as a child header.

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 9:24 AM, Timo Hanke <timo.hanke at web.de> wrote:

> Luke, do you mean to replace the first 4 bytes of the second chunk (bytes
> 64..67 in 0-based counting) by the XOR of those 4 bytes with the first 4
> bytes of the midstate? (I assume you don't care about 12 bytes but rather
> those 4 bytes.)
>
> This does not work. All it does is adding another computational step
> before you can check for a collision in those 4 bytes. It makes finding a
> collision only marginally harder.
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 7:28 AM, Luke Dashjr via bitcoin-dev <
> bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>
>> On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:20:55 PM Sergio Demian Lerner via
>> bitcoin-dev
>> wrote:
>> > On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 6:43 PM, Sergio Demian Lerner <
>> > sergio.d.lerner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > You can find it here:
>> > >
>> https://bitslog.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/the-re-design-of-the-bitcoin-blo
>> > > ck-header/
>> > >
>> > > Basically, the idea is to put in the first 64 bytes a 4 byte hash of
>> the
>> > > second 64-byte chunk. That design also allows increased nonce space in
>> > > the first 64 bytes.
>> >
>> > My mistake here. I didn't recalled correctly my own idea. The idea is to
>> > include in the second 64-byte chunk a 4-byte hash of the first chunk,
>> not
>> > the opposite.
>>
>> What if we XOR bytes 64..76 with the first 12 bytes of the SHA2 midstate?
>> Would that work?
>>
>> Luke
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