Discussion about Primecoin and its infra. Primecoin is a very innovative cryptocurrency, being the 1st non Hash-Cash PoW crypto, naturally scarce (not artificially), with very fast confirmations (1min), elastic readjusting reward & a useful mining (byproducts are primes). Primecoin is sustainable (miners are guaranteed to have revenues), and decentralized (ASIC/FPGA are not particularly advantaged). Sidechain for decentralized data applications (e.g. Storj) currently in development.
This might seem like a fairly abstract question and might not be answerable, but I'm trying to calculate the rough odds of getting a single block hash correct per attempt. This is for the purpose of explanation/analogy rather than something I need to calculate. I notice there's a "Bitcoin difficulty" which is currently at 860 billion-ish. Is it reasonable to interpret this as a 1/860,000,000,000 chance of a correct hash, or does it not mean that? Given the network's current hash rate of approx 5,000,000 TH/s that number would seem absurdly low. I assume it's some sort of scaling factor. Given a correct answer occurs (by design) every 10 minutes that equates to roughly 3e+21 hashes before a correct hash is registered. I have no idea what that is in human numbers but more than 860 billion is a given. Is it right (probability-wise) to put the odds of a single hash attempt at 1/3e+21 or does it not work that way? Can anyone help me out with the ballpark math here?
I figured that i can get estimated ROI for 700$ on genesis cloud mining, in about 1 year or so mining bitcoin, hash calculator says its gonna take 6 months but i really doubt. Even if i take in count the fees for bitcoin, it still looks too easy, am i missing something? Or does this ROI rate actually makes sense?
How do People Calculate the Total Hash Power of Bitcoin
I see this number everywhere but I have no idea how anyone could know that. How does it work?!? Edit: How can you see that until they succeed? You don't see all the failed hashes, right? And how do you know who to watch? 🤔
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