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Author Topic: Using CGMiner or any other KNC-compatible miner to hash non-coin SHA-256 hashes  (Read 1478 times)
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October 18, 2014, 11:10:59 PM
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My question is, is it possible? Would there be a way to convert a KnC Jupiter to a super-computer, cracking non-coin SHA256 hashes? I'm not talking about hashing passwords, I'm talking about cracking any SHA256 hash generated. I know it sounds like an insanely strange thing to ask, but, I just want to know.

Side note, I'm not asking this to crack passwords. I don't need accounts for anything...






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October 18, 2014, 11:50:15 PM
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No, being ASICs they can only do one thing and that's hash the blockchain (or something just like the bitcoin blockchain) twice looking for enough zeroes in the hash. They don't even fully hash sha256, they don't crack passwords, they can't take any random input, their output can't be changed. See every other thread about other uses for ASICs.

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