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Re: GNUnet PoWs hashfunction

From: Bernd Fix
Subject: Re: GNUnet PoWs hashfunction
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2020 11:58:51 +0000
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On 4/18/20 11:24 AM, Jeff Burdges wrote:
> As an aside, there is a verifiable delay function (VDF) project by
> the ethereum foundation, which protect against parallelism.  I’d
> expect VDFs provide less protection against ASICs per se than Argon2,
> but they should ideally provide relatively high confidence in ASIC
> speed.  VDFs should only consume one core while running, which might
> improve user experience.  We can chat about this once some VDF
> achieves the desired confidence in ASIC speed.  ;)

Actually something like VDF would be much better than a PoW in the
context of revocation. I was trying to find something along the same
lines (PoET, proof-of-elapsed-time) but to no avail.

Do you have anything public you can refer to? Would love to read more
about that. Thanks.     >Y<

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