Sorry I have tried to study the yellow paper, but it sounds quite tough to me.. I know the mixhash is a formation of nonce, but I want to know what exactly "forms" the mixhash(e.g. header + nonce ?) and what's the algorithm and calculation?


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  • Thanks, I have found this answer before but I want to know the exact "function" to calculate the mixhash and how to generate it with, say, header + nonce, etc. Dec 17, 2016 at 15:33
  • The first google result gives the full specification as well as python code for this Dec 20, 2016 at 1:52
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    @TjadenHess and what if this question will be the first google result some day? :-) The idea is to collect all knowledge in one place, and this could be stack exchange in the future.
    – q9f
    Dec 20, 2016 at 10:46
  • This answer is now the first google result... and still now answer. 😢 Apr 3, 2020 at 10:42


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