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Power-efficient #bitcoin mining coming soon to a CPU near you? Maybe:

Power-efficient #bitcoin mining coming soon to a CPU near you? Maybe:

The Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) is a cryptographic hashing algorithm specified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 180 (FIPS PUB 180)[1]. The SHA family of algorithms is heavily employed in many of the most common cryptographic applications today. Primary usages of SHA include data integrity, message authentication, and digital signatures. One example of the impact of SHA is every secure web session initiation includes SHA-1, the latest protocols involve SHA-256 as well, and then the session data transfers between client and server are also commonly protected by one of the two algorithms. Given SHA-1 and SHA-256 make up the vast majority of secure hashing usage cases, the Intel® SHA Extensions were designed to support only those two algorithms (note SHA-224 is also implicitly supported wit...

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