Finding that random numbers work well at finding a viable hash in any given Bitcoin block; for example, in 4 runs my script found the best hash for the genesis block 3 times, and the other hash ending in 32 bits of 0 once. And all of those were using fewer tries than the brute-force method. Now if I can just get the bugs out of my script I might start making some money. However, it does run significantly slower than the brute-force script at about 530KHash per second per thread compared to 850KHash.

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