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In general there is no such recommendation. Python is quiet useful for quick prototyping, but is generally very slow. Too slow to do any expensive computations. However, you can, for instance, write you core analysis functions in c and then use them in your python analysis tools. This is actually a quiet common method of going about things.


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If nothing else, it makes the output of the pool irrecoverable. One of Fortuna's goals is to make prior Fortuna outputs safe from a compromise (the discovery of all of Fortuna's current data by an adversary). If the pool continued on without a reset, with little or no entropy added before the compromise took place, the adversary could more easily calculate ...


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As noted by izaera, that reset of the pool is explicitly specified in Fortuna, and not an implementation artifact. The pools in Fortuna are SHA-256 hashes. By definition, in order to obtain a pool's result, the SHA-256 hash must be obtained (in the present code, that's the job of sha256_done). With a standard SHA-256 implementation, there is no way to ...



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