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Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:01:34 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Fwd: memory-hard password hashing

On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 03:36:32PM -0400, Erik Aronesty wrote:
> It is precisely vertcoin's experience with botnets that would lead me to
> want a GPU-friendly solution instead.   Represents a middle-ground.

yescrypt's ROM was also motivated in part by the threat of botnets.  You
don't need to go for GPUs for botnet resistance - you can use and depend
on a lot of RAM instead (more than you'd expect in most botnet nodes in
a few years' time).  Putting more RAM into servers doesn't have as many
drawbacks as putting GPUs in there.


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