I've frequently heard the term "Pearldiver" around Iota. What exactly is it and what does it do?

  • @Helmar too broad?
    – Zauz
    Commented Oct 1, 2018 at 19:54

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"PearlDiver" is the name of the algorithm doing the PoW in the IRI. You can find the code in the official repo on github here.

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    the name of the Java reference implementation of this algorithm, to be more precise.
    – mihi
    Commented Oct 1, 2018 at 19:47

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