The CryptoNight and CryptoNight Light PoW Algorithms

The CryptoNight and CryptoNight Light PoW Algorithms

CryptoNight is a Proof-of-Work algorithm which aims to be CPU-mining friendly.

CryptoNight Lite

A lighter version of CryptoNight which uses memory cache pages half the size (1 MB) of CryptoNight  (2 MB), which makes it possible to run on mobile devices. Theoretically 2X faster than CryptoNight.

Used by Aeon which additionally reduces block numbers by half through longer block periods (4 minutes), gaining an additional 2X speed advantage over CryptoNight.

Supported Mining Software

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