Reflecting back: getting that slow-hash to work aarch64

Reflecting back: getting that slow-hash to work aarch64

When we started experimenting with the ARM-based SBCs, such as Pine/Rok64, OrangePI, BananaPI, Odroid boxes and many other boards, we had an ultimate dream.

How good it would be to run a TurtleCoin node on a small, energy-efficient harware. How cool it would be to expand this to literally any other cryptonight-based coin?

The inspiration came to us from CASA, who do RaspberryPI-based node for Bitcoin.

However, at the time of our first experiments around June 2018, TurtleCoin and any other cryptonight-based privacy coins would segfault on a aarch64 ARM platform. According to our tests on OrangePI One Plus and Rock64 boards, this was including Monero, however, Monero guys at the time of experimenting and debugging in January 2019 would deny it.

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