What is Dash?
Dash (DASH) is an open sourced, privacy-centric digital currency. It
was originally released as XCoin (XCO) on January 18, 2014.
Litecoin and Dash
With chained hashing, high end CPUs give an average return similar to
that of GPUs. Another side effect of the algorithm is that GPUs run at
about 30% less wattage than scrypt and 30% to 50% cooler, putting less
stress on the computing setup and ensuring lower energy bills for
Estimated 22 million coins maximum, with a 7% decrease in the number of
coins generated per year.
Dash uses a chained hashing algorithm approach called X11. Instead
of using the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) 256 or Scrypt it uses a
sequence of eleven scientific hashing algorithms for the proof-of-work.