Nonce (一次性的随机数 yīcìxìng de suíjīshù) refers to an automatically generated and meaningless random number that is used for mining cryptocurrency. After being used once in solving a difficult mathematic problem, it would be refused if it cannot solve the problem and a new nonce would also be tested until the problem is solved.
- 一 (yī) as in some or a few (一些 yīxiē), fixed or definite (一定 yīdìng) or same (一样 yīyàng); 次 (cì) as in once more (再次 zàicì) or each time (每次 měicì); 性 (xìng) as in character (性格 xìnggé or 个性 gèxìng) or gender (性别 xìngbié). 一次性 (yīcìxìng) means once only, as in non-returnable container (一次性包装 yīcìxìng bāozhuāng).
- 随 (suí) as in casual (随便 suíbiàn), at any time (随时 suíshí) or follow (跟随 gēnsuí); 机 (jī) as in chance (机会 jīhuì), mobile phone (手机 shǒujī) or airplane (飞机 fēijī); 数 (shù) as in number (数字 shùzì), mathematics (数学 shùxué) or age (岁数 suìshù). 随机数 (suíjīshù) means a random number.