Quite surprised no-one has broached this question before (everyone seems to be obsessed with mining or having a strong irrefutable opinion despite not even having basic programming skills) and I can’t seem to find an answer anywhere.
With Bitcoin - we take our 80 byte blockheader and continually hash it; checking if the output hash is less than a given target. If the resulting hash isn’t less than the target, we increase the nonce value and try again. However once we do find a hash that meets our requirements, we send our header and data to the network and our ‘winning hash’ becomes the blockhash of the subsequent block.
With Zcash, a similar process occurs; except our ‘solution’ is 1,344 bytes long (or a 2688 char hex string).
What process then occurs making the solution usable as the next blockhash?
Or a different wording; how does the solution relate to the next blockhash?