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Funding Approved for Audit of Ethereum’s ProgPoW Mining Proposal

| Christine Kim

Funding has been raised to conduct a technical audit over "ProgPoW" – a hotly-debated proposal to change ethereum's mining algorithm.

Ethereum’s ProgPow Mining Change Approved Again, But Timeline Unclear

| Christine Kim

Ethereum core developers reaffirmed during a meeting today that mining algorithm change "ProgPoW" would be added to a coming hard fork.

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Ethereum’s ProgPoW Mining Change to Be Considered for Istanbul Upgrade

| Christine Kim

The code designed to enact ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, may feature the inclusion of a controversial mining algorithm said to…

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Ethereum’s ProgPoW Proposal: An Expensive Game of Whack-a-Mole

| Dovey Wan and Martina Long

Ethereum's ProgPoW proposal may appear to minimize the ASIC advantage, but it isn't as democratizing as claimed, argue Dovey Wan and Martina Long.

The Real Discussion About Ethereum’s Next Hard Fork Is About to Begin

| Christine Kim

Ethereum core developers have discussed a list of 29 proposed code changes to be included in ethereum's next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul.

Bitmain’s Jihan Wu: ASICs Are Making Ethereum More Decentralized

| Wolfie Zhao

The Bitmain co-founder says ASIC miners are making blockchains more decentralized and ethereum's ProgPow proposal could still be "ASICable."

The RadicalxChange Movement’s Crypto-Cypherpunk Appeal

| Christine Kim

CoinDesk looks at the appeal of the RadicalxChange movement and its dream of "reinventing institutions to fix problems" such as inequality.

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Ethereum Developers Start Search for New Hard Fork Coordinator

| Christine Kim

Developers in the ethereum community are seeking a new specialist to help coordinate major software upgrades in wake of a recent departure.

Bitmain Announces New, More Efficient 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

| Daniel Palmer

Bitmain Technologies has announced a new 7nm bitcoin mining processor that it says offers a big boost in energy efficiency.

Ethereum Developers Delay Mining Algorithm Change for Code Audit

| Nikhilesh De

During a public call Friday, a tentative decision on whether to implement the ethereum network's ProgPoW update was postponed.