Browsing the "ProgPoW" Tag

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."

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.

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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.

Ethereum Mining Pool Receives Mysterious $300K Blockchain Payout

| Christine Kim

Cryptocurrency mining pool Sparkpool received a payout today of over $300,000 for mining one block on the ethereum blockchain.

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.

Ethereum Miner Linzhi Calls Out Project Coders for Proposed ASIC Ban

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Shenzhen-based miner manufacturer Linzhi has pushed back against ethereum's “tentative” decision to block specialized ASIC hardware.

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A Multi-Million Dollar Bet Ethereum’s Proof-of-Stake Isn’t Coming Soon

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

One of the top crypto ASIC chip makers is betting big ethereum's biggest plans might not come to pass.

Ethereum Security Lead Joins Effort to Oust Blockchain’s Big Miners

| Christine Kim

Security lead for the Ethereum Foundation said today that he supports swift action to remove ASIC mining hardware from the ethereum platform.