Leading developers of Ethereum pre-agreed regarding the new updates to the code base of the platform, which will allow you to block access to ASIC mining devices. This writes CoinDesk, citing the results of another online meeting key figures in the Ethereum ecosystem.
During the meeting there was a proposal called ProgPoW – if it is accepted, the production of ETH in the future will be exclusively on a more traditional hardware like graphics cards, limiting the influence of ASIC miners.
Ethereum head of security Martin Canvas Svend said that he supports the update code, because it will ultimately help with the transition to the algorithm Proof-of-Stake.
“Today we know that Ethhash has a vulnerability and they exploited. That is why I would like to update the code as soon as possible — thanks to this we could get extra time for the transition to Proof-of-Stake,” said the Svend.
The head on public relations of the Ethereum Foundation Hudson Jameson, in turn, said that the consensus in this issue is really close:
“I think we reached a preliminary agreement on the implementation ProgPoW, if only in the process of testing will not be revealed serious shortcomings or there are other obstacles of a similar nature”.
The proposal, barring anything unforeseen, should not be included in the forthcoming upgrade of Ethereum called Constantinople. Work on it, according to developers, will be a few more months.
Constantinople, in turn, must be activated on the unit 7,080,000 .
According to the release Manager Parity Africa Choedon, it will happen “within 10 minutes after 12:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 16. About support for the upcoming hard forks already announced two major exchanges Binance and OKEx.