Remember what BTG devs said when Z9 mini was announced?
We will not allow that to happen.
Since then, after the 51% attack, even some of Z9 mini units has already arrived, but I didn’t hear anything about ASIC Hardfork from them.
What about BTCP, ZEN, ZCL, KMD?
I will update this post whenever a new ETA comes out. Please let me know if i missed something.
Zcash Co’s statement: While the foundation conducts its research, the Zcash Company’s focus will remain on: the safe and successful release of Overwinter (June, 2018) and Sapling (September 2018), and equipping our growing ecosystem (including wallets and exchanges like Gemini) to integrate Sapling successfully. (Source: https://blog.z.cash/zcash-company-statement-on-asics/) TL;DR: We are focusing on Sapling Update.
Zcash Foundation’s statement: Investigation and principled decision making. We are committing funds and effort to investigate the presence and power of ASICs on the Zcash network. We do not know for sure how effective the upcoming AntMiner Z9 mini will be, or the degree to which ASICs already affect the mining process, or whether more powerful ASICs will be developed in the future. All of these questions matter when deciding to change the Equihash parameters, adopt a new PoW type altogether, or welcome ASICs. Board member Andrew Miller is planning to create a proposal through the grants program to convene a Technical Advisory Board to provide scientifically grounded inputs into this decision. (Source: https://z.cash.foundation/blog/statement-on-asics/) TL;DR: ASIC-resistant is our priority, but we need some time to research.
ETA, Possible ETA: No official date, After sapling update (09/25)~
Dev’s statement:: dev left
ETA, Possible ETA: No official date, Never
Dev’s statement: We are going to upgrade to Equihash with a different parameter set, <144,5>, with some customization. We’ll call it “Equihash-BTG," for now.
We’ll be adopting the new parameters, <144,5> for Equihash-BTG. Although these numbers are smaller than <200,9>, it means the algorithm actually requires dramatically more memory to run - so much more that we believe ASICs will be impossibly unprofitable for quite some time. The <144,5> parameters require a minimum of 700 MB to run and use about 2.5 GB to run efficiently (that’s 17x larger!) This should be too expensive to produce with an ASIC right now, while most graphics cards that miners use already have that much memory or more. (Source: https://forum.bitcoingold.org/t/our-new-equihash-equihash-btg/1512)
ETA: July 1st, 2018. (Source: https://bitcoingold.org/bitcoin-gold-network-upgrade/)
Dev’s statement: Over the weekend our contribution team wrote and began testing a proof-of-work change that will enhance BTCP’s ASIC resistance. We are prepared to upgrade the network within the next month if community consensus continues to favor this course of action. (Source: https://twitter.com/bitcoinprivate/status/993509511364317190)
ETA, Possible ETA: No official date, June 2018~
Dev’s statement: ZenCash already has a Hard Fork scheduled for approximately July 1st. This is a major upgrade, the software development team has been working on it for many months, and it is currently being deployed onto testnet. Because this upgrade addresses issues that affect the performance and reliability of the ZenCash blockchain, it has a higher priority right now than a hashing algorithm change.
Based on the conversation of the community, and the threat of centralized control by one entity, the ZenCash development team intends to Hard Fork change the hashing algorithm to Equihash-144-5 in order to optimize for higher memory mining hardware such as GPU’s.
ETA, Possible ETA: No official date, July 2018~
Dev’s statement: Not Found (pls inform me)
ETA, Possible ETA: No official date, idk