I am not asking for a response to this issue like “fork fork fork”. I am expecting acknowledgment that this issue is an ASIC issue. There are a number of responses and positions that the foundation could be discussing and suggesting to the community. I am not asking for a call to arms, its just you see where this road leads right? I think I might not be expressing myself too well.
Not even discuss the technical merits and pitfalls? for example the foundation mission statement mentions they are shepards of the protocol and community.
I cant imagine they would listen to a large US-based 501c3, they just about listen to your president. So obviously this isn’t a solution. What other alternatives are there? The list ranges from forking monero style so commodity hardware is a thing. all the way through to shell companies that resell the equipment. - yes I think neither of these is a good idea. however it just shows how many options their are.
There is a huge, risk now from ASIC’s themselves, due to the single use money printer ideology. if they could be designed in a way to say have an FPGA core that allows mining of both privacy and non privacy coins then KYC might be less of a problem and non existent on the secondary market.
KYC is an ASIC issue not a bitmain issue. once enough customers buy enough from innosilicon they will be the same.
So, I am looking for answers, or statements that include answers for questions like (yes I know they are hypotheticals at the moment):
Does the foundation:
1 - Is it an issue IF all mining hardware purchases require KYC
2 - KYC itself is not inherently bad, what is the general impression from the foundation?
3 - KYC can be used as a tool of oppression, what strategies are the foundation considering to stop this?
4 - Should I just shut up and go away?
5 - KYC can be subverted/avoided by various means, who/how is the foundation going to assess this?
6 - Does the foundation consider KYC laws compatible with the privacy goals of zcash?
Sorry for the essay. I guess I am not really expecting much more than has already been posted, Im just showing there are other ways to solve this problem and they should be investigated.
I think we disagree on what makes a competitive mining ecosystem. I also think that getting asic producers to make and market their machines as multi use devices could make a difference. I don’t know. I do know that a discussion needs to take place, informally on the forums or formally within zcash fo. Then zcash fo needs to talk to zcash co, etc etc. You guys have the resources and the skills.
I’m just some bloke on the internet. can you hear the paper roar? - live small die never.