Ethereum ASICs are here: is a hard fork next?
Technical & Updates
We are pleased to announce the Antminer E3, world's most powerful and efficient EtHash ASIC miner.— BITMAIN (@BITMAINtech) April 3, 2018
Ordering limit of one miner per user and not available in China.
Limited stock, order here now: https://t.co/Zfw3afjJHs#antminerE3 pic.twitter.com/SjHu2eUThp
"A key question if a community does decide to pursue a strategy of repeated ASIC forks is the governance question; how are new PoW algorithms chosen, how are they evaluated for security, how are they tested for consistency by client teams, and how are they proposed to/”voted” on/adopted by a wide network of decentralized users with a complex governance model."
1. It's interesting how much times have changed by 2018; even @Excellion (Blockstream CSO)'s presentation explicitly makes concessions to the non-maximalist multi-blockchain reality ("lightning compatible with Litecoin", "Simplicity will be usable on Bitcoin+ other blockchains")— Vitalik "Not giving away ETH" Buterin (@VitalikButerin) April 3, 2018
"But if you’re a developer and not a cryptography engineer, you shouldn’t do any of that. You should keep things simple and conventional and easy to analyze; 'boring', as the Google TLS people would say."
"The Wolfram Language has built-in capabilities for interacting with blockchains. It can retrieve detailed information from Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains, as well as Wolfram blockchains. Wolfram blockchains are supported in the Wolfram Cloud and elsewhere, and allow immediate storage and retrieval of arbitrary Wolfram Language expressions."
News & Commentary
"Gains of more than 1,000 percent at some funds last year helped spread the euphoria that made Bitcoin the topic of holiday gatherings and mainstream news coverage. This year has been a different story, with returns already down 23 percent, according to Eurekahedge Crypto-Currency Hedge Fund Index."
"But an opinion poll this month revealed unease among Swedes, with almost seven out of 10 saying they wanted to keep the option to use cash, while just 25% wanted a completely cashless society. MPs from left and right expressed concerns at a recent parliamentary hearing. Parliament is conducting a cross-party review of central bank legislation that will also investigate the issues surrounding cash."
This latest SEC ICO enforcement action -- combined with criminal indictments and arrests -- contains more than a few features we've seen in other ICOs. https://t.co/i3izLtR83k— Palley (@stephendpalley) April 2, 2018