The decentralized cloud storage project Sia announced a plan to hard fork. The intention of the fork, as explained by project lead David Vorick, is to brick the dominant batch of ASIC miners from Bitmain and Innosilicon, in order to make the ASIC landscape more competitive.
(Source: Sia Discord Channel)
Read the timeline of this development here:
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(Sia Blog, by David Vorick)
"For this reason, one of the things that we like to see is low margins for miners and manufacturers. When there are high margins, at least one player (the benefactor of the high margins) is able to acquire hashrate more cheaply than everyone else, and therefore is able to more easily attack the network. If margins are lower, then this asymmetry is less severe."
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