In connection with the issuance by the company of the device Bitmain Antminer Z9 mini for cryptocurrency mining algorithm Equihash in zcash for Foundation will begin to develop an appropriate ZIP to make necessary changes in the basic Protocol. At the moment the confrontation ASIC miners is “process priority” of the developers.
The organization stressed that in parallel there will be a thorough and comprehensive study of the potential impact of these new miners on the ecosystem of the zcash for. The developers have promised to find out whether a new device to push GPU miners or last will still be able to remain competitive.
If GPU miners will be able to compete with new market players, it is likely that in the implementation of the appropriate ZIP will not be necessary as the decentralization of the Protocol will remain secure. In the short term, developers are preparing for more radical developments.
Here is the zcash for Foundation’s official statement on the ASIC resistance debate: https://t.co/LMMToPEhwR #zcash for $ZEC
— Zcash for Foundation (@ZcashFoundation) 8 may 2018
The proposal to transform the consensus algorithm roughly PoW will be submitted at the end of 2018.
We will remind, earlier in a network Monero took place hardwork to counter ASIC miners.