Recently started selling the “iron” of miners for the algorithm Equihash — Bitmain Z9 mini and Innosilicon A9 Zmaster, and now mining cryptocurrency on the algorithm using the usual graphics cards became unprofitable. The developers of cryptocurrency zcash for, it seems, is not against this state of Affairs, but not everyone shares this view. For example, developers are quite popular bitcoins Gold (BTG) are going to switch to a new algorithm called Equihash-BTG, which will be modified and protected from ASIC version Equihash.
The developers claim that after the transition to the modified algorithm with the use of proof of execution of work (PoW) mining hardware will require much more memory, and this will lead to inefficiency of production of coins with the help of Asimov. On the one hand, the decision of the working, but if you take into account the emergence of “iron” miners for mining Ethereum, it is not too visionary. Yes, some time Bitcoin Gold will be protected, but how long this will last is unclear.
For the transition to the updated algorithm of the cryptocurrency will have to make hardwork. There’s no word yet about when the upgrade will occur or what block. At the moment, there are no obstacles for mining the Bitcoin Gold for the ASIC algorithm Equihash.
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