I can tell that Hudson Jameson has been pushing ProgPOW for quite sometime now. It is obvious. There were devs posting here and other Ethereum related subs that opposed this for quite sometime. It really seems that they sneakily booked this in despite having a lot of people opposing it. Things being done this way cannot possibly bode well to Ethereum's public image. How could you trust such governance?
Some even go on to thinking that it will get rid of ASICs in the network (it won't). Sure, it attempts to level the playing field between ASICs and GPUs but it will only be a matter of 2-3 months before an ASIC gets created for ProgPOW. Things will be back to square one again by then. It's also been highlighted in many previous posts that the hardware audit for ProgPOW identified the Advanced Mining Acceleration Processors by the likes of XTEND. So putting all that together, that makes the algo change worthless and truly a waste of time.
Personally, I don't care which POW algo gets put in place on the ETH1 chain. The more concerning bit here is how things are being decided/scheduled here. There clearly is no community concensus but it is scheduled? What if ETH2 devs stayed developing the ETHASH chain move that forward instead should there be a fork? Wouldn't all these be more of a complete waste of time and effort causing an unnecessary split?
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