Based in Shenzhen, the manufacturer of miners Linzhi criticized the intention of Ethereum-developers to implement a ProgPoW solution, aimed at blocking ASIC-miners. It is reported by CoinDesk.
The possibility of updating the Ethereum codebase with ProgPoW activation was discussed by developers last Friday. If the proposal is accepted, the influence of ASIC miners will be limited, and the ETH mining will continue to be carried out on more traditional equipment like video cards.
According to representatives of Linzhi, the company was "shocked" by this initiative:
We reject arbitrary enforcement of rules, and request clear and equal guidelines to be established for all hardware makers. Today we are calling upon the ethereum developers to publish rules and requirements for what constitutes a good ProgPoW ASIC maker.
Currently, Linzhi is developing an innovative chip for the Ethash mining algorithm. The company has already spent $ 4 million on its creation, and Linzhi is confident that the miners based on these chips outperform all ASIC devices on the market for Ethereum.
In a conversation with CoinDesk, a spokesman for Linzhi, Wolfgang Sproul, announced the developers' intention to explore the possibility of creating an ASIC device compatible with the ProgPoW solution.