During the conference call, project managers in the Ethereum ecosystem suggested activating the EIP1057 code as part of the next major update called Istanbul. It is reported by CoinDesk.
EIP1057 or ProgPoW is a modified mining algorithm aimed at reducing the impact of ASIC devices, which has become the subject of fierce disputes within the community.
Note that project managers intend to support the activation of EIP1057, if two independent audits do not reveal vulnerabilities.
On Friday, Ethereum’s leading developers will also discuss the feasibility of activating the EIP1057 in Istanbul, the code of which is expected to be approved until mid-May.
According to the Hudson Jameson's head of public relations at the Ethereum Foundation, the main question that should be answered by the audit is whether the implementation of ProgPoW makes sense, given the current flexibility of ASIC devices. He is convinced that if the ASIC miners regain their former control over the network in less than 9 months, the update is not appropriate.
At the same time, part of the community believes that the fight against ASIC devices does not make sense at all, since Ethereum is already moving in the direction of Proof-Of-Stake (PoS).