Ethereum (ETH) core developer Hudson Jameson announced that a third-party audit of the Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)-resistant proof-of-work algorithm ProgPoW has been funded. The dev made the announcement during the latest bi-weekly Ethereum core developer meeting held on April 26.
Jameson noted that the audit is set to begin “this week or next week hopefully.”
ASIC refers to mining hardware that uses single-purpose chips, which are tailored to more efficiently mine cryptocurrency based on a specific hashing algorithm. Meanwhile, set-ups that use graphics processing units (GPU) are less specialized, and have therefore to date struggled to compete for rewards on the network with those that deploy ASICs.
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