Bitmain's marquee Ethereum miner will soon be obsolete, putting pressure on the blockchain network's hashrate
March 19, 2020, 5:24PM EDT · 6 min read
- Bitmain’s Antminer E3 devices are expected to become unable to mine due to the increasing DAG size
- Developer Kristy-Leigh Minehan has argued that Ethereum miners’ imminent failure could lead to a steep hashrate decline in the next year, creating problems for DApp developers and opening up opportunities for possible reorganization attacks
- According to Minehan, the only real solution to the ASIC problem is to build up a strong supply chain for Ethereum mining devices – a process which could take years.
Bitmain's Antminer E3 devices are expected to become obsolete in the coming weeks, and new research suggests that this event could have a long-term impact on the ethereum hashrate.