To the Grin Fam,
So with GPU’s getting slowly left behind in Grin, I figured I would bring up the topic before the end.
As @lehnberg mentioned in his recent post about ASIC’s, the last GPU algo is going to be phased out in the next 5 months, as expected. Coming from a GPU miner standpoint is kinda sucks because so many networks keep phasing us out. Ethereum, Monero, Grin, etc. While I am aware some GPU’s can still mine C32 until they are outranked by future ASIC’s, GPU’s are again left to go somewhere else. While GPU’s may not be the best way to hash, we bring huge communities and passion with us when there is an opportunity.
Grin may consider a different sight of mining in the future. Why not support all the popular methods of mining. Heck, you could split ASIC’s GPU’s and CPU’s on the same network and fairly distribute grin. It is meant to be used by everyone so why not let it? While ASIC’s might be the most efficient, why constrain ourselves to a specific mining community? We honestly rely on miners to support the network and its future. In a way, other then the dev’s, GPU’s kept grin going and helped build its community. Without GPU’s who knows if Grin would still be around. Maybe there will be a new community excited about ASIC’s as well, who knows.
Anyways what sparked this is the phase-out of GPU mining, most likely will be forced somewhere else because of it.