Currently the AR(ASIC Resistant) PoW has come to 20% ratio, and will gradually decrease to 0% at that day (about 5 months later), then Grin will completely be AT(ASIC Target) PoW. This is the sticky plan in Grin, eventually Grin will be 100% ASIC friendly.
Since the very beginning of Grin mainnet launching, some news of Grin ASIC miner come from time to time, we can find one summary here(Grin ASIC Miner Summary and ROI Estimation) in forum. But time proves that most of them didn’t become a real product, cancelled for this or that reason, including Obelisk and Innosilicon 's miner.
Concerning the last one I knew for Grin ASIC miner, I contact with Thomas of Vidtoo Inc. and it seems that things are in good progress there. So, after a discussion with some community members and Thomas, I feel it will be better to invite them to join this governance meeting, then any concerns and questions can be asked to them directly.
So, could you please add one agenda item about this? thanks, prefer it as the 1st topic in the meeting because of the timezone reason, time will be very late for Thomas and his colleagues.
At this time, Thomas Hu and Kevin Shao have confirmed to join this online governance meeting.
btw, Thomas is GM of Vidtoo Inc., Kevin Shao is the GM of blockchain business group of Canaan Inc. Vidtoo could be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canaan.
Regarding the questions to them, not limited but at least I saw some from the forum or group chat:
- There’s no evidence of ASIC mining on Grin yet, no bump in graphrate, so we wonder what became of these G1 miners. And some people reported that the original news of G1 miner in WeChat had been deleted.
- Who is behind G1 miner?
- Will the asic and/or miner be on a public sale and whether there is an estimated price already? And will it be available for sale to the north american public?
- Anything about production numbers?
Those interested are welcome to participate and/or ask questions in thread below.