The Twitter poll conducted by Ethereum developer Vlad Zamfir oll asks users if they would support a hard fork that renders Ethereum ASIC miners obsolete.
Would you support a hard fork that obsceletes ETH ASICs? (Just wondering, this is not a proposal)— Vlad Zamfir (@VladZamfir) March 28, 2018
Over 6,900 Twitter users responded, with 57 percent voting they would support the hard fork. Only 13 percent of users said they wouldn’t, while 10 percent voted “it’s complicated”. The remaining 20 percent just voted to see the results.
Zamfir clarified that his poll was not in regard to a specific proposal, rather that he was just curious about the community sentiment.
“Just wondering, no proposal,” he said.
Wall Street firm Susquehanna earlier claimed to have confirmed Bitmain, a leading cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturer, has developed an ASIC machine to mine Ethereum.
To date, Ethash — which is also used by Ethereum Classic and a variety of other coins — has been ASIC-resistant, which allows the algorithm to be mined profitably using GPU chips.