Chinese technology giant Bitmain announced that they are releasing the Ethash ASIC Miners.
In Twitter, Bitmain says:
“We are pleased to announce the Antminer E3, world’s most powerful and efficient EtHash ASIC miner. Ordering limit of one miner per user and not available in China”
The cost of the miner will be 800 US dollars each. Bitmain will only accept Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and US dollars to pay for the first installment.
Reaction in the community of the Etherium on the EtHash ASIC Miners
Founder of the Etherium Vitalik Buterin assumes that the protocol is already resistant to the centralization of mining in the technical documentation of the Etherium:
“Ethereum contracts can include any kind of computation, so an Ethereum ASIC would essentially be an ASIC for general computation a better CPU. [The algorithm] allows anyone to “poison the well”, by introducing a large number of contracts into the Blockchain specifically designed to stymie certain ASICs.”