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Ethereum developers recently decided to fork off Ethash ASICs like Monero did before. However, Monero changes its CryptoNight mining algorithm only slightly every six months until a more robust alternative is ready, mainly RandomX is being discussed from what I observed.

Ethereum wants to switch to ProgPOW which is claimed to be hardly ASIC-able. What are the main differences between ProgPOW and RandomX and can some parts of it also benefit Monero's development in a longer-term ASIC resistant mining algorithm?

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    RandomJS was abandoned months ago. Current work is on RandomX. – hyc Jan 17 at 18:20
  • @hyc Thanks for pointing out, missed that somehow. Will change the question to RandomX. – janowitz Jan 17 at 20:06
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What are the main differences between ProgPOW and RandomX?

The design goal of ProgPoW is to have the algorithm’s requirements match what is available on commodity GPUs, while RandomX is inefficient (as stated on https://github.com/tevador/RandomX) on GPUs.

can some parts of it also benefit Monero's development in a longer-term ASIC resistant mining algorithm?

Monero's developers are constantly following the evolution of the other opensource mining algorithms (as for example https://github.com/monero-project/monero/issues/3545) and if something can help the mining algorithm of Monero, it will be implemented in a safe and secure way.

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