[Vitalik Buterin] apparently the speedup will definitely be less than 10x; no idea how large it will actually be
[Vitalik Buterin] the article says they will be released in Q2 or Q3
casper now :)
[Vitalik Buterin] personally I'm not convinced it's worth expending resources caring too much, except to push faster on casper
[Vitalik Buterin] this will make the transition easier from a community perspective as it will be perceived as "we cut a powerful mining conglomerate down to size" rather than "oh no the mining community will get destroyed"
[Vitalik Buterin] I'm actually very surprised it has taken this long
I'd think that with such a large party invested in Ethash asics, the protests against Casper are going to be more coordinated and funded.
[Vitalik Buterin] I don't think Bitmain has that good social media warfare capability
it could be a problem, once people put money behind their hardware
its very likely that we will see another ethereum classic then
[Vitalik Buterin] or maybe they'll just pump the existing ETC
who manages the brew ethereum/ethereum tap ?
I guess @karalabe won't be the wrong person to reach out to
[Vitalik Buterin] Fun fact: right now bloom filters of blocks are on average 1/4 full, so a check for a log of some specific topic will scan through 1 in 64 extraneous blocks