[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
[Vitalik Buterin] right now, each bloom table entry is assigned 3 bits
[Vitalik Buterin] suggesting that if it was assigned 1 bit, it would be 91% empty (91% 3 = 75%)
[Vitalik Buterin] suggesting that if it was assigned 1 bit, it would be 91% empty (91% ^ 3 = 75%)
[Vitalik Buterin] the optimum would have actually been 6 bits at current levels, but oh well
[Vitalik Buterin] at double current levels, the optimum is 3-4 bits
[Vitalik Buterin] so if we're going to do abstraction, which would start logging a bunch more random stuff
[Vitalik Buterin] then it seems we guessed about right
@chriseth I occasionally bump the geth version there, but I don't have a mac (never had in my life), so I can't validate/test any modifications to it. Perhaps @fjl?
@tcsiwula that issue has been fixed here: ethereum/homebrew-ethereum#136
@karalabe we are in the same boat :)
I bump the version and change the hash, but I actually have no idea what I'm doing there ;-)