Props to Monaro’s resistance towards ASIC...


A hard fork of privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero executed this morning, but the success of the roll-out is still unclear.

At block number 1546000 (08.20 UTC on Friday), the software upgrade of the cryptocurrency went live, according to data from blox.minexmr.com. Due to the controversial nature of the upgrade, the monero community have gathered on social media to observe its levels of adoption.

While monero hard forks are frequent, the current upgrade introduces a new consensus algorithm intended to protect the network from the emergence of ASIC mining hardware.

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/monero-community-holds-breath-as-contentious-hard-fork-activates/