Uncle Rates: More node efficiency or less decentralization?
I made this spreadsheet with a simple uncle rate calculation and one commented graph:
(data source: https://www.etherchain.org/)
The fact: Uncle Rates are at historical low given the actual transaction number
Problem: what is the real reason?
There are two and an half points:
1) better ethereum blockchain topology ( more efficient and modern nodes, especially Parity without issue #9954*)
2) less decentralization, more professional mining farms
2.5) Is asic mining correlated with the point 2?
I hope in 1) but I fear that 2) is equally true given the fact that uncle rates are going down almost linearly starting BEFORE a serious bug (for uncle rates) in Parity client was fixed.
I vote for a quick change in the PoW hashing algorithm. Make ethereum asic-resistant again.
Submitted January 23, 2019 at 01:51AM }
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