ASIC design expertise, opinion needed

By: Howard Chu (hyc.delete@this.symas.com), March 14, 2019 3:11 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
One of my side interests is in the Monero cryptocurrency project. It is currently engaged in a design process to develop a proof of work algorithm that is anti-optimal for ASICs to implement. We have a proposed design and are looking for reviewers/auditors to critique and point out weaknesses in the design. If you know of anyone with the time, please get in touch. This is an all volunteer open source project; we will attempt to crowdfund payment for time, as necessary.

The background of the problem is described here, along with the first prototype. That prototype was abandoned after a few months, but the basic concept remains.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/8bshrx/what_we_need_to_know_about_proof_of_work_pow/

The current design and reference implementation is here

https://github.com/tevador/RandomX/

In particular, documentation for the design is here

https://github.com/tevador/RandomX/tree/dev/doc

in specs.md and design.md

Our overall goal is to design a software algorithm that executes optimally on a general purpose CPU, and that an ASIC cannot execute at better than 2x CPU efficiency. (The closer to 1x efficiency, the better.)

Thanks for your attention
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