As crypto-currencies increase in worth, thus will the payout from mining them.  This creates a considerable economic incentive to not solely deploy a lot of mining hardware, however to additionally develop quicker, a lot of economical mining hardware. we tend to saw this with bitcoin: Mining migrated from CPUs, to GPUs, to FPGAs, and currently to ASICs nowadays, Ethereum GPU mining is that the norm, however the miners haven’t created the jump to running the ethereum mining/hashing algorithmic program, ethash, on specialised hardware solutions (e.g. FPGAs and ASICs). Many articles and forums attribute this to ethash being memory exhausting. 

Here, I’ll practise wherever Ethereum mining’s memory hardness comes from, and what fo[...]