Ethereum community and many Ethereum developers oppose advancing ProgPoW

Ethereum core developers are pushing ProgPoW, tentatively scheduled for July 2020, and this update can make Ethereum mining more ASIC resistant. The introduction of ASICs has led professional miners equipped with expensive and complex mining equipment. According to some Ethereum developers, this fact poses a threat to decentralization and network security, so it should be removed before the introduction of Ethereum 2.0. Since Bitmain and Canaan released the first application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for ETH mining, the development community has been discussing Ethereum's conversion of its algorithm to ProgPoW for the past two years. According to the original cryptocurrency white paper, it is best to optimize the network for low-cost and easily accessible software to maintain the necessary degree of decentralization. Some members of the Ethereum community have suggested creating a list of the strongest opponents of the expected upgrade. Currently, Ameen Soleimani of Spankchain, Martin Köppelmann of Gnosis, Hayden Adams of Uniswap, Igor Lilic of ConsenSys, and many Ethereum (ETH) developers have all expressed opposition to ProgPoW.