This post was trending at the #3-4 spot on the frontpage but ultimately removed: [Removed from frontpage](https://np.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/ae1u4t/actually_the_upcoming_hardfork_is_not_as_innocent/)
The article posted [can be found here.](https://medium.com/@hanyoon/pressure-mounts-for-ethereum-developers-as-asic-miners-eagerly-await-next-weeks-hardfork-76f558b1d2d)
The author gave clear, well thought out arguments on the economic impact of the upcoming hardfork. Read the article for yourself and decide whether it has merits or not, because to me it makes perfect sense. The rewards reduction will push out the vast majority of GPU miners while ASIC miners begin to take a stronghold. And ProgPOW? That will take probably half a year to implement — I wouldn’t be surprised if they cancelled it totally. They should be focused on PoS as priority number 1, not taking a step back to implement ProgPOW which has 1.5-2x slower confirmation times.