Many people are already starting to wonder what the next “hot” mining algorithm will be for crypto currencies, after the Scrypt ASIC’s have been launched. To clarify, by Scrypt ASIC’s, I mean single devices pulling over 25 mhash/s, not GridSeed miners.
There are several candidates out there, so here’s my list of possible contenders :
Scrypt-N : An interesting algorithm. It requires a lot more memory than Scrypt mining, depending on the N-factor. GPU mining becomes less and less profitable as N-factor increases, so not a long-term contender in my book.