It seems that Bitmain is ready to start selling with pre-orders a new Equihsh ASIC miner – the Antminer Z15 that supposedly offers 420 KSol/s hashrate with 1510 Watts of power usage. That is about three times the hashrate of the older Antminer Z11 ASIC and with just a bit higher power usage. The price of the new Bitmain Antminer Z15 Equihash ASIC miners is 15160 CNY or roughly $2135 USD with included APW7 power supply. Shipping of the new Z15 ASICs is supposedly going to start near the end of next month. The miner is expected to be available for pre-order on the official Bitmain website later today apparently…
We remind you that this year we are going to experience the first Zcash (ZEC) halving event which just like Bitcoin is happening every 4 years. So sometime around early November 12.5 ZEC block reward should become 6.25 ZEC or the half of the current reward, resulting in less new coins being mined. This will highly likely drive demand for newer and faster mining ASIC hardware as older first generation Equihash ASIC miners may become obsolete in terms of profitability for miners.
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