The Antminer Z15 Pro has higher efficiency than the previous model.
The network hashrate dropped to 8 GS/s, almost 20% lower than the previous average.
The Antminer Z15 Pro is finally hitting Bitmain’s digital shelves, at least 5 months later than expected. This Zcash mining rig is twice as powerful as its predecessor.
He Antminer Z15 Pro offers a hashrate of 840 Ksol/s and has a power consumption of 2,650 watts and an efficiency of 3.15 J/KSol. Accordingly Advertising Bitmain, the maker of mining equipment for Bitcoin and other networks, will announce the price of the equipment on May 26. The presale date for those entering a corporate competition is between May 26th and June 1st (however, sales are limited to 30 teams per person). From this date sales to the rest of the public will begin. The distribution date has not been announced.
The computer is an ASIC (Integrated Circuit) model with fan cooling. It handles the Equihash algorithm, which is not limited to a single cryptocurrency. Mining protocols that can be mined using this algorithm include Zcash, Zencash, Komodo, Zclassic, Hush, and others.
Zcash mining after halving
In November 2022, Zcash experienced its first halving Miner reward reduced from 12.5 ZEC to 6.25 ZEC. Between October 2022 and April 2023, the network’s hashrate stayed at an average of 10 GH/s, an increase compared to its historical levels that was likely a consequence of the halving. However, in the last two months, the hash rate has fallen to the current value of 8.16GH/s.
Zcash hashrate has been increasing gradually since 2018. The arrival of the new Bitmain miners could lead to changes in the mining of this network, which was more profitable when the pre-Z15 Pro model was launched, as reported by CriptoNoticias. However, the price of Zcash (ZEC) has fallen $31.45 per unit, according to CoinMarketCap, $60 down from the price a year ago.