In line with a recent official ‘web-blog‘ post published, leading cryptocurrency mining giant namely ‘Bitmain’ has revealed a new version of its Antminer Z series machines for Equihash algorithm coins.
The Antminer Z11, that comes around 10 months after its predecessor – ‘Z9’, claims to treble the hashing power available for its specified crypto’s.
Equihash algorithm is employed by altcoin’s like Zcash [ZEC], Zclassic [ZCL] and ZenCash [ZEN] etc.
This new move anticipated by ‘Bitmain‘ continue to forge ahead with new equipments despite the ongoing market conditions within the mining ecosystem.
“The new Antminer is presently pre-selling on Bitmain’s official web-site and is expected to start shipping shortly,” the web-blog post added.
Similar to that hardware, the Z11 is ASIC based, with the Zcash community antecedently debating over whether or not to make the coin’s network ‘resistant‘ against ASICs.
Concerns ‘targeted‘ on ASICs making the mining landscape less numerous and increasing the chance of a hostile entity gaining control.
“To preserve the Zcash community’s values around security, accessibility and reliability. Bitmain had antecedently Tweeted real-time updates to make sure alot more transparency and continue to offer shipping updates of the primary batch of the Antminer Z11,” the web-blog post added. While explaining further:
“These commitments to transparency can still offer the Zcash foundation and community with the safety, reliability along with the accessibility they require from the manufacturers.”