The Antminer Z9 supports a hash rate of 42 KSol/s for 970W and the Z9 mini has a hash rate of 10 KSol/s for 266W of power. This is Bitmain’s first foray into Equihash mining ASICs.
Beat to market for perhaps the first time, Bitmain has just started shipping the first batches of their Antminer Z9s to mine the Equihash hash rate. The Antminers are roughly as profitable as their Innosilicon competitors.
For a current profitability estimate be sure to check out our mining calculator.
At 970W, the Antminer Z9 is an ideal choice for colocation. This unit performs optimally when using 208, 220 or 240V power sources which are often difficult or impossible to find at residential locations. The miner produces a lot of heat so it is best run in a location with a managed climate.
Bitmain is the leading manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining ASICs. A privately held company headquartered in Beijing, China. Bitmain was founded by Micree Zhan, the first to translate the Bitcoin white-paper into Chinese, and Jihan Wu, the current CEO in 2013.
Bitmain attained early success with the release of the Antminer S5 ad subsequent Antminer S7 which were the miner of choice in the era preceding 2016. The Antminer Z9 is the one of the leading equihash miners of choice for the current mining era (2016-2018). It is estimated that Bitmain made $4B over this period. Bitmain has long dominated the SHA-256, Scrypt, X11, Blake2b, and Cryptonight algorithms.
They also maintain the Antpool mining pool which is one of the largest pools on several cryptocurrency networks. Bitmain mines extensively with their own equipment and pools.
The Antminer Z9
- Power Consumption: 970
- Cost: $3091
- Hashrate: 42 KSol/s
- Efficiency: 23 W/KSol
- Probability of Delivery:Very likely real
The Antminer Z9 Mini
- Power Consumption: 266W
- Cost: $793
- Hashrate: 10 KSol/s
- Efficiency: 26.6 W/KSol
- Probability of Delivery: Very likely real