In the past, Ethash and Equihash based currencies claimed them to be ANTI-ASIC, based on the reason that these two algorithms have certain requirements regarding RAM. However, with the development of chip and mining hardware, ASIC ming hardware for different kinds of algorithms has become a reality.
In this article, we will show the difference of ASIC and GPU hardware by disassembling and analyzing Antminer E3 and Z9.
In the past few years, the industry of cryptocurrency hardware manufacturing has been developing rapidly. A large number of new manufacturers have been stepped into the field, such as GMO Group, Halong Mining, Ebang and so on. In addition, another new player, Innosilicon, is working with Samsung’s semiconductor substitutes factory. Innosilicon launched the Terminator 2 Turbo miner, which has a hashrate of 24TH/s.