Since the bitcoin is getting more and more popular, mining has become the key to the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The mining workers have been driving the transaction and verification for cryptocurrencies. Therefore, the mining industry has always dominated the expanding cryptocurrency world. For many people, the mining has even grown into a thriving business.
As mining costs and competitiveness become increasingly higher, the mining workers are trying to maximize their profits by means of tax deduction.
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.