Leading manufacturer of equipment for cryptocurrency mining Bitmain introduced the Antminer Z9 mini device. It mines the Equihash algorithm coins.
Antminer Z9 Mini
Each of the buyers will be able to purchase no more than one device. The company believes that such an approach will allow selling devices to a large number of miners around the world.
The company's website says that the beginning of the delivery of the new device is expected in the last decade of June. The device's hashrate is 10k Sol / s with a power consumption of only 300W. The price of the Antminer Z9 listed on the Bitmain website is 1999 USD.
Creators of Zcash isn't very happy with new device.
That is absolutely never what I had intended to commit to, because (a) I always thought that it would probably become impossible long-term, and (b) I always believed that there was a fundamental trade-off between widespread distribution of the coins on one hand, and miners having a large sunk-cost investment into the coin on the other hand, and that the latter might eventually prove to be valuable for attack-resistance and network stability.
In his opinion, this "compromise" was supposed to counteract centralization, as well as promote stable operation of the network.