The manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain will release a new model of the device designed for mining the second-largest cryptocurrency Ethereum.
The AntMiner E9 model is compatible with the Ethash algorithm. The company did not disclose detailed technical specifications and the cost of the device.
— Antminer_main (@Antminer_main) April 16, 2021
According to journalist Colin Wu, Bitmain’s AntMiner E9 hashrate could be around 1,500 MH/s. In February 2021, the revenues of Ethereum miners reached a new record, exceeding the $1 billion mark. More than half of this amount came from transaction fees.
Breaking: Bitmain announced the release of the Ethereum ASIC mining machine E9, which may reach about 1500M hashrate. Bitmain's E-series ETH ASIC mining machine once caused fear in the ETH community. E9 may accelerate the promotion of POS2.0. pic.twitter.com/Ofi75ZaCiu
— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) April 16, 2021
In March, the miners of the second largest cryptocurrency by capitalization earned $1.37 billion. The share of transaction fees in the revenue structure was 47%.
Recall that on April 15, the Berlin hard fork took place on the main Ethereum network on block #12 244 000. Four proposals have been implemented, including changes to the gas cost calculation algorithm (EIP-2565 and EIP-2929), as well as new transaction types (EIP-2930 and EIP-2718).
Berlin did not include EIP-1559, which implies burning part of the transaction fees. Its activation was planned in the London hard fork, which is scheduled to take place in July.