Hi everyone. First off I would like to apologize if this is the wrong place for this.
I am trying to make my own profitability calculator based on data from whattomine and am a little confused in regards to equihash coins. I’m hoping someone can tell me what I am doing wrong here. This is the equation I am using and I have confirmed that it works when I use it for ethash coins:
hashes_per_day / difficulty * block_reward * exchange_rate
As a specific example, if I have a hashrate of 400/s that equates to 34560000 hashes per day. According to the data on http://whattomine.com/coins.json, the difficulty for Zcash is 3948366.55255825, the block reward size is 10 ZEC, and the average exchange rate over the last 24 hours (to BTC) is 0.0630193181258134. This makes the equation as follows:
34560000 / 3948366.55255825 * 10 * 0.0630193181258134
Based on this equation it should be 5.51607254 BTC worth of ZEC per day. That is obviously very wrong and the calculator built in to whattomine seems to indicate that something around 0.00066 BTC per day would be more realistic for 400h/s. However, this same equation seems to be spot on for ethash coins. Does anyone know what is different about equihash that would require me to adjust my equation?