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Zcash implements the slow start strategy, as described here.
The reward for mining a block is meant to ramp up linearly and reach it's maximum value around block 5000.
How do I check the current reward value per block?
Easiest way would be to look at the latest block and see how much is the reward e.g. block 5846 has reward of 3.65385 ZEC
Or you can drectly see current reward here https://explorer.zcha.in/statistics
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