Zcash (ZEC)

345 Articles 17 Followers

Zcash (ZEC) is a project that was in development very early in the life of the crypto market, and inherits much from a previous initiative: Zerocoin. Zcash was released in October 2016 and has garnered much attention for its work on zk-SNARKs, a pioneering privacy protocol that is being reviewed by other cryptocurrency projects as well.

Zcash is a privacy focused token, and lets users completely shield transaction information. However, there is the option to send transactions with selectively disclosed information as well, such as for when the data may be needed for audits. 

Zcash’s founder Zooko Wilcox, who is a respected voice in the cryptocurrency space, has described the project as being a global, permissionless blockchain that can effectively shield transaction data. The origins of the project go far back to the 1980s, when zero-knowledge proofs were invented. Zcash improves upon ideas laid in the work of zerocoin.  

The most anticipated update arriving on Zcash’s roadmap is its Blossom phase, where it introduces such features as harmony mining, shorter block times and increasing the transparency of the funding streams. Harmony mining in particular is an interesting development, as it is catering to both ASIC and GPU miners. It is a dual PoW scheme algorithm that is designed to work with existing mining equipment, as well as GPUs on a shorter time scale. This is intended to make the network more democratic.

In this tag, read Zcash (ZEC) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.

Bitcoin Volatility Fades Away; Top Most Promising Privacy Coins

7 May 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Mike Ermolaev

In terms of seasonality, May is considered a relatively successful month for BTC. Given the current risk aversion among investors and the macroeconomic environment, this May may prove to be different.  Those accustomed to Bitcoin's extreme volatility...

How to accept ZCash crypto and get fiat?

23 Jun 2022 4 minute read 1 comment NOWPayments

Businesses choose Zcash as a payment method because it possesses a myriad of unique features. For instance, despite being based on the Bitcoin code, Zcash is much faster than its predecessor and more efficient. Additionally, Zcash provides...

A Positive Review of the New Crypto-Earning Game: Space Shooter

2 Sep 2021 4 minute read 20 comments The Lynx

I am hooked on PipeFlare’s new crypto-earning game, Space Shooter. You should give it a try. It is not a complicated game of role playing, fantasy, or action adventure. It is more akin to the old Atari arcade genre, yet with better graphics. It is pr...

Zcash (ZEC) Is Quietly Improving Its Fundamentals. Are You Paying Attention Yet?

11 Jul 2022 6 minute read 2 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

  If you want more cryptocurrency analysis including full-length research reports, trading signals, and social media sentiment analysis, use the code "Publish0x" when subscribing to CryptoEQ.io to make your first month of CryptoEQ just $10! Or simpl...

Is Monero (XMR) Really Ready for Mass Adoption?

2 Aug 2022 3 minute read 1 comment Michael @ CryptoEQ

If you want more cryptocurrency analysis, including full-length research reports, trading signals, and social media sentiment analysis, use the code "Publish0x" when subscribing to CryptoEQ.io to make your first month of CryptoEQ just $10! Or simply...

Zcash ZEC: The Privacy Coin and it's Move To Proof of Stake

27 Nov 2021 4 minute read 5 comments 2sats

*obligatory not financial advice*     What is Zcash? Zcash is a privacy coin like Monero or Secret Network. However, its privacy is only optional and not there by default. Zcash basically offers both transparent and shielded transactions, this makes...

So You Want to Be a Crypto Criminal

6 Aug 2022 8 minute read 5 comments RJ Jenson

This article is for education and entertainment purposes only, not to encourage or incite any illegal activities. The penalties for these activities are very severe. So, you've had enough of government regulation. The IRS doesn't seem to know what th...

Panama to introduce crypto-friendly regulation

29 Apr 2022 3 minute read 1 comment I-HODL

A little over one year after El Salvador announced its intent to legalize Bitcoin, later following up on its promise to do so,  a number of other countries has followed in its footsteps. And while many have not gone so far as to accept cryptocurrency...

Privacy coins: explore crypto anonymity

24 Mar 2022 3 minute read 6 comments Swapzone

Anonymity is one of the values that crypto users look forward to in cryptocurrencies. Although most cryptos offer a certain level of anonymity not all are truly anonymous cryptos. This is where privacy coins come in. In the last decade, fully anonymo...

The Apology Phase

29 Jun 2022 5 minute read 2 comments Faybomb

There are two things that I’ve tried to really hammer home since I started writing about financial markets and my general takes on society. The first is I am not a financial advisor. It speaks for itself. I absolutely want to help people learn from m...