Zcash (ZEC)

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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.


How Private are Your Transactions, Really?

23 Aug 2022 3 minute read 3 comments Great White Snark

There's a misconception that because cryptocurrency transactions are cryptographically secure, they're also anonymous/private. (Cryptography is used for anonymity in other instances, so that must follow here too, right?) While that may be true for so...

How to Shield Transactions with ZCash (ZEC)

19 Aug 2022 2 minute read 4 comments Great White Snark

"The Zcash value proposition is in private transactions. However, private transactions are not the default and many users simply do not know how to initially create shielded (private) transactions, aka a “t” => “z”. — How to Shield Your ZEC; Coin.FY...

ZCash - Privacy to Proof of Stake?

19 Aug 2022 4 minute read 16 comments Thomas Wolf

This gem of a privacy-focused project is likely on its way to higher efficiency by migrating to a Proof of Stake consensus algorithm. “Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying...

HOW ZCASH WILL RESTRUCTURE THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY

14 Aug 2022 6 minute read 0 comments chidi

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So You Want to Be a Crypto Criminal

6 Aug 2022 8 minute read 5 comments RJ Jenson

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2 Aug 2022 3 minute read 1 comment Michael @ CryptoEQ

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

11 Jul 2022 6 minute read 2 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

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2 Jul 2022 4 minute read 14 comments PVM

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How to accept ZCash crypto and get fiat?

23 Jun 2022 4 minute read 1 comment NOWPayments

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16 Jun 2022 3 minute read 23 comments B18

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