Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations ZCash

1Zcash details
Zcash is a cryptocurrency aimed at using cryptography to provide enhanced privacy for its users compared to other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
2History

The Zerocoin protocol was improved and transformed into the Zerocash system, which was then developed into the Zcash cryptocurrency in 2016. Development of protocol improvements and the reference implementation is led by the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company, colloquially referred to as Zcash Company. The founder and CEO of Zcash Company is Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn. Its founding team includes cryptographer Matthew D. Green from Johns Hopkins University. Roger Ver was one of Zcash Company's initial investors. Zcash payments are published on a public blockchain, but users are able to use an optional privacy feature to conceal the sender, recipient, and amount being transacted. Like Bitcoin,
Zcash has a fixed total supply of 21 million units. In the first 4 years, 20% of the coins created in that period are allocated to a "founders' reward" shared between investors, developers, and a non-profit foundation. Transactions can be "transparent" and similar to bitcoin transactions in which case they are controlled by a t-addr, or can be a type of zero-knowledge proof called zk-SNARKs; the transactions are then said to be "shielded" and are controlled by a z-addr. Zcash coins are either in a transparent pool or a shielded pool; as of December 2017 only around 4% of Zcash coins were in the shielded pool and at that time most wallet programs did not support z-addrs and no web-based wallets supported them. Zcash affords private transactors the option of "selective disclosure", allowing a user to prove payment for auditing purposes. One such reason is to allow private transactors the choice to comply with anti-money laundering or tax regulations. "Transactions are auditable but disclosure is under the participant's control."

Zcash Community All Things Zcash

  • Zcash Developers Update 10-12-18
    by Gibson Ashpool on ottobre 12, 2018 at 12:28

    By Paige Peterson his week concludes a 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent updates on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community […]

  • Zcash Developers Update 10-5-18
    by Gibson Ashpool on ottobre 5, 2018 at 19:49

    by Paige Peterson This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. FYI: that the 2.0.1 release candidate (rc) and subsequent full release have slipped considerably. This is due to extra […]

  • Zcash Developers Update 9-28-18
    by Gibson Ashpool on settembre 28, 2018 at 14:03

    by Paige Peterson This week concludes our first 2-week sprint since we had a couple extended sprints. You can check out last week’s update for recent updates on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team […]

  • Zcash Developers Update 9-21-18
    by Gibson Ashpool on settembre 21, 2018 at 15:25

    By Paige Peterson This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. FYI: that the 2.0.1 release scheduled for this Monday (September 24) is definitely going to slip to later in the week or […]

  • Zcash Developers Update 9-14-18
    by Gibson Ashpool on settembre 14, 2018 at 15:19

    By Paige Peterson This week concludes a 3-week sprint. Last week’s update was light being mid-sprint and all so we’re making up for it this week! Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community […]



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