Zcash (ZEC)

Bitcoin copy with privacy feature


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Zcash Short Description

ZCash is a privacy driven cryptocurrency.

It uses the Equihash as an algorithm, which is an asymmetric memory-hard Proof of Work algorithm based on the generalized birthday problem. It relies on high RAM requirements to bottleneck the generation of proofs and making ASIC development unfeasible. ZCash uses zero-knowledge Succinct Non-interactive Arguments of Knowledge (zk-SNARKs) to ensure that all information (sender, receiver, amount) is encrypted, without the possibility of double-spending.

The only information that is revealed regarding transactions is the time in which they take place..


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Organization: [ "Data Protected", "Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc." ]
Name: [ "REDACTED FOR PRIVACY", "Whois Agent (003253571)" ]
Country: US
City: [ "REDACTED FOR PRIVACY", "Kirkland" ]
Zipcode: [ "REDACTED FOR PRIVACY", "98083" ]
Address: [ "REDACTED FOR PRIVACY", "PO Box 639", "C/O z.cash" ]
Mail: abuse@enom.com
Creation date: 2015-12-22
Expiration date: 2021-12-22
Nameserver: rodney.ns.cloudflare.com

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Zcash Whitepaper

Zcash is a decentralized and open-source cryptocurrency that provides strong privacy protections. Shielded transactions hide the sender, recipient, and value on the blockchain. If Bitcoin is like http for money, Zcash is https—a secure transport layer. For the first 4 years, Zcash's founders get 20% of the block rewards, effectively making 10% of total supply (2.1 million ZEC).

The whitepaper of Zcash is 56 Pages long.

The most influencial keywords are: Transacting, Coin, Computation, Computes, Corresponding transaction, Pages, Pour, Proofs, Blocks, and Output.

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Zcash Competitors

  • 1.) Komodo

    The Komodo Platform focuses on providing complete end-to-end blockchain solutions for developers of any level and any industry. It is simple yet powerful, offering customized blockchain solutions that are easy to deploy, and configurable to meet your needs.

  • 2.) ZClassic

    Zclassic is a fork of Zcash, developer decided to take another path by removing the 20% fee. Miners are simply earning their fair reward, community believe they deserve it, and the coin development can be supported by the themselves.

  • 3.) Horizen

    Horizen is an inclusive ecosystem where everyone is empowered and rewarded for their contributions. Horizen’s massively scalable platform enables businesses and developers to quickly and affordably create their own public or private blockchains on the largest node network in the industry. Horizen’s Sidechain SDK provides all necessary components for easy and fast deployment of a fully customizable blockchain.


Zcash Product Analysis

Zcash was founded back in October 2016. Its source code was released publicly on github on November 2014 under the Other license.
Organization wise, Zcashs Development is Semi-centralized and is being developed under the lead of Nathan Wilcox.

The consensus on which the Zcash network is run is called Proof of Work, while the underlying algorithm is called Equihash.
In the current state of Zcash currently is Working product

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Zcash Communities & Events

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Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System https://t.co/I8FVp5kf0Z 50 favorite
Gemini was the first regulated institution to announce Zcash shielded address support (with NYDFS approval), and they continue to be a leader in security and compliance. https://t.co/oy2U25iOep 147 favorite
Lots of opportunities in privacy tech at the moment. 💪 https://t.co/PpMVeRqAy8 27 favorite
Two open positions at ECC: 1⃣Developer Relations and Documentation Lead 2⃣Senior DevOps Engineer Join us! https://t.co/J43sqb0rRb 10 favorite
Our CTO, Nathan Wilcox, touching on privacy use cases, engineering work, #Zcash origins, interoperability, shielded pool, Halo and more 👇👇👇 https://t.co/R3F9ZHhSfg 32 favorite
Zcash is digital money. Fast and confidential with low fees — built for Internet and mobile transactions. https://t.co/gYRYNwzkBM $ZEC #Zcash 116 favorite
Join us Tues., Jan 26, for January's Zeal community call. We're joined by Danny O’Brien, Director of Strategy, @EFF. https://t.co/eIVdAL2HS2 15 favorite
Big news for #Zcash custodian, our friends @Anchorage this week. This "provides a legal green light for big banks and other traditional financial companies to use Anchorage as a means to offer Bitcoin and other digital currencies to their customers." https://t.co/3ha6Nya2dR 145 favorite
In 2020, we released 9 versions of Zcashd, executed the 4th and 5th #Zcash network upgrades, released some breakthrough cryptographic research, open-sourced the ECC mobile wallet for iOS and Android, and more. ✅ https://t.co/5wZQGDd9xq $ZEC 96 favorite
Decentralized, private money. 👏 $ZEC #Zcash https://t.co/Lh51aODHMI 149 favorite

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Zcash Google Trends

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Zcash Github Analysis

Code Updates (Commits)

Every change to the codebase of Zcash is registered as a commit. More active projects have many commits, dead projects nearly none.

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Extending a project results in many new lines of code. Changing existing code results in nearly the same amount of additions and deletions. Projects that are growing show a large number of code additions with relatively few deletions.

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Zcash Price Prediction

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Predicted USD Market Price in 24h by Coinpaper

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Market insights

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Zcash Team

Zcash Team Leader

Zooko Wilcox - Founder and ceo
Zooko has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko's Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS. He is also the Founder of Least Authority.

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Zcash Markets

# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Trusted
# 1 Coinbase Pro ZEC/USD $ 82.35000 $ 9,009,083 check
# 2 Binance ZEC/BTC $ 82.32415 $ 5,457,815 check
# 3 Bitfinex ZEC/USD $ 82.00500 $ 3,159,859 check
# 4 Gemini ZEC/USD $ 82.32000 $ 2,273,850 check
# 5 Binance ZEC/BUSD $ 82.37590 $ 2,069,760 check
# 6 Coinbase Pro ZEC/USDC $ 82.23463 $ 1,284,088 check
# 7 Kraken ZEC/EUR $ 82.52937 $ 1,171,731 check
# 8 Coinbase Pro ZEC/BTC $ 82.26258 $ 1,025,842 check
# 9 Binance ZEC/USDC $ 82.49461 $ 910,903 check
# 10 Kraken ZEC/USD $ 82.28000 $ 895,168 check


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