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

    Launched in 2017, Horizen’s leading-edge platform enables real-life uses outside of their cryptocurrency - ZEN. Horizen is a massively scalable general-purpose blockchain system that enables an unbounded and fully decentralized sidechain ecosystem. Horizen is creating an ecosystem with a censorship-resistant peer-to-peer network owned by its users, permissionless in participation, and constructed with incentives for endogenous growth. Horizen’s goal is to create a sidechain system that enables real-world applications to be mapped on a fully distributed, secure, privacy-preserving blockchain architecture, and sharing the use of ZEN as a well established and tradable token with real value. Such a system will allow developers the creation of decentralized applications implemented as sidechains to the Horizen main blockchain with their own logic and data.


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

Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies expose your entire payment history to the public. Zcash is the first open, permissionless cryptocurrency that can fully protect the privacy of transactions using zero-knowledge cryptography.

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directions_run 375 Active Users
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Welcome to ZCash

http://inviteme.z.cash (slack)

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person 1,437 Members
directions_run 102 Online
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Official Twitter account for Zcash

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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.

Code line changes (+/-)

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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Repository Numbers

star 4,131 Stars
remove_red_eye 417 Watchers
usb 1,609 Forks
sync_problem 926 Open Issues
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Zcash Price Prediction

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Market insights

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Zcash Team

Zcash Lead

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 Team Members (31)


Nathan Wilcox


Andy Murray



Jack Gavigan



Eli Ben-Sasson



Christina Garman


Alessandro Chiesa


Matthew Green



Ian Miers



Eran Tromer



Madars Virza



Daira Hopwood

Engineer & protocol designer


Sean Bowe


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Zcash Markets

# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Trusted
# 1 Binance ZEC/USDT $ 63.37628 $ 17,644,787 check
# 2 Binance ZEC/BTC $ 63.20258 $ 6,782,259 check
# 3 Gemini ZEC/USD $ 62.96000 $ 1,190,507 check
# 4 Coinbase Pro ZEC/USDC $ 63.81262 $ 986,212 check
# 5 Bitfinex ZEC/USD $ 63.34400 $ 892,134 check
# 6 Coinbase Pro ZEC/BTC $ 63.57678 $ 489,884 check
# 7 Poloniex ZEC/USDT $ 63.22799 $ 382,029 check
# 8 Kraken ZEC/EUR $ 63.06374 $ 373,581 check
# 9 Bitfinex ZEC/BTC $ 62.94813 $ 346,880 check
# 10 Bittrex ZEC/BTC $ 63.23972 $ 316,325 check


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